UAW rejection of contract at Chrysler...

UAW rejection of contract at Chrysler's Dundee Engine Plant won't affect production

There are 46 comments on the Detroit Free Press story from Aug 16, 2012, titled UAW rejection of contract at Chrysler's Dundee Engine Plant won't affect production. In it, Detroit Free Press reports that:

Chrysler will not reopen negotiations with workers at Chrysler's Dundee Engine Plant after UAW members rejected a new local operating agreement contract in voting this week.

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jeeper83

Temperance, MI

#1 Aug 16, 2012
About time a Local vote down agreement could Toledo Assembly Jeep be next on Sept 7,2012.Why is the vote at the Union meeting with a show of hands.
jeeper83
#2 Aug 16, 2012
DEP and Dundee vote down any other.Toledo Jeep Assembly is next Sept7,2012.
Confused
#3 Aug 16, 2012
jeeper83 DEP and Dundee are the same... Dundee Engine Plant formerly (GEMA)
new guy
#4 Aug 16, 2012
Who cares
Iron man
#6 Aug 16, 2012
Maybe its normal for the chairman and appointed stewards to decide what to go for and not ask any of the membership what's important .....is that how all of your locals work ? please do tell how its really done .....and do your stewards go off on you guys when asking a question? storm off say ludicrous things and ride bikes around smoke area to smoke area then give you a run around ?????
Smoke
#7 Aug 17, 2012
Why was it voted down? What is the membership unhappy with. Just curious.
Wake up
#8 Aug 17, 2012
Smoke wrote:
Why was it voted down? What is the membership unhappy with. Just curious.
read the contract.
Friend of Worker

Petersburg, MI

#9 Aug 17, 2012
Workers were promised things by voting into the Chrysler family, then when local contract rolled around there was nothing mentioned. A few new hand washing stations and a few drinking fountains for the hours they expect people to work and have no sort of family life is ridiculous. One HUGE issue...is the back pay. Journeyman card workers were told that they would be brought up to Chrysler wages when the national contract was signed. It took from October to May for the workers to get put up to the wage they were promised. Then they were told they would receive back pay. With this new contract, back pay was only given for January to May, and then at 75%. This is thousands of dollars they stole from workers. Not sure who decided on that on behalf of the workers. Union people are so out of touch of their workers it's ridiculous. Issues were brought up all along, it's just they were ignored. They "assumed" it was a good contract. Then, they make meetings in Monroe...and times when people can't make them. Then have the audacity to say nobody bothered to come. With the ridiculous hours they expect, it's not a wonder why this contract didn't get approved. A job is supposed to be family friendly. When you work the shifts they expect you to work, it prohibits any kind of normal family life. A job should blend into the family. Not job first, family get's what's left over. I understand they should be thankful for a job...but some of the issues are huge with the workers.....
Iron man

Wixom, MI

#11 Aug 17, 2012
work 11.5 yrs a day get one day a week off(Sunday) if lucky oh wait take that one day and go amost an hour from plant and attend a meeting with no agenda outline of what people want to talk about then when question are asked its well meeting not about that we will get back with u ? as for the card holders look around those who are tech specialists aren't being taken care like they stated and promised .....even in national agreement it states we would retain our classification and pay which be 3yrs not 5 yrs
Friend of worker
#12 Aug 17, 2012
RETIRED wrote:
<quoted text>just go to work and shut up you worthless dundee clown worker, my pension check depends on Chrysler success, not yourfuckin family life. Don't like it, hit the road and don't let the door hit you in theass
Your pension also depends on the sucess of the company. So take your remarks and shove it up your ass. You are a true loser...want your pension check?? Then you might want to stick up for the people that are currently making that happen. The company is currently making those billions of dollars today because of the success today.......not while you were working...how soon you forget that when you were employed...they lost their ass and had to get a bail out......They are now actually making money...they do not expect much...but the little they were offered was a joke...even YOU wouldn't have voted for this contract..loser....
red
#13 Aug 17, 2012
They are all scab workers shut it down And bring the motor back to where it belongs to trenton engine
Abe Lincoln
#14 Aug 17, 2012
BAP RULES!!!!!
red

Goodrich, MI

#15 Aug 17, 2012
Did you know that a gema line worker makes $5 more an hour then a real Chrysler line worker
Iron man

Keego Harbor, MI

#16 Aug 17, 2012
Line worker that would be production specialist here we are technical specialist to very different qualifications with skill set and education most line worker wouldn't pass the test to get in as tech specialist which is about the same as skill trades
Chrysler worker

Petersburg, MI

#17 Aug 17, 2012
red wrote:
Did you know that a gema line worker makes $5 more an hour then a real Chrysler line worker
I KNOW you are misinformed.....that is just not true..

You are misinformed like the others on here bashing the employees. Before you speak and make rude comments...I suggest you know what your talking about. If that was so true....why would they have rejected the contract?? Sounds like the UAW didn't take the time to actually listen to the workers...they just assumed....then they're shocked when the contract was rejected?? Sounds like they need new UAW representatives that are listening...instead of making un informed decisions!!
swamp donkey

Temperance, MI

#18 Aug 17, 2012
red wrote:
They are all scab workers shut it down And bring the motor back to where it belongs to trenton engine
And your calling me a scab I have been UAW for 16 years what about you? I bet your one of those old school winnie little beoutch's from trenton north that they did not even want in the south plant. Don't worry thet are doing your contract next can't wait to here you squeal like a little girl when you see what they are going to do to your plant.
swamp donkey

Temperance, MI

#19 Aug 17, 2012
RETIRED wrote:
<quoted text>just go to work and shut up you worthless dundee clown worker, my pension check depends on Chrysler success, not yourfuckin family life. Don't like it, hit the road and don't let the door hit you in theass
Due this world a favor and leave old man all you are doing is robbing someone of good clean oxygen.
MRE

Flint, MI

#20 Aug 17, 2012
Things have changed...when I worked at mound road engine and now mack engine if the contract was voted down our union (local 51) would go back and try to get better agreement ..now this local wants to go to the mebership and try to convince them its a good agreement and to pass it! what the hell is going on here...unreal..it shows me that the union is tied too close to the company or they just have no power it kind of lets you know were we stand
Jake

New Baltimore, MI

#21 Aug 18, 2012
Totally agree MRE.
Mighty Thor

Southgate, MI

#22 Aug 18, 2012
MRE wrote:
Things have changed...when I worked at mound road engine and now mack engine if the contract was voted down our union (local 51) would go back and try to get better agreement ..now this local wants to go to the mebership and try to convince them its a good agreement and to pass it! what the hell is going on here...unreal..it shows me that the union is tied too close to the company or they just have no power it kind of lets you know were we stand
And your point? Both locations CLOSED!! Many threads on this site are clueless...tyipical of a-holes. If you don't like it quit. There leadership canvassed. DEP posting had the agenda! Nobody showed up , so shut up. Would not be surpized if Chrysler pulls the plug on that Plant. We took a MEMO for 6 years at TE, at least DEP had an agreement. You guys just screwed yourselfs. If the general public knew what you guys make, they would run you out of town.....Next time the public, won't be so forgiving if Chrysler goes threw bankruptcy

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