60 employees laid off from Certainteed

60 employees laid off from Certainteed

There are 39 comments on the WTHI Terre Haute story from Mar 5, 2009, titled 60 employees laid off from Certainteed. In it, WTHI Terre Haute reports that:

Thursday, the plant manager at Certainteed confirmed to News 10 that about 60 employees will be temporally laid off.

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concerned employee

Westerville, OH

#21 Mar 23, 2009
This is directed to all of the outsiders looking in. We at certainteed are treated well, receive a good wage and have a fair benefit package. The only problems we have are the down slide in our nations economy and the fact we have hired employees who refuse to work, refuse to learn their jobs, and think by bringing in this union they can get away with it. If it is so bad here please quit! We dont want your kind. The facts are too many good workers in this area need their jobs. I hope everyone on these forums will think about some people they work with who are the slackers. The people you got to carry. Well, that's who we at certainteed are dealing with.
CertainTeed employee

Punxsutawney, PA

#22 Mar 23, 2009
I have a simple question for the whinning group who feel they need a union. Why is it that none of you care to post your thoughts about the need for a union at CertainTeed? If you can go to all this trouble to shake up the place, grab a few minutes on the local tv stations, one would think you'd stand up and be recognized. One of the requirements of being a member is that very thing. In my opinion you do not deserve the right to become a union member. You don't have what it takes to be one, and following a loser who can't even tell the truth as to why he was fired. I guess I really shouldn't be too shocked. Funny how people will say anything to get a job, and then show their true colors after they are hired. Other employees have been given a worse hand than any of you might think you have had handed to you. They are still there trying to make this plant a success. My advice to you all would be. Grow up children! They days of handouts are over. No matter who you work for in this world every employer will expect an honest days work for an honest days wage.
Union or not!!!!!
CertainTeed Employee

Punxsutawney, PA

#23 Mar 23, 2009
VOTE NO!! Like everyone else is saying, get rid of the lazy people. These are the kind of people that only want to do 1 job and 1 job only. MW was one in particular. But if you were a outsider looking in, watching the news,who didn't see what he did and how he acted to a supervisor, you don't have a clue. Mark Whitlock (MW) was one of the biggest cry babies I have ever seen, not to mention lazy. I have worked for CertainTeed for over 2 years and the hell if I am going to have someone else speak for me. The reason we were going through so many employees is because they were lazy and called in all the time not to get dirty on "Down Day". Like everyone else has also said, the housing market sucks. If you didn't want to work in a factory, you maybe should have focused more on school. Alot of our co-workers who do not want to work overtime are also the people wanting this union in. TAKE THIS UNION AN SHOVE IT!

Pround Non Union CertainTeed Worker
american

United States

#24 Mar 23, 2009
CertainTeed Employee wrote:
VOTE NO!! Like everyone else is saying, get rid of the lazy people. These are the kind of people that only want to do 1 job and 1 job only. MW was one in particular. But if you were a outsider looking in, watching the news,who didn't see what he did and how he acted to a supervisor, you don't have a clue. Mark Whitlock (MW) was one of the biggest cry babies I have ever seen, not to mention lazy. I have worked for CertainTeed for over 2 years and the **** if I am going to have someone else speak for me. The reason we were going through so many employees is because they were lazy and called in all the time not to get dirty on "Down Day". Like everyone else has also said, the housing market sucks. If you didn't want to work in a factory, you maybe should have focused more on school. Alot of our co-workers who do not want to work overtime are also the people wanting this union in. TAKE THIS UNION AN SHOVE IT!
Pround Non Union CertainTeed Worker
i agree with all you say. Maybe 20 years ago unions were the way to go but they are a thing of the past. I hope your as vocal at work as you are on here so people wont be foolish enough to bring in a union. Good luck!!!
been there

AOL

#25 Mar 24, 2009
This is so true about the only ones who want a union is the ones who think they are owed something in this life that they do not work for. Maybe at one time when companies treated their workers like indentured servants and had unsafe work places unions were useful. Now there are federal and state laws to protect workers. This country has outgrown the usefulness of unions. They are now a hindrance on the American worker.
CertainTeed Employee

League City, TX

#26 Apr 13, 2009
USW Meeting

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
5:00pm
Holiday Inn (Chestnut West Room)
US 41 South, Terre Haute, In

Come and compare notes or just ask question.
Allen C

United States

#27 Apr 14, 2009
Shut down the greedy company. and get them out of here.
Vote No

United States

#28 Apr 14, 2009
CertainTeed Employee wrote:
USW Meeting
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
5:00pm
Holiday Inn (Chestnut West Room)
US 41 South, Terre Haute, In
Come and compare notes or just ask question.
The mailing said no media allowed. Hum! Yea right!
Be sure and smile for the camera. The media can be in the hallway or in the parking lot.
Yeah Right

Indianapolis, IN

#29 Apr 14, 2009
Allen C wrote:
Shut down the greedy company. and get them out of here.
Now that is the thing to do.....shut them down....Get real there is no jobs in Terre Haute now so....u must be employed by a big wig company in Terre Haute!

Since: Nov 08

United States

#30 Apr 14, 2009
I agree with most of the people on here that i have read. The unions are useless. If you come in and do your job and don't stir the pot you should be fine. Unions just screw you over.
John willis

United States

#31 Apr 14, 2009
Plain Ole Me wrote:
I agree with most of the people on here that i have read. The unions are useless. If you come in and do your job and don't stir the pot you should be fine. Unions just screw you over.
You are so so right...
themainone

Indianapolis, IN

#32 Apr 14, 2009
Allen C wrote:
Shut down the greedy company. and get them out of here.
idiots like you is whats causing the problems of today
Ready to get it over

Punxsutawney, PA

#33 Apr 14, 2009
CertainTeed Employee wrote:
USW Meeting
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
5:00pm
Holiday Inn (Chestnut West Room)
US 41 South, Terre Haute, In
Come and compare notes or just ask question.
So, are you pumped full of it now?

Since: Feb 09

Terre Haute, IN

#35 Apr 4, 2010
Please do not go union!!! That will leave more high paying jobs for me. I do not want you people to make anymore than 14 or 15 bucks an hour. even less on your benefits. Thank you for being stupid white trash (and some blacks that show up)that way I get all the goods for me. I make over 30.00 an hour straight time, That is ridiculous!!!!

Since: Mar 09

Curwensville, PA

#36 Oct 16, 2010
IH8U wrote:
Please do not go union!!! That will leave more high paying jobs for me. I do not want you people to make anymore than 14 or 15 bucks an hour. even less on your benefits. Thank you for being stupid white trash (and some blacks that show up)that way I get all the goods for me. I make over 30.00 an hour straight time, That is ridiculous!!!!
Over $30.00 an hour? Wow!!!! Where do I sign up for that? Do you work year around? How much are your dues? Whats the cost per hour for your benefits? And where does your pension stand right now? Broke??? Sell it somewhere else... I've been there before, doesn't do ya much good making over 30.00 an hour and being laid off due to no work being in the area for the last 3 yrs.... Anytime you want to compare income let me know... I'm sure I got you beat!
Whatajokevigois

Duncan, OK

#37 Oct 18, 2010
IH8U wrote:
You do not loose your voice!! You gain one that you can not imagine. I earn 27.34 an hour plus benefits. I have a pension and a annuity great health, eye and dental none of those things are taken out of my check. I do pay union dues to keep people in office to protect my work that cost me 35.00 a month total cost for the year 420.00. I will agree no union will prevent you from getting laid off because I get laid off all the time but i still cleared 60,000.00 in 2008. I work tons of overtime that pays time and a half after an 8 hour day and double time after 10. time and half on Saturday and double time on holidays and Sunday. I would look closer at a union before you completely make up your mind.
Just ask a BEMIS employee how GOOD a Union is.
lol

United States

#38 Oct 18, 2010
oh YA they had danny glover with them!!Union are run by greedy people they will talk there work force into striking for more money so the worker never comes out better. If your on strike for 6 mo and lose 800 per week you cant get enough raise to off set that!! then the contracts up and they will say strike again REAL SMART. But the dues go up cause they got you 75 cents an hour.
Canada

Orangeville, Canada

#39 Oct 19, 2011
On average, getting union representation ,.... helps.
It is true that there is many union workers who treat there jobs more as a "right" rather than a "privillage".( I work with them) The Certainteed plant I work in just took away hugh benifits from certain non-unionized office workers, and I really feel for them because there in NOTHING they can do but look for another job if they want. I do beleive that "capitalistic forces" are picking on the most vulnerable and easily exploitable segment of our society right now. I realize that you guys in the States are having a really hard time, but the U.S. will definately rebound. In my opinion the U.S. is the world leader in finding ways of turning things around for the better. But, even when things pick up, I can garantee you that CEO`s will stress how important it is to stay competitive, not give raises and and remember what happened in the past recession.(Meanwhile they will continue to get raises, bonuses etc..) This is where unions are helpfull.
joel

Henderson, TX

#40 Oct 20, 2011
thats not good, i started a forum just for construction workers, factory workers, anything hard hat, i welcome you all to join! the site is www.hardhatcountry.com
it is a free site for us to post jobs, find jobs, chat, classified section, and general chat. i have put up a news section so anyone can post up news about the hard hat industry.
if we stick together, we will make it!

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