Caterpillar workers authorize strike ...

Caterpillar workers authorize strike if needed

There are 39 comments on the Daily Reporter story from Jan 31, 2011, titled Caterpillar workers authorize strike if needed. In it, Daily Reporter reports that:

Union members at Caterpillar Inc. facilities in Illinois and three other states have authorized the United Auto Workers to strike if necessary.

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UAW

San Mateo, CA

#1 Jan 31, 2011
SOLIDARITY!!!
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#2 Feb 2, 2011
S T R I K E ?????....at a time like this, especially with so much of our work is being shipped across the water now because of such high cost of labor. Wow,... ain't none of me! Organizers are long past their prime anyhow.
scab

Appleton, WI

#3 Feb 4, 2011
Please do strike I need work.. Thanks in advance
Follow the Money

United States

#4 Feb 5, 2011
Yeah.....go ahead and strike you union maggots!!!!!
And lets see where your jobs go. All you are doing is making the fat cats even FATTER!!!!!
Be glad you got a p h u k k i n job right now!!!!!
Stop Unions

Jackson, TN

#5 Feb 6, 2011
these STUPID FOOLS

I hope all their jobs go to China

UNIONS ARE EVIL AND SHOULD BE BANNED
UAW

Pana, IL

#6 Mar 1, 2011
You know what cat pays scabs. Minimum wage. And do you know what happens when we finally settle a contract. Your out we are in. My Job is secure no matter what. So go make $7 an hour for a week or two and when i come back I will make $18 an hour with insurance.

Your comments are hilarious btw. Keep up the good work.
UAW

Pana, IL

#7 Mar 1, 2011
Stop Unions wrote:
these STUPID FOOLS
I hope all their jobs go to China
UNIONS ARE EVIL AND SHOULD BE BANNED
Unions keep the company from treating others like crap. If the union wasn't there. We would get $7 an hour wit insurance. And you all the first time you got hurt. Would be fired because not passing a drug test.
UAW

Pana, IL

#8 Mar 1, 2011
Follow the Money wrote:
Yeah.....go ahead and strike you union maggots!!!!!
And lets see where your jobs go. All you are doing is making the fat cats even FATTER!!!!!
Be glad you got a p h u k k i n job right now!!!!!
You do know cat was hiring a month ago. Where were you then? Sitting online typing here is shows. Also I can go any where right now and get a job. So what's your excuse
UAW

Pana, IL

#9 Mar 1, 2011
The Rogue wrote:
S T R I K E ?????....at a time like this, especially with so much of our work is being shipped across the water now because of such high cost of labor. Wow,... ain't none of me! Organizers are long past their prime anyhow.
The first offer was cuts all across the board. From people ready to retire to new hires.

Let's say you just started at cat. Under what they wanted. You would make $7 an hour never get insurance. And no chance to ever retire. Ever. They replace you when they are done with you. Now I drive just like many others 70 miles just to work.$7 an hour. You can yell like these other kids.

Ah also all I said was solidarity. the feeling or expression of union. Brothers/Sisters sticking together.
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#10 Mar 1, 2011
UAW wrote:
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Ah also all I said was solidarity. the feeling or expression of union. Brothers/Sisters sticking together.
In the 60's I worked at Cat in Joliet, Ill., good place but it's now closed I've heard. Nevertheless, don't tell me about union members "sticking together." I went to one union meeting to vote there at the Rialto Theature in Joliet, that was the most riotous, disorganized crowd of humans (I think) I'd ever seen. Didn't know if I would get out alive. But good luck.
UAW

Pana, IL

#11 Mar 2, 2011
The Rogue wrote:
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In the 60's I worked at Cat in Joliet, Ill., good place but it's now closed I've heard. Nevertheless, don't tell me about union members "sticking together." I went to one union meeting to vote there at the Rialto Theature in Joliet, that was the most riotous, disorganized crowd of humans (I think) I'd ever seen. Didn't know if I would get out alive. But good luck.
What year was this? And what year is it now.
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#12 Mar 7, 2011
UAW wrote:
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What year was this? And what year is it now.
This was in 1966 or '67. Why should I expect to see it any better today? I've experienced similar rioting via the Steel Workers much more recently but not so with trade unions such as Sheet Metal Workers.
UAW

Pana, IL

#13 Mar 7, 2011
1967.

Things change
ICU

United States

#16 Mar 27, 2011
Shut er down boys! Don't let those evils at CAT scare you. Show them who is boss and shut them Illinois plants down now!

“whoswatchingnow”

Since: Feb 11

United states

#17 Mar 30, 2011
UAW wrote:
SOLIDARITY!!!
UAW sucks!! That union has been in a demise for many years. Don't see it becoming any stronger anytime too soon!
Unions Suck

AOL

#18 Mar 30, 2011
These union bosses that are advising their members to strike are freaking idiots ! Their must not be enough perks in it for the union bosses.

To go on strike at this phase in global economic meltdown is insane !

If moved it ops to Wisconsin it would not surprise me at all. Just over the border. Right by the Wisconsin 14 !

Unions only care about protecting the union bosses ! The afl cio is just plain communistic !
mary pallett

UK

#19 Apr 1, 2011
i work for caterpiller inthe uk send us your work if you dont want it we will have it
mary pallett

UK

#20 Apr 1, 2011
i work for caterpiller in the uk send us your work across the water if you dont want it
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#21 Apr 1, 2011
mary pallett wrote:
i work for caterpiller in the uk send us your work across the water if you dont want it
Well, union folks!,,....Congratulations from England!
mary pallett

UK

#22 Apr 2, 2011
we have been down this road before in england work to rule etc etc etc but when push comes to push now body goes on strike we r very busy at our plant in the uk

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