Lear Corp. Terminates 140 Employees

Lear Corp. Terminates 140 Employees

There are 15 comments on the WLKY.com story from Jun 19, 2008, titled Lear Corp. Terminates 140 Employees. In it, WLKY.com reports that:

Economic woes in the auto industry continue to affect workers in Louisville. Scores of people are being terminated at a company that supplies car seats to Ford.

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lears class of 98

Jeffersonville, IN

#1 Jun 22, 2008
The world has not been in this kind of economic strugle for some time. It's just hard for us employees to come to grips with the layoffs.I find the corporate level (Lear Southfield) at much responsible as any one. We all watch the same news each and every day, GAS PRICES AT AN ALL TIME HIGH. Why put all your eggs in one basket only makeing explorer seats.( WAY TO GO FORTUNE 500 COMPANY) A company with a reputation strong in the automotive industry would let a plant ( Lear Louisville) continue to layoff and out source fourcing the product to less skilled and les pay workers in the same state.Were is the loyalty? CORPORATE GREED VS. CORPORATE NEED. Only six salary Lear empl. lost there jobs, but they did receive some type of package out the door ( AND IT WAS NOT PIZZA). ps. You low clock number workes that SET BACK WITH YOUR MOUTHS SHUT. wait until you come back to the lines. FMLA will stand for FRIDAY MONDAY LEAVE ACT.
Lear class 99

New Albany, IN

#2 Jun 23, 2008
I worked at Lear Louisville until last Thursday when I was laid off. My job along with a lot of other good workers were given to non-union workers in the same city that work for less money and no benefits. After almost 9 years of service all I got, besides corporal tunnel, an aching back, and sore feet, was some pizza. Lear is supposed to be a Fortune 500, multi-billion dollar company, they should not have treated the employees that helped make them that money the way they did. I look at this as an opportunity to move on to bigger an better things. I am going to take advantage of the free 2 years of schooling and hopefully transition myself out of the manufacturing industry. I just hope that my fellow ex-coworkers take advantage of these programs as well. I just cannot believe a union, especially UAW, would let a company outsource jobs while we still had a contract. That makes me wonder why I paid $40 a month union dues for 9 years. Look where it got me, Out on the street. AIN'T GOT NO JOB!!!!!!!!!!
Curious

Newburg, PA

#3 Jun 23, 2008
Lear class 99 wrote:
I worked at Lear Louisville until last Thursday when I was laid off. My job along with a lot of other good workers were given to non-union workers in the same city that work for less money and no benefits. After almost 9 years of service all I got, besides corporal tunnel, an aching back, and sore feet, was some pizza. Lear is supposed to be a Fortune 500, multi-billion dollar company, they should not have treated the employees that helped make them that money the way they did. I look at this as an opportunity to move on to bigger an better things. I am going to take advantage of the free 2 years of schooling and hopefully transition myself out of the manufacturing industry. I just hope that my fellow ex-coworkers take advantage of these programs as well. I just cannot believe a union, especially UAW, would let a company outsource jobs while we still had a contract. That makes me wonder why I paid $40 a month union dues for 9 years. Look where it got me, Out on the street. AIN'T GOT NO JOB!!!!!!!!!!
ITS lEARS LOSS,YOU WILL ENDURE SOME DISCOMFORT BUT YOU WILL BE THE WINNER ULTIMATELY
softstuff

Waynesboro, VA

#4 Jun 26, 2008
Lear class 99 wrote:
I worked at Lear Louisville until last Thursday when I was laid off. My job along with a lot of other good workers were given to non-union workers in the same city that work for less money and no benefits. After almost 9 years of service all I got, besides corporal tunnel, an aching back, and sore feet, was some pizza. Lear is supposed to be a Fortune 500, multi-billion dollar company, they should not have treated the employees that helped make them that money the way they did. I look at this as an opportunity to move on to bigger an better things. I am going to take advantage of the free 2 years of schooling and hopefully transition myself out of the manufacturing industry. I just hope that my fellow ex-coworkers take advantage of these programs as well. I just cannot believe a union, especially UAW, would let a company outsource jobs while we still had a contract. That makes me wonder why I paid $40 a month union dues for 9 years. Look where it got me, Out on the street. AIN'T GOT NO JOB!!!!!!!!!!
I am with you. It will get better mine did. Prayers to you and yours
Lear class 99

New Albany, IN

#5 Jun 26, 2008
Thanks for the words of encouragements. I know it will get better. I returned to school a few years ago and this layoff will allow me to finish my senior year without having to work. I can't wait to put on a suit and tie and go to work everyday. I just pray that my fellow co-workers make it through this difficult time.
just a number

United States

#6 Jun 26, 2008
FMLA = Fire My Lazy Ass
Greed

United States

#7 Jul 7, 2008
To bad your union dues were put into democratic cofers instead of helping the employee.
LAID OFF

Brunswick, OH

#8 Jul 7, 2008
Lear class 99 wrote:
I worked at Lear Louisville until last Thursday when I was laid off. My job along with a lot of other good workers were given to non-union workers in the same city that work for less money and no benefits. After almost 9 years of service all I got, besides corporal tunnel, an aching back, and sore feet, was some pizza. Lear is supposed to be a Fortune 500, multi-billion dollar company, they should not have treated the employees that helped make them that money the way they did. I look at this as an opportunity to move on to bigger an better things. I am going to take advantage of the free 2 years of schooling and hopefully transition myself out of the manufacturing industry. I just hope that my fellow ex-coworkers take advantage of these programs as well. I just cannot believe a union, especially UAW, would let a company outsource jobs while we still had a contract. That makes me wonder why I paid $40 a month union dues for 9 years. Look where it got me, Out on the street. AIN'T GOT NO JOB!!!!!!!!!!
Welcome to the wonderful world of the new millenium Union. The unions of today (especially the UAW) are not there to help YOU, they are there to help THEMSELVES. Legalized extortion plain and simple, pay the fees or you don't have a job....or in our case, pay the fees so you can file for unemployment and HOPE you get to come back.
UAW

Hamilton, OH

#9 Aug 2, 2008
U.A.W. = Unemployed American Workers
cjs

New Albany, IN

#10 Jan 8, 2009
lear
will end up shutting the doors. so they can out source the good paying jobs to $10.00 hour workers. it dont do nothing but hurt the auto sells more people that dont make money cant buy new cars and trucks. bye bye middle class. greed is killing the u.s.
James Moon

East Chicago, IN

#11 Feb 5, 2009
I thought that Lear was going to put some new business in your plant.
outsider

Bardstown, KY

#12 Apr 7, 2009
it is funny to sit hear and read all these posts about greed. funny thing is that greed is the same thing that has put the UAW worker out on the street. Tell me of another job in Louisville or any other city where employees are paid $20 per hour, pay absolutely NOTHING for medical insurance, and hardly break a sweat doing the work. It is easy to sit back and blame corporate greed, but if it wasnt for corporate greed none of us would have jobs.
Concerned

Sidney, OH

#13 Apr 7, 2009
Lear class 99 wrote:
I worked at Lear Louisville until last Thursday when I was laid off. My job along with a lot of other good workers were given to non-union workers in the same city that work for less money and no benefits. After almost 9 years of service all I got, besides corporal tunnel, an aching back, and sore feet, was some pizza. Lear is supposed to be a Fortune 500, multi-billion dollar company, they should not have treated the employees that helped make them that money the way they did. I look at this as an opportunity to move on to bigger an better things. I am going to take advantage of the free 2 years of schooling and hopefully transition myself out of the manufacturing industry. I just hope that my fellow ex-coworkers take advantage of these programs as well. I just cannot believe a union, especially UAW, would let a company outsource jobs while we still had a contract. That makes me wonder why I paid $40 a month union dues for 9 years. Look where it got me, Out on the street. AIN'T GOT NO JOB!!!!!!!!!!
My heart goes out to you and all your co-workers who have lost there jobs. I know it's hard, but stay positive. About the unions, to bad you can't sue them for not doing their jobs. Just to get back the money you paid in would be nice, wouldn't it? Take care!
collett sucks

Louisville, KY

#14 Jul 25, 2009
dear outsider, you are exactly this an ignorant outsider.
Dixie Lee

Louisville, KY

#15 May 20, 2011
collett sucks wrote:
dear outsider, you are exactly this an ignorant outsider.
Good thing Collett had $$ to get out of his abuse of teenagers,Hiding in a closet when the police came . Good Management for Lear . I could imagine all the thefts that were going on at the Co.

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