No end to Goodyear strike in sight; T...

No end to Goodyear strike in sight; Tire supply so far keeping ...

There are 28 comments on the Todaystrucking.com story from Dec 4, 2006, titled No end to Goodyear strike in sight; Tire supply so far keeping .... In it, Todaystrucking.com reports that:

Almost 10 weeks after union workers walked off the job, an end to the ongoing strike at over a dozen Goodyear Tire plants doesn't seem imminent.

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David Fayetteville NC

Erwin, NC

#1 Dec 4, 2006
Nothing lasts forever.
timmy

United States

#2 Dec 5, 2006
As much as I like making money working at the plant, I'm telling ya'll union guys better get on your union's butt and get them to do something. They bring in more people everyday, we're learning more everyday, making more tires everyday, and our internal audit last week went perfectly. I'm not sure how other plants are doing, but I doubt it's much different. Instead of yelling scab while standing in the cold, do something that gets you closer to getting your job back. Make your union leaders do something or get a new union or something.
Tooldtocare

Tyler, TX

#3 Dec 5, 2006
timmy wrote:
As much as I like making money working at the plant, I'm telling ya'll union guys better get on your union's butt and get them to do something. They bring in more people everyday, we're learning more everyday, making more tires everyday, and our internal audit last week went perfectly. I'm not sure how other plants are doing, but I doubt it's much different. Instead of yelling scab while standing in the cold, do something that gets you closer to getting your job back. Make your union leaders do something or get a new union or something.
Exactly which plant is in Orlando Timmy? The scabs in Tyler have been painting the Banbury. They have actually tried to produce tires but I don't think our salaries hearts are in it since they are constantly telling the strikers they wish they were back so that they wouldn't have to deal with the refuse. 1 DAY LONGER !!!!
union strong

AOL

#4 Dec 5, 2006
Tooldtocare wrote:
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Exactly which plant is in Orlando Timmy? The scabs in Tyler have been painting the Banbury. They have actually tried to produce tires but I don't think our salaries hearts are in it since they are constantly telling the strikers they wish they were back so that they wouldn't have to deal with the refuse. 1 DAY LONGER !!!!
If this is true, they are the best salary guys in Goodyear!
Bill R

Humble, TX

#5 Dec 5, 2006
timmy wrote:
As much as I like making money working at the plant, I'm telling ya'll union guys better get on your union's butt and get them to do something. They bring in more people everyday, we're learning more everyday, making more tires everyday, and our internal audit last week went perfectly. I'm not sure how other plants are doing, but I doubt it's much different. Instead of yelling scab while standing in the cold, do something that gets you closer to getting your job back. Make your union leaders do something or get a new union or something.
You do not work in any plant. If you are a scab you would'nt have the credit to get an internet connection. Have you seen these people?
Tooldtocare

Tyler, TX

#6 Dec 5, 2006
gary99z28 wrote:
<quoted text>If this is true, they are the best salary guys in Goodyear!
Tyler's entire workforce is a team from top to bottom. All the fat had been trimmed years ago. Everyone works together for a common goal. About the only negative to the Tyler plant is the insurance department and that is run in true Goodyear style by TM-Z. We all have experienced that delay, stall, deny behavior. Come to think of it maybe they have all been to seminar's to learn how to deny responsibility, delay paying what is owed and stall til the person dies or give up.
Either way everyone else is great so yes the managers and supervisors in Tyler are nice guys and girls. 1 DAY LONGER!!!
proud union worker

Midland, Canada

#7 Dec 5, 2006
Tooldtocare wrote:
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Tyler's entire workforce is a team from top to bottom. All the fat had been trimmed years ago. Everyone works together for a common goal. About the only negative to the Tyler plant is the insurance department and that is run in true Goodyear style by TM-Z. We all have experienced that delay, stall, deny behavior. Come to think of it maybe they have all been to seminar's to learn how to deny responsibility, delay paying what is owed and stall til the person dies or give up.
Either way everyone else is great so yes the managers and supervisors in Tyler are nice guys and girls. 1 DAY LONGER!!!
yes i believe there is a course on how to screw the sick and injured workers
we have been told to bring a union rep with you any time you go to see about an injury or anything
funny how these things are alike from plant to plant, it just can't be all coincidence
union strong

AOL

#8 Dec 6, 2006
Tooldtocare wrote:
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Tyler's entire workforce is a team from top to bottom. All the fat had been trimmed years ago. Everyone works together for a common goal. About the only negative to the Tyler plant is the insurance department and that is run in true Goodyear style by TM-Z. We all have experienced that delay, stall, deny behavior. Come to think of it maybe they have all been to seminar's to learn how to deny responsibility, delay paying what is owed and stall til the person dies or give up.
Either way everyone else is great so yes the managers and supervisors in Tyler are nice guys and girls. 1 DAY LONGER!!!
Lets fight to keep you guys open! Close a non-union plant instead! Goodyear set your plant up for a fall since they gave your plant as what the company calls no-profit tires. Why wouldn't they put these ties in a non-union plant? They want to bust the union any way they can. Even one plant at a time. That's how low they will stoop down!
gargis

Florence, AL

#9 Dec 6, 2006
gary99z28 wrote:
<quoted text>Lets fight to keep you guys open! Close a non-union plant instead! Goodyear set your plant up for a fall since they gave your plant as what the company calls no-profit tires. Why wouldn't they put these ties in a non-union plant? They want to bust the union any way they can. Even one plant at a time. That's how low they will stoop down!
tyler is not going to stay open it gonein June of 07 and international is breaking its on union
oriley

Cookeville, TN

#10 Dec 6, 2006
gargis wrote:
<quoted text>tyler is not going to stay open it gonein June of 07 and international is breaking its on union
You have alot of common sense. You don't cry and whine like many in the union. If it doesn't work out for you at Goodyear, and you desire to relocate, I would be interested in hiring you.
Bob

AOL

#11 Dec 6, 2006
gargis wrote:
<quoted text>tyler is not going to stay open it gonein June of 07 and international is breaking its on union
EVERYBODY KNOWS TYLER IS CLOSING, EXCEPT TYLER!
steelworker

United States

#13 Dec 6, 2006
i know there's a lot of worry out there about health insurance running out, and fears that the union is ignoring this understandably huge concern. thought i'd put this update and clarification out there. also, folks are strongly encouraged to contact their locals to get more specific answers to their concerns, as well as to seek more assistance during the strike.
go to:
http://www.gkdsolidarityexpress.org/alerts.ht... to read the full alert under:
"solidarity alert, december 5"
Goodyear wants to use the Insurance Issue to cause
Unnecessary Anxiety and Stress
The company recently mailed to you a packet of information regarding insurance. While there are
obvious reasons for concern, please keep in mind that Goodyear is using this situation as another
opportunity to try to intimidate you into breaking the strike.
Flat-out, you have more time to make this decision and pay the required premiums than the
company is leading you to believe. By using the December 15 as a payment date and January 4,
2007 as the coverage expiration date, the company, at best, clouds the issues. More correctly, the
deadline dates you should keep in mind are March 4, 2007 and April 18, 2007.
Proud Dunlop Union Worker

Buffalo, NY

#14 Dec 6, 2006
gargis wrote:
<quoted text>tyler is not going to stay open it gonein June of 07 and international is breaking its on union
International is not breaking the UNION. You don't get it if Tyler closes thats 2 factories in 2 contracts. Whos to say that the streak will not continue, we let one AMERICAN plant close we will not let 2 close. Its real easy for we in Buffalo to say the hell with Tyler but those are union workers, union brothers and they have families. Besides if they close Tyler now then maybe it's Buffalo next.
fedup

Florence, AL

#15 Dec 6, 2006
Proud Dunlop Union Worker wrote:
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International is not breaking the UNION. You don't get it if Tyler closes thats 2 factories in 2 contracts. Whos to say that the streak will not continue, we let one AMERICAN plant close we will not let 2 close. Its real easy for we in Buffalo to say the hell with Tyler but those are union workers, union brothers and they have families. Besides if they close Tyler now then maybe it's Buffalo next.
tyler is gone there plant manger is all reed moving to lawton and goodyear is planing on how to use the money they get in breaks fore closeing that plant and i know alittle better then you because i was one of ones in huntville thenit closed so what international need to do is stop give tyler false hope or if do have this big plan to save tyler then cann't do it with out talk to goodyear because this 2 month with talk has just divide the union and if you say different just look at the crossing or retiring in last month because who can affrod to pay there bill on long stike the only reason we last so is that we had ins. and that gone jan.
Long Time Cross

Benson, NC

#16 Dec 7, 2006
timmy wrote:
As much as I like making money working at the plant, I'm telling ya'll union guys better get on your union's butt and get them to do something. They bring in more people everyday, we're learning more everyday, making more tires everyday, and our internal audit last week went perfectly. I'm not sure how other plants are doing, but I doubt it's much different. Instead of yelling scab while standing in the cold, do something that gets you closer to getting your job back. Make your union leaders do something or get a new union or something.
DITTO Fayetteville Big Time
gargis

Florence, AL

#17 Dec 7, 2006
Proud Dunlop Union Worker wrote:
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International is not breaking the UNION. You don't get it if Tyler closes thats 2 factories in 2 contracts. Whos to say that the streak will not continue, we let one AMERICAN plant close we will not let 2 close. Its real easy for we in Buffalo to say the hell with Tyler but those are union workers, union brothers and they have families. Besides if they close Tyler now then maybe it's Buffalo next.
No I will tell you whose next, either union city or fayetteville. And the only way to stop is to go and beg congress to stop it. Our war cannot be won, too many big bosses in the way. We will slowly be all out of a job because #1 our government doesn't give a damn.
union strong

AOL

#18 Dec 7, 2006
gargis wrote:
<quoted text>No I will tell you whose next, either union city or fayetteville. And the only way to stop is to go and beg congress to stop it. Our war cannot be won, too many big bosses in the way. We will slowly be all out of a job because #1 our government doesn't give a damn.
I agree with you on this but we still have to put up a fight. We can't let then steal from us without a fight! We need to keep all NORTH AMERICAN plants open. U.S.A. and CANADA. SOLIDARITY!
fedup

Florence, AL

#19 Dec 7, 2006
Proud Dunlop Union Worker wrote:
<quoted text>
International is not breaking the UNION. You don't get it if Tyler closes thats 2 factories in 2 contracts. Whos to say that the streak will not continue, we let one AMERICAN plant close we will not let 2 close. Its real easy for we in Buffalo to say the hell with Tyler but those are union workers, union brothers and they have families. Besides if they close Tyler now then maybe it's Buffalo next.
goodyear is going to being up plant closing at ever contract from now no so dose that meny we are going to strike ever 3 year i think want international needs to do is end this strike and start working getting more people in goverment offices to keep jobs seas but use are strike to make a point
union strong

AOL

#20 Dec 7, 2006
oriley wrote:
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You have alot of common sense. You don't cry and whine like many in the union. If it doesn't work out for you at Goodyear, and you desire to relocate, I would be interested in hiring you.
The only thing he does is cry and whine. Just like a little baby that can't help himself.
timmy

Birmingham, AL

#21 Dec 7, 2006
Tooldtocare wrote:
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Exactly which plant is in Orlando Timmy? The scabs in Tyler have been painting the Banbury. They have actually tried to produce tires but I don't think our salaries hearts are in it since they are constantly telling the strikers they wish they were back so that they wouldn't have to deal with the refuse. 1 DAY LONGER !!!!
I'm not in orlando. The 'scabs' at the plant I'm at do all sorts of stuff, from sweeping to running an arf.
Of course people with a week to three weeks training are gonna be as good as someone that's been doing it for 20+ years. But tires are being made and 'scabs' are learning more and more of the job everyday.
And like any job, you got some people that aren't too bright and some that are. Everyone is placed approriately, with the ones that just won't cut it doing anything being sent home.

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