Steelworkers on strike at Rotek Inc. in Aurora

Jan 18, 2013 Full story: Recordpub.com 4,656

About 120 members of United Steelworkers Local 8565 employed at Rotek Inc. went on strike Friday, January 18, according to a company spokesperson.

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West Chester, OH

#229 Jan 31, 2013
Also if you knew Jason you would know that he probably no wait he definitely loves the fact that everyone is talking about him he talks about himself for hours straight he loves himself ALOT
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Newport, KY

#230 Jan 31, 2013
12.5 million Americans unemployed.....People dont want to stand on an unemployment line.
duh

Erlanger, KY

#231 Jan 31, 2013
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His father works in florence and he's a real prick
go blow yourself
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Wellington, OH

#232 Jan 31, 2013
I think we lost the point here. It is not about how much or how little someone is paid. This is about when you make a certain amout you live within those means. When you take a pay cut then you are no longer able to live within those means. One cannot pay their bills when receiving a forced pay cut that amounts to approximately $480 a month. Stop the bickering of well he gets this and I don't, kids play this game. All these employees are asking is to be able to pay their bills. I do not want to argue nor do I want to join in on the fun that I have been reading here. I only want to bring a different perspective.
Thankful

Covington, KY

#233 Jan 31, 2013
You know, to have a job at Rotek has been nice. It's a great paying job. The company pays you what they want to pay you, wanna know why? Cause they own the company!!! Because they have that right!!! So if you don't like your job if your scared I death about (what might happen) then find another place that pays better!!! Good luck especially with some I the qualifications many places are requiring now. Just having experience won't cut it anymore!! In this day and age people require higher education! Many people at Rotek have learned by being on the job! This is great but leave Rotek and see if any other companies Accept a (Rotek degree) on an application! Guys just work!!! Wait it out!!! We will be ok!
wondering

Cincinnati, OH

#234 Jan 31, 2013
to the guys up north what is going on have there been any more meeting or talks to end the strike dont take a lot of stuff from florence to heart alot of these guys need to grow up take care and good luck
Dare

West Chester, OH

#238 Feb 1, 2013
truth wrote:
more of jason belew's user names; wondering, thankful, the real truth, concerned, computer guy, a friend, thank you, busted, This guy is a total nut case
When I think about you I touch my self
This is just a warning shot if you think it got bad before we will wear out your refresh button
I'm not Jason I could never love myself that much
Thankful

Union, KY

#239 Feb 1, 2013
Jason isn't thankful I'm thankful
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Cincinnati, OH

#240 Feb 1, 2013
belews dope smoking rats get it right
Half way there

United States

#243 Feb 2, 2013
we dont care who you are
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Florence, KY

#245 Feb 2, 2013
Another Union Member wrote:
I am a union member and although it isn't the steel workers union, I wanted to offer my support. Union or not we all work hard....union or not we all have bills to pay....union or not we "workers" need to stand up for what we believe in. The bottom line here...you can't expect someone with financial commitments to bend over and accept a huge pay cut. When you take out loans to buy a house, maybe decide you and your wife want to have a kid, get a new car because the old one is falling apart....you make commitments based on your salary. If a company is profitable, what reason could they possibly have for making its employees vulnerable and not able to meet their commitments? Union or not....we MUST stand for something or we will fall for anything!
well said
scarecrow

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#248 Feb 2, 2013
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#258 Feb 2, 2013
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Florence, KY

#260 Feb 3, 2013
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Cleveland, OH

#261 Feb 3, 2013
Unions have outlived their usefulness. In the early 1900's, they played an important role for workers rights. Now there are more than enough laws on the books to protect workers. Today unions are nothing but a huge political machine that is driven by greed, donating money to polititians to get laws and regulations favorable to unions and extorting excessive salaries and benefits from employers. Those employers then cannot compete in a world market where labor costs and taxes are much lower in other countries. These union workers need to understand there are hundreds of thousands of workers around the world ready and able to take their jobs. Go back to work and be glad you've got a job. Otherwise the rest of us will be supporting you because you'll be collecting unemployment while some worker in China, India, Brazil or somewhere else will gladly be doing your job.
truth

Florence, KY

#262 Feb 4, 2013
jason belew with over 120 post trashing the union. I'm sure you made your dad, mike proud.
truth

Florence, KY

#263 Feb 4, 2013
If you think like j belew. your dream house will be a trailer, and your family car will be from the 80s.
truth

Florence, KY

#264 Feb 4, 2013
we all know mike belew, is managements eyes & ears.
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Florence, KY

#265 Feb 4, 2013
part 1 of 4 rotek florence mc donalds probably has better health insurance then you do, now. I hope you don't get sick, you can't afored to. most of you have not used your new insurance yet. better wake up, you have already been raped on your health insurance. for 84.00 a month you get higher deductibles & copays. In 2012 if your meds cost 50.00, now the same meds will cost you 200.00 to 250.00. plus now it will cost you, 1000.00 or more a year to insure your wife. tell me this is not a pay cut.

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Florence, KY

#266 Feb 4, 2013
part 2 of 4 we have lost production & xmas bonus. are this not pay cuts. with no wage increase, in nov. 2012 Is this not a pay cut. the cost of living went up, everything cost more. they have never pay more then 2%, no matter how high the cost of living is for any year. "now" you want to wait until they cut your pay, to orgenize. get real, this is what they are hoping for. too late then.

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