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Steelworkers on strike at Rotek Inc. in Aurora

There are 4998 comments on the story from Jan 18, 2013, titled Steelworkers on strike at Rotek Inc. in Aurora. In it, reports that:

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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Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#106 Jan 28, 2013
Our pay grade up north WAS the same. Under this bullshit imposed contract it cuts about $5 an hour from what we were making. I am a grade 5 pay rate and also had a .50 shift differential so I was at $24.88/hr. Under the imposed comtract I would be at $19.20/hr. Remember we are union so our dues monthly are approximately $70-80. We do not make hand over fist more than florence... we set the bar for decent wages by having union representation and PAYING for it .

Amelia, OH

#107 Jan 28, 2013
Rob Cross wrote:
Hi my name is Rob Cross because I'm a man I put my name on here. Rotek south, what has been taken from you? Rotek north what are you asking for? What is Rotek's offer? Rotek north what is your pay grade? If you can't answer these simple questions I would feel a fool joining you fight.
You should change your name to Rob Base because you came to get down
On the fence

Louisville, KY

#108 Jan 28, 2013
Since we all know big brother is watching.
Dr. t, dr t's secretary, her personal assistant or whom ever may be checking the status & relaying it to him.
Bottom line .....
Florence needs answers, from you in person. Not some smoke & ladders rushed together joke. We are all worried have only speculation to go on & that only breeds more fear. We were all told by you personally that we would see you often & if we needed help with something to ask. Well here it is...Can we have your presence in florence for 3 meetings, one per shift? I dont believe its too much to ask & may help to calm some of our fears. I mean no better place to get your answers than right from the horses mouth. A show of respect would really be nice, & besides it doesnt sound like you have a whole lot going on up north at the moment.
I figure no one has asked for a meeting yet & before I make a choice either way I like to hear both sides.

over the fence

Cincinnati, OH

#109 Jan 28, 2013
He will tell you alot but will you take him at his word ?
me from ky

Castro Valley, CA

#110 Jan 28, 2013
Dr. T come down and talk to us and quiet hiding in your office . All our information is comeing from the usw and its a lot of bad things . If you don't its because you plan to do the same to us in Kentucky.
On the fence

Louisville, KY

#111 Jan 28, 2013
Well all we have to go on is what this guy says that this other guy told the next guy. I want him to atleast look me in the eye & lie his ass off. aleast that way we could be the judge & separate the b.s. from facts
man up

United States

#112 Jan 28, 2013
Were calling you out American style. Man up! We have 80 + people that want answers
Hillbilly up north

New York, NY

#113 Jan 28, 2013
I think that's the best thing I have heard in a while.. I think big boy DR. T should come down there and tell you guys face to face what he didn't offer but FORCED on us.. But I doubt MR. BADASS has the balls to come down there since he didn't have the balls to be the one to tell us.. He had his groupies do his dirty work for him while he was hiding in his office.. And weather you guys want to believe our pay was the same well it was and if any of you would like to come up I would be more than happy to show you the union book with our wages.. They are the same as yours hands down.. And your boss may tell you it's not goin to happen to you well I ask one thing have they ever told you a lie in the passed you can bet they are again.. I'm not trying to pick a fight or so we are better or anything like that I'm just sayin think what you would do if they did this to you and your family that's it.. I wish you guys the best.. As for me I will be on the line fighting for what I feel is right!!!
iron horseman

United States

#114 Jan 28, 2013
We got your backs! Go usw! from the Cincinnati chapter

Bowling Green, KY

#115 Jan 28, 2013
900 in union dues a year really>>>>pay cutt whos getting screwed

North Ridgeville, OH

#116 Jan 28, 2013
Hey Florence guys time to unionize:

You can contact United Steelworker Organizers by calling toll free at (877) 511-8792 during working hours, and after hours if you leave your name and number someone will return your call.

Before its too late !

Amelia, OH

#117 Jan 29, 2013
iron horseman wrote:
We got your backs! Go usw! from the Cincinnati chapter
Just because you ride a motorcycle and have seen a few episodes of gangland doesn't make you a gangster but if you need an old lady to ride bitch I'm sure down south is ready willing and able

Amelia, OH

#118 Jan 29, 2013
Sorry couldn't make it on Sunday had more important stuff to do( flea market) but sound like there was an outbreak of hulkamania running wild if I would have known THAT I would have made time in my busy schedule of looking at junk to be there. With that being said to all my brothers that let me call them brothers and accept it I got your back.
And yes it is political ask you union guy were does all the money go it goes to support piece of shit liberal hippies that want to take money away from the hard workers who have earned it and give to lazy union fucks.

And in the words of your favorite liberal hippie that started it All

Ask not what your company can do for you but,
What can you do for your company

Hey that's your leader not mine

Amelia, OH

#119 Jan 29, 2013
What we got gang wars now I love it
I'll stick with my scooter
Bad to the bone
Don't call it a comeback I been here for years

Amelia, OH

#120 Jan 29, 2013
Say your prayers and eat your vitamins brother maybe someday you'll grow a pair. Like my true brother BMF and they are big down south told me he couldn't even fit them in his mouth that when I knew if that filthy couldn't do it no one could
Short Bus Rider

Amelia, OH

#121 Jan 29, 2013
What's all this brother talk I new my mom was a lying piece of shit but I did know she was a slutbag too

Does anyone know why the windows are tinted on my bus?
down south

Amelia, OH

#122 Jan 29, 2013
Guys you can keep joking all you want but you know when softball season gets here ill drop all of you for softball guy. You know softball guy he has big muscles wears number 69 eats cheeseburgers in the dugout(slowly I might add) he is still pissed at his high school baseball coach for rail roading him he would have been in the pros by now. You know him don't you yes he may grunt real loud when he hits the ball but I love him even if it does only make to warning track. Sorry I was day dreaming but for real guys lets make it work I know that if we stick together in train form at my house on Saturday night this can work we can show them we are all gay. I mean we run this mother(like a train woo woo)
Be here all day

Amelia, OH

#123 Jan 29, 2013
Beat that nut bag I know your watching
LL cool j

Amelia, OH

#124 Jan 29, 2013
Don't be using my lines I will go all NCIS on your ass don't make me call heddie
Common Sense

Amelia, OH

#125 Jan 29, 2013
How about we wait to bitch until we have some thing to bitch about?
And taking away some perks for doing a good job is not what I'm talking about.
If you don't like the boss calling you a dumbass or a dumbfuck well then don't be a dumbass or a dumbfuck. Truth hurts sometimes.
Thank you to all of you who tried to listen( while a few were mouthing )about some concerns our fellow workers had against the union.

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