Rat Patrol

Bardstown, KY

#1 Feb 20, 2013
Well - get laid off and you still get 75% of your pay, which was already at $30/hour. Sure some of it is from unemployment, but that's a pittance.
$2800 for a refrigerator is insane. If the wages were more reasonable, that same refrigerator would be close to $1400.
So union workers,bask in your temporary jobs. As I post, GE is looking to shift work to Mexico.
GE worker

Bardstown, KY

#2 Feb 20, 2013
It's not a lay off, It's a lack of work, and the people in building 5 will be able to work in other building's if they want. the $30/ hr day's are long ago,so we could bring work to Louisville.Why would GE spend $800 million in plant wide restructuring, just to send work to Mexico?
OhBoy

Hodgenville, KY

#3 Feb 20, 2013
You can buy brand new refrigerator at Lowe's for less than $500. Who cares about the GE brand? Seriously.
this gym is great!

Louisville, KY

#4 Feb 20, 2013
OhBoy wrote:
You can buy brand new refrigerator at Lowe's for less than $500. Who cares about the GE brand? Seriously.
Ge
not Mexico

Louisville, KY

#6 Feb 20, 2013
GE worker wrote:
It's not a lay off, It's a lack of work, and the people in building 5 will be able to work in other building's if they want. the $30/ hr day's are long ago,so we could bring work to Louisville.Why would GE spend $800 million in plant wide restructuring, just to send work to Mexico?
GE learned the hard way the quality of Mexican made products suck and although they were cheap, they kept breaking down. GE started losing business BECAUSE of Mexico. I work there and they are not going south. It has nothing to do with unions either. Actually, the unions protect the employees and are a good thing.
UAW

Bowling Green, KY

#7 Feb 20, 2013
not Mexico wrote:
<quoted text>GE learned the hard way the quality of Mexican made products suck and although they were cheap, they kept breaking down. GE started losing business BECAUSE of Mexico. I work there and they are not going south. It has nothing to do with unions either. Actually, the unions protect the employees and are a good thing.
Unions protect you if you are a lazy worker
Ummm

Bardstown, KY

#8 Feb 21, 2013
GE worker wrote:
It's not a lay off, It's a lack of work, and the people in building 5 will be able to work in other building's if they want. the $30/ hr day's are long ago,so we could bring work to Louisville.Why would GE spend $800 million in plant wide restructuring, just to send work to Mexico?
You must be drinking the company Kool Aid. If you're not working, it's a lay off, no matter what the "reason" is.
Companies routinely spend money on a plant, just to get a line up and running. Then they move the work. GE will recover that $800 million in a couple of months in lower wages in Mexico.
You've been "had" by GE and your union.
UAW

Russellville, KY

#9 Feb 21, 2013
UAW wrote:
<quoted text>
Unions protect you if you are a lazy worker
Although unions protect the lazy and no good workers they also protect the good workers. If the company is going to move, it doesn't matter if there's a union or not. The union is the one who makes sure the workers get the best deal if they are going to get screwed anyway. I don't think Ford or GE workers are complaining about how much they get when they are laid off and how their benefits continued to be paid. Non union workers don't get anything but employment.
GE worker

Bardstown, KY

#10 Feb 21, 2013
Ummm wrote:
<quoted text>
You must be drinking the company Kool Aid. If you're not working, it's a lay off, no matter what the "reason" is.
Companies routinely spend money on a plant, just to get a line up and running. Then they move the work. GE will recover that $800 million in a couple of months in lower wages in Mexico.
You've been "had" by GE and your union.
I work in a different building, then 5,so I'm just going to keep going to work,untill they tell me to hit the road!! Then It's Obama Care City Baby, and the Kool-Aid has never tasted so good!!
elliott

Louisville, KY

#12 Dec 31, 2013
UAW wrote:
<quoted text>Although unions protect the lazy and no good workers they also protect the good workers. If the company is going to move, it doesn't matter if there's a union or not. The union is the one who makes sure the workers get the best deal if they are going to get screwed anyway. I don't think Ford or GE workers are complaining about how much they get when they are laid off and how their benefits continued to be paid. Non union workers don't get anything but employment.
You want to make a bet. Being layed off or lack of work as they call it stinks! I'm getting over $125 less from unemployment than if I worked and don't understand why they keep hiring to lay off.
Yeah

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Dec 31, 2013
Rat Patrol wrote:
Well - get laid off and you still get 75% of your pay, which was already at $30/hour. Sure some of it is from unemployment, but that's a pittance.
$2800 for a refrigerator is insane. If the wages were more reasonable, that same refrigerator would be close to $1400.
So union workers,bask in your temporary jobs. As I post, GE is looking to shift work to Mexico.
Hey genius, the union voted to cut wages in 1/2 so your 30 an hr is double the wage. It also voted to do away with a defined pension and health care cost went up to 4 times what they were, yet appliances cost the same. You think cutting wages means cheaper products because you are an idiot. Cutting wages, retirement, and healthcare leads to higher profit margins and thats it. But dont worry, when this economy totally crashes u will b in the same boat. Also, im sure your non-union wages are competitive with the $2 a week these third world countries work for so u will b just fine. Its fools like u that keep the middle class in poverty, all working class should push for a better living wage and benefits and quit fighting each other. But once again, im sure u r so important none of this decline will affect u
What

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Jan 6, 2014
Rat Patrol wrote:
Well - get laid off and you still get 75% of your pay, which was already at $30/hour. Sure some of it is from unemployment, but that's a pittance.
$2800 for a refrigerator is insane. If the wages were more reasonable, that same refrigerator would be close to $1400.
So union workers,bask in your temporary jobs. As I post, GE is looking to shift work to Mexico.
Hey genius, many of ge's appliances are currently made in mexico. Look at them in the store and they are the same price as those made in the u.s. You are so stupid you actually think the labor price would drop the price of the product. I hate to burst your bubble but reducing labor only increases company profit. Go buy a ford, gm or any vehicle thats made in mexico and tell me how much cheaper it is than any made in the states. And by the way, the union voted to cut wages to nearly 1/2 what they were, gave up their defined pension, and increased the cost of health care to 4 times what it used to cost. Where's your cheap appliance at??
my opinion

Harrodsburg, KY

#16 Jan 6, 2014
keep telling yourself to buy products that are made outside the u s a and when your children cant find a decent paying job you may wake up, but i have my doubts about some of you folks. if it isn't made in america i dont buy it and you should too my last fridge made in america was only $1,500 (nice one i might add) my old one also made in america was 18 years old and going strong

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