Caterpillar Reman Plant To Unionize

Caterpillar Reman Plant To Unionize

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John Doe

United States

#1 Sep 24, 2010
We may have enough signature for a vote. After that meeting the other day, management has pushed us over the edge.
What

Iuka, MS

#2 Sep 24, 2010
Are you trying to run off CAT? That is the last thing Corinth needs. Cat pays well for the area so if you don't like the way they are treating you maybe you should find another job. There are many people that would love to take your position at CAT.
Fnf

Corinth, MS

#3 Sep 24, 2010
Bs, if you do that, it will close. Cat has been doing that steadily. Look at the new plant in tx, nc etc. Plus the unions are getting a worse deal than we have on top of giving a good chink of their paycheck to corrupt inion leaders. I worked union, I'm not going back.
diw

Starkville, MS

#4 Sep 24, 2010
bunch of back stabbers that work there could never stick together long enough to take the vote, much less actually form a union lmfao
Lee

United States

#5 Sep 24, 2010
Unions suck. If yall vote one in yall are STUPID. you will gain nothing at all from it. And will probably lose your job if it does get voted in. Why would you want someone else doing your talking for you. If you dislike your job so much go somewhere else.

ctown70

Since: Aug 10

Pinola, MS

#6 Sep 24, 2010
Please vote it in. Then, when they clean house, a bunch of us that would like to have a job that nice will get one.
lurker

United States

#7 Sep 24, 2010
If it is voted in we all lose... Simple as that. People are blowing stuff out of proportion. Alot of people are getting pissed just because we won't be getting raises like we used to, but hey, even if we don't ever get a raise again, they least paid full time employees make more than most people in the area. I won't vote for a union, and will do everything I can to make sure it doesn't happen, we need our jobs around here.

If you don't like it, quit and go to work some where else. There's a bunch of folks that will need a job come December, and i'm sure they'd be happy to take your job at cat....
whataplacetolive

Plantersville, MS

#8 Sep 24, 2010
Sounds like Hall's / World Color back in the '90s; Keep it up and Corinth will lose another factory! Never Mind; looks like you are already headed that way.
Union Made

Frisco, TX

#9 Sep 25, 2010
Vote YES Cat! If unions suck as bad as these people say, why do I make $25 an hour on the low end of my crew. O and my yearly 3% raise is next month.
Pbb

Corinth, MS

#10 Sep 25, 2010
$5 says you have job that can't leave and go to Mexico/ china (ie ace).
Union Made

Frisco, TX

#11 Sep 25, 2010
Pbb wrote:
$5 says you have job that can't leave and go to Mexico/ china (ie ace).
Pay me!:) let's just say that yeah it could but it ain't. We make paper where I work and it's been wide open since the early 60's and hiring people now as I type. just like everywhere else that wants to unionize, I'm sure Cat will hear o they're gonna close this place if a union is voted in. I know, I heard it before where I previously worked. It's called propaganda. They didn't unionize, and guess what, closing in December. They took heavy paycuts, lost vacation and benefits long before the closingwas announced. Simple truth is, if a company wants to relocate or close a facility, they're gonna do it. Union or not. But I don't work there, so vote how you wanna vote and best of luck. I'm goin' fishin...

ctown70

Since: Aug 10

Pinola, MS

#12 Sep 25, 2010
Union Made wrote:
Vote YES Cat! If unions suck as bad as these people say, why do I make $25 an hour on the low end of my crew. O and my yearly 3% raise is next month.
Bragging about a 3% raise? That's a new one. You do realize that inflation is usually around 7% a year? So, theoretically, you are making less than you made last year when comparing dollar values from past years?

ctown70

Since: Aug 10

Pinola, MS

#13 Sep 25, 2010
Union Made wrote:
<quoted text>Pay me!:) let's just say that yeah it could but it ain't. We make paper where I work and it's been wide open since the early 60's and hiring people now as I type. just like everywhere else that wants to unionize, I'm sure Cat will hear o they're gonna close this place if a union is voted in. I know, I heard it before where I previously worked. It's called propaganda. They didn't unionize, and guess what, closing in December. They took heavy paycuts, lost vacation and benefits long before the closingwas announced. Simple truth is, if a company wants to relocate or close a facility, they're gonna do it. Union or not. But I don't work there, so vote how you wanna vote and best of luck. I'm goin' fishin...
And World Color closing had nothing to do with the ever growing electronic information age making most paper publications obsolete?
Pbb

Pinola, MS

#14 Sep 25, 2010
Actually inflation has been less than 2% annualized lately. It was negative prior to that (part of what makes a recession). So 3^ is above cost of living. Cat has had no raises merit or cost of living for the last 2 years. I still wont vote one in, though.
Union Made

Frisco, TX

#15 Sep 25, 2010
ctown70 wrote:
<quoted text>And World Color closing had nothing to do with the ever growing electronic information age making most paper publications obsolete?
We don't make that kind of "paper" We make the kind that computers, cell phones, big giant ass tv's, and lots and lots of other stuff is packaged and shipped in. You know, stuff related to the "electronic information age". Sorry I didn't clarify that. And as for my measly 3%, I've got at least that much every year I've been there. Wonder what percent the CAT folks got? Better yet, how bout those at World color? O yeah, they got a pay cut. And a pink slip.....
Union Made

Frisco, TX

#16 Sep 25, 2010
Pbb wrote:
Actually inflation has been less than 2% annualized lately. It was negative prior to that (part of what makes a recession). So 3^ is above cost of living. Cat has had no raises merit or cost of living for the last 2 years. I still wont vote one in, though.
Just curious Pbb, why are you not gonna vote yes if y'all do have a vote. If u don't wanna say, that's fine. But I was just curious.
diw

Starkville, MS

#17 Sep 25, 2010
these bunch of duma-- couldnt form a union to take out a oversized box to the dump, much less a real union where they actually could make a decent wage. itll never happen here every employee of that place is a bunch of chicken livered cut throats who are out for themselves THEY COULD NEVER STAND UP AS ONE VOICE FOR EACH OTHER NEVER!
CTowns a Idiot

Corinth, MS

#18 Sep 25, 2010
ctown70 wrote:
<quoted text>Bragging about a 3% raise? That's a new one. You do realize that inflation is usually around 7% a year? So, theoretically, you are making less than you made last year when comparing dollar values from past years?
You IDIOT! These plants are NEVER going to give you a 7% raise regardless of inflation....Youre a Real Idiot for that comment!!!!!!!! Here's to your thinking.........

ctown70

Since: Aug 10

Pinola, MS

#19 Sep 25, 2010
CTowns a Idiot wrote:
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You IDIOT! These plants are NEVER going to give you a 7% raise regardless of inflation....Youre a Real Idiot for that comment!!!!!!!! Here's to your thinking.........
Imitation is the utmost form of flattery.
Steve

United States

#20 Sep 25, 2010
I for one will vote yes!!!!

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