Workers at NY plant reject latest con...

Workers at NY plant reject latest contract offer

There are 15 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 18, 2009, titled Workers at NY plant reject latest contract offer. In it, Newsday reports that:

Union workers at a Syracuse-area auto parts plant again have rejected a contract proposal aimed at keeping the money-losing factory open.

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liner

Bronx, NY

#1 Mar 18, 2009
Well, I guess the workers have spoken.
SLAP CHOP

Matthews, NC

#2 Mar 18, 2009
Add 1100 more people to the NYS unemployment line.
Hand out

Plainfield, NJ

#3 Mar 18, 2009
Why would they want to keep working when with the Obama administration, they get more in government handouts then their salaries would be. Just socialism at work.
Oh ok

Mineola, NY

#4 Mar 18, 2009
More greedy union-scum. See you low-lives on the bread lines!
SLAP CHOP

Matthews, NC

#5 Mar 18, 2009
Oh ok wrote:
More greedy union-scum. See you low-lives on the bread lines!
Really, the workers have taken a 30% income cut already and now the company is looking for an additional 16% decrease resulting in a paycheck that is 46% less than it was two years ago. This plants woes are a direct result of the soft new car sales for the last 18 months, not the wages the workers were EARNING. Going from 60K a year to 42k was accepted but going from 60k to 32K was not. Since your not the greedy type why dont you donate 1,500 a month to a worthy cause which is the equivalent of the workers first salary cut. Looking forward new car sales will probably not improve for another 2-3 years at best, the writing is one the wall for this company and others like it, unionized or not.
Oh ok

Mineola, NY

#6 Mar 18, 2009
SLAP CHOP wrote:
<quoted text>Really, the workers have taken a 30% income cut already and now the company is looking for an additional 16% decrease resulting in a paycheck that is 46% less than it was two years ago. This plants woes are a direct result of the soft new car sales for the last 18 months, not the wages the workers were EARNING. Going from 60K a year to 42k was accepted but going from 60k to 32K was not. Since your not the greedy type why dont you donate 1,500 a month to a worthy cause which is the equivalent of the workers first salary cut. Looking forward new car sales will probably not improve for another 2-3 years at best, the writing is one the wall for this company and others like it, unionized or not.
The cars the union-scum produce is inferior trash! They are mediocre workers at best, and I hope, along with many others, that they lose everything...their jobs, their pensions..EVERYTHING! They have milked, blackmailed and threatened society enough. Buy japanese-quality cars, not American pieces of garbage produced by union-scum.
Non Onion

Riverhead, NY

#7 Mar 18, 2009
tear...tear....close it down and buy parts from JC Whitney.
SLAP CHOP

Matthews, NC

#8 Mar 18, 2009
Oh ok wrote:
<quoted text>
The cars the union-scum produce is inferior trash! They are mediocre workers at best, and I hope, along with many others, that they lose everything...their jobs, their pensions..EVERYTHING! They have milked, blackmailed and threatened society enough. Buy japanese-quality cars, not American pieces of garbage produced by union-scum.
Sir the people who produce the inferior cars are not the line workers, they assemble the product as per management specs. The engineers, designers and managers who work in the corporate offices are to blame for a continued inferior product and are non-union, ya dope.
Ca mu nat Disorganizer

Florham Park, NJ

#9 Mar 18, 2009
SLAP CHOP wrote:
Add 1100 more people to the NYS unemployment line.
A lot more jobs and businesses are affected then the 1100 working for the plant. O'bummer should throw the company a few billion from his welfare(AKA Stimulus) program, and force the company to pay all their workers a minimum of $50 an hour.
Oh ok

Mineola, NY

#10 Mar 18, 2009
SLAP CHOP wrote:
<quoted text>Sir the people who produce the inferior cars are not the line workers, they assemble the product as per management specs. The engineers, designers and managers who work in the corporate offices are to blame for a continued inferior product and are non-union, ya dope.
Shoddy workmanship on American cars is well known. Why do you think nobody buys them. UNION-SCUM!!!
SLAP CHOP

Matthews, NC

#11 Mar 18, 2009
Ca mu nat Disorganizer wrote:
<quoted text>
A lot more jobs and businesses are affected then the 1100 working for the plant. O'bummer should throw the company a few billion from his welfare(AKA Stimulus) program, and force the company to pay all their workers a minimum of $50 an hour.
Ahh stimulus, the politically sanctioned three card monte pork bill.
Long Island Taxpayer

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Mar 19, 2009
Typical union mentality reject a contract proposal designed to keep factory operating. I quess the union postioin is it is better to be out of a job then to make less money or receive less benefits, not exactly an intelligent position especially at this time.

If someon told me you have 2 options loose your job or take a 15 % pay cut I would have to think twice about the anwswer. Bet to earn less than earn nothing.

To be very blunt you have to be pretty stupid to take the unions postion of no work less better than less pay. Unions pray on the weak minded.
SLAP CHOP

Matthews, NC

#13 Mar 19, 2009
Long Island Taxpayer wrote:
Typical union mentality reject a contract proposal designed to keep factory operating. I quess the union postioin is it is better to be out of a job then to make less money or receive less benefits, not exactly an intelligent position especially at this time.
If someon told me you have 2 options loose your job or take a 15 % pay cut I would have to think twice about the anwswer. Bet to earn less than earn nothing.
To be very blunt you have to be pretty stupid to take the unions postion of no work less better than less pay. Unions pray on the weak minded.
Of course you base your post on a half truth. True the workers rejected a 15% pay cut. But you failed to mention intentionally or by lack of knowledge the previous pay cut they approved of which was 30%. A 45% pay cut over two years is pretty steep. Like I stated previously this auto parts plant is a victim of drastically reduced new car sales and future sales dont look too promising. The economy is the reason this company is failing, not its union workers. Dont know too many people voluntarily reducing their weekly hours from 40 hours to 22 hours(45%). When are you going to go to your employer and take a 30% pay cut to make your employer more viable? Then do an additional 15% six to twelve months later. PHONY
Remember to vote no in May and accept the changes without crying, it hasn't been done yet.
SLAP CHOP

Matthews, NC

#14 Mar 19, 2009
Looks like a multi billion dollar bailout to auto parts supplies is about to happen. Looks like a 30% pay hike is in order now. Everything is fine in Mayberry. Will these employees be on the clock with no work orders from the big three and getting a stimulus paycheck. Comrade Obamas economic plan, spend till you drop.
Onion

Riverhead, NY

#15 Aug 9, 2010
They're still out....what about the 600,000 jobs Obama promised?

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