“So what!!”

Since: Apr 08

Lakeview, Mi.

#46 May 19, 2009
Bluenote wrote:
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UAW takes over plan Janurary 2010
VEBA as Over50 stated.
Alvin

Grand Rapids, MI

#47 May 19, 2009
Seems to me that there is always lots of inflated numbers on salaries and pensions too. Most of the UAW folks you see living as large as some would like to think have a spouse making equal, that makes a huge difference.

“Bob spelled backwards is Bob”

Since: Jan 09

Grandville, MI

#48 May 19, 2009
Bottom line is Union members signed a contract with the company,(both agreeing) on wages and retirement benefits. The company should not be able to "go back" on the contract. Imagine getting your only retirement yanked, after planning on it and adjusting for it during 30 years of work.

“So what!!”

Since: Apr 08

Lakeview, Mi.

#49 May 19, 2009
UAW hourly pension is avaliable to anyone with internet access. It is well below $4000.00 per month gross. If GM pension is gone then the PBGC takes over and pays a person depending on age and year pension was terminated. PBGC also easy to find on the internet.

http://www.pbgc.gov/

http://www.uaw.org/barg/03/barg05.cfm

Since: Oct 08

Jackson, MI

#50 May 19, 2009
Alvin wrote:
Seems to me that there is always lots of inflated numbers on salaries and pensions too. Most of the UAW folks you see living as large as some would like to think have a spouse making equal, that makes a huge difference.
Thank you ... when a GM retiree hits 62 for Social Security, the pension from GM for 30 years service is about $1600/month on top of your Social Security benefit ..

“DRILL FOR OIL?, "YES WE CAN"”

Since: Jul 08

Saranac, MI

#51 May 19, 2009
Well that is huge money, I wish I could be that broke.Hell my dad was in tool and die, my mom sprayed car parts, both worked a long time.

No pension, she gets about $1200 a month social security.Has to pay for AARP among many other things.

But hell ya each of them worked for years waaaaay less harder than you union extortionists.

pathetic, seems most people have no idea what being broke is
ya right

Jenison, MI

#52 May 20, 2009
A Christian wrote:
Dude, How could you be so heartless.I dont believe you as a taxpayer should help either. But on the other hand its not the line workers who did the shot the same screw in every 2 seconds for 30yr plus yrs fault. But they are the ones paying for it. John M it the nail on the head. The big CEOs and management should pay.
Well,they got a pay check every week didn't they? They had health care for years, didn't they? At those wages they should have a nice saving account shouldn't they?
Then what's the problem. Now they can join the rest of the real world..
ya right

Jenison, MI

#53 May 20, 2009
Bob338 wrote:
Bottom line is Union members signed a contract with the company,(both agreeing) on wages and retirement benefits. The company should not be able to "go back" on the contract. Imagine getting your only retirement yanked, after planning on it and adjusting for it during 30 years of work.
Earth to Bob, Earth to Bob... I repeat... Earth to Bob. What was that saying from Dave Ramsey... if you live like nobody else then someday you can live like nobody else. Didn't really see any GM workers living the scrimp and save plan.
Sure it does suck, but what really gets me is that unions expect and almost demand our sympathy as if their plight should go to the head of the class. Sorry guys you are all ON YOUR OWN now. I know winging a new experience is a little scary but you are grown ups. You can do it!!!
Alvin

Grand Rapids, MI

#54 May 20, 2009
Red_Fist wrote:
Well that is huge money, I wish I could be that broke.Hell my dad was in tool and die, my mom sprayed car parts, both worked a long time.
No pension, she gets about $1200 a month social security.Has to pay for AARP among many other things.
But hell ya each of them worked for years waaaaay less harder than you union extortionists.
pathetic, seems most people have no idea what being broke is
If she's getting (alone)$1,200 a mo. in Soc. Sec. she earned a good wage, and you don't HAVE to have AARP, look into it. Open your eyes, you believe everything you hear about the UAW and there's a good chance Rush isn't giving correct info or skewing it to make his point.
Seenitbefore

Jenison, MI

#55 May 20, 2009
Red_Fist wrote:
Well that is huge money, I wish I could be that broke.Hell my dad was in tool and die, my mom sprayed car parts, both worked a long time.
No pension, she gets about $1200 a month social security.Has to pay for AARP among many other things.
But hell ya each of them worked for years waaaaay less harder than you union extortionists.
pathetic, seems most people have no idea what being broke is
AARP is a private organization that has turned into an insurance brokerage.

So I take it that your parents didn't work in a union environment where the management made sure the company took care of themselves, retirement wise, but not the workers.

“BUD/S Class 92”

Since: Sep 08

SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM

#56 May 20, 2009
Bob338 wrote:
Bottom line is Union members signed a contract with the company,(both agreeing) on wages and retirement benefits. The company should not be able to "go back" on the contract. Imagine getting your only retirement yanked, after planning on it and adjusting for it during 30 years of work.
That's the crappy thing about bankruptcy. Contracts are torn up and the judge issues orders based upon what's best for ALL parties which means just about everyone gets screwed. This holds true UNLESS ALL parties reach agreements prior to a filing but even then the judge can get squirrely on you and still do his own thing. This is why avoiding bankruptcy is best if at all possible.
Old Rocker

Saint Charles, IL

#57 May 20, 2009
Bob338 wrote:
Bottom line is Union members signed a contract with the company,(both agreeing) on wages and retirement benefits. The company should not be able to "go back" on the contract. Imagine getting your only retirement yanked, after planning on it and adjusting for it during 30 years of work.
Yes Bob. There is a contract. But if there's no money how can it be fulfilled? You can't get blood out of a turnip.

On a smaller simpler scale, if you promised to pay someone's car payment in times of plenty, and you suddenly went broke due to poor money management, how would your keep your promise?
Seenitbefore

Jenison, MI

#58 May 20, 2009
It takes all kinds wrote:
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That's the crappy thing about bankruptcy. Contracts are torn up and the judge issues orders based upon what's best for ALL parties which means just about everyone gets screwed. This holds true UNLESS ALL parties reach agreements prior to a filing but even then the judge can get squirrely on you and still do his own thing. This is why avoiding bankruptcy is best if at all possible.
I agree with that. And the ramifications on that are going to hit labor the biggest when seen from the individuals viewpoint. On that individual standpoint they are going to be taking the largest living standard hit of anyone. I'm not leaving general office employees out of that either. Everyone under the upper management level is going to have a tough time surviving this economy.
Seenitbefore

Jenison, MI

#59 May 20, 2009
Old Rocker wrote:
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Yes Bob. There is a contract. But if there's no money how can it be fulfilled? You can't get blood out of a turnip.
On a smaller simpler scale, if you promised to pay someone's car payment in times of plenty, and you suddenly went broke due to poor money management, how would your keep your promise?
That being said, how would they keep their promise to pay the purchasers car payments if they (purchaser) lose their job, if there isn't any money? The way jobs are dropping how is it that these manufacturers can come up with that kind of a sales incentive? There is money. It's just a matter of where management chooses to place it.
Wild Bill

Pittsburg, CA

#60 May 20, 2009
Seenitbefore wrote:
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Remembering that Romney has gotten to be as wealthy as he is by practicing the business of the 80s in buying up struggling and/or failing companies and selling off the pieces.
Sounds like what BO is doing to Chrysler and GM.

Since: Jan 09

Hersey, Michigan

#61 May 20, 2009
Canadagirl wrote:
Any comments on this?
Yes, please tell me why there are so many people on Topix who don't know the difference between loose and lose?

“So what!!”

Since: Apr 08

Lakeview, Mi.

#62 May 20, 2009
My pants are loose.
Did you lose something?

I'm only a overpaid UAW worker...did I pass??
Alvin

Grand Rapids, MI

#63 May 20, 2009
abranger wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, please tell me why there are so many people on Topix who don't know the difference between loose and lose?
I don't no :)
SOS in Rockford

Grandville, MI

#64 May 20, 2009
Union All The Way wrote:
My pants are loose.
Did you lose something?
I'm only a overpaid UAW worker...did I pass??
Me thinks union or non-union has nothing to do with it.
You are probably in your mid to late fifties (or older) which means you were in school when spelling mattered.

Since: Oct 08

Jackson, MI

#65 May 20, 2009
abranger wrote:
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Yes, please tell me why there are so many people on Topix who don't know the difference between loose and lose?
If it is loose will I lose it?

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