Strike averted at Federal-Mogul

More than 600 workers are still on the job this morning in Greenville. Early this morning, union workers at the Federal-Mogul Plant agreed to extend their contract by one week. Full Story
Jimmyk

Grand Rapids, MI

#1 Jul 26, 2008
Here we go again. Go on strike and give the auto manufactures another thing to worry about. Just what Michigan needs. Lets see how this turns out.
get a grip

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Jul 26, 2008
just remember how all those people at american axle took pay cuts then the ceo got a 8.2 million dollar bonus for screwing the workers. strike and dont give in tell u get what u want! if the workers dont get it the ceo will the money needs to go to the workers it will help the economy a lot more. those ceos are way over paid anyway as soon as jenny blows us away we wont have to worry about petty things anymore any day now jenny
Grim Reality

Ann Arbor, MI

#3 Jul 26, 2008
Ah, go ahead. Go on Strike. Remember what happend to American axel company. 6 months of strike, 650 millon loss for company, union workers got pay cut and CEO got 5 million dollar bonus.

Way to go MichiganDERS. Yep, dumb as a goose.

Remember, last one left in michigan gets stuck with all of granholms tax increases!
whatever

Saint Charles, IL

#4 Jul 26, 2008
cry babies...should be happy to have a job.....all the union workers
TDJensen

Altoona, PA

#5 Jul 26, 2008
get a grip wrote:
just remember how all those people at american axle took pay cuts then the ceo got a 8.2 million dollar bonus for screwing the workers. strike and dont give in tell u get what u want! if the workers dont get it the ceo will the money needs to go to the workers it will help the economy a lot more. those ceos are way over paid anyway as soon as jenny blows us away we wont have to worry about petty things anymore any day now jenny
Sounds like you need to move out of Michigan. There is nothing satisfactory for you here.
Minding My Own Business

Oscoda, MI

#6 Jul 26, 2008
I wish all the union workers at Federal-Mogul the best of luck with their new contract.I think (whatever)and (grim reality)ought to have someone show them how to come in out of the rain!!

Since: Jul 08

Pleasanton, CA

#7 Jul 26, 2008
I am sorry but in this job climate and the general failing of the automobile industry why would anyone strike. If I was management I would let the workers strike and then just close the plant and move to a Right to Work State or Mexico. Why should a company that is just getting by put up with another strike?
get a grip

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 Jul 26, 2008
Zchief wrote:
I am sorry but in this job climate and the general failing of the automobile industry why would anyone strike. If I was management I would let the workers strike and then just close the plant and move to a Right to Work State or Mexico. Why should a company that is just getting by put up with another strike?
ah hello there going to move anyway its just a matter of time so why give the company the workers money to move? wake up. you sound like someone who sits behind a desk all day probally a stupidvisor or ceo. to the workers at federal mogul and every where else fight back if you know your getting screwed this is still america isnt it? show some pride and stand up for yourself!!!!
dieter zietsche

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 Jul 27, 2008
Zchief wrote:
I am sorry but in this job climate and the general failing of the automobile industry why would anyone strike. If I was management I would let the workers strike and then just close the plant and move to a Right to Work State or Mexico. Why should a company that is just getting by put up with another strike?
And people REALLY wonder why VW chose TN? Not the right time to strike. Sure, there are some corporate abuses right now, but you do not strike an industry that many would like to give up for dead!
Use some common sense. Many are struggling to get by. You got a job? Keep it & say your prayers. Things will improve. Always do. But fighting & striking are not the answers for our current economic malaise. UAW strikes in Delta Township, GR, etc & American Axle strikes were ill timed & not well received by a recession weary US public.
Been there

Vestaburg, MI

#10 Jul 27, 2008
Federal employees, weigh what you have now, most of you remember the same strife across the tracks with Tower, don't let it happen in the same neighborhood again.

“So what!!”

Since: Apr 08

Lakeview, Mi.

#11 Jul 27, 2008
Zchief wrote:
I am sorry but in this job climate and the general failing of the automobile industry why would anyone strike. If I was management I would let the workers strike and then just close the plant and move to a Right to Work State or Mexico. Why should a company that is just getting by put up with another strike?
The business will go south or overseas. Slashing hourly pay is a stepping stone to get there. Most UAW workers know this as fact. The agony of defeat is just prolonged. The outcome will be the same as the other parts makers. GM spun off Delphi so both could be more profitable. Worked real good, right? For the big wheels..yes.
mike

United States

#12 Jul 27, 2008
i can't stand the union. i hope they lost their jobs.
mike

United States

#13 Jul 27, 2008
get rid of the union. they all wine to get something. then look what happens. the company leave. i'm not union. i make desent money. do you here me wine about. i thought the union was suppose to secure jobs. i know some people that worked for Mill Steel that is union. they lost their jobs. some of them add 25 or more years there. there's only one place to blame when it comes to lossing job. that is the government for allowing this to happened. just like the teachers union. screw them to. my tax money shouldn't be under union expenses.

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#14 Jul 27, 2008
mike wrote:
get rid of the union. they all wine to get something. then look what happens. the company leave. i'm not union. i make desent money. do you here me wine about. i thought the union was suppose to secure jobs. i know some people that worked for Mill Steel that is union. they lost their jobs. some of them add 25 or more years there. there's only one place to blame when it comes to lossing job. that is the government for allowing this to happened. just like the teachers union. screw them to. my tax money shouldn't be under union expenses.
???????
Federal Mogul family

Carson City, MI

#15 Jul 28, 2008
If any of you who hate the union actually knew what you were talking about in this case, you might change your opinion. Four years ago, this Greenville plant took concessions, and I mean pretty big concessions, to keep their jobs. The St Johns Plant didn't take the concessions and now they are closed. If Greenville management is crying about their loss of profit right now it is only out of their own lack of management skills. They tried to move some of the jobs to Blacksburg, but ended up getting them back here in Greenville because Blacksburg didn't want to do them and couldn't do them. With gas prices going through the roof along with food prices, the workers of the Greenville Federal Mogul just want a fair shake. They gave management 4 years to get out of bankruptcy, restructure and to get on an even keel. Now it is time for the workers to be able to start breaking even. They are all very thankful to have a job and do not want to strike, but if the company thinks they are going to stick it to them again, they should think again. Management needs to remember who made the company what it is today - the workers - and remember them when it comes time to talk about the bottom line.

“So what!!”

Since: Apr 08

Lakeview, Mi.

#16 Jul 28, 2008
Federal Mogul family wrote:
If any of you who hate the union actually knew what you were talking about in this case, you might change your opinion. Four years ago, this Greenville plant took concessions, and I mean pretty big concessions, to keep their jobs. The St Johns Plant didn't take the concessions and now they are closed. If Greenville management is crying about their loss of profit right now it is only out of their own lack of management skills. They tried to move some of the jobs to Blacksburg, but ended up getting them back here in Greenville because Blacksburg didn't want to do them and couldn't do them. With gas prices going through the roof along with food prices, the workers of the Greenville Federal Mogul just want a fair shake. They gave management 4 years to get out of bankruptcy, restructure and to get on an even keel. Now it is time for the workers to be able to start breaking even. They are all very thankful to have a job and do not want to strike, but if the company thinks they are going to stick it to them again, they should think again. Management needs to remember who made the company what it is today - the workers - and remember them when it comes time to talk about the bottom line.
Agony will and has been prolonged...know when to say uncle.

“So what!!”

Since: Apr 08

Lakeview, Mi.

#17 Jul 28, 2008
mike wrote:
get rid of the union. they all wine to get something. then look what happens. the company leave. i'm not union. i make desent money. do you here me wine about. i thought the union was suppose to secure jobs. i know some people that worked for Mill Steel that is union. they lost their jobs. some of them add 25 or more years there. there's only one place to blame when it comes to lossing job. that is the government for allowing this to happened. just like the teachers union. screw them to. my tax money shouldn't be under union expenses.
Can you say ...turd?? One moment..I will flush you.
Both Sides Of The Tracks

Mount Pleasant, MI

#18 Aug 2, 2008
Federal Mogul family wrote:
If any of you who hate the union actually knew what you were talking about in this case, you might change your opinion. Four years ago, this Greenville plant took concessions, and I mean pretty big concessions, to keep their jobs. The St Johns Plant didn't take the concessions and now they are closed. If Greenville management is crying about their loss of profit right now it is only out of their own lack of management skills. They tried to move some of the jobs to Blacksburg, but ended up getting them back here in Greenville because Blacksburg didn't want to do them and couldn't do them. With gas prices going through the roof along with food prices, the workers of the Greenville Federal Mogul just want a fair shake. They gave management 4 years to get out of bankruptcy, restructure and to get on an even keel. Now it is time for the workers to be able to start breaking even. They are all very thankful to have a job and do not want to strike, but if the company thinks they are going to stick it to them again, they should think again. Management needs to remember who made the company what it is today - the workers - and remember them when it comes time to talk about the bottom line.
Couldn't have said it better, but would like to add that it is time to give a little something back to the workers. They gave back when the Company needed it, now the workers of Michigan need it.

READ THIS!

"Friday, July 25, 2008

Federal-Mogul quarterly profit jumps to $89.6 million

The Detroit News

Federal-Mogul Corp., the auto-parts maker controlled by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, said second-quarter net income jumped to $89.6 million on higher revenue from fast-growing foreign markets and lower interest expenses, Bloomberg News reported today.

The earnings of 89 cents a share are up from $3.9 million, or 4 cents a share a year earlier, according to the Southfield-based company. Revenue for the three months ended June 30 rose 13 percent to $2 billion, the company said in a statement today.

Federal-Mogul attributed the higher profit to a boost in the sale of pistons, spark plugs, and engine bearings in Russia, Brazil, India and China. It's the company's first increase since emerging from bankruptcy in December; Federal-Mogul posted a $31.5 million loss on bankruptcy-related costs afterward."

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