Steelworkers on strike at Rotek Inc. ...

Steelworkers on strike at Rotek Inc. in Aurora

There are 4998 comments on the Recordpub.com story from Jan 18, 2013, titled Steelworkers on strike at Rotek Inc. in Aurora. In it, Recordpub.com reports that:

About 120 members of United Steelworkers Local 8565 employed at Rotek Inc. went on strike Friday, January 18, according to a company spokesperson.

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Louisville, KY

#2094 Apr 3, 2013
75 cards now...
Let it be

Louisville, KY

#2095 Apr 3, 2013
Everyone lets just SHUT UP, let your voice be heard when we VOTE!
truth

Somerset, KY

#2096 Apr 3, 2013
How many hands you think those cards have been thru now??? List to follow
confirmation

Stow, OH

#2097 Apr 3, 2013
truth wrote:
The names on the card are not being kept confidential. There are 48 cards signed and those names will soon be published here
Sounds like somebody's gettin' nervous.
truth

Louisville, KY

#2098 Apr 3, 2013
truth wrote:
How many hands you think those cards have been thru now??? List to follow
This is how I see it.....

He show us his hand the first time we met Dr T, he came in the back door and was sneaking around behind machines. Just to watching us. The first rumor was, he is a engineer. We later found out he was the new guy in charge. What kind of man does that?

Everybody in lite blue shirts has done nothing but complain about the way he runs things. But now he is doing great. He just has a different way of doing things. He is going to change everything. That's why we need to change too! We need to do things different as well.

In most cases there's 3 big things worth striking for, pay cuts, benefits, and the two tier crap. He has blessed local 8565 with all 3 things. What kind of man does this? What kind of man lockout his employees? I tell you, a very greedy man!

Big changes are on the way, with or without a union. It's all about what's fair and what's not. It's time to stand up and do the right thing. The free ride is over!

He has his team of lawyers for advice. We will need the union's team of lawyers to help us. Just to keep what's ours. Before it's to late!

A union is not the greats thing in the world, but it's the only tool employees have to fight with.

THE DR HAS A BIG AXE AND WERE NEXT ....
high life

Cincinnati, OH

#2099 Apr 3, 2013
Sounds like somebody's gettin' nervous.[Yes they are the no I dont want it have the most to lose when it is layoff time and they come back on for alot less money on the hour hope you are still living at home as far as people seeing the signed cards there are more than you know keep guessing
truth

Louisville, KY

#2100 Apr 4, 2013
Arbitration

A way for workers and managers to settle grievances by submitting them to a third party with the power to render a compromise solution. Many labor contracts contain provisions for binding arbitration.
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Louisville, KY

#2101 Apr 4, 2013
Certification

The process by which the NLRB gives a union the exclusive bargaining rights with a company's management after the firm's employees elect to be represented.
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Louisville, KY

#2102 Apr 4, 2013
Closed Shop

The requirement that employees join a union before they could be hired. The closed shop was declared illegal by the Taft-Hartley Act, with limited exceptions made for the hiring halls in the construction and maritime trades.

A shop or business that hires only union members. The closed shop is prohibited under the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947.
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Louisville, KY

#2103 Apr 4, 2013
Collective Bargaining

The process by which workers, organized together in a union, negotiate a contract with their employer. The right to collective bargaining is considered to be the bedrock principle of the labor movement.

The most common way for employers and workers to settle their differences. Collective bargaining takes place when a union representing the collected employees sits down with managers to hammer out a contract.
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Louisville, KY

#2104 Apr 4, 2013
Company Union

An association of employees that is directly dependent on management. Now technically illegal, the company union was a way to block real, independent unions.
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Louisville, KY

#2105 Apr 4, 2013
Fringe Benefits

Compensation other than cash, such as health insurance or a pension plan. Fringe benefits became an important part of labor contracts after World War II.
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Louisville, KY

#2106 Apr 4, 2013
Grievance Procedure

A formal method for working out the details of a labor contract so that minor disputes will not continue to rankle between the parties.
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Louisville, KY

#2107 Apr 4, 2013
Lockout

A lockout occurs when management temporarily closes a plant or lays off all workers because of a labor dispute. Technically, companies can no longer call a lockout in order to prevent union organizing or to avoid collective bargaining.

A tactic used by employers to force workers to negotiate. During a lockout, management refuses to permit workers to enter the plant until managementís terms are accepted.
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Louisville, KY

#2108 Apr 4, 2013
Open Shop

A workplace without union representation or one with a union where no worker is required to join.

A shop or business that does not make union membership in any way a condition of employment.
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Louisville, KY

#2109 Apr 4, 2013
Permanent Replacement Workers

Employees hired to take the jobs of those who have gone out on strike. A more polite term for what the labor movement always called scabs.
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Louisville, KY

#2110 Apr 4, 2013
Rank And File

The members of a union as distinct from union leaders.
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Louisville, KY

#2111 Apr 4, 2013
Shop Steward

A worker who is also a union representative and is authorized to settle minor disputes between workers and managers based on an interpretation of the union contract.
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Louisville, KY

#2112 Apr 4, 2013
Union Shop

A workplace in which all employees must join a designated union within a specific time after being hired. Some see a union shop as an infringement on an individual employee's freedom. Unions feel that it is unfair that a worker should benefit from union efforts without being a member.
truth

Louisville, KY

#2113 Apr 4, 2013
Work Rules

Rules that cover how work is performed and under what conditions. Work rules might, for example, prevent managers from doing production work or forbid assigning to a worker a task outside his immediate job. Work rules are spelled out in union contracts.

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