Special Metals lay offs
crazy 40

Ashland, KY

#41 Dec 16, 2013
justasking wrote:
Does anyone know if they've flipped the coin yet on whether we're going to work the last 2 Weeks of the year?
I know it's still a week away, but I was hoping that someone would make a early decision for once.
Could someone find out on the linewalk, please!
Melting is down for 2 weeks, idk about anybody else . Hessky told the union that everyone was going to work that's why we had shut down in nov. But he's a lier ....
Someone who knows

Utica, NY

#42 Dec 16, 2013
Melting full bore in nh. A lot of the work is from huntington 1625. And they kept telling us for months that we would be shut down for two weeks, then at the last minute they changed their minds. Nice right
Union 40

Oakvale, WV

#43 Dec 16, 2013
I understand from comments that I overheard today, PCC and Thistle are going to buy a Local Machine Shop. I think we all see our work going out the door everyday. They will then sale hours back to PCC
( Huntington ) and show on the books a profit, but a LOSS for our Huntington plant. Just another way to stuff Big Dogs Pockets some more.
bunn

Huntington, WV

#44 Dec 16, 2013
I get so sick of hearing "I heard thru the grapevine from a reliable source that blah blah bullsiht blah blah". Ninety-nine percent of all that is absolute crap. Overheard this... Overheard that... They don't plan like that at special metals. They're lucky if they know what they want to do in the next five minutes. So shut up with this crap!
joe

Oakvale, WV

#45 Dec 17, 2013
The machine shop has removed most of all the machinist and they started unhooking some of the machines, how long will it be before they are taken out. Bunn your an idiot ! Just ask some of the supervisors if you can get them to talk, nothing shocks me, Bunn your probably a partner in the business ????
Bucky

United States

#46 Dec 18, 2013
and the death spiral continues....

Level 5

Since: Oct 11

Hockessin, DE

#47 Dec 20, 2013
Ahhh. The sweet smell of unions.
nope

Hockessin, DE

#48 Dec 20, 2013
sempron wrote:
Ahhh. The sweet smell of unions.
You clearly have no idea what you are talking about on this one. I worked there for a while as a temp. The union guys are the only ones that have a clue what's going on. Without the "sweet smell of unions" that place would have folded by now. The stink of management is the problem.
Inept Managers

United States

#49 Dec 26, 2013
Death Spiral continues..
Berry

United States

#50 Dec 28, 2013
I'm concerned there will be numerous layoffs coming in early January. Anyone hearing this?
25 year spouse

Huntington, WV

#51 Dec 30, 2013
At least one department is supposed to be on two weeks/off two weeks through March. I know it might be hearsay, but I have seen it before, so it wouldn't surprise me. And to anyone who wants the "old guys" to retire... on what? The pension was stolen before PCC came along. Our letter at that time said that we would get $7.42 per month. It doesn't look that much better now. When my husband gets too old and crippled to work there, I'm sure he will have a bright retirement as a Walmart greeter. Scraping what we can, but life and family aren't cheap. We're just grateful for the week to week right now.
Jim

Hockessin, DE

#52 Dec 30, 2013
25 year spouse wrote:
At least one department is supposed to be on two weeks/off two weeks through March. I know it might be hearsay, but I have seen it before, so it wouldn't surprise me. And to anyone who wants the "old guys" to retire... on what? The pension was stolen before PCC came along. Our letter at that time said that we would get $7.42 per month. It doesn't look that much better now. When my husband gets too old and crippled to work there, I'm sure he will have a bright retirement as a Walmart greeter. Scraping what we can, but life and family aren't cheap. We're just grateful for the week to week right now.
That happened over 11 years ago now. Yes it's tragic and unfair that the "old guys" got their retirement robbed from them, but fact is that many of them simply cannot do the work anymore. They burden down everyone else who has to pick up the slack. They have so many physical restrictions that they are basically getting paid to hold down the chairs.

As far as layoffs, the OT is thru the roof and we are running on a skeleton crew as is. Could really stand to hire some people.
Huntington

Hockessin, DE

#53 Dec 30, 2013
What about the "old" guys SELLING OUT the new hires and taking a bonus to accept a contract change so new hires hire in at 70% and it takes them 3 years to make 100%. Union brothers my A$^!
wildcat

Ashland, KY

#54 Dec 30, 2013
Unions around here and I mean the tri- state area all of it all a union does is make a crooked contractor rich I would give two cents to the crooked ass unions around here. Roofing and sheet metal unions are the most corrupt bunch of idiots I've ever seen in my lifetime.
Berry

United States

#55 Dec 30, 2013
Upcoming (January) layoffs that I am worried about are for the salary group..anyone here anything?
Herd On

Oakvale, WV

#56 Dec 30, 2013
The need to close this plant and open it back up, NON - Union. They could get men to actually work for there pay and the company would make more money, so we could have better pay and benefits.
Jim

Hockessin, DE

#57 Dec 30, 2013
Herd On wrote:
The need to close this plant and open it back up, NON - Union. They could get men to actually work for there pay and the company would make more money, so we could have better pay and benefits.
You're a dumbass.
x

Hockessin, DE

#58 Dec 30, 2013
Not surprised
biggin

Hockessin, DE

#59 Dec 30, 2013
Herd On wrote:
The need to close this plant and open it back up, NON - Union. They could get men to actually work for there pay and the company would make more money, so we could have better pay and benefits.
How about I do your job for a month and you do mine? You would change your tune real quick after you go from 115 degrees around the furnaces to 20 degrees with 20 mile an hour wind 10 or 12 times a day. While the "management" walk through and have their daily bitch session at the "Board of Unrealistic and Unobtainable Goals"!
Take the money they spend and the time they waste doing their line walks everyday and fix some of these machines right instead of patching them on a daily basis!
I pity the person who really thinks that this place would be better off if it were non-Union!
25 year spouse

Huntington, WV

#60 Dec 31, 2013
What "sell outs"? Mine hired in at 70% 25 years ago, and was happy to do so. These "old" guys also cut their own throats to try to protect the retirees on at least one contract. Quit bitchin about your brothers and focus on the real issue: management.

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