Remington is leaving Ilion
common sense

Melrose, MA

#21 Nov 30, 2012
truth will set you free wrote:
Give them millions let the poor starve.
. Give them millions and let the poor get a job.
truth will set you free

Raynham, MA

#22 Dec 1, 2012
The poor have jobs. It just that greedy companys dont want to pay over 10 bucks a hr.
Union Thug

New York, NY

#23 Dec 10, 2012
truth will set you free wrote:
The poor have jobs. It just that greedy companys dont want to pay over 10 bucks a hr.
Havent looked at this bullshit forum in a couple months and after reading 75 or so comments reguarding Remington I have found a post that actually addresses the real problem. CORPORATE GREED in AMERICA.
Crazy

Atlanta, GA

#24 Dec 10, 2012
truth will set you free wrote:
The poor have jobs. It just that greedy companys dont want to pay over 10 bucks a hr.
Remington pays over $10 an hour, check your facts. The contract lays out 3% raises for four year then 3.5% in the fifth year, plus $500 bonus before Christmas, you will never get more than that.
Union Thug

New York, NY

#25 Dec 10, 2012
Crazy wrote:
<quoted text>
Remington pays over $10 an hour, check your facts. The contract lays out 3% raises for four year then 3.5% in the fifth year, plus $500 bonus before Christmas, you will never get more than that.
If you have the facts tell us how much the pay increases equal after 5 years of paying the increased insurance premiums for a family on the A plan. The sign on bonus will equal about 5 cents per hour for a 40 hour week over the next 5 years. Is this really "our share" or "corporate greed". Also look around, everything is being cut to the bone including safety and quality.
Union Thug

New York, NY

#26 Dec 10, 2012
I think there is great confusion reguarding the language to "move". Up to 100 miles only means that the company would continue under the current/new CBA and hire union employees as Local 717 members. This would only benefit employees that are able/willing to work at a new facility. All those who cannot make the move will be replaced. The new hires will be members of the UMWA. This is a greater benefit to the International than it is to Local 717, as reguardless, there will still be dues paying employees at the new facility. Ed Yankovich did not say "the plant was moving to any specific place" he did say "walking distance or up to 100 miles". This is probably how and why the current models security clause was removed.
Crazy

Kansas City, MO

#27 Dec 10, 2012
Think about all of the other manufacturing plants that have closed down in this area. I am pretty sure they would be content with a 3% raise. I just think people are asking for something that they are never going to see, cutting their nose of to spite their face. Keep pressing for more more more and you will see less.
Irritated

Ilion, NY

#28 Dec 10, 2012
For those of you who don't work there...shut the hell up! You're not there and don't really know what's been happening and how it is. Like most employees there; I like my job, but we are tired of the company taking more away and expecting more from us. FGI has made tens of MILLION$ in profit more in the last few years than in the past two decades. All we want is a fair raise that is at least equal to a cost of living increase - without being raped on insurance. A little better language on job security wouldn't hurt either.
Democrat

Little Falls, NY

#29 Dec 10, 2012
The insurance will be taken care of by the government. Obama promised. Whatever they take away, the government or the union will cover. Believe!
Union Thug

New York, NY

#30 Dec 10, 2012
Democrat wrote:
The insurance will be taken care of by the government. Obama promised. Whatever they take away, the government or the union will cover. Believe!
This is a joke, right?
Union Thug

New York, NY

#31 Dec 10, 2012
Irritated wrote:
For those of you who don't work there...shut the hell up! You're not there and don't really know what's been happening and how it is. Like most employees there; I like my job, but we are tired of the company taking more away and expecting more from us. FGI has made tens of MILLION$ in profit more in the last few years than in the past two decades. All we want is a fair raise that is at least equal to a cost of living increase - without being raped on insurance. A little better language on job security wouldn't hurt either.
FGI has made millions and it must go to the parent company??? They are worth billions. We are not dealing with a redneck that owns a bunch of land with coal in it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerberus_Capital...
UMWA member

New York, NY

#32 Dec 10, 2012
It's probably not a great idea to be discussing Union Business regarding the CBA on a public forum. There is a private site on facebook for UMWA members, see Carl Bovay or many members for an invite to the site. There is discussion of union issues there and they stay private. It isn't anyone's business but the membership's what goes on especially with contract negotiations.
Ramblin man

Springfield, MA

#33 Dec 11, 2012
Its over and done with any ways and the company knows it. This contract will get voted through this time, bc of the "boner" being offered. times are tough for every one, but if people would stick together and show the company we're not scared to strike then we might get more out of them. When only a handful of us would stand up for what we want instead of whining about it, nothing will be gained. We run these jobs and make this company the money not the man in the fancy suit.
Crazy

Chicago, IL

#34 Dec 11, 2012
how much is the insurance going up? 17$ worth fighting for???? Striking with zero income?? I know my family cannot afford to strike. Every place of employment sees increases in insurance premiums on a yearly basis, what rock do you live under, they cannot stay the same. You pay a percentage the employer pays a percentage if overall cost goes up both you and the employer pay more.
Nightowl

Southbridge, MA

#35 Dec 11, 2012
Mines going up 200$ over the 5yrs, which means there really is no raise. I agree with the strike, not necessarily go on strike but let the company know we are not afraid to!
Crazy

Chicago, IL

#36 Dec 12, 2012
200 per year? divided by 52 paychecks is $3.86 per paycheck. It's not that bad really.
Nightowl

United States

#37 Dec 12, 2012
It is when your only getting a 30 raise
t1ruth will set you free

West Roxbury, MA

#38 Dec 12, 2012
Crazy wrote:
<quoted text>
Remington pays over $10 an hour, check your facts. The contract lays out 3% raises for four year then 3.5% in the fifth year, plus $500 bonus before Christmas, you will never get more than that.
can you read the post before my post da
syjcevnjf

Boston, MA

#39 Dec 12, 2012
Crazy wrote:
200 per year? divided by 52 paychecks is $3.86 per paycheck. It's not that bad really.
No...that's not what he means. After the fifth year, his insurance will be $200 more a month than he pays now.
Crazy

Atlanta, GA

#40 Dec 12, 2012
t1ruth will set you free wrote:
<quoted text>can you read the post before my post da
Give them millions and let the poor get a job. you mean that one, guess I am a da becasue i still don't see your point. You said greedy company's don't want to pay over $10 an hour.

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