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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Stop sleeping on the job

Stow, OH

#570 Feb 27, 2013
Rotek Worker wrote:
I woke up late one night in the ring mill and went outside to take a leak. I thought to myself, "This new contract is pretty bogus. I'll show those greedy bastards". I was so mad that I had to blaze up a fat one with a couple of the other guys out back just to calm my nerves. Those guys were saying, "We work hard, we deserve to make 15-20% more than people who do the same work down the street". Then when I was racing out of the parking lot I smashed right into the gate. Did you see a stop sign? Me either, so I sped up. I can't believe those greedy bastards won't pay to fix my car. Typical. Then I went home and put some food in the microwave. The box says 5 minutes, but I like to take twice as long to do everything, just like at work, so I put it in for 10. Next thing you know my Beef-a-roni looks like a charcoal briquette. If it wasn't for those greedy bastards I wouldn't have this problem. I'd be eating filet mignon every night.
The moral of this story is.......... Look both ways before crossing the street.
New Purple Sage Rider

Bowling Green, KY

#571 Feb 27, 2013
Truth be told wrote:
<quoted text>. That's because he's a dumbass! Ask him what kind of college degree he has to let him be plant manager... Answer is NONE!!
Not sure if he has a degree or not. You're probably right. Hell, most of our management doesn't have a degree. The majority were hired from the floor, but they do know how to make bearings.
red

Bowling Green, KY

#572 Feb 27, 2013
Midnight Owl wrote:
This question goes out to BeanPole: You did a lot for both the north and the south. You may have been a salary employee, but you listened to the hourly employees and what their opinions and ideas meant. My question to you is: Why did they kick you to the curb? Was there someone feeling threatened by you? Or what really happened? You will be missed by both the north and the south for your willingness to help us on the projects that you were working on and for trying to make the company a better place for all of us to work.


can you say man crush ? damm

i think i speak for everone in the south, we don`t miss him, he was another over paid manager that did not know a thing about bearings
red

Bowling Green, KY

#573 Feb 27, 2013
Food For Thought wrote:
<quoted text>
You got your entitlements from the union up north. Your wage wouldn't be what it is today if it weren't for us. Oh, by the way, your healthcare won't get any better if we can't get that for you too.
So just be prayin' for them there trickle down entitlements we seem to indirectly negotiate for you too!
Just a little truth in love from Local 8565.
ok, so based on what you say about our wages because of your union what if this area machine operators were paid 30$ per hour, then your contract caused us 6$ per hr. our wages down here are not solely based on your union contract, factor in area and other companies pay scale for the same skill level. this area for machine operators is 18 - 24 per hr. just as california is 35$ per hr and s. carolina is 14$ per hr
red

Bowling Green, KY

#574 Feb 27, 2013
to Indy,

you and i have a different view about unions, but i have to say your last 3 post #559,560,561 are great.
i agree 100%.

on the one post about non workers, yep, way to may free loaders taken advantage of the system. thats why our country is going broke and you came blame the liberals..........
red

Bowling Green, KY

#575 Feb 27, 2013
New Purple Sage Rider wrote:
<quoted text>
Not sure if he has a degree or not. You're probably right. Hell, most of our management doesn't have a degree. The majority were hired from the floor, but they do know how to make bearings.
yes, i would have to agree with you on this one.
truth

Louisville, KY

#576 Feb 27, 2013
New Purple Sage Rider wrote:
Speculation and nonsense. Our plant manager, or whatever his title, guaranteed nothing. He said he couldn't promise that we wouldn't lose pay, benefits or holidays. He was as honest as he was clueless. The only promise he made was that the workload is there for the next six months.
Your speculation about consolidation is rediculous. Quit making up scare tactics and propaganda. You're misinformed. You have NO idea what is feasible, either.
Gudszend stripped Goddard of plant manager, shortly after he came aboard. If Gudszend tells Goddard to jump, Goddard ask how high. Who was in charge on are last no pay increase and backbreaking health insurance? "Gudszend," he is are plant manager now. Gudszend runs Aurora and Florence. When Goddard was the plant manager, ever year he was given a choice of 2%, 2 1/2%, 3%, 3 1/2%, on pay increase. He would only give you 2%, Why? With no union, there was no reason to give more. It never mattered how high the cost of living was for any given year. Sliding backwards year after year. This is why Aurora makes 3.00 to 5.00 more on the hr. Having no union has held us back. What is next?
truth

Louisville, KY

#577 Feb 27, 2013
to red hi "dumbass"
Food For Thought

Stow, OH

#578 Feb 27, 2013
red wrote:
<quoted text>
ok, so based on what you say about our wages because of your union what if this area machine operators were paid 30$ per hour, then your contract caused us 6$ per hr. our wages down here are not solely based on your union contract, factor in area and other companies pay scale for the same skill level. this area for machine operators is 18 - 24 per hr. just as california is 35$ per hr and s. carolina is 14$ per hr
If this contract would have passed, I bet it would have "cost" you $6 an hour.
Just a little truth in love from Local 8565.
Aurora Salary Employee

Bowling Green, KY

#579 Feb 27, 2013
Oh bother, another day in the office. What to do, today? hmmmmm. We're not making many bearings or forgings, with these temp service guys. What to do, what to do. I know, I'll get on topix and write some condescending crap about those picketers outside. Oh, chuckle chuckle, that's quite witty, if I do say so, myself.
(Ring Ring) "Hello, Assistant # 11 speaking. Yes sir, your bearings are on our machines now. We've had to tear down three setups for our other customers, but you're our priority. Yes, that will put our other customers behind even more, but you're more important. Have a good day, goodbye."
Well there's a job well done. What next? Oh, I know.(Beep Beep Beep Beep) "Assistant #12? Good, this is Assistant # 11. Tell Assistant #13 to go out and tell Six Finger Joe, to hurry up on those bearings he's cutting. Oh, Assistant #13 is expressing his dog's anal glands today? Yes, I totally forgot. Well, have Assistant #14 do it, then. I'm not going out there, it's too hot, dirty and dangerous. Also, make me a tee-time today for around noon, I'll be leaving early. I'll put it on my expense account. Yes, we'll call it a sales meeting. No problem. What's that? The good doctor plans on turning our facilities into a warehouse. Oh, chuckle chuckle, that is rich. That'll teach those lazy bastards! Order us some lunch, too. Call it a business dinner and put it on your expense account. Yes, filet mignon is fine. Thanks and goodbye."
Chuckle, chuckle. A warehouse. That's a great plan. That'll get rid of the union and teach them a well deserved lesson. Oh chuckle, chuckle....uh...wait a minute. How many assistants does it take to run a warehouse? Four? Five? Well, he wouldn't fire me would he? I mean, I'm his golfing buddie's, best friend's nephew. What do I have to worry about. I have a degree. I can go and be a teacher. I'm sure they are hiring teachers by the truck load. Or, maybe, he'll move us down to Kentucky. So, that's it for today. A round of golf and then the wife wanted to watch some movie, called Deliverance. I'm out of here.
LMFAO

North Ridgeville, OH

#580 Feb 27, 2013
LMFAO !!!!!
rebel

Florence, KY

#582 Feb 28, 2013
truth wrote:
<quoted text>Gudszend stripped Goddard of plant manager, shortly after he came aboard. If Gudszend tells Goddard to jump, Goddard ask how high. Who was in charge on are last no pay increase and backbreaking health insurance? "Gudszend," he is are plant manager now. Gudszend runs Aurora and Florence. When Goddard was the plant manager, ever year he was given a choice of 2%, 2 1/2%, 3%, 3 1/2%, on pay increase. He would only give you 2%, Why? With no union, there was no reason to give more. It never mattered how high the cost of living was for any given year. Sliding backwards year after year. This is why Aurora makes 3.00 to 5.00 more on the hr. Having no union has held us back. What is next?
we have all seen the aurora contract, the only big pay difference is the tow motor pay,so we know who your are.
laugh now

Chagrin Falls, OH

#583 Feb 28, 2013
united steel workers 8565......WINS UNEMPLOYMENT LABOR DISPUTE HEARING
STRIKE CAPTAIN TIM

Mentor, OH

#584 Feb 28, 2013
suck it rebel we get paid to stay at home. pretty much same pay as working. have fun slaving for the man. Florence ya"ll
truth

Louisville, KY

#585 Feb 28, 2013
rebel wrote:
<quoted text>
we have all seen the aurora contract, the only big pay difference is the tow motor pay,so we know who your are.
sorry wrong guy ... go back work
truth

Louisville, KY

#586 Feb 28, 2013
laugh now wrote:
united steel workers 8565......WINS UNEMPLOYMENT LABOR DISPUTE HEARING
YES GREAT NEWS
LMFAO

North Ridgeville, OH

#587 Feb 28, 2013
Proud member of USW local 8565. Great job and thank you
to our own local representatives, Dennis Brubaker, and union attorneys. For proving in court that we are in fact locked- out and not on strike ! It has been a long 6 weeks while the company basically trying to cause us great financial burdens. This is a major victory for Local 8565 as well as all unions. To all interested parties follow the link below and read an article published yesterday on a website called "In these times", you will see some of the details of our labor dispute: http://inthesetimes.com/working

Oh I almost forgot: LMFAO !
sad truth

Florence, KY

#588 Feb 28, 2013
LMFAO wrote:
Proud member of USW local 8565. Great job and thank you
to our own local representatives, Dennis Brubaker, and union attorneys. For proving in court that we are in fact locked- out and not on strike ! It has been a long 6 weeks while the company basically trying to cause us great financial burdens. This is a major victory for Local 8565 as well as all unions. To all interested parties follow the link below and read an article published yesterday on a website called "In these times", you will see some of the details of our labor dispute: http://inthesetimes.com/working
Oh I almost forgot: LMFAO !
Now the guys will use their back pay go buy drugs and thus fail drug tests all must take when the strike is over....sad
LMFAO

North Ridgeville, OH

#589 Feb 28, 2013
Yeh Rotek has plenty of money to spend for that, amazing how some people use their ass to talk with !
STRIKE CAPTAIN TIM

Mentor, OH

#590 Feb 28, 2013
That is funny drug test. Bring it on. They are to cheap for drug tests.

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