Strike has dragged for OPW

Strike has dragged for OPW

There are 100 comments on the The Cincinnati Enquirer story from Nov 30, 2007, titled Strike has dragged for OPW. In it, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that:

WEST CHESTER TWP. - About 160 workers at the OPW Fueling Components plant here have been on strike for 10 weeks, with little prospect of returning to work.

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AOL

Springboro, OH

#81 Jul 22, 2008
VOTE YES!!!!!!
TOM

Springboro, OH

#82 Jul 22, 2008
You better vote yes because this management team will not be fair.
Miller

Springboro, OH

#83 Jul 23, 2008
interested reader wrote:
Reading your post, i'd like to clarify a few things. I worked at general electric for 22 years. They have both union and nonunion parts of the plant with hourly employees. I worked in the non- union part the whole time i was there. I and my co-workers were treated very fairly and made the same amount of money without the cost of monthly union dues. Once nafta was passed and the company exercised it's right to built plants overseas, the union people were the first ones laid off as per the contrtact as they had negotiated it. Theres no strength in unions anymore and hasn't been for quite some time. Look at all the ones that have been busted in the last several years. To walk out the door with the economy as bad as it is is suiside. By voting the union out, if you had a good standing with the company, you probably still have an oportunity to go back to work. If your fighting to keep this union which i understand already wrote a welcome aboard letter to the current workers, you've already burnt your bridges and aren't going back anyway! Put like all suiside bombers, you want to take as many as you can with you! Wake up- there's still time!
I bet the Union guys had recall rights and you didn't thats why you are working for OPW.
Miller

Springboro, OH

#84 Jul 23, 2008
organized labor = longer employment
longer employment = better quality
better quality = more customer's
more customer's = more profits
more profits = stronger business
stronger business = less competition = better future only if the Company is not greedy.
interested reader

West Chester, OH

#85 Jul 23, 2008
yes vote wrote:
<quoted text> PAYING 125.00 DOLLARS A WEEK FOR MY INSURANCE IS NOT A 2.5% PAY INCREASE SORRY BUT THAT IS A PAY CUT!!!THATS ALL WE HAVE DONE FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS IS TAKEN PAY CUTS
Then why would anyone vote for this union if all you take is pay cuts? Doesn't sound like they (the union) did much for you!
interested reader

West Chester, OH

#86 Jul 23, 2008
Miller wrote:
<quoted text>I bet the Union guys had recall rights and you didn't thats why you are working for OPW.
Incorrect - As i stated, we all recieved the same. We all have 5 years recall rights. Guess what, none of us are back there! But I'm real happy where i am and have no desire to go back anyway! So just to clarify, your educated quess is wrong!
non union

Cincinnati, OH

#87 Jul 23, 2008
sound to me like they told you hey and aren't you the union rep you do think you no it all i feel sorry for the people you represent VOTE NO and SAVE you MONEY FOR YOU
non union

Cincinnati, OH

#88 Jul 23, 2008
sorry my key board sticks you all get what i'm saying he is one of the worst reps i've heard of all of you could have been back to work if he told you have of what OPW put on the table
non union

Cincinnati, OH

#89 Jul 23, 2008
sorry look like a cant spell either have = half
Kendra

Tipp City, OH

#90 Jul 23, 2008
non union wrote:
sorry my key board sticks you all get what i'm saying he is one of the worst reps i've heard of all of you could have been back to work if he told you have of what OPW put on the table
Maybe if you had a better paying job you could afford a new keyboard and take some spelling classes!!! LOL
jesse

Cincinnati, OH

#91 Jul 23, 2008
to bad you don't have a job sore loser
SKIPPY

Englewood, OH

#92 Jul 24, 2008
TO BAD YOU AND 49 MORE WON'T SOON STUPID!!!!!!!!!
Comment

Cincinnati, OH

#93 Jul 26, 2008
God bless america. And God bless the union workers! I'm union and proud.
curious

Evansville, IN

#94 Jul 27, 2008
how did the vote turn out? Union or no?
Union worker

Fairborn, OH

#95 Jul 28, 2008
curious wrote:
how did the vote turn out? Union or no?
No union 106-123
Jim

Cincinnati, OH

#96 Jul 29, 2008
The sad truth of the matter is, what has happened to people at OPW on both sides of the wall is the lack of character when it comes to treating fellow employees with the respect that they deserve and the benefits of a company that is doing extremely well in the market place. I always thought that a lot of hard work and the pride of doing a job well would benefit me with OPW's employment until I retired. I spent 20 years of my life and youth trying to do a good job and was slapped in the face by a company that has no character or moral obligation to employees who have spent most of their life trying to do a good job to help the company to succeed in the market place. Which just goes to show you it's a dog eat dog world from the bottom of the pond all the way to the top of the pond where the big boys sit. Everyone is out for themselves and they could care less about their union brothers whether we all lost our jobs together or not we all have to move on in life and do something else for a living but your character is what really defines you as a decent human being and a lot of the people that I work with not only don't care for anyone else but they have no character whatsoever. In this world it's just like the Mob says, "Nothing personal, it's just business". That's really sad and unfortunate but life goes on. There is life after OPW. Good luck to everyone who did not cross the picket line.
Darlene

Cincinnati, OH

#97 Jul 29, 2008
I was at one time employed by Civacon which was a branch of OPW. I was there for 9 years and like my husband who just lost his job with OPW I had planned on retiring from there. Civacon moved their company to Kansas City MO which displaced everyone from the vice president on down in the office and caused a layoff on the shop floor. Some of the Union workers bumped to the main branch of OPW which just had the Union strike.
Screwing over the worker's is a pet project for Dover which owns OPW and Civacon and Engineering Systems, etc. Don't let the company fool you into thinking that they are not making a profit. They are making a huge profit. The corporate pukes and their cronies still get their big bonuses. The problem in a nut shell is greed. Men died to form unions in this country and with a command from one man being former President Ronald Regan, who forced the air traffic controllers back to work, the unions began to die because they no longer have the power to strike due to "right to work" laws. Where is the loyalty union brothers and sisters? Are we going to let the corporate world hold our heads under the water forever? I know what will follow because I saw it happen to my brother-in law when they voted the union out of his company. About a month later there was a big firing and those that were left took a $4 pay cut if they wanted to stay and they also lost a lot of benefits. I say shame on those who crossed the picket line. Where are your standards, it certainly did not take much for you to turn to cowards. You played right into the hands of the company. They were laughing at you as you were laughing at your union brothers. Fools! Now you will get your just dues. Those who fought for their rights needed to work just as badly as you did but they chose loyalty, self worth and character. You chose the cowards way out. I for one hope they lower your wages by a lot. It's only what you deserve after all. Good luck, you will need it. Fools!
JAMIE

United States

#98 Aug 21, 2008
How did today's court date turn out?
katie

Tipp City, OH

#99 Aug 22, 2008
non union wrote:
sorry my key board sticks you all get what i'm saying he is one of the worst reps i've heard of all of you could have been back to work if he told you have of what OPW put on the table
what did they put on table
katie

Tipp City, OH

#100 Aug 22, 2008
i like to know,tell us,you no so much tell the strikers,what you no,we have a right,so you must been at table,to no ,let us no,then putting,we would of been back,what did they not tell us,since they rep,us,

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