Alcoa trains managers to run plants i...

Alcoa trains managers to run plants in case of strike

There are 7 comments on the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel story from May 10, 2006, titled Alcoa trains managers to run plants in case of strike. In it, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel reports that:

Alcoa Inc., the world's largest aluminum producer, is training managers to operate 15 U.S. plants should 9,000 union workers strike next month.

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Nellie of the North

United States

#1 May 15, 2006
That will be interesting to see a few managers doing the work of 9,000 workers. They might learn a little something about how tough a job it is, too. Give the people their health insurance, for heaven's sake.
no worry

Buffalo, MN

#2 May 16, 2006
My Dad's retiring from Alcoa on May 31st. No worries about the strike anymore for him!! It'll be interesting to see how well they treat him during retirement though. Get out while the gettings good!
Nellie of the North

United States

#3 May 17, 2006
no worry wrote:
My Dad's retiring from Alcoa on May 31st. No worries about the strike anymore for him!! It'll be interesting to see how well they treat him during retirement though. Get out while the gettings good!
Best of luck to your dad for a long and happy retirment. My FIL is retired from Alcoa and he is doing ok.
Cat

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jul 28, 2013
Sparks
The Great Kappytoz

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Jul 29, 2013
This is what unions do to business, Unions = a thousand small cuts to a thriving business until it has bled all of it's livelihood out, Then the same unions wonder why they are jobless.The unions even hurt the poor people out there collecting cans to make a meager living on the streets , Or the scrap yard.More small business dead because of bloodsucking unions.
jim

Lafayette, IN

#6 Jul 29, 2013
The Great Kappytoz wrote:
This is what unions do to business, Unions = a thousand small cuts to a thriving business until it has bled all of it's livelihood out, Then the same unions wonder why they are jobless.The unions even hurt the poor people out there collecting cans to make a meager living on the streets , Or the scrap yard.More small business dead because of bloodsucking unions.
I thank the unions are the best thing for the working man to stand up to some of these big co. that try to work the little man to they die with as little pay and insurance that cost a leg and a arm and the worker ends up paying most of the cost, the unions gives the worker a voice.
You must be a manager.
Citizen Kane

Frankfort, IN

#7 Aug 2, 2013
jim wrote:
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I thank the unions are the best thing for the working man to stand up to some of these big co. that try to work the little man to they die with as little pay and insurance that cost a leg and a arm and the worker ends up paying most of the cost, the unions gives the worker a voice.
You must be a manager.
Yeah, unions are the best thing for the working man. Until that working man becomes unemployed after the plant folds up.
It will happen sooner or later.

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