2 more UAW locals reject controversia...

2 more UAW locals reject controversial Chrysler agreement

There are 6 comments on the FOX30Online story from Oct 20, 2007, titled 2 more UAW locals reject controversial Chrysler agreement. In it, FOX30Online reports that:

“With teamwork in the leadership and solidarity in the ranks, we will prevail and our members will be best served”

United Auto Workers members at locals in Missouri and Ohio have voted to reject a tentative contract with Chrysler LLC following apparent concern about the fate of the contract by union leaders. via FOX30Online

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warren

Columbia, MO

#1 Oct 24, 2007
There are to many gray areas in this contract if they want us to vote on it today tell us how it will effect our jobs today no 120 days fron now. The two tiered wage is designed to break the union later down the road but the flood gate is open now.
infoman

Springfield, IL

#2 Oct 24, 2007
Yea true..
pill

Auburn Hills, MI

#3 Apr 18, 2018
they sold us out. now you see. we all knew.
Newbies

United States

#4 Apr 23, 2018
pill wrote:
they sold us out. now you see. we all knew.
Yup we been saying it for years .....no u r crazy those r the best people downtown they help us .......
Hoffa

Long Island City, NY

#6 May 8, 2018
I couldn't believe it when I read that GM would be hiring low-paid temp workers under an agreement with UAW. UAW has lost all their power. I thought the unions was screwed after Bill Clinton signed the NAFTA Agreement a long time ago...but the hit's just keep coming.

Here's the GM story

Within days of announcing the elimination of an entire shift and 1,500 jobs at the giant Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant, General Motors announced that its subsidiary, known as the Lordstown GM Subsystems Manufacturing LLC, will be hiring low-paid temporary workers under an agreement the United Auto Workers signed behind the backs of rank-and-file workers.

In a failed effort to stem opposition from rank-and-file workers, UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada, who headed up the UAW 2015 contract talks, with GM issued a statement titled “Regarding Local 5960 Lake Orion and Local 1112 Lordstown.” In it Estrada admits that the decision to outsource jobs was “agreed to by the involved local, regional, and national leadership. Everyone agrees that this situation sucks. But what would suck even more would be to have GM shut down any of our plants and devastate hundreds of our members’ lives and the communities where those plants exist.”

In an effort to blackmail workers into submission, Estrada then lists the recent wave of job cutting that GM has carried out with the full backing of the UAW.“In 2017, GM’s car production was cut by over 20 percent, with the biggest impact to small cars. We saw the reduction of six shifts of assembly plant production and volume reductions at our Powertrain, Stamping and Components plants. There are currently nine open shifts of production in our assembly plants. GM is analyzing the future of many of their car products.”

While workers will lose their homes, families will break up and workers will face enormous financial and psychological strain as a result of the layoffs, the job cutting does not “suck” for Estrada & Co. In exchange for countless concessions, the auto bosses have funneled billions of dollars into the joint job training centers, which have padded the high salaries of union executives like Estrada, who made $165,000 in 2017, not including expense accounts and whatever payments she gets for sitting on the UAW-GM Human Resource Center and as a trustee on the multibillion-dollar VEBA retiree health care fund.

The outsourcing of jobs at Lordstown and Lake Orion exposes once again that the UAW is not a workers’ organization but a tool of corporate management and a cheap labor contractor. To defend the right to well-paying and secure jobs, to abolish the hated two-tier wage and benefit system, and win full-time positions for all TPTs, autoworkers must break with the UAW and elect rank-and-file committees in every factory. These committees must take up the functions long abandoned by the UAW—addressing workers grievances, opposing speedup, jobs cuts and the victimization of militant workers. The committees should declare that the 2015 contracts signed by corrupt UAW officials are null and void and fight to mobilize all auto and auto parts workers throughout the US and internationally in common struggle.The UAW has lost all power.

The entire article https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/24/l...
John4wjnap

Detroit, MI

#7 May 8, 2018
Hoffa wrote:
I couldn't believe it when I read that GM would be hiring low-paid temp workers under an agreement with UAW. UAW has lost all their power. I thought the unions was screwed after Bill Clinton signed the NAFTA Agreement a long time ago...but the hit's just keep coming.

Here's the GM story

Within days of announcing the elimination of an entire shift and 1,500 jobs at the giant Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant, General Motors announced that its subsidiary, known as the Lordstown GM Subsystems Manufacturing LLC, will be hiring low-paid temporary workers under an agreement the United Auto Workers signed behind the backs of rank-and-file workers.

In a failed effort to stem opposition from rank-and-file workers, UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada, who headed up the UAW 2015 contract talks, with GM issued a statement titled “Regarding Local 5960 Lake Orion and Local 1112 Lordstown.” In it Estrada admits that the decision to outsource jobs was “agreed to by the involved local, regional, and national leadership. Everyone agrees that this situation sucks. But what would suck even more would be to have GM shut down any of our plants and devastate hundreds of our members’ lives and the communities where those plants exist.”

In an effort to blackmail workers into submission, Estrada then lists the recent wave of job cutting that GM has carried out with the full backing of the UAW.“In 2017, GM’s car production was cut by over 20 percent, with the biggest impact to small cars. We saw the reduction of six shifts of assembly plant production and volume reductions at our Powertrain, Stamping and Components plants. There are currently nine open shifts of production in our assembly plants. GM is analyzing the future of many of their car products.”

While workers will lose their homes, families will break up and workers will face enormous financial and psychological strain as a result of the layoffs, the job cutting does not “suck” for Estrada & Co. In exchange for countless concessions, the auto bosses have funneled billions of dollars into the joint job training centers, which have padded the high salaries of union executives like Estrada, who made $165,000 in 2017, not including expense accounts and whatever payments she gets for sitting on the UAW-GM Human Resource Center and as a trustee on the multibillion-dollar VEBA retiree health care fund.

The outsourcing of jobs at Lordstown and Lake Orion exposes once again that the UAW is not a workers’ organization but a tool of corporate management and a cheap labor contractor. To defend the right to well-paying and secure jobs, to abolish the hated two-tier wage and benefit system, and win full-time positions for all TPTs, autoworkers must break with the UAW and elect rank-and-file committees in every factory. These committees must take up the functions long abandoned by the UAW—addressing workers grievances, opposing speedup, jobs cuts and the victimization of militant workers. The committees should declare that the 2015 contracts signed by corrupt UAW officials are null and void and fight to mobilize all auto and auto parts workers throughout the US and internationally in common struggle.The UAW has lost all power.

The entire article https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/24/l...
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