UAW Approves New Contract With Caterpillar

Mar 6, 2011 Full story: WEEK-TV

United Auto Workers at Caterpillar are getting a $3,000 bonus after approving a new contract with the company.

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Taylorville, IL

#1 Mar 6, 2011
3k wasn't what we cared about. $3k after taxed is about 1500. So it's not that. It's about the insurance changes.

Aurora, IL

#2 Mar 9, 2011
Komatsu hiring in Peoria starting wage 20.92 with full benefits, yeah UAW really did a crappy job but what do you guys expect from people making $25 an hour, bargaining on your behalf.

Pekin, IL

#3 Apr 11, 2011
That contract was fixed to pass just like the last few. They told the bargaining committee "We made a lot of money over the last 6 years, and were gonna make more, so take it or leave it." They also said when the bargaining committee entered the room "What are you doing here, We don't need you here", see they laid off thousands of workers when the economy was doing poor even though they posted record profits during the recession, so that when those people come back broke from lay off there's 2000 yes's. They have roughly 1500 supplemental employee's so there's 1500 yes's they gave more to the distribution centers that never had anything before to get a few more thousand votes and there's your contract vote it's a big game to them, our lives and bills and trying to get stable in an unstable country and economy is a big laughing matter to them. They talk in billions and hundreds of millions we talk in dollars and cents, and that's not good enough for them they want it all. Like little kids, like bully's in school. Like the people ruining the country looking for cheap laborers, hatin the country that made em all that money.

Edwardsville, IL

#4 Apr 11, 2011
Illinois just instituted another new tax on employers starting in 2012. Unions and the taxation happy politicians have ran just about every big taxpaying corporation out of Illinois. I say you union types strike so CAT will finally head out of town too

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