Cummins to cut work force by 800

Cummins to cut work force by 800

There are 26 comments on the WISH-TV 8 Indiana News story from Jan 13, 2009, titled Cummins to cut work force by 800. In it, WISH-TV 8 Indiana News reports that:

Engine maker Cummins Inc. says it will cut 800 employees worldwide by the end of February and freeze salaries for the rest of the year in response to lower sales.

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Cummins Retiree

Louisville, KY

#22 Jul 28, 2009
I worked at Cummins as a DWU member for over 32 years in the shop. I never made over $25.00 per hour. I was laid off for 7 years total out of those 32 years. The only ones that could possibly have made 30-40 dollars per hour in the shop would be the union officials receiving pay by the union on top of what Cummins pays them.
The pension that Cummins pays is pathetic, I could make(with working overtime) in one week what they pay me per month.
Jason wrote:
I stand by my statement! There are plenty of non-union shops in the United States, who pay their employees good/fair wages for the work they do. To pay someone 30/40 dollars an hour to do the work anyone off the street could do is ridiculous!
I'm pretty sure to pay those same employees 15 to 20 dollars an hour, does not put them in the catagory of working in sweat shops. Don't get me wrong, Unions were good when they were first established. Times have changed, time for the unions to change!!
very concerned

Michigan City, IN

#23 Jul 28, 2009
tnx a lot indiana state governor
Lake Mills worker

Clear Lake, MN

#24 Mar 29, 2010
Jason wrote:
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Blame the dam* unions!! Have to pay the workers outrages wages for the work they do, so companies move to other places where they can make a profit!
You are soooooooooooo incorrect. The facility in Lake Mills Iowa is non union!!! I know this for a fact!
Hey, take a look at what the CEO gets a year!
Lake Mills worker

Clear Lake, MN

#25 Mar 29, 2010
LightenUp wrote:
Cummins is a good company that values it's employees. Look up the officer's salaries - they do not have inflated salaries like other companies. They get stock options when the company is doing well, and they deserve to be rewarded when the company does well. They also share the profits with all employees - not many companies do that anymore. I could go on and on about how well they treat their employees, but I do not have the time. SHUTUP is exactly right, do you think a US company can manufacturer everything in the US and be competive in global markets? Please look into CMI's history before you judge - they are a good company and are not responsible for the downturn in the economy. You can't seriously believe a factory in Mexico caused these layoffs....OMG
And what position do you hold in this company?
They attempted the move back in '99 and I know this for a fact!
Also, I know the CEO's salary!

Lorton, VA

#26 Nov 11, 2011
wondering if anyone can describe the process cummins uses to build engines, essentially trying to figure out what the Seymour and Daventry HHP engine manufacturing plants look like inside and what processes are used to build engines... where automation is necessary, what technologies are in use to control quality and/or cost, where are process/product checks done, where is finishing done? painting done in the same building or offsite? what are the opportunities for kitting/sub-assemblies?number of test cells? what is the test time/engine? what is the validation and testing process? im working on a project trying to get some insight from Cummins past and/or current employees to see what it is like to work for the Company.

United States

#27 Nov 22, 2011
Ashley wrote:
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I work at Cummins in Columbus, Indiana and have for 5yrs. and I only make $14 an hour. We also have a wage cap of $22 or so and believe me once you hit that ceiling it doesn't matter how long you have been there it isn't going to get much higher. We have a company owned union. DWU is nothing like the UAW. A lot of people I work with would love to see our union disbanded because they don't fight for much for us in the first place. So please don't blame the union because it really isn't the reason.
I also work at cummins 15 years and he is right the union doesn't do much, other than helps us keep our job and some times they can't! I was layed off for a year and I am lucky i got one back.

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