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Deere, UAW start negotiations on contract covering about 9,500 workers at 15 facilities

There are 26 comments on the www.fox2now.com story from Aug 26, 2009, titled Deere, UAW start negotiations on contract covering about 9,500 workers at 15 facilities. In it, www.fox2now.com reports that:

Deere & Co. and the United Auto Workers union have begun negotiations on a new contract covering about 9,500 employees - or roughly 17 percent of Deere's work force - at 15 of the company's facilities across the country.

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Mee1

Coffeyville, KS

#1 Aug 29, 2009
OH im sure we will get great rewards for our efforts. Kind of like the last contract. They surely will give us back our post retirement healthcare,Lawyer and all the other things Coffeyville has lost over the past 15 years.

Maybe they will take 2 votes when the first one dont turn out the way the union wants.
nosey

Wichita, KS

#2 Aug 29, 2009
Maybethe union will ask for a strike which no one except the union makes money off of or maybe they will cause another company will leave cause of the union or more jobs will be lost to the union demands but the union will still get there money!!!!!!!!!
your 8th grade teacher

Chanute, KS

#3 Aug 29, 2009
nosey wrote:
Maybethe union will ask for a strike which no one except the union makes money off of or maybe they will cause another company will leave cause of the union or more jobs will be lost to the union demands but the union will still get there money!!!!!!!!!
You're totally uninformed, or you've bought Chamber of Commerce propaganda, if you really think unions make money off of strikes. Read up on the histroy of the labor movement in a basic American history textbook, knothead.

“Better listen the first time”

Since: Aug 09

jest an ol' hillbilly

#4 Aug 29, 2009
nosey wrote:
Maybethe union will ask for a strike which no one except the union makes money off of or maybe they will cause another company will leave cause of the union or more jobs will be lost to the union demands but the union will still get there money!!!!!!!!!
The only reason there is a union there is because John Deere demanded it before they took over Funks.
Union Dues

S Coffeyville, OK

#5 Aug 29, 2009
The unions are making money from union dues. I pay $100 per month.
tallicamantw

Wichita, KS

#6 Aug 30, 2009
I believe Funk employees voted for the union. John Deere would have loved to pay menial wages for quality work. Funk is one of the best paying jobs in that area.

“Better listen the first time”

Since: Aug 09

jest an ol' hillbilly

#7 Aug 30, 2009
tallicamantw wrote:
I believe Funk employees voted for the union. John Deere would have loved to pay menial wages for quality work. Funk is one of the best paying jobs in that area.
It's true.. They voted for it.. BUT, the deal hinged on that vote. The employee's were told and knew if the vote went south the deal would not go thru and they would be out of work.Funk has always been one of the best paying employers in this area. Even before John Deere bought it. The union did not bring the good pay. It was already there.
Concerned Person

Coffeyville, KS

#8 Sep 2, 2009
tallicamantw wrote:
I believe Funk employees voted for the union. John Deere would have loved to pay menial wages for quality work. Funk is one of the best paying jobs in that area.
Wrong, the Employees never voted for the union, John Deere just let them come in without a vote. They were afraid the union would stike at other John Deere plants if they didn't let them in at Funk. I believe if they had stayed union free, They would had three times the number of emplyees and still payed good wages.
Big Jim Hill

Wellsville, KS

#9 Sep 2, 2009
A UNION is only as good as the people that belong to it. Most from what I can tell the people that bitch a lot more then likely never show up at a union meeting,or are the people that don't pay dues and only say me to me to, I want what you can get us.
Is it still not an open shop and you don't have to pay anything as far as dues?
Now Concerned person that posted, if you ask some on here if they would take a cut in pay in order to allow others to join the work force, I bet they would vote NO.( Three times the work force ,now thats reaching)
Most on here sound like company scabs away from what I have read, or someone that works forthe company.
( Have a great labor weekend, and next time your on overtime at puntive rate thank the union for this.)
Mee1

Coffeyville, KS

#10 Sep 2, 2009
I think the proper thanks for a good wage should be given to the men and women of the 1930's and 40's. The majority of the workforce present day has forgotten the sacrifice of the old timers. Those men fought with fists and bats to secure the working force a fair deal.

The unions of today seem to be fighting a losing battle. Until every man woman and union officer can get on the the same page and work together we will continue to be easily divided and only see what is in it for ourselves.

Not one single person should be overlooked during contract talks. Even the smallest amount of men deserve to be treated fairly.
Big Jim Hill

Wellsville, KS

#11 Sep 2, 2009
I won't stand behind you or in front of you,but beside you Mee1, and your words are good. Union members have not had to sacrifice like in the old days, but glad we were able to get things on the table for our brothers and sisters of today, and most were given good paying jobs from the get-go, and also many union officers have never seen hard times.
Best leadership always comes out during hard times.
Pin Ball

Coffeyville, KS

#12 Sep 2, 2009
Unions run this country into the thrieving aconomy we have now. Unions protected people years ago but they now protect lazy SOBs and get them paid three times what they are worth. Yeah good luck and hope you get a shit load of money while the poor people try to buy the crap you assemble. this is discusting!
lonely

Wichita, KS

#13 Sep 2, 2009
Talk about scabs that is what union uppers are when they treaten old people and try to coherce an elderly man and yes that happened right here in Coffeyville a few years ago and it is 100% fact I saw it with my own eyes,so as far as I am concerned unions can go to he@@!!!!!!!!
Big Jim Hill

Wellsville, KS

#14 Sep 3, 2009
Your both full of B.S., and the name fix's both of you lonely and pin ball.
And glad people like you lonley don't belong to any UNION account you don't know a thing about them.
Don't see anyone stepping out and saying they want to vote the Union out.
Pin Ball , the only thing I see poor people doing these days our asking for a hand out, in which come to think about it, many UNION brotehrs and sisters help out many when in tme of need.
And if the people that belong to a UNION don't like who is leading them can always vote them out, not like the company boss's they have, which it sometimes takes the union to get them out.
lonely

Wichita, KS

#15 Sep 3, 2009
Well big jimmy It was my father and you want to call someone a liar there were police reports made about this back then so if you want to call someone a liar you better look in the mirror.No I do not belong to a NO GOOD union and never would!
Big Jim Hill

Wellsville, KS

#16 Sep 4, 2009
Lonely I can look in the mirror every day, and sure don't know what your talking about. Looks like all I seen on here is your side.
Then whats your bitch about unions, you don't belong to one, and you don't have a vote or a say in how we vote.
I am glad the UNIONs were able to get a holiday day for labor.( And I get holiday pay if I have to work) Like I said a union is only as good as the people in it,and vote the people out that cannot show good leadership.
Union1

Coffeyville, KS

#17 Sep 12, 2009
I agree the union is only as good as the people in it. The Local Union UAW 2366 is getting better and trying to make things better for their people. Most of the people that complain are people tha don't belong to the Union or are only in the Union to protect their ass. For the "Union Dues" person I don't know what Union you are in to pay $100 a month for dues. Mine are only about $35 a month. The Union has to pay out their workers on strike for wages and insurance.

“Better listen the first time”

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jest an ol' hillbilly

#18 Sep 12, 2009
Big Jim Hill wrote:
Lonely I can look in the mirror every day, and sure don't know what your talking about. Looks like all I seen on here is your side.
Then whats your bitch about unions, you don't belong to one, and you don't have a vote or a say in how we vote.
I am glad the UNIONs were able to get a holiday day for labor.( And I get holiday pay if I have to work) Like I said a union is only as good as the people in it,and vote the people out that cannot show good leadership.
Unions are responsible for the Labor Day holiday BECAUSE they buy and pay off politicians.. Show me a union backed politician and I'll show you a crooked bought and paid for politician.
capt howdy

Waterloo, IA

#20 Sep 30, 2009
Union Dues wrote:
The unions are making money from union dues. I pay $100 per month.
I pay 2 hrs wage a month and I dont make$50 per hr.but the uaw has stood behind me several times .money well spent.what these uninformed people dont understand is how sneeky ,manipulitive and untrustworthy Deere realy is I dont think farmers would buy them.the workers stand united and only want a quality product and delivered on time,also to make a fair wage to support thier families.corperate Deere likes to sabbtoge these efforts.seen it first hand
Big Jim Hill

Junction City, KS

#21 Oct 1, 2009
I think if you look at union history it was account of the many loyal workers that were killed during the time unions were starting up
I am sure you like your holiday pay don't you?

Until the Unions became strong and the union workers pulled together, the politicains had always been on the side of the company and not the workers.

You have the right if you have a union whhere you work to vote it out, but I bet most swon't want to go back to what they had.

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