Standing By Observing

Edmonton, Canada

#289 May 29, 2010
Revolutionist wrote:
If you don't want a Union Merced..why don't you start sending letters to the editor of Newsweek or time mags complaining about the working conditions of the Merced plant have you have no life because you are scheduled 7 days a week only work 3 of the 7 you were scheduled to work. All your kids events you miss because you are called off on the last minute of called in on the last minute. How management plays favorites. You are printing and manufacturing a magazine that speaks of abuses in third world countries and mistreatment of women. Yet the company that produces this literature mistreats its employees as if they were third world citizens.. Merced is to big not to have a inside mediator to defend it;s employees against such abuses of managements powers
Isn't that the absolute truth
Revolutionist

United States

#290 May 31, 2010
Again wrote:
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I will keep saying it - unions are obsolete. They served their purpose when collective bargaining was needed and people actually worked. Now people want to sit back and let the union fight for them to not work and collect a pay check.
look Again I was against Unions and believed in the laws of this nation. That with all the laws on the books to protect good workers or to protect them against retaliations from supervision and management. But I was wrong just as you are wrong. Management HR and supervision will stab you or anyone else in the back without a second thought just to make 1st quarter profits or to reduce it's labor force. How many times have you seen a new rule or procedure implemented? And it last until one of the special members of the main clique gets caught up in it and then it is changed once again. You are full of sh*t if you don't think a facility of over 500 employees doesn't need some form of fair mediator with in the walls of that facility...it isn't HR .. "Again" you have to be a supervisor or in management. And you don't want anyone to challenge your totalitarian control of World Color employees. You would think that in the state of California such barbaric form of leadership would not be tolerated. But it is
Conan The Barbarian

Kingsport, TN

#291 May 31, 2010
Revolutionist wrote:
<quoted text> You would think that in the state of California such barbaric form of leadership would not be tolerated. But it is
Ummmm... Isn't the Governor of California THE Barbarian of all time?:-)

Long Live Arnold!
Again

Clarksville, TN

#292 Jun 1, 2010
Revolutionist wrote:
<quoted text> look Again I was against Unions and believed in the laws of this nation. That with all the laws on the books to protect good workers or to protect them against retaliations from supervision and management. But I was wrong just as you are wrong. Management HR and supervision will stab you or anyone else in the back without a second thought just to make 1st quarter profits or to reduce it's labor force. How many times have you seen a new rule or procedure implemented? And it last until one of the special members of the main clique gets caught up in it and then it is changed once again. You are full of sh*t if you don't think a facility of over 500 employees doesn't need some form of fair mediator with in the walls of that facility...it isn't HR .. "Again" you have to be a supervisor or in management. And you don't want anyone to challenge your totalitarian control of World Color employees. You would think that in the state of California such barbaric form of leadership would not be tolerated. But it is
I am not a member of management, nor a supervisor and I am aware of situations where management does not hold themselves to a high set of values. It does seem to be very prevelant in many WC facilities. However, the UNION is not the way to correct poor management. Poor management has corrected itself by loosing control of the company. The new management, Quad, does not operate at the low level that some WC facilities have shown themselves to work from. I might add, not ALL management can be thrown into this 'bad apple' barrel. There are some very good, on the up and up, people on some management teams.
Revolutionist

Fresno, CA

#293 Jun 5, 2010
Again wrote:
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I am not a member of management, nor a supervisor and I am aware of situations where management does not hold themselves to a high set of values. It does seem to be very prevelant in many WC facilities. However, the UNION is not the way to correct poor management. Poor management has corrected itself by loosing control of the company. The new management, Quad, does not operate at the low level that some WC facilities have shown themselves to work from. I might add, not ALL management can be thrown into this 'bad apple' barrel. There are some very good, on the up and up, people on some management teams.
Name one manager supervisor or person in HR that has ever took a stand at you facility. No bull. I know some supervisors at the Merced World Color facility that know that things are wrong but will not nor did not stand up for what was right. Some of these individuals attend church every sunday and speak of the Lord. Yet allow a person to be nailed on the cross. Please don't tell me not to generalize. They will be nailed just as the one they speak up for. That is not good management. That is just people watching their own a$$es. I truly like optimistic with can do mentalities. I am telling you. Merced World Color will kill your optimism or steal it for their own benefit. The barrel is full of rotten apples. I ask you to place a good apple into a barrel of rotten ones and see how long it last until it looks like the others. I say clean the whole barrel out and start a new. A Union is more like a chill factor to management it will keep the fresh or management will be taken out, as to not be seen as a barrel of rotten apples by the Union
Revolutionist

Fresno, CA

#294 Jun 5, 2010
I truly like optimistic people with can do mentalities. I am telling you. Merced World Color will kill your optimism or steal it for their own benefit. The barrel is full of rotten apples.
Revolutionist

Fresno, CA

#295 Jun 5, 2010
Conan The Barbarian wrote:
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Ummmm... Isn't the Governor of California THE Barbarian of all time?:-)
Long Live Arnold!
You're real comical you need a job in management supervision or HR at Merced World Color you offer no solutions just rhetoric of no substance
p-1 wife

Fresno, CA

#296 Jun 7, 2010
has anyone heard when the deal is supposed to close, and what is going to happen with the merced plant? A lot of presses still going down.
Dyersburg

Jackson, TN

#297 Jun 7, 2010
p-1 wife wrote:
has anyone heard when the deal is supposed to close, and what is going to happen with the merced plant? A lot of presses still going down.
Shareholders from Quad and WC willmeet on June 25.If everyone is in agreement the papers will be signed on June 29.Takeover will be early July.
abc

Milwaukee, WI

#298 Jun 8, 2010
Dyersburg wrote:
<quoted text>Shareholders from Quad and WC willmeet on June 25.If everyone is in agreement the papers will be signed on June 29.Takeover will be early July.
The June 29 date is hilarious. Thanks for playing.
Revolutionist

Ceres, CA

#299 Jun 8, 2010
p-1 wife wrote:
has anyone heard when the deal is supposed to close, and what is going to happen with the merced plant? A lot of presses still going down.
I heard that Quad has been conducting an inquiry on the average rate of pay for machine operators for Merced County and are thinking about lowering the pay of P-1's to 15.50 a hr ..He should reach that level with in 2 years after being rehired by Quad probably start him out at 13.50 hr. You should talk to him about going Union because they could just let him go without any warning. Management does what ever it wants at Merced World Color.
cannot win

AOL

#300 Jun 10, 2010
Revolutionist wrote:
<quoted text> look Again I was against Unions and believed in the laws of this nation. That with all the laws on the books to protect good workers or to protect them against retaliations from supervision and management. But I was wrong just as you are wrong. Management HR and supervision will stab you or anyone else in the back without a second thought just to make 1st quarter profits or to reduce it's labor force. How many times have you seen a new rule or procedure implemented? And it last until one of the special members of the main clique gets caught up in it and then it is changed once again. You are full of sh*t if you don't think a facility of over 500 employees doesn't need some form of fair mediator with in the walls of that facility...it isn't HR .. "Again" you have to be a supervisor or in management. And you don't want anyone to challenge your totalitarian control of World Color employees. You would think that in the state of California such barbaric form of leadership would not be tolerated. But it is
All those things happen in our plant and we HAVE a union!
Revolutionist

Turlock, CA

#301 Jun 10, 2010
cannot win wrote:
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All those things happen in our plant and we HAVE a union!
Don't generalize as a supervisor or manager looking to get rid of a employee they don't like..be more factual " what is the name of the place?" and "what is the name of the union? " "How many employees do you have where?" Or you will be viewed as just another manager posing as a employee to promote your anti union propaganda. Notice most supervisors and managers have learned to keep events or write ups basic and simplistic yet use such definitions as "unprofessionalism" to define anything they see fit to label..that leads to abuse of employees and in many cases leads the employee into wrongful termination..Always comment on a write up and sign it...in comments write that you see no evidence of wrong doing and that it is there word against yours and that you disagree. I suggest you review you employment file periodically you would be surprised of what is placed in them. I am telling you a union is needed at Merced World Color..
Revolutionist

Turlock, CA

#302 Jun 10, 2010
honestly do you think management will tell you what is happening with in the infrastructure of Merced World Color. You can see them shuffling around seeking safe zones to weather the storm of the Quad take over. They will come back out and run it the same as ever. Think your jobs are safe? Not with the same management running it the same. To many Managers and supervisors in safe zones to comfortable to progress. They have mentalities of what isn't broken don't fix it. Really how can you progress with that form of mentality never open to new ideas never open to subordinates opinions. How would you like to go to war and have these supervisors and managers as you commanders. They would lead you straight into the line of fire..they do it everyday.
SMOKEn1

Augusta, GA

#303 Jun 10, 2010
quad better clean out the good old boys and the made up jobs for family and friends and adhere to the company policy not adjust as they go seen to much of changing rules enough lets get back to business and lite one up and enjoy my good people
zzzzz

Tacoma, WA

#304 Jun 10, 2010
SMOKEn1 wrote:
quad better clean out the good old boys and the made up jobs for family and friends and adhere to the company policy not adjust as they go seen to much of changing rules enough lets get back to business and lite one up and enjoy my good people
How about a little punctuation, sometimes your quotes are hard to read.
Brian

Dayton, OH

#305 Jun 10, 2010
well in the plant I worked at it was all up to HR. If you kissed there butt you still have a job.
Dyersburg

Jackson, TN

#306 Jun 10, 2010
abc wrote:
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The June 29 date is hilarious. Thanks for playing.
Sorry the date is June 28 not 29.If everything is agreed on the transaction will be completed on July 2.Quad will be listed in the stock exchange on July 6.Go to Quad Graphics.com and read it for yourself.

Since: May 10

Sussex, WI

#307 Jun 10, 2010
Gravurist wrote:
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Quad built the W VA plant- it was not an acquisition
Oops.. sorry my mistake.. I was trying to refer to the QuadDirect plant in Fredricksburg, VA.. sorry for the error..
Revolutionist

Livermore, CA

#308 Jun 10, 2010
Brian wrote:
well in the plant I worked at it was all up to HR. If you kissed there butt you still have a job.
One of the most monumental moments I can remember at Merced World Color was when a reported an individual for phone harassment Guy Belt ..this individual broke at least 2 state laws, violated at least to civil rights and then on top of that threatened me..all on Merced World Color property now Quads .. The monumental moment was when I was talking in a meeting with the plant manager of Merced World Color he informed me that HR came to the conclusion that I asked for the harassment. Even the other victim in this case informed me of HR's conclusion.. Where Lesley Peeler came up with this conclusion is that the person I reported said I asked him to do what he did...WTF.. you have to be kidding me. Ten pieces of evidence washed away with he said she said. LMAO I asked him to harass me. Do you know that a supervisor at Merced World Color actually copied these post and took them into HR and HR and management questioned me on them...I didn't know it was Merced World Colors job to defend supervisors in civil matters..if these forums offend the supervisors at Merced World Color..there is a civil court. You see people of how f**ked up Management and supervision is at Merced World Color this supervisor was complaining about this forum effecting his job performance..I should of took in a copy of the stock exchange and told HR and management that the price of oil was effecting my job performance.. same shit..I didn't drag my problems to work..And so you know management and HR monitor these post..What the F**k have they done to improve any facilities?...nothing..only a union can help you..

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