We the People

Bowling Green, IN

#422 Feb 5, 2010
Vote is on Monday. I think but not for certain they want 1.36 from us. It's not going to fly. I think their are two choices at Greencastle. They either close us or get over it. We will not take concessions again.
We the People

Southfield, MI

#423 Feb 5, 2010
Greencastle employees,
Here is a different perspective for all of us to consider. The $1.36 or whatever it is (I hear mostly benefit changes) is a small sacrifice given what would happen if they stop putting work in our plant or close it because we have a committe that is stubborn and difficult to deal with. We have too many co-workers and friends who are out of work or are working for minimum wage because their factories were closed down. I for one believe that we need to give Detroit a reason to keep us open as opposed to a reason for closing us down.

Don't get me wrong, the thought of giving up 401(k) match and a few days off is not something I want to do, but WILL do to save my job. I am going to focus my attention on the watching my Colts win a Superbowl this weekend. But come Monday I am voting TO KEEP THIS PLACE OPEN, not to give the company another reason to shut us down.

To my fellow employees, thank you for listening.
We the People

Southfield, MI

#424 Feb 5, 2010
We the People wrote:
Greencastle employees,
Here is a different perspective for all of us to consider. The $1.36 or whatever it is (I hear mostly benefit changes) is a small sacrifice given what would happen if they stop putting work in our plant or close it because we have a committe that is stubborn and difficult to deal with. We have too many co-workers and friends who are out of work or are working for minimum wage because their factories were closed down. I for one believe that we need to give Detroit a reason to keep us open as opposed to a reason for closing us down.

Don't get me wrong, the thought of giving up 401(k) match and a few days off is not something I want to do, but WILL do to save my job. I am going to focus my attention on the watching my Colts win a Superbowl this weekend. But come Monday I am voting TO KEEP THIS PLACE OPEN, not to give the company another reason to shut us down.
To my fellow employees, thank you for listening.
Not sure why my post says Sidney OH. Have never been there???
We The People

Bowling Green, IN

#425 Feb 5, 2010
Detroit has plenty of reason to keep us open. I don't know if you are aware that we did save 7 million with our scrap reduction last year. I personally feel that the company is just getting greedy in their profit margins. I myself am not willing to take another dime in concessions. They are just going to continuously come back wanting more and more. We voted in our last contract with less, took concessions after that, and now again. I say no. As far as jobs if they close, there are all kinds of opprotunities for people that lose their jobs from factories closing. I have no fear of this.
Unemployed

Cloverdale, IN

#426 Feb 5, 2010
You better redo the math. Just where are those jobs you think you will find.
We The People wrote:
Detroit has plenty of reason to keep us open. I don't know if you are aware that we did save 7 million with our scrap reduction last year. I personally feel that the company is just getting greedy in their profit margins. I myself am not willing to take another dime in concessions. They are just going to continuously come back wanting more and more. We voted in our last contract with less, took concessions after that, and now again. I say no. As far as jobs if they close, there are all kinds of opprotunities for people that lose their jobs from factories closing. I have no fear of this.
Unemployed

Cloverdale, IN

#427 Feb 5, 2010
Where did you get 7 million? Just where are those jobs that are available?
Still Laidoff

Danville, IL

#428 Feb 6, 2010
I'm am enjoying the layoff and I encourage the Union to remain united. Our contracts were negotiated fairly and no reason for us to be making concessions if corporate isn't making concessions of their own. Has the plant manager or production manager or shift supervisors taken any reduction of pay, time, or benefits? If so have they been equal reductions compared to the Union labor? I'm sure they haven't nor will they ever. Let IAC pay for their own incompetence.

For those who are in difficult positions due to being laid off, I feel for you. But as a Union member we should do what is best for all employees not for ourselves. That is what a Union is about, no? I have been able to pay my car off and pay down most of my bills over this layoff. I actually have more disposable income through unemployment insurance than I did working at IAC for the last six months. And there aren't many 12-15 dollar an hour jobs out there. That is exactly why allowing more concessions is wrong because there will be one less.
unknown

Covington, GA

#429 Feb 6, 2010
well why should we take cuts when if the plant is going to close it will close whatever we vote they just want to bend us over more and srew us
unemployed

Bloomington, IN

#430 Feb 6, 2010
I hope they do shut the plant down so I can follow "we the people" around and find all these jobs he is talkin about! ive spent 12 months searching and havent come up with anything above minimum wage!if he knows where there are "all kinds of jobs" he should share that info with those of us who need it!
We The People

Bowling Green, IN

#431 Feb 6, 2010
unemployed wrote:
I hope they do shut the plant down so I can follow "we the people" around and find all these jobs he is talkin about! ive spent 12 months searching and havent come up with anything above minimum wage!if he knows where there are "all kinds of jobs" he should share that info with those of us who need it!
Thats awful funny because when I was temporaly laid of in the spring the unemployment office called and had a job for me but I was already back at work. I think if you really want a job you'll get one. Perhaps you need to increase your skills. You better get over the fact that concessions are not going to be taken because it looks overwhelmingly obvious that, that is not going to happen. I could be wrong. If you are one of the ones layed off you will probably come back at 10.00 an hour and never progress if we agree to this. Are you really that desparate. COME ON!!!!!
unemployed

Bloomington, IN

#432 Feb 6, 2010
believe it or not that would be the best offer I have had and I would be in there monday!hopefully when the high seniors force the plant to close another company will start a buisiness in that building and need to hire !!!
We The People

Bowling Green, IN

#433 Feb 6, 2010
unemployed wrote:
believe it or not that would be the best offer I have had and I would be in there monday!hopefully when the high seniors force the plant to close another company will start a buisiness in that building and need to hire !!!
Quit your whining and go get a job. I know of several people who have little more than a high school diploma that have gotten jobs in the last year. If you get called back then great but if you don't you will be a little further along then us if the place closes. I doubt very seriously that we well get a yes vote on monday. If you get called back its your job and benefits that we have protected.
unemployed

Bloomington, IN

#434 Feb 7, 2010
seems to me like I am not the one whinning! your the one crying cause you may loose 1.40 an hour ! and willing to cost many people a job because in your make believe world you are not replaceable and there are tons of jobs for someone as marvelous as you! well mabey there were 16 years ago when you last looked but not today!and as far as your big job notification the unemployment office called you with, I have been called for several jobs but you still have to got to interviews were 50 people are competeing for each opening!one in ten people are unemployed today!and I doubt it is because they diddnt have a hero like you telling them to quit whinning and get a job!face it you arent concerned with protecting anything but your own cushy job and scared you might lose $1.40 woth of bennies that you probably would not even notice!with all the things people are being forced to give up to make it in these tough times I say you sir ,ARE THE WHINER!...this is my last post on this thread, I wish the best for everyone doing the best they can out there and hope to be called back someday
We the People

Bowling Green, IN

#435 Feb 8, 2010
Well the vote results are 392- NO 75- YES
This was our second vote. I hope they realize they are wasting their time with their threats and give us a contract we can live with. NO CONSESSIONS do we need to say it any louder!!!!
IAC Mendon

Virginia Beach, VA

#436 Feb 8, 2010
We the People wrote:
Well the vote results are 392- NO 75- YES
This was our second vote. I hope they realize they are wasting their time with their threats and give us a contract we can live with. NO CONSESSIONS do we need to say it any louder!!!!
Good luck! It is nice to see that you all stuck together!!
Still Laidoff

Danville, IL

#437 Feb 9, 2010
I just got a call back... LoL
your daddy

Las Vegas, NV

#438 Feb 11, 2010
I hope it works out for you guys. However, it's probably not as easy as "quit whining and go get a job". The official unemployment rate is around ten percent, unofficially about sixteen percent due to people giving up and dropping out of the hunt for a job. Additionally, for every job offered there are about seven people competing for that job. I probably would have voted no as well, but if they shut er down, it may not be so easy to find another job. Good luck.
We the People

Bowling Green, IN

#439 Feb 11, 2010
I can't believe I am reading a no out of you. Yes if IAC Greencastle closes there will be people struggling and people better off. This is a fact due to each individuals employable status. Hopefully people will use the opportunities available to get training and education to better themselves if this happens and not just sit at home waiting on their unemployment to run out. I watched some of the people on layoff complain of nothing out there yet never leave their house. This may not be true of everyone and yes the job market is competative but enough rolling over to threats is enough. We are tired of it. At least 392 people are and that is a pretty strong stance.
your daddy

Las Vegas, NV

#440 Feb 12, 2010
You can only take so much before you push back, Ross should have done his math and got it right the first time. Coming back and wanting more is a little much to ask. At some point management has to do their job and run the place a little better. That probably can't be done with the clowns running iac Greencastle.
Dumbfounded in Indiana

Whitesville, KY

#441 Feb 17, 2010
30,000,000 Unemployed in this country and Greencastle, IN decides to make a stand on principle, in the middle of a depression no less, and votes NO on minor concessions. Why, because out of pocket insurance cost went up $5 a week for a family?? LOL
Again these "brainiacks" fell for it. I'm sure Jeff knew the ingrates there would vote anything they proposed down and they could pack it up. For Godís sake; the company was only after $1.36. By voting NO those brilliant people just gave them $15 or more in cost savings after move the plant and hire people at $8 and hour with no 401 match at all, LOL

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