UAW local 2069 members are picketing outside the Volvo plant in Dublin, despite the wintry mix. via WSLS
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#21 Mar 1, 2008
To all people that downs unions. I am glad that I make 23.00 an hour payed vacation 100% health care, If union are bad I am so glad that I belong to a union. To people that don't have a union I hope you are happy with what you have. That is all you will ever have. You will not stand up an fight for what you have. I hope you have to pay 100% of your health care I hope you get no vacation. Because you wil not stand up an fight for what you should have. I hope you are happy that the owners of the companys have of millions of dollars and you have nothing your are nothing but scabs and that is all you will ever be.
#22 Mar 4, 2008
Fact: I worked at a strong UAW AUTOMOTIVE FACILTY.
Fact: The UAW went on strike.
Fact: 1500+ without a job.(the jobs didn't go to Mexico-they went to ight to work states in the south)
Fact: Most UAW members DO NOT WANT TO BE ON STRIKE!
Fact: The UAW is often mislead by the elected officials. The members do not often hear ALL OF WHAT IS ON THE TABLE!!! BELIEVE THAT!!
Fact: Most higher senior UAW workers are excellent workers and great people and really do not need a Union to represent them. They have great work ethic and are quality minded people that care about the job the do.
The UAW members mold parts, fabricate metals, paint, repair, inspect, and assemble the very vehicles that people drive everyday. SAFETY AND QUALITY IS THEIR GOAL!!! So, as far as the comments about physical labor there is some physical labor involved. And there are even some jobs that require major strength. As far as Skilled labor: Absolutley!!!!! Volvo may hire people off the streets that you may called unskilled. But after years of working with the senior people they learn and do jobs that YOU CAN NOT JUST WALK OFF THE STREET AND DO!!!
FACT: I am a 20 year Veteran of working around the Big 3, Volvo FTL, PACCAR and others. AND I AM A MANAGEMENT PERSON!!!!!!
I do not support the UAW motives at all. High up UAW members do nothing but travel and get paid. BUT I support the members of the local who work the floor everyday and for many years have done a great job for me. I have been all over the US and have worked with many Unions. Listen times are changing companies don't have deep pockets anymore-look at what Volvo has already provided for you. I still talk to my friends that lost their jobs, in an almost similiar position.
A strike is not the answer. It kills communities and destroys people's lives!
Never once during our strike would I bash the Union members, but I strongly despised what their leaders directed them to do---When all is said and done Volvo will support you guys better than the UAW.
FACT:My company took employees with them and gave them jobs. and set up help lines for insurance and pension questions.
Why? Because the UAW officials stopped taking calls to help their former members. TRUTH!
PS:I have been to Volvo and know some of ya'll.
You're great!!! I know a lot of you guys would rather be working without a Union.
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