Harley-Davidson needs flexible workers

Part of a company's new business model, the Springettsbury Township motorcycle manufacturing plant is looking to continue filling a pool that will, ideally, contain 300 to 500 "flexible workers," said Michael DiMauro, spokesman. Full Story
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#41 Mar 7, 2011
Cos 1 HD wrote:
An American Icon? Just think. we are building
lock stock and barrel over in INDIA now. What happened to the American Icon. We are having trouble with our sub assembly that has been outsource.The Davidson Brothers are rolling around in their graves. So sad. Also, Victory Bikes are also going to built in INDIA. WTF
Harley and Victory are building bikes to be SOLD in India ONLY. That way the don't have to pay the huge tariffs like they would if they would ship fully assembled bikes into India. It is the same way the Japanese companies got around paying the tariffs on their bikes during the Reagan administration.
former casual worker

Lancaster, PA

#42 Mar 7, 2011
harley treats the casual workers like shit. the good casual workers they had all got fired becuz of the bullshit that goes on there. Seem like every 2 or 3 months they hiring more workers due to this problem. I dont understand. u fire good workers becuz they didnt call in for a schedule yet they schedule is always the same. U have a family emergency or death in the family ur shit out of luck working there. They change up there rules and regulations and treatment of the casual workers they will be able to keep them for a long time.
Laid off worker

Lewisberry, PA

#43 Mar 7, 2011
DFBHD wrote:
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None. Harley won't hire them back.
They wont hire them back even thought they have the know how to build the bikes. The sad thing is that lot of laid of HD workers ran over to Syncreon to work for less then $16.75 hr. The fools are working for the same company who took away their union jobs. What the hell is wrong with you people? Is it that Harley is that much a part of your identity that you cant stay away? Why in the hell would you go across town and get a job there? I know a laid off HD guy who got a job as a Liason for Syncreon and walks around the HD plant all proud and cocky like he's something. Your a joke dick weed!!! And you think that your old HD friends really respect you like an equal? Get a grip, your working for the same company who took your job and will be taking away theirs too!! You people need to get a grip already.
Cos 1 HD

York, PA

#44 Mar 8, 2011
Laid off worker wrote:
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They wont hire them back even thought they have the know how to build the bikes. The sad thing is that lot of laid of HD workers ran over to Syncreon to work for less then $16.75 hr. The fools are working for the same company who took away their union jobs. What the hell is wrong with you people? Is it that Harley is that much a part of your identity that you cant stay away? Why in the hell would you go across town and get a job there? I know a laid off HD guy who got a job as a Liason for Syncreon and walks around the HD plant all proud and cocky like he's something. Your a joke dick weed!!! And you think that your old HD friends really respect you like an equal? Get a grip, your working for the same company who took your job and will be taking away theirs too!! You people need to get a grip already.
Syncreon is a totally different company from Harley. They also do work for GM, Ford,BMW, the list goes on They are in North,South and Central America. New Zealand everywhere. Look this company up on the internet you will see its not just Harley Davidson.
Laid off worker

Lewisberry, PA

#45 Mar 8, 2011
Cos 1 HD wrote:
<quoted text>Syncreon is a totally different company from Harley. They also do work for GM, Ford,BMW, the list goes on They are in North,South and Central America. New Zealand everywhere. Look this company up on the internet you will see its not just Harley Davidson.
But the one in York assembles parts for Harley. Many of those people are doing the same job for Syncreon that they did for Harley just months ago for 10$ an hour less. I don't mean to put down Syncreon, the company is just fulfilling a need in the county however, the Harley people that ran there for a job should be ashamed of themselves. Im glad another company opened up in the county, we need more jobs, but have some pride people. How can you go to the company who took your work from you? I understand that the Union is to blame for the shitty contract but come on!
George

Washington, DC

#46 Mar 8, 2011
"the Harley people that ran there for a job should be ashamed of themselves."??????? Would you be willing to pay their bills????????
dave

Burlington, WI

#47 Mar 8, 2011
FlexWorkers-Yes wrote:
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"Wait till your place of employment hires Mr clean up guy (Wandell) To clean house on the employees..." Just goes to show you how uneducated you are. I have skills/qualifications and education that I have earned and are mine regardless of my current job. Therefore if Mr. Clean comes and cleans house at my current job, no problem I will take my education and skill set and find another employer making a similar amount of money.
You and many of your former union co-workers at Harley had no such education / skill set. The only skill set you had was more than likely from "on the job training". And because you could not see this and see that at the time you were earning way more than other manufacturing jobs in York, PA you still chose to go on strike 4+ years ago. And in the end, since IN REALITY your skill set does not demand the kind of $$ you were making at Harley you and your former co-workers lost.
I suppose all boiled down, if you and your former union co-workers were truly worth $22 -$30+ an hour, when you lost your job at Harley you should have been able to go to any manufacturing company in York and make that kind of hourly rate. Since you could not, clearly you were overpaid. Again, blue collar greed is just as bad as white collar greed.
So, you work as a male prostitute?
Cos 1 HD

York, PA

#48 Mar 9, 2011
dave wrote:
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So, you work as a male prostitute?
Funny. I don't care who you are, Thats funny.
Cos 1 HD

York, PA

#49 Mar 9, 2011
Laid off worker wrote:
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But the one in York assembles parts for Harley. Many of those people are doing the same job for Syncreon that they did for Harley just months ago for 10$ an hour less. I don't mean to put down Syncreon, the company is just fulfilling a need in the county however, the Harley people that ran there for a job should be ashamed of themselves. Im glad another company opened up in the county, we need more jobs, but have some pride people. How can you go to the company who took your work from you? I understand that the Union is to blame for the shitty contract but come on!
Harley Davidson Motor Company should have kept everything INHOUSE. Harley Threaten York, Milwaukee and Kansas City. All for the LOVE of Money. Making sure they fill their pockets with plenty. Yes its tough out there. The employees that got laid off at Harley, they needed jobs. The casuals that we got needed jobs because their jobs were out. It sucks!!! Does this make sense- Harley Lay off took place on 2-25-11 On Sunday 2-27-11 They had an ad for casuals in the paper. Job fair happening on March 5,2011. WTF
FlexWorkers-Yes

York, PA

#50 Mar 9, 2011
Cos 1 HD wrote:
<quoted text>Harley Davidson Motor Company should have kept everything INHOUSE. Harley Threaten York, Milwaukee and Kansas City. All for the LOVE of Money. Making sure they fill their pockets with plenty. Yes its tough out there. The employees that got laid off at Harley, they needed jobs. The casuals that we got needed jobs because their jobs were out. It sucks!!! Does this make sense- Harley Lay off took place on 2-25-11 On Sunday 2-27-11 They had an ad for casuals in the paper. Job fair happening on March 5,2011. WTF
Man you are a simpleton. "All for the LOVE of Money", again why don't you address the fact that 4+ years ago when these Harley union workers were making $22 -$30 per hour with incredible benefits way above the going rate in ALL other York County manufacturing plants, they still chose to go on stirke because it still was not enough. To me that sounds like, "All for the LOVE of money".

As I have previously stated, I am no supporter of corporate (white collar) greed but I am also no supporter of blue collar greed. Having again said that, going on strike under the circumstances descirbe above shows DISLOYALTY to the company and frankly they (the union) deserved what they got.

So take off the rose colored glasses and stop towing the union line, blue collar greed is just as bad as white collar greed.
Cos 1 HD

York, PA

#51 Mar 9, 2011
FlexWorkers-Yes wrote:
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Man you are a simpleton. "All for the LOVE of Money", again why don't you address the fact that 4+ years ago when these Harley union workers were making $22 -$30 per hour with incredible benefits way above the going rate in ALL other York County manufacturing plants, they still chose to go on stirke because it still was not enough. To me that sounds like, "All for the LOVE of money".
As I have previously stated, I am no supporter of corporate (white collar) greed but I am also no supporter of blue collar greed. Having again said that, going on strike under the circumstances descirbe above shows DISLOYALTY to the company and frankly they (the union) deserved what they got.
So take off the rose colored glasses and stop towing the union line, blue collar greed is just as bad as white collar greed.
Dave was right. Since you know everything Why don't you step up to the plate and Kick Obama out. And be the Hero for the country!!!
gamble 93

Red Lion, PA

#52 Mar 12, 2011
in response to flex workers -yes ' response to retired harley......i was there when you speak of the strike.........inmy 23 years there, that was the second one...........not bad for all that time, and regardless of what the CEO tells the media, no strike ever lasted more than 2 weeks unless forced by Fred Gates
gamble 93

Red Lion, PA

#53 Mar 12, 2011
i guess i was wrong.........flex worker dont know what its like...........must be a scan.............you go cos 1
Josh

York, PA

#54 Jun 7, 2012
Syncreon didnt take anyones jobs. Someone was going to get that contract because Harley's management style was running HD into the ground. If the HD employees want to blame anyone for their loss of job they can blame themselves and they're management. Lazy bums.
ussurf

York, PA

#55 Jun 11, 2012
Now that the Union jobs are leaving the county,you can all look forward to jobs paying $ 10.00 an hour or less, with no sick days, vacation, or anything else.No one wants the union.You know what they say,"You made your bed now grovel in it alone." I changed it up a bit, after all it is 2012.
Jennifer

Reno, NV

#56 Jun 11, 2012
casual wrote:
They need so many because they cant keep the ones they hire. If you wanna be treated like your not worth something then this is the job for you.
I totally agree the Financial Division In Carson use to be a fun place to work. They laid off so many good people GREED on their part. They hire temps to work from another town? Go figure. Can't
wait til that craphole place goes down out of business due to the greed and the supervisors they have ? Half of them do not even know what the heck they are doing. They do not even know what their current employees duties are that are under them. They ruined alot of people with GREED... And they treat their employees like garbage....

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