UAW to sell famed Black Lake retreat

UAW to sell famed Black Lake retreat

There are 75 comments on the detroitnews.com story from Jan 14, 2010, titled UAW to sell famed Black Lake retreat. In it, detroitnews.com reports that:

The United Auto Workers is hoping to sell its $33 million lakeside retreat in northern Michigan, long a symbol of the union's success but now a financial liability.

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Mack Ave 1

Dearborn, MI

#1 Jan 14, 2010
Black Lake is that a real place? Never been there had ask but not of the chosen few. Does this mean that they are going to take the money from the sell and put towards more sub pay for the members? I don't know what they will do with the money from this sell? But this according to our leader Ron G Black Lake is all of ours so the money should help everyone. The money from the sale should not set in a slush fund for International to use for trips and their parties and whatever they want. The workers and the retirees have taken the biggest hit in concessions throw us a bone. How much of a hit did International reps take on pay etc?
CCR

Onaway, MI

#2 Jan 14, 2010
Typical Union Entitlement Mentatlity.
The Zodiac

Houston, TX

#3 Jan 14, 2010
They shall line their already fat pockets!.
Larry

AOL

#4 Jan 14, 2010
The money will go into the UAW internationls pocket. None of us will see one red cent.
j rock

AOL

#5 Jan 14, 2010
ya real smart sell it now when the market is at it lowest! dumb azzes!
Yo Mama Obama

Houston, TX

#6 Jan 14, 2010
CCR wrote:
Typical Union Entitlement Mentatlity.
I bet the corporate UAW increases the size of my bank acct. too.......
oldtimer

AOL

#7 Jan 14, 2010
they should take a portion of the money they get and help the retiree's health care fund, sure wish i had dental and eye care again. my poor wife needs falce teeth. thank you and may gaud bless
no more

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#8 Jan 14, 2010
Good job uaw, you sold everything in just a matter of months what took over 70 years to build. Good job gettlefinger
UAW

Royal Oak, MI

#9 Jan 14, 2010
I had a great time at black lake!
Indiana Jones

AOL

#10 Jan 14, 2010
UAW wrote:
I had a great time at black lake!
Most guy's who live in Michigan do have a good time, us people in Indiana hardly ever go there. The UAW is geared up for the people in Michigan.
Leaving Town

United States

#11 Jan 14, 2010
BURN UAW BURN !!!!!

Since: Jan 10

AOL

#12 Jan 14, 2010
Indiana Jones wrote:
<quoted text>Most guy's who live in Michigan do have a good time, us people in Indiana hardly ever go there. The UAW is geared up for the people in Michigan.
True

Since: Jan 10

AOL

#13 Jan 14, 2010
Mack Ave 1 wrote:
Black Lake is that a real place? Never been there had ask but not of the chosen few. Does this mean that they are going to take the money from the sell and put towards more sub pay for the members? I don't know what they will do with the money from this sell? But this according to our leader Ron G Black Lake is all of ours so the money should help everyone. The money from the sale should not set in a slush fund for International to use for trips and their parties and whatever they want. The workers and the retirees have taken the biggest hit in concessions throw us a bone. How much of a hit did International reps take on pay etc?
Not enough people paying Union dues, plus solidarity is over, you can't have 2 tiers and think you have solidarity, you just can't, everybody is out for themselves today, it's the truth, very sad

Since: Nov 09

Lafayette, IN

#14 Jan 14, 2010
The UAW has lost its way years ago,they elect there selves into office and pretty well do what they want and dont care about any of the membership they say they represent,I belive in Unions just not in the way are Union is being run.
The Truth

AOL

#15 Jan 14, 2010
it george bush fault
Clearvue

Savannah, GA

#16 Jan 14, 2010
It's about time they sold Black Lake because it's was only intended for a certain few. That's ok, International will just fly out to Vegas more. Trust me, UAW International will keep their grossly high paying jobs. It's very sad how they sold out their own members. They are a SCAM big time.
Bill

Jackson, MI

#17 Jan 15, 2010
Indiana Jones wrote:
<quoted text>Most guy's who live in Michigan do have a good time, us people in Indiana hardly ever go there. The UAW is geared up for the people in Michigan.
Ahem!
Most people in Michigan aren't invited either! This is a retreat for cronies! I only know of one person that has been there personally and she was dating the local president at the time and went twice! Let them pay for their own round of golf like everyone else! I have to pay for my greens fees!
TEA parties

Lima, OH

#18 Jan 15, 2010
I don't mind the UAW selling Black Lake. If they gotta make expenses(like UAW rep's pay,UAW hall upkeep,etc) Its one of those things where you sometimes gotta downsize.
Indiana Jones

AOL

#19 Jan 15, 2010
Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
Ahem!
Most people in Michigan aren't invited either! This is a retreat for cronies! I only know of one person that has been there personally and she was dating the local president at the time and went twice! Let them pay for their own round of golf like everyone else! I have to pay for my greens fees!
Thanks for clairifying that.
The Truth 1

AOL

#20 Jan 15, 2010
Indiana Jones wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for clairifying that.
I always thought we should take a D8 cat with a big ripper up there and turn that golf course into a deer food plot so the real working man could go up and enjoy it.

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