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Lear Corporation

Do you think IAC Mendon will remain open past 2009?

I have to agree with you on that one! It does look like a 3rd world country and there is never enough room anywhere. We waste a lot of time moving things from one place to another to make room for something else. Views are blocked and aisles are always obstructed especially the docks. I'm surprised something more serious hasn't happened but even if it did it would be the employees fault not the company's! Not only will you be hurt but you will be punished for it too! Wouldn't it be nice if you felt like your employer actually cared about your safety instead of looking for a reason to discipline you all of the time. There is always such a negative vibe in there associated with everything. We need to spend 8 hours or more there everyday and it has to be so negative. I need this job and I get tired of hearing " why don't you just leave then" every time you have a legal complaint. That is not an option!  (Apr 22, 2011 | post #1373)

Lear Corporation

Do you think IAC Mendon will remain open past 2009?

Does that mean you don't wash your hands??  (Apr 20, 2011 | post #1370)

Lear Corporation

Do you think IAC Mendon will remain open past 2009?

I think that as adults we should all be responsible for our own actions. I think that the union should make their members accept accountability. Our union becomes weak because of the message that is sent when they are constantly being protected even though they are repeatedly abusing the rules of conduct. When they get in trouble they want to yell harassment even though they themselves are guilty of harassing and bullying coworkers until they voluntarily leave or are disqualified simply because management doesn't want to deal with it. We as a union are getting a bad rap because of a few bad apples!  (Apr 13, 2011 | post #1364)

Lear Corporation

Do you think IAC Mendon will remain open past 2009?

I agree! Need something that can guarantee their end of the deal. We made a deal once already that was supposed to keep work in the plant until 2012 (the loophole being how many employees would have work until the end of the contract). We fell for that one when we gave up the raises and paid insurance thinking it would give us job security for 5 years. Honestly I don't know what kind of security any of us have in the automotive industry at this point I guess it is all a big chance...but I do need a job too! I will continue persuing other things and hopefully make it out of this industry before it all caves in!  (Dec 17, 2009 | post #1079)

Lear Corporation

IAC and UAW concessions

Even worse in Mendon they want us to start at 9.50 not to mention there are people that have been stuck at that for over two years! They say they are going to bring in temps(manpower) but thats only for a few months. Of course we hear the same old threats also but there are no guarantees and we have reopened this contract already. We are all barely surviving and asking for more concessions seems ridiculous! I think Wilbur has enough money and the automotive industry doesn't seem stable enough to risk my whole livelihood on. Remember once you give something up you won't be getting it back...you will setting the standard of living for years to come. Doesn't seem like a very promising future for IAC employees.  (Oct 31, 2009 | post #42)

Lear Corporation

Sheboygen has no balls

Well put! I wish that this could be publicized to all!  (Oct 31, 2009 | post #83)

Lear Corporation

Do you think IAC Mendon will remain open past 2009?

Well considering the unpredictable state of the auto industry at the moment might have a lot more to do with us getting business than whether we give into another set of concessions. We have already reopened the contract as it is and it was suposed to be until 2012 the way it was. Here it is 2009 and they want us to give in yet once again? There is no guarantees on anything and saying we would be in the position for more business doesn't mean there would be enough work for as many people as we have currently employed. Staying open until the end of our contract doesn't guarantee every union member will be working...it is possible that only handful will remain for it to be considered open. I will respect your opinion but cannot agree at this point to give up more than I can currently live on and take care of my family with. I think maybe if it comes to it than let this dying horse just lay down and die. Most of us got a letter that qualifies us for free schooling and what a great opportunity to change our lives and get a career where we don't have to barely skim by and keep giving up benefits that we once had! WE might even realize that the whole thing happened for the best...no looking back and no regrets! Hopefully walk away with a sense of self respect instead of broke and losing everything just trying to survive on less and less when everything else in world gets more expensive.  (Oct 31, 2009 | post #1043)

Lear Corporation

Do you think IAC Mendon will remain open past 2009?

You said we should give up those 5 days to be in a "position to get more work?" What position is that? Bend over and grab your ankles...I don't think so!!!!  (Oct 31, 2009 | post #1039)

Lear Corporation

Do you think IAC Mendon will remain open past 2009?

Well if you work at IAC then I doubt very much if you have enough dollars for me to dance for you and even more pathetic that you have to pay for it.  (Oct 30, 2009 | post #1034)

Lear Corporation

Do you think IAC Mendon will remain open past 2009?

I was wondering if I should hold back on this one but then why start now? If you ask anyone that works 20% lately..."har d work is the key to a short pay check!" I realize that we have a lot of people that are more than happy to work less even after being laid off for months and months but I'm not one of them. I don't know if they still live at home with their parents or don't have electricity in their trailer...but I'm quite curious on how they survive with these part time hours.  (Oct 30, 2009 | post #1033)

Lear Corporation

Do you think IAC Mendon will remain open past 2009?

I guess if we are on this board we are either talking smack or reading it, eh? Anyhow I would dearly love to be working 40 hours a week instead of having the time to be doing either on this board! So does anyone have any "real" information about things actually picking up anytime soon or do I need to look for ANOTHER part time job to supplement my "livelihood "??????  (Oct 30, 2009 | post #1031)

Lear Corporation

Do you think IAC Mendon will remain open past 2009?

I don't know if you could actually say people are just jumping to conclusions after this year of ups and downs. Just during the past 7-8 years I have seen many departments launch and then become obsolete. There has been more supervisors than I probably can even remember come and gone. The company will do as it wishes though and so history will repeat itself... after all this is the automotive industry! I do agree though there does seem to be a lot of union members that act like supervisors..LOL I personally do not agree with giving co workers the authority over other co workers... I have worked in a few other UAW plants that the only person you took orders from was your supervisor or group leader unlike here at IAC. What is the point of even having supervisors if the people on the floor are actually running the depts and making the decisions that affect the rest of the dept? We have everyone from utilities, union stewards, "billy bob and bobby joe" and their brother or sister telling us what to do....  (Oct 8, 2009 | post #1017)

Lear Corporation

Do you think IAC Mendon will remain open past 2009?

First of all I would never want that job! What I meant was that things are slowing down again and now we are looking to bring on more supervisors. I do think it is a slap in the face to the supervisors who have recently been let go after years of service to this company. They already had the experience and knowledge of all the departments and how to deal with most of the people. However it is a great opportunity for those willing to take on the risks of being the first to be let go when they need to cut indirect labor. I saw the stress every Friday on their faces while they waited to see if they were going to be the "one". I don't know why it keeps coming back to the people at the higher pay are always screwing off and causing quality issues when it's obvious that it can be anyone. I'm not the highest wage nor the lowest but I do know when we work together as a team things can flow quite smoothly. I have had the privilege to work with some great workers in the lower pay that really deserve a lot more than they get as well as some of the older workers who have been doing it for years. The 20% line is a big line so there is always diversity but I have seen some that I wonder how they ever passed their probation period! LOL Maybe we DO need more supervisors!  (Oct 8, 2009 | post #1013)

Lear Corporation

Do you think IAC Mendon will remain open past 2009?

I'm so glad that they are worried about having enough supervisors right now..like they aren't already too many chiefs and not enough Indians! Besides we aren't running full shifts on 20% anyhow and it seems we called back too many people if we don't have enough work to even run 1 shift this week. I'm wondering how we will get by on a part time job after struggling so long on the double insurance payments too! To "Honour Studant" and "there looking" I don't think you have to be higher paid to fit that mold. There's plenty in both tiers that pass bad parts, narc, take extended breaks and screw off...just because you are higher paid or at the lower wage doesn't make it okay. I do find it strange that people that have been laid off for months and months still can't stay at work though..interestin g work ethics.  (Oct 7, 2009 | post #1011)