You are right. The original poster sounds like a right wing Tea Party fucktard. Wonders about the EOS grievance, doesn't have a clue about it and then bitches about the IUAW getting a whopping 1.15%. I bet this dipshit is a trouble maker in the plant and the union always bails this asshole out.
I am none of the above. Just a hard working , former UAW plant rep that has seen enough in over 20 years to put two and two together and make four. I didn't run for a second term after all the crap I saw in four short years. The only fact that I posted was the amount of your bonus the IUAW will get, and the fact that if it is settled as a grievance, they do not get that money. Take it for what its worth.
I get damned tired of US taking cuts and the IUAW giving themselves raises, of US being the scapegoats for everything form profits being down, to costs being up. Of IUAW appointees being some of the worst reps in the plants, and the membership of those plants having no say in the process. Itís easy to not do your job on the plant floor, while kissing ass at the IUAW to get a nice cushy appointment.
Of IUAW trying to push concessions down our throats while we all knew Ford was making a profit (which was confirmed just a few short days later) IUAW knew it too...and still they tried to screw the membership. I am sorry that I don't feel as you do, I simply have seen enough to know better than to put any faith in these so called leaders. And now that the IUAW is a part owner...I fear them even more.
You can have, and are fully entitled to your own opinion. I just don't have to follow along like a sheep and agree with it. UAW needs to get back to the basics from which it was founded, or they are going to cease to exist at some point in the not so distant future. Already here in Michigan, the Republican legislators are planning to introduce a right to work bill for the entire state. How do you think that will affect us?
So I post some accurate Information, and a little speculationÖso what, I know the facts are there, you can read them. Take it anyway you want, I really donít give a damn. But I WILL continue to post what I feel is relevant to ALL ford UAW members.
And just for the record, I have NEVER been in trouble at Ford. The UAW has never had to bail me out of anything, and never will. I show up on time each and every day, and do my job to the best of my ability, I don't kiss ass, and don't ask for anything other than my local contract be followed. If you have a problem with someone doing that, theyn maybe YOU are the one that has the real problem.
Edited by trailfndr, 17 September 2011 - 02:04 PM.