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Fatso last won the day on November 6 2018

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  1. Fatso

    Dam Pesky FBI

    I am not going to "opt out" I like my knee caps too much.Besides maybe we can get a good contract this time around and I dont want to make myself un-eligible for a buyout.So whats the choice?
  2. Hey,give the guy a break.He admits he is "not perfect".Be lucky you got a job and always be compliant towards management.Its our new theme.
  3. Fatso

    Legal defense fund question

    Standard UAW reply seems to be "be lucky you got a j-o-b"
  4. Fatso

    Ford building a new factory?

    The Company sure seems to have a lot goin on.Should be a smooth contract.I think Ford will be the target because it has no major obstacles like GM {plant closings} or FCAU {corruption investigation}.If the UAW can get a quick deal done with Ford that will pressure the other 2.Ya wanna strike,fine.Ford will gladly eat your lunch,I mean sell more trucks and SUV`s.The old union guy inside me would like to see a better shake for the temps as well as something a little extra for the retirees.
  5. Fatso

    Ford building a new factory?

    Ford Rouge Complex is near the Train Station and has plenty of room.What I do know is that LTP is adding a 2nd shift with transfers from FRAP ,to assemble transmissions used in the new Ford Escape.Ford is hoping that vehicle will be a big seller.If Ford is building or converting an existing building to make autonomous vehicles Local 600 is gonna have some say in the matter.Local 600 has the most members of any local.Business is looking good,should be a smooth contract.I think Ford will be the target company because there are no scandals {like FCAU} or bad feelings {like GM}.C`mon buyouts,,,,,C`mon buyouts,please.
  6. Fatso

    Where Is The IUAW?

    Typical responses {pick all or any that apply} "They can do that","if they dont like you,I cant help you",,,"Just be lucky you have ANY job".
  7. Fatso

    NOO MOE Sedans

    I heard that 600 UAW workers are being transferred to Livonia Transmission,many from Flat Rock,maybe as early as March?LTP ,local 182,is a good place to work.Its 'climate controlled' during summer!!!!!!!
  8. Local 600 will determine the fate of the next contract.Isnt that right Bernie Rickie,my lord.
  9. Retirement Incentives and buyouts will all come down to Ford`s manpower requirements.Its possible that only certain classifications of employee will be eligible for buyouts.Before higher seniority employees start jumping for joy at the very idea of buyouts remember the 500 pound elephant in the room-VEBA.Will VEBA be fully funded in the new contract?ACA is expensive.Medicare is where we all eventually end up anyways and it is a bargain compared to the ACA if you are a paying participant.Ford seems to be well managed right now as far as supply and demand goes.At least Ford is not being caught with its pants down like GM.If you want to be offered a buyout then submit a resolution to the national contract.That is what I will be doing.A guy can dream,cant he?
  10. Hey Da Bears are looking like contenders and ya still got the best pizza!Whattaya want,seniority rights?Seniority has been diluted over the years of 'give-back contracts'.I don't understand all the particulars of what is happening but how does it make business sense for Ford to train all the lower seniority employees when Ford must still lay-off by seniority?Or at least I hope the company cant just pick and choose who they lay off.
  11. If, and only If it is true that FCAU ceo ,Sergio Marchionne told his employees to keep the union officials "fat,dumb and happy" then its obvious that unethical business practices are expected and given the okay from the man at the very top of the corporation.The investigation into corruption is not closed by law enforcement and it will be interesting to see how far up in the IUAW it goes.You know,I mean no disrespect to the local union reps many of whom I have met are ethical and good union people.I understand there is only so much they can do.That one Chrysler executive who was found guilty had purchased a $37,000 pen?WTF is that?I must really be a Michibilly because I could look at that pen all day and not understand what is so great about it.Now take that $37,000 and instead,spend it on a UAW workers child to help him/her with their education and yeah I can say,now that is worth $37,000.Who sells their soul and goes to prison for a $37,000 pen?We got a contract coming up and issues like,temporary workers and retirees and healthcare are important and yes,buyouts too.Lots of good union people on this website and that is a moral boost!
  12. reads an article in the Detroit News on 11/6/2018.Human nature combined with unethical people is the root cause of corruption be it in the UAW or politics etc.Therefore rules and penalties need to be established in order to try and prevent corruption.When Gary W. from local 600 tried to pass a referendum that would require,that a vote on the UAW National Contract, to have the same safeguards in place,as a local vote for president it was refused.This tells me that the IUAW will not change.The only thing that will change will be the names of the people who get caught,next time.At Local 600, basically the old Rouge facility plus DTP,I saw a mitty-man walking around with a plastic bucket with a slot in the lid,handing out pieces of paper with YES or NO,asking if you wanted to vote and if you voted you checked YES or NO then dropped a slip of paper into the plastic bucket and your name was scratched off a list.I ask you,is this what you would consider a secure vote?Did I see any actual "funny business" occur?No.Was I there to witness the counting of those slips of paper?No.Am I sure that the vote was either legitimate or illegitimate?No.I was busy on that Factory Floor,the same one that all those IUAW fat cats are so fearful of ending up on.By the way I voted yes on the contract.What I am saying is that rules and procedures and penalties need to be in place and in force in order to prevent the temptation that naturally arises from our own human nature.WE are the union people,lets demand change!
  13. Fatso

    30 years of dedication finally pays off

    Take whatever you can get.You also get to pick a present from a catalogue and a framed certificate.Now all ya need is a BUYOUT
  14. Fatso

    Kanye West knows how to Save Ford

    Kanye would look good in a MAGA Cap while tearing up sands dunes in a Raptor!