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lastmanstanding

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    Southeast Mi.
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    F-150
  1. lastmanstanding

    History Channel/F150 Weekend

    Good Stuff........... I'll be watching............
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    Feds:Fear of factory floor fed UAW corruption,

    When they get caught, you have to make it hurt..... Some people get 1 year..... 2 years....... $10,000 fine..big deal...... more like 10-15 years and $100,000 fine......... so when someone gets the idea to go in the wrong direction maybe they will think twice..........
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    Kanye West knows how to Save Ford

    Ford's Communications VP said. "It's like we always say, you can't spell fresh, fly and dope without Ford"......... WHAT.........?
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    Kanye West knows how to Save Ford

    We now know what Kanye West has been doing in Detroit......... Checking out Ford and their cars. Trying to come up with something to save the company...... He says "One of the things we gotta set is Ford to have the highest design, the dopest cars, the most amazing, did I say dope. I don't say negative words and flip them. We just say positive, lovely, divine, universal words. So the fly-est,freshest, most amazing car........ And what we start with is......... I brought a gift with me here. This right here is the iPlane", he said as he got out his phone......"It's a hydrogen-powered airplane, and that is what the president should be flying in" I wonder if it looks like a Zeppelin?......... He has good ideas Trump should hire him to be head of the transportation department......
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    Labor Day a gray day for the IUAW

    Found an article about this...... very interesting......The "Janus Decision" now allows individual employees to break unions by not paying dues. But.... just think about what could happen in the long run. Not being represented by a union could backfire on them. Right to Work laws and the Janus Decision could be used to deny the same benefits of union employees to the non-union employees. Employers have no conttract with employees who opt out of unions or subscribe to the Janus ruling. Free of a contract, employers could strip non-union people of the wages and benefits of union employees. Now, will the law be interpreted like this........ who knows, but whoever thought Michigan would become a "right to work" state........ Also.....consider a workplace in which a majority of employees reject union representation. If a minority within a unit can opt out of union membership, then it should follow that a minority within a workplace should be able to opt in but, as we know this is not the case. .... Now I know it wouldn't be a good thing for employees who opt out to loose their benefits and wages. I'm only saying it's conceivable that "right to work" and the Janus Decision could eventually create this scenario. It is not in the Union's interest that employees opt out of paying for representation, these same employees should know that the union is the only thing out there that can save them from this fate. I feel "right to work" laws are used to break unions. As the money to support unions slows down, employers can get away with more. So nobody wins. The people I have talked to, who opt-out, have told me they do this because they don't support the unions political views. Ok, I get it, but I know there is a way to get that part of your money back. The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 allows this. You can write to the union that you don't support there views and they are required to send this money back to you. I know a few people that have done this in the past and I believe this is the law that requires it. My opinion, which means nothing,.......if you are receiving what everyone else is, you should pay for the representation, if you don't, you are a nonunion worker and the first to go, no matter your seniority. You are just like an "outside" contractor..........
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    CON!!!!!! CON!!!!!!

    I would pay to see a FOOD FIGHT........... LMAO........
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    CON!!!!!! CON!!!!!!

    A year or so before I retired I had the Unit Chair tell me that he won't do to much for seniority employee's because they are getting ready to retire and the "payback" won't be there very long....... Then after I retired, in the next election, he ran unopposed.......... and that's how the union see's it's seniority employee's
  8. I have a question........... Does the Ford announcement mean that it's just Ford, the vehicle brand, or Ford the auto company, which would include Lincoln?
  9. Mostly auto's in North America by 2020.......Here's article............ http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2018/04/post_87.html And here's our "hired gun" to tell you how and when it will happen...... https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-25/ford-ceo-plans-11-5-billion-more-cuts-pulls-ahead-margin-goal
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    CON!!!!!! CON!!!!!!

    Decker, I couldn't agree more....... Maybe we should do what the rest of the country does..... Pay women 75% of what men make ...... They people in charge seems to like it...... NO THAT WOULD BE BULLSHIT...... We just pay newer employee's less, and tell them they should be glad to have a job in the auto industry.......Here's another example of the crap that goes around......About a year before I retired, I talked to my unit chairman about a little problem I had....... This guy had around 15 years seniority. After explaining what was going on, his comeback was....... I'd like to help you, but this is a problem one person is having and if I go to bat for you, they're gonna want something in return, and I'm not willing to give-up anything for a higher seniority person that may be retireing in a few years.... My comeback was..... "I can't remember the guys name.... it was Walter or something like that, and he said whatever happen's to one Union person happen's to ALL Union people.... we are in this together". At that point the Unit Chair turned and walked away from me..... And that was the last time we had a conversation...... He also got reelected..... This is just another example of what was fought for and is now in the rear view mirror.....
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    CON!!!!!! CON!!!!!!

    The last "LIB" raise was at least 12 years ago (3 contracts). I was bitching about this years before I retired, but the lower seniority people just thought I was just bitching about it 'cause I was getting close to retirement...... Somewhere along the line we all retire and that benefit will affect all of us........... Also LIB is directly affected by your hourly rate,as Decker has pointer out, but the last time we got a raise, we didn't get a increase in our LIB. Also, don't forget, SS only lets you "throw away" the worst 5 years of gross income to factor your SS. So if you retire at ..... say...... 55 your income for 7+years is zero. You can "throw out" 5 years, so that leaves 2 years..... and that is used to figure out what your SS income will be.......... Meaning, if you retire to early, when you finally lose the "bridge benefit" your retirement from that point forward could very well be LESS then what you were getting because of all the years you didn't work....... Unless, of course, you went out and got another job.....that, also, bring's in a whole bunch of other stuff into the game. They don't make it easy for ya. It's a "cluster"......
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    CON!!!!!! CON!!!!!!

    The LIB has not changed in at least 3 contracts...... That's 12 years, and it's somewhat tied to your hourly rate. But the last time trades got a raise, they didn't get a increase in LIB......
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    CON!!!!!! CON!!!!!!

    Decker...........I knew what I would be getting, benefits and all, going into retirement............. Was just done with the bullshit after 44+ years and 64 years of age........... Got a buyout and said "thanks for the help" to all the union committee people who were responsible enough to give me a hand when I needed it, and told the rest of the committee (comedy) people", to "eat shit and die".............. They didn't care one way or the other, but it made me feel good.........
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    CON!!!!!! CON!!!!!!

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    Still mixed on how the bronco will look like.

    I would love to see a small retro Bronco....... but I think it will be a bigger model to carry more stuff........... meaning people and whatever they want to jam in the back.........
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