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Dayshift last won the day on June 4 2015

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  1. Dayshift

    UAW Oversight

    What procedures and mechanism's are in place to assure our dues are being spent properly at the regional, national and international level? Do we have outside auditors verify the books and confirm our money is being spent properly? What do we need to do differently, as a Union, to assure our money is being spent properly and to prevent what happened at UAW/FCA from happening again? What is the process to assure changes are being made? Other than the FBI, who is responsible for oversight of our UAW leadership and it's actions?
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    It`s Gettin Close

    In the 90's the UAW stated they were going to focus on auto suppliers where it was much easier to organize and we get a much better return on the 10's of millions of dollars spent on organizing. How many time are we going to attempt to organize assembly plants that clearly do not want to be union? With the FCA / UAW scandal it looks like we need to get our act together before we tell companies how they should treat their workers and how they should spend their money. We need to fix the perception of Unions, in the south, then convince them to join. As long as the plants in the south have the same pay and benefits as we do they figure why should I join. Some of the transplants currently pay more than the big 3. Our tier 2 workers make much less than many of the transplants and their cost of living in the south is much lower.
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    Retirement LIB

    It seems the company is playing Major League Baseball while the UAW is playing little league. The company is always looking 3 steps down the road and we are so short sighted and never see it. Look at the Visteon spin off. The company was able to convinced the UAW it was a win for everyone. In the end the company was able to close 13 parts plants, eliminate 20,000+ UAW ford jobs, bring back a few thousand workers and call it a success. The UAW would have never let Ford close all those plants, so Ford played the Visteon shell, a little slight of hand and they fool everyone. Another example is the "pull profit sharing early and call it a contract bonus trick". It's your money, they just give you a no interest loan and call it a signing bonus. We fall for it every time. How about the performance bonus instead of a raise trick. "It's $3000 right, just as good as a raise" and you get it as soon as you sign. The problem is you don't get the 3% raise which add's up to $10,000's of dollars over a 30 years career. Combine that with another performance instead of raise mid contract and another couple next contract and your looking at a ton of cash. In 30 years we are talking more cash than you could carry home in one of those E250 vans we no longer make. How about the benefits of going VEBA. All I see is retires get benefit reduction after benefit reduction and increased co-pays with no recourse. Now we can't even complain to the union because they are the ones making the cuts all while collecting a second income as VEBA board members. Overall the VEBA may be better for the membership, but it has been an economic windfall for those who get a second check for being VEBA advising committee board members. How about giving up the Cost of Living raises. We agreed to give that up assuming we would get it back when things got better. Last time I spoke to a national negotiating team member they acted like they didn't even remember that was once a benefit. How about the "we're going to get rid of the two tier system" mantra we heard before the last two contracts. We ended up with 4 or more tiers. How about all the other things we gave up 3 contracts ago. You don't hear them even talk about getting any of those back. I guess I should be thankful I still have a job. That's what were going to hear in the fall. Ford Motor revenue for the twelve months ending March 31, 2019 was $158.721B Ford Motor annual revenue for 2018 was $160.338B. ($3.7 billion Profit) Ford Motor annual revenue for 2017 was $156.776B (7.3-billion profit) Ford Motor annual revenue for 2016 was $151.800B ($10.4 billion profit)
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    paystub site

    Download the "Blue Oval Now" APP and you can see your paycheck from your phone. Finding the link on the APP is always a pain but it gives you quick access to paycheck info on the go.
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    NOO MOE Sedans

    Toyota and Mazda to build new joint assembly plant in Alabama to build next generation of cars. Honda and Volkswagon also making plans to ramp up production of cars in us. At the same time FORD eliminates sedans and reduce our customer base. How can the other companies sell sedans and we can’t? I recall us depending completely on truck and Suv sales once before. Dejavoo I guess.
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    Retiree's Xmas bonus

    Retiredmasrerhelp: Did your check finally arrive. I wish we could get you retirees a raise on your retirement, but we will be lucky to get a raise ourselves.
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    Retiree's Xmas bonus

    The direct deposit stubs ($250.00) should come in the mail this week. I know several arrived yesterday.
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    4% bonus

    Bonus checks posted today. Deposits will be made this Fri.
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    What's coming in the next CONTRACT 2019??

    Lets look at what the UAW already got: * A new UAW President Gary Jones * A new FCA vice president Cindy Estrada * A new Ford vice president, Rory Gamble * A new GM vice president, Terry Dittes * 27,405 new paying UAW members from 2014 to 2017. * Increased revenue stream, dues increased to 2.5 hrs. pay per month, up from 2 hrs. * 31% pay raise for union leaders President: $200,657.07 (1.8 times a representative's salary), up from $153,248.29 Secretary-treasurer: $186,165.17 (1.67 times), up from $142,080.87. Vice presidents: $180,591.36 (1.62 times), up from $137,718.59. IEB members: $166,099.46 (1.49 times), up from $126,551.13. * A federal probe at FCA with 4.5 million taken from training funds. * 2015 UAW contract negotiator charged with taking bribes from FCA senior executive * A slowing auto market with dying prospects of a fair upcoming contract. * Multiple failed attempts to organize workers at major foreign automakers * Solidarity forever with multiple tiers of pay for it's members doing equal work. * Hoffa and the teamsters pledge to respect our upcoming picket lines. * Class action lawsuit by FCA membership that 2015 contract was rigged for FCA by UAW. * GM outsourcing 1500 assembly jobs at Lordstown to it's low-wage subsidiary, Comprehensive Logistics, across town.
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    Inflation Bonus

    A inflation bonus does not take the place of a raise, but it's $1500 I would not have had ($998 after taxes). In the future need to push harder for raises instead of bonuses. I only have a few years left but for the younger employees a raise keeps giving every year for the rest of their career a bonus is a one time thing.
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    Livonia Trans

    Either you don't understand how the Ford system works and why or you are just to selfish to care. In my almost 30 years with Ford I have worked with or been bumped by people who transferred from each of the closed plants listed below. Every one of them was able to keep their Job when the ax fell on their plant. We did not grumble or complain, we understood that is how it works. We except this system because we know it will protect us if we find our own plant closing. If the UAW / Ford systems bothers you so much you may want to try retail or fast food work where seniority means nothing. Saline Monroe Wixom Atlanta Canton Forge Ypsilanti Plant Edison Assembly Twin Cities Norfolk Ford / New Holland tractor division Batavia Transmission North Pen Lorain Assembly New Jersey Assembly Norfolk Assembly St. Louis Assembly Cleveland casting Rouge Railroad World Headquarters Food workers Mazda Chesterfield
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    Lima update!

    Q-bert, Do you think Roger or John have a chance for the Chairperson slot? Any predictions on shakeup's?
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    Profit Sharing Checks

    Just curious about how profit sharing checks are used. For those of you who don't mind sharing Please post how you use your check. * Put some or all in TESPHE * Invested it outside of TESPHE * Put it in regular savings * Paid off bills or other debt * Spent it * Other
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    It's That Time Again

    Well it's that time again. The local UAW triennial elections are just around the corner. * Any interesting candidates out there? * Any likely upsets or changes in leadership? * Any interesting campaign stories or slogans to tell about past elections? * Anyone want to put a plug in for their guy? Some of you like to grip, the triennial elections are you chance to change things up!
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    IRCP Grads

    what is a PSO?