UAW Strikes Almost Maybe Just About Over Ish

uaw strikes almost maybe just about over ish

The strike at Alliance Interiors, where they make carpets for GM's Lambda CUV triplets, is over after 16 days. The Detroit Free Press reports the new contract was approved by 96 percent of the workers and includes pay increases and 401(k) retirement accounts. However, the workers can't go back to their jobs yet, as another strike at the Lansing Delta Township plant where they build the Lambda mom-mobiles means GM doesn't need any of their carpets right now. Union officials think the GM strike will also be settled soon. Meanwhile, the AP [via Mlive.com] reports that the strike at American Axle may be nearing resolution. Workers say local officials have given them some details: shutting down forge operations in Tonawanda N.Y., $11/hour wage cuts for production workers and $6.50 cuts for skilled trades and $90K [s]bribes[/s] buydowns spread over three years (to help workers ease the transition to the lower wages). If a worker agrees to sever all ties with the company, they'll get $140k over two years. Workers will probably approve the deal, as many of them are feeling the financial stress of the two-month-long strike.

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  • Ihatetrees Ihatetrees on May 02, 2008
    Sid Vicious: Boy I really hate to introduce politics into yet another thread, but I wonder what Senator Clinton is going to have to say about a plant shutdown in New York. Ouch. The same thing she said about her promise to re-vitalize upstate with 1/2 million new jobs. Not a damn thing. Or, it's "Bush/Cheney's" fault for $4/gallon gas, the decline of manufacturing, blah blah blah. And she'll get re-elected in the People's Republic of NY until she becomes president, retires, or dies. That's fine with me - people get the representation they deserve.

  • Orian Orian on May 02, 2008

    Yeah - we've had 8 years of representation this country didn't deserve IMHO. Wow, the UAW as a whole has a nice little war chest going there.

  • Mel23 Mel23 on May 03, 2008

    It's not just Clinton. What can she/they do but make silly promises? Any politician who doesn't will get blasted out of office by one who does. Never mind that none of them can make good on what they say and never mind that all the sentient voters understand this. But they have to show they 'care'. Gas tax holiday anyone? Maybe if things get bad enough for long enough people will get real. Obviously we're not there yet.

  • Golden2husky Golden2husky on May 03, 2008
    And she’ll get re-elected in the People’s Republic of NY until she becomes president, retires, or dies. That’s fine with me - people get the representation they deserve..... I, for one, feel that I deserve far better that what we have in the White House. 01/20/09 I like the sound of that...

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