Archive for October 2011

You know it is a bad contract...

by Alex Wassell

When a flyer by the “Local 869 Leadership” includes the punch line but we did not lose anything else. Yes, your membership dues paid union representatives were out in force beating the bushes and trying to sell this dog of a deal to the good folks on the shop floor.
October 19, 2011

Does Bob King have a Political Agenda?

by Nick Waun

On Friday, President Obama along with the South Korean President Lee Myung-bak visited GM’s Lake Orion Assembly. They announced the signing of the Korean-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, also known as (K.O.R.U.S). UAW President Bob King attended and openly endorsed the deal in a commentary letter to the Detroit Free Press.
October 13, 2011

Shared Sacrifice Requires Shared Gain As Well

by Scott Houldieson

Brothers and sisters, we have a tentative agreement between Ford Motor Company and the International UAW. Look it over carefully. Does it meet your expectations? Does it meet your needs? What are the tradeoffs?

I laid out my expectations in a letter to you last month. I also made sure that your International Union Leadership understood the importance of those expectations to the membership. Virtually none of those expectations were met.

October 8, 2011

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