GM grows a pair: Pulls Benefit Package From Striking UAW Workers At Delta Township

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  1. Jake!

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    GM Pulls Benefit Package From Striking UAW Workers At Delta Township; More To Follow?
    http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080514/gm_strikes.html?.v=2

    GM notified striking workers at its Delta Township assembly plant near Lansing that they are no longer eligible for health care or life insurance benefits from the automaker.

    "GM is well within our contractual rights to discontinue their benefits for the rest of their strike," the company said in a statement.

    Workers at the Delta Township plant, which makes GM's popular Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook crossovers, have been on strike since April 17. The company is allowed to discontinue benefits on the first day of the month following the start of the strike, so it could have canceled the benefits as early as May 1.

    A UAW local at another plant in Kansas City, Kan., which makes the popular Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan has been on strike since May 5, so GM could cancel benefits at that plant as early as June 1.

    This marks the first time GM has canceled striking workers' health and life insurance benefits since a 47-day strike in Flint halted production nationwide in 1998.

    The United Auto Workers union is picking up the tab for workers' health benefits, according to a union official at Local 602 in Lansing. The UAW is also paying workers $200 per week in strike pay.

    Local 602 President Doug Rademacher told workers Monday in an online message that the company's latest contract offer was "unacceptable."

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    i wonder how long this will go on before the UAW puts GM out of business
    :bowrofl: what a bunch of retards
     
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    GM dug themselves this hole over the past couple decades. It is nice to see them growing a pair, though. :hs:
     
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    UAW will destroy GM.
     
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    Which, in turn, will destroy the UAW. :bigthumb:
     
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    $200/week strike pay :rofl:
     
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    So why can't GM just hire non-union workers?
     
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    That pays for the gas for them to drive to and from the picketing sites. :rofl: Actually...that probably doesn't even cover the gas for the ones with big trucks.
     
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    It sucks that laborers are legally forced into the union if they want to work for GM in Michigan.
     
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    warm Capitalism ftw

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    God, GM needs this so bad too. Hopefully they can burn the UAW good. :x:
     
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    Aside from child labor and a 40 hour work week, what does a union really do anymore than make people pay more for minimal work and put companies, like gm out of business?
     
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    warm Capitalism ftw

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    fuck gm, fuck unions hopefully they both fail.
     
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    That wopuld be funny if they push gm under, so then they have no jobs instead of measly 25 dollar an hour jobs :eek3:
     
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    We have a GM plant down here in Atlanta that is closing down. Some assembly line workers were making 6-figures, easy. Shit like putting pin-stripes on the cars and stuff. It's fucking ridiculous. $90-110k for doing that shit. Come on...
     
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    It really is. Just like most people who work in the Corvette/XLR-V plant in Bowling Green. And visitors actually get to SEE how shitty/lazy the assembly line workers are! :bowrofl:
     
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    So let me get this right....if GM didn't want employees to join the union and said employees didn't want to join the union they have no choice? :wtf:

    Japanese unions FTW!
     
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    Fuck unions. Fuck the UAW. I hope GM realizes they don't have a blood debt to those crooks.
     
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    Yup and they guy making 100k putting on pin stripes only did it on the right side of the car. They paid another guy 100K to put them on the left side.

    And this isn't an exaggeration.
     
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    that is why the workers want the contracts to be approved, strike pay sucks
     

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