I just scanned the article cause I'm not really into the controversy about
your post is meant to be inflamitory. I DO like your tag line though.
I personally think everyone at FOMOCO should take a pay reduction (upper
or a benefit reduction (folks on the line), with appropriate cuts in the middle
course. I had to do both steadily over the years as a Ford Technician and I had
choice, it's about time the others gave up a bit too. The guys(and gals) on the
assembly lines aren't getting rich with their takehome pay by todays standards,
they have Bennies that most folks in this country couldn't hope to have. This
a tremendous cost. The folks in Management have salary and benefits that the
workers could drool over, also at a tremendous cost. The Techs in the
they got what the line workers get. When the company falters, everybody should
I'm not anti-union (worked in a few Union shops)or anti-management(been there
didn't like it), but DAAAMMMMNNN folks.....
I left the Dealerships in disgust in 2001 because, between about 1995 and
took a ~40% pay cut due to Ford cutting Warranty time on repairs (Unions are
rare in Dealership shops, but they couldn't stop it anyways).
Looks like the line workers are just the next step up the chain to get
can't cut their pay or benefits due to the UAW negotiated contracts, so they
close the whole plant. The Unions won't give an inch, as is their job, so....???
really do feel bad for those who will find themselves unemployed, I've been
oh well, life sux sometimes. I don't have an answer, God Bless the person that
cause lots of folks won't like it no matter what the answer is.
an old adage, 'Work or get fired.'
The biggest bene that I've heard of is the 'reserve' field, where they get
paid to not work, because of the UAW contract that kept them from being laid
off. Imagine what a burger would cost if the same kind of mentality went
into running a fast food chain....
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