Monday, September 10, 2007

Striking machinists: Contract talks to resume













Striking machinists and NASA's prime shuttle contractor apparently are set to return to the bargaining table, a move that would kick-start stalled contract negotiations after a standstill of nearly three months.

In a flash notice to its members, leaders with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 2061 said that labor relations officials with United Space Alliance have proposed a return to the bargaining table.

"We view this as a positive development, and a move in the right direction," the union said in a posting on its strike blog. "Please join us in our cautious optimism, but realize that it's going to take hard work to hammer out a contract this membership can be proud of, a fair and just contract that is good for the members, for United Space Alliance, and for NASA."

USA officials say the company is willing to reopen negotiations as long as there are no preconditions.

Stay tuned.

IMAGE NOTE: Click to enlarge the Florida Today image of strikers picketing at the gates to Kennedy Space Center. From left are Jim Boone of Mims, Jimmie Ford and Jeff Pack of Cocoa and Jerry Dearderff of Titusville. Photo credit: Craig Rubadoux, Florida Today.

123 comments:

Anonymous said...

you heard me boy

Anonymous said...

outta what

Anonymous said...

19% i thout yates said 30% crossed the first 2 weeks

Anonymous said...

So how are the negotiations coming....ha ha ha. You poor suckers fell for that BS by the IAM? They don't care about you. They care about their bottom line. Figure it out already!

Anonymous said...

From the IAM page

"The discounts will be far below what you can get anywhere else. Hat Tip to Brother Larry Tucker, who said that he got over $300 worth of drugs for $114."

It's all about the free lunch with you guys, isn't it.....

Anonymous said...

hey 5:45:

Anonymous said...
Looks like the "Flash" news item on the IAM web site about negotiations is gone (at least I could not find it and it was there yesterday). Help me if it is still there and post the link in this blog.

http://iam2061update.blogspot.com/

hope this helps. :)

Anonymous said...

5:54 I based that on what was posted in an earlier blog.

"Anonymous said...
"According to Yates, 445 Local 2061 members are on strike, while 103 members of the bargaining unit are working. In addition, the company has hired 116 contract workers, she said."

So basically, it only takes 219 hard working individuals, to do the work of 548 union workers?"

445 + 103 = 548

103/548 = .1879 or 19%

But I am no math genius.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 6:04. I hope something gets worked out soon.

Anonymous said...

USA didn't walk out of the negotiations, the IAM did. The same offer is as good as the day you morons walked out. USA did not request a return to negotiations. It will be interesting to see how the union spins this one.

USA are begging for us to return because the center won't function without us?- Nope that won't work

Our skills are irreplaceable?- Oops, apparently not.

We have NASA trembling in their shoes. That lawsuit is going to bring them to their knees.- Never sue the government, they have more time and money than the IAM (and better lawyers too)

We have really pissed USA and NASA off and better start grovelling to salvage what we can from this mess- May work, provided you can come up with a good pitch for the proletariat

You choose

Anonymous said...

All of you that are posting hate must have nothing better to do. I guess one of the guys on strike must be taking care of your wife while you sit at the computer like a jacka$$.

Anonymous said...

Please explain this grovelling process. Being in the union I am unfamiliar with the process. You know grovelling for overtime, grovelling for raises, grovelling for position under your managers desk.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Don't forget the grovelling that is going to take place when lay offs start!
example: lay her off, she is only good for her sexy outfits that she wears everyday. I do the work!
or... lay him off, lazy good for nothing brother-in-law of the manager. I put out more work in one day than he does in a year.
going to be very interesting for the anti-union pukes ( to steal a phrase :-) )

Anonymous said...

To grovel is to humble oneself- exactly what Walker & Jameison were doing in Houston after the army of 25 IAM members out there refused to play.

Who knocked on who's door?

Anonymous said...

How could USA lay me off after I swallowed everthing management dished out I have sour jaws and knees and these guys and gals get three months off with backpay backpay backpay backpay backpay backpay

Anonymous said...

Backpay...keep dreaming fool

union sister said...

you anti-union wimps have taken great delight on these blogs, trying to rip apart a striker's wife, accusing us of child abuse by not feeding our children (which could not be further from the truth because these 3 months have given us more quality family time than we have ever had in the past) and much name calling. But, I will have some satisfaction in knowing when lay off time comes around, that you will wish you had a union protecting your interests at work.

Anonymous said...

A dedicated shop steward was at a convention in Las Vegas and decided to check out the local brothels.

When he got to the first one, he asked the Madame," Is this a union house?" "No, I'm sorry it isn't." she replied.

"Well, if I pay you $100, what cut do the girls get?" the union man asked. "The house gets $80 and the girls get $20."

Mightily offended at such unfair dealings, the man stomped off down the street in search of a more equitable shop. His search continued a long time...

Finally he reached a brothel where the Madame said, "Why yes, this is a union house."

"And if I pay you $100, what cut do the girls get?" "The girls get $80 and the house gets $20."

"That's more like it!" the man said. He looked around the room and pointed to a stunningly attractive redhead. "I'd like her for the night."

"I'm sure you would, sir," said the Madame, gesturing to a fat sixty-year-old woman in the corner, "but Ethel here has seniority."

Anonymous said...

That was the most inteligent thing I have read here to dats.

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Anonymous said...

"trying to rip apart a striker's wife"

Hmmm, sounds like fun. Where do we sign up.

Anonymous said...

You have to use a "striker's wife" because somebody else has yours bent over their Harley.

Anonymous said...

6:33 that was funny. I hope it was not the strikers wife however.

Anonymous said...

im gay and getting backpay

im gay and getting backpay

im gay and getting backpay

im happy b/c im getting backpay

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Anonymous said...

All of you that are posting hate must have nothing better to do. I guess one of the guys on strike must be taking care of your wife while you sit at the computer like a jacka$$.

6:16 PM

That is funny, just because it takes a union idiot all day to "compose" a post such as Mr. 6:16 man did, don't assume that everybody is as retarded as the union folks!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

This is MRS. 6:16 and I don't even work at the cape. I just wanted to check out the blog that I have heard about. Too bad it is idiots like you that work on the shuttle.

Anonymous said...

So MRS. 6:16 is taking on MR. 6:16's battles? Do you have to sit out in the sun all day on the strike line to protect hubby's pretty alabaster skin?

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Anonymous said...

6:44 I only see ugly and fat gals riding on the back of Harley's. You sure you can handle a pretty professional workers wife? What is you fat rear tire killer going to say about all this? You could not land a pretty professional workers wife if your life depended on it limp dick! You’re too busy being stupid waving like the retards you are on the picket line. Grow a brain dumb a$$!

Oh this is too much fun. Please don’t end the strike because antagonizing you morons is so entertaining!

Anonymous said...

Is it called backpay because they earn it on their backs?

Anonymous said...

Did Mrs. 6:16 have to capitalize the MRS. to scare us or just try to clarify that she is BIG!?

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank USA for the three months paid vacation to spend with my family. To the union folks I see you around its been fun cracking on those self centered SCABS and manager wannabes. GOOD OLE BACKPAY

doing your job better than you said...

Rumor has it that 40 people are set to cross the line very soon. Anybody else heard that?

Anonymous said...

Better on our back than a mouthfull
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Anonymous said...

Who want to be a manager? I can't afford the pay cut!

Anonymous said...

Its the same ones that crossed Mon. Sept 13

Anonymous said...

7:34, I meant your wives, we all know union guys are too lazy to work for anything, even if they just have to lay there!

Anonymous said...

as long as she gets paid i dont care

Anonymous said...

Hey union guys, I hear the mailman is getting anxious....he is missing your wives while you guys sit on your lazy butts at home. Give him a break and get back to work! You probably wanted more kids anyway!

Anonymous said...

Mine will gladly lay on her back for the money I made outside and the backpay alot more money then you'll ever bring home to your wife.

Anonymous said...

I'm getting anxious knowing that my mailwoman is getting anxious to be with my wife spoooge!!!

Anonymous said...

Along with my backpay and the money I made on the outside just think how much I'll get when the mailwoman and my wife makes babys thats some Jerry Springer well paid $hit right!!!

Anonymous said...

90 days are coming quick...getting scared yet?

Anonymous said...

Hey 7:49 .. So now we know what your wife is!

Anonymous said...

Good I'm glad i didn't have to explain that to you BCC and Berry degree holding intellects

Anonymous said...

7:51 if you have not been part of the party up to now, you probably won't be at this point. Maybe you should try a little harder so your wife would not need a woman. There are treatments for that problem you know....

Anonymous said...

USA benefits wouldn't pay for it b/c of budgets cuts I'm on her insurance now long and strong for hrs cant wait for tomorrow when I get my mail at 1:30 they beg for me to stay home. I might even seek employment outside the aerospace industry and become a male gigolo.

Anonymous said...

Fiscal year is up Oct 1st. Getting scared yet? Hope your still out, then you may get what you deserve.
Wal-Mart

Anonymous said...

I just can't understand where so many union members' sense of entitlement comes from. As in the jobs belong to them, people are doing their work, etc. I work at a space center job too, and do my best every day. But I do not feel as if I am owed anything by my company. I continue to do an excellent job, so the company wants to keep me as an employee and offers decent pay and benefits. If I felt that what was offered was substandard I would look for work elsewhere, not try to coerce the company to pay me more. And no, I am not working any union tasks.

From what I have seen there is no reason for many of the striking union members to act so high and mighty, as their managers and engineers filling in are finding that a great deal of the regular PMs that many of the strikers stamped off could not possibly have been completed. I am sure that there are some striking workers with a lot of integrity that would never dream of this, but those of you who are hard workers you must realize that management is now well aware of many instances when work was stamped off by your co-workers as completed but was not done (wet stamped). It is pretty easy for them to tell when they work a document that is a biannual WAD and open the equipment up and can see easily that no one has been in there in years: lots of parts are missing, grease is petrified, etc.

Contrary to what is going around, there is no maintenance that is being bypassed. I have seen numerous mentions in the comments about how maintenance is not getting performed and NASA is standing by and allowing it and it simply isn't true. All of the maintenance is being performed, and that is how the work that hasn't been performed in years past is being found. Process surveillance is monitoring everything very closely. Broken items that have been waiting months to be repaired have been fixed and the backlog of PRs in many shops has disappeared. I am not saying everything has been perfect, there was a bit of a learning curve at the beginning for replacement workers, but they are up to speed now and their perfomance only improves by the day.

I am not trying to union bash, I just want the union members to know what is really going on. I don't really care one way or another how this all ends except I feel sorry for union members that have worked at KSC for decades who may be throwing it all away due to misinformation. Please be smart about this and do what you have to do whether it is to come back to work or to stay out and find employment elsewhere.

I really wish you no ill will, whether you believe it or not.

Anonymous said...

Awesome I heard getting into a managers slot is pretty easy when you know someone and I have a friend that is Assistant Store Manager from my understanding he gets paid a lot more than your directors and as always a company takes care of its own and does not do squat for the employees and I could not do that to another human being that puts pants on the same way i do.

Anonymous said...

Well put 8:20!

Anonymous said...

So your are saying that USA is lying to NASA and taxpayers for haveing that many employees for this amount of time to do that little work??????

Anonymous said...

Some one call the I.G. and tell him about the misuse of money how a company has almost 600 employees on the street and almost 200 completeing all the task of these 600 and the ones they were assigned to before the strike

Anonymous said...

Quote: "So your are saying that USA is lying to NASA and taxpayers for haveing that many employees for this amount of time to do that little work??????"

No, I don't think anyone is saying that. In any organization there are tasks that could be completed in a more efficient manner, if the workers have a mind to. The work of those out on strike is being made up by the hiring of temporary replacement workers coupled with a lot of overtime hours being put in both by workers that have been temporarily reassigned to these areas and workers in the areas loaning them out in order to fill in the gaps they left behind.

Anonymous said...

You have 4 days left to make the call to return. Fair warning. Most IAM read this. Decide who you trust the most. If you find out negotiations are not going to happen, that should tell you something. Think about the yelling at your last meeting about when talks would resume. And now, like magic, the union announces talks will resume. You have been lied to. Think about who you are trusting to tell you the truth. I know most have a disregard for their management,but you better think for yourself on this one.

Anonymous said...

IAM is negotiating with the grunts to keep them from crossing the line.

USA is going to tell you grunts to take it or leave it. Honestly the only grunts in your union that deserve the jobs are those grunts that did not walk out or those grunts that crossed the line. I hope the rest of you grunts either wise up and come back or go flip hamburgers. Of course that may take a little training for you grunts to understand how to use a spatula!

Anonymous said...

Alot of overtime, someone stated in less time the union employees we do the work in 40hrs you should not need the overtime if you have this so called more efficient manner. We do what were told to do and in a certain time frame by management and NASA.

Anonymous said...

Awe look at the back stabbing going on already calling the SCABS grunts instead of real men and women

Anonymous said...

8:47 that was funny. However some of these folks do have some special skills...particularly the electricians and especially the high voltage bunch...beyond that....pretty much grunt work.

Too bad the electricians are included in this union. They could probably do better out of the union because their skills are probably way beyond most in their union.

Sorry machinist, you guys have CNC’s doing your critical work these days. The machinist skill will soon to be lost to robots.

Anonymous said...

SCABS you are now also known as grunts by a company man is that not thoughtful

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

backpay....right up the butt by the IAM

Anonymous said...

More gay talk

Anonymous said...

I doubt there's going to be any negotiations... but if there were. Do you honestly think they will offer as good a deal as they offered you guys before? I doubt it. We've proven we can process the orbiter without the union. The record speaks for itself. Do you think USA is stupid enough to offer you a deal with a) backpay? b) a wage increase? c) EIP money? d) better benefits? You guys are dreaming and dilusioned. USA wants to wipe their hands of you and so does NASA. What better opportunity than now to offer you less than before? They simply don't need your entry level positions, your whiney attitude, your dishonesty, your theivery, hate and discontent. Greedy bunch of crybabys....

Anonymous said...

Preach on 9:05. Those of you who need this job best be crossing the line before it is too late and be happy to get in while you can.

Anonymous said...

Quote: "Alot of overtime, someone stated in less time the union employees we do the work in 40hrs you should not need the overtime if you have this so called more efficient manner. We do what were told to do and in a certain time frame by management and NASA."

I am not sure what you are trying to say here. Obviously with several hundred fewer workers there would be an overtime requirement even if things are being done more efficiently. To say that the overtime should not be needed is to imply that those being replaced did not do anything of consequence. I never said that.

Anonymous said...

I am a union guy. We are not comming back unless we get ice cream cones and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch. waa waa waa

Anonymous said...

It is phuctards like you guys that make striking so easy. I would rather lose this worthless job than cross and work with sorry individuals like the tools posting on here. I can't wait for 2010 when all you ego manics find out nobody needs a bunch of engineers who just spew forth the same old paper. And amazingly us dumb old entry level workers will get new jobs. USA does not pay that well and the benifits are not that spectacular anymore. Why do think we can't hire in elevator tech?

Anonymous said...

9:13 said:

"Why do think we can't hire in elevator tech?"

Would you like to try again and make some sense with that sentence?

Anonymous said...

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ALL OF THE UNION IS LYING ON THEIR BACK AND GOING TO GET PAYED
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Anonymous said...

Why do you think we can't hire in elevator techs? Sorry Captin English I'll try harder next time.

Anonymous said...

Here's something for everyone to do, learn this song . Its an old song by a band called the Strawbs. Learn it, sing it,

Solidarity Brothers!

Part Of The Union

Now I'm a union man
Amazed at what I am
I say what I think
That the company stinks
Yes I'm a union man.

When we meet in the local hall
I'll be voting with them all
With a hell of a shout
It's out brothers out
And the rise of the factory's fall.

Oh you don't get me I'm part of the union
You don't get me I'm part of the union
You don't get me I'm part of the union
Till the day I die, till the day I die.

As a union man I'm wise
To the lies of the company spies
And I don't get fooled
By the factory rules
'Cause I always read between the lines.

And I always get my way
If I strike for higher pay
When I show my card
To the Scotland Yard
This what I say.

Oh you don't get me I'm part of the union
You don't get me I'm part of the union
You don't get me I'm part of the union
Till the day I die, till the day I die.

Before the union did appear
My life was half as clear
Now I've got the power
To the working hour
And every other day of the year.

So though I'm a working man
I can ruin the government's plan
Though I'm not too hard
The sight of my card
Makes me some kind of superman.

Oh you don't get me I'm part of the union
You don't get me I'm part of the union
You don't get me I'm part of the union
Till the day I die, till the day I die.

Anonymous said...

A song will get you through the day better than money, or activity?

Anonymous said...

Quote: "It is phuctards like you guys that make striking so easy. I would rather lose this worthless job than cross and work with sorry individuals like the tools posting on here. I can't wait for 2010 when all you ego manics find out nobody needs a bunch of engineers who just spew forth the same old paper. And amazingly us dumb old entry level workers will get new jobs. USA does not pay that well and the benifits are not that spectacular anymore. Why do think we can't hire in elevator tech?"

I hardly consider myself an "egomaniac;" I am not one of the ones that feels I am owed something from the company that employs me other than the compensation and benefits that are offered. I really think it is a bit over the top to call me a "sorry individual" or a "tool." And I am certainly not one of the "engineers who just spew forth the same old paper."

If "USA does not pay that well and the benefits are not that spectacular anymore" and you consider it a "worthless job," then why do you care?

Anonymous said...

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IS WHAT WE GET WHILE YOU SCABS REST YOUR HEAD IN MANAGEMENTS LAP ALL DAY
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Anonymous said...

You anti-union aholes don't understand. After the court case we are all going to get huge amounts of BACKPAY. All the way back to 1983.

We are goin to be RICH and show you mofo's who was right

Anonymous said...

It is a real shame that there is so much hate coming from both sides (union and non-union) I have been at the Space Center for a long time and have many wonderful Union friends and I also have many salaried friends. What's going on here does not show integrity and character. Are things being said because no one knows who you are? "Character is doing the right thing when no one is looking." This whole experience is not good for any of us, not the union, not USA, not NASA, and not the space program. "United we stand, divided we fall."

C

Anonymous said...

Soon the Shuttle is gone, next is the CEV. But what the Union has done is advertise that USA workers “will” strike against CEV someday.

Nice job! Perhaps NASA will move from Florida as a launch site to eliminate Union Problems. California, Mexico and Panama, are all better launch sites. (Further South)

The Union has effectively eliminated your job after Shuttle. Go Union!!!

Bye Bye workers…

Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight. Union workers are striking about jobs that will be gone in a couple of years.

Duh! I'd start saving money, or move out of the state. This area will be very bad economically in a couple of years.

Do Unions help someone relocate to a better Union area?

Anonymous said...

Does Bob Allen know about this?
OOPs he is in the Mens Room!

Anonymous said...

Huh?

Anonymous said...

Union is done, you made a bad choice, admit it, get over your silly pride.
End the blog now and look for new work.

Anonymous said...

The IAM is coming to Sea World to organize your employees you cock sucking bastards.

Anonymous said...

Plenty for Ronaldinho to grin about in Brazil win
By Brian Homewood
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Ronaldinho produced one of his best performances in a Brazil shirt during Sunday's 4-2 win over the United States, setting up two goals and scoring the decisive one himself.
Often criticised for saving his best for club side Barcelona, Ronaldinho's characteristic grin has been conspicuous by its absence since Dunga took over as Brazil coach last year.
He was initially left on the bench and, along with Kaka, missed the Copa America in Venezuela altogether after saying he was too tired to play.
Brazil won the tournament without him and on returning to the side for last month's friendly against Algeria, he was once again relegated to the substitute's role.
In that match, he came on for the second half, scored the second goal in Brazil's 2-0 win and did enough to convince Dunga to give him his place back.
On Sunday in Chicago, Ronaldinho relished the free role given to him just behind the attack.
He began by producing an exquisite chipped pass over the U.S. rearguard which found striker Afonso, whose effort clipped the post.
After Carlos Bocanegra gave the U.S. a shock lead, another moment of brilliance contributed to Brazil's equaliser.
Following a quick Brazilian break down the right, Ronaldinho threaded the ball between three U.S. defenders to Kaka, whose shot was parried by Tim Howard but bounced off Oguchi Onyewu of the United States and into the net.
There was more to come after the break as he produced the corner from which Lucio headed Brazil in front and scored the third himself with a cheeky free kick which found a gap in the U.S. wall.
DUNGA'S GAME
"I feel more and more adapted to Dunga's way of doing things," said Ronaldinho after the game.
Ronaldinho and Kaka now appear to be firmly back in the coach's plans after their much-criticised decision to sit out the Copa.
Midfielder Josue, who played a pivotal role in the Copa America, did not get onto the pitch at all on Sunday while Julio Baptista, another key man in Venezuela, appeared for the last 20 minutes.
Brazil move onto Boston where they play Mexico on Wednesday, their last match before facing Colombia in their opening match of the 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign next month.
With his top players all based in Europe, Dunga admits his main worry is a shortage of time.
"We need to improve the understanding and teamwork, the problem is that we don't have time to train," said Dunga, who had one session with his players before Sunday's game.

Anonymous said...

The moderator needs to delete that huge entry. It has nothing to do with what is going on here.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't it? There is plenty of hate, and that post fights it :)

Unless you think that all this blog is for is coward anonymous posters throwing ignorant comments out because they know there are no way they can held accountable for their statements.

Anonymous said...

What is all this garbage? I thought this was a blog for the IAM and USA contract negotioations. It needs to be totally deleted and restarted.

Anonymous said...

You guys are saying that we that are trying to do the strikers jobs are not getting overtime. I work there and I work 14 hours a day trying to do my job and I personaly have seen major mistakes happen. You guys are full ----! Wake up..I hope they come back soon.

Anonymous said...

I love it. That was exactly what this sorry a$$ blog needed. I'll bet there wasn't one misspelled word either.

Anonymous said...

You know I am right. You too have seen all the mistakes that are going on. Except you are too little of a man to admit it. I will admit it. NASA is too scared to let the public know what is really going on out there. It is time for your nap...don't get caught.

Anonymous said...

ok i have been lurking and have no skin in the game, but i would like to know if the union guys/gals can be fired after 90 days? I thought most labor contracts state 180 days.

Anonymous said...

A sanctioned strike can go indefinitely. The only way to get rid of the striking workers is to lock out the union. That means that ALL union represented workers have to be extricated from the job site. Scabs as well. And start from scratch. But this still does not fire the striking workers. They can still strike forever.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the info. i guess my question really is this: is there a point of no return when a striker can be permanently replaced? Does the fact that you are a union member protect you from being fired when you strike.

Once again, just asking, no need to flame me.

Anonymous said...

Depends how you see it. If the company wishes not to settle the strike then it goes on. If the striker wishes to stay on strike then he does. Legally there is no way a company can fire a striker who is on a sanctioned strike. There are reports of a strike in Pa. that has lasted 16 years.

Anonymous said...

Hey, new blog on the page. Let's move this pissin' contest over there.

Anonymous said...

THERE IS NO HATE JUST EVERYONES IDEA WHAT THE TRUTH IS,
IT IS LIKE WATCHING A CAR WRECK EVERYONE HAS HIS OWN IDEA.
THIS ONE HUGE CAR WRECK AND IT IS ABOUT TOO COME TO AND END WHICH WILL NOT PLEASE EVERYONE.
THE STRIKERS WILL NOT BE HAPPY WITH THE $12,000 LOSS OF INCOME WHICH THEY OR THERE CHILDREN WILL
NEVER RECEIVE.
I HOPE THEY CAN LIVE WITH IT.
HI DIDDLE LA DEE
OFF TOO WORK FOR ME
THE UNION LIFE
IS NOT FOR FREE.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about Florida's laws much, I mostly break em'. But your union knows the cutoff dates that the company has for firing strikers. In Michigan we were told the crucial dates by our union, your should tell you.If they say don't know,you have bigger problem than you know.I'm sure they do, ask steward. Good luck folks.

Fred Savage said...

You have failed you anti-union puke. Pack your bags, head to the next strike, and spread your poison there for a while.

Anonymous said...

Todd Halvorson I hope you burn in hell for hosting this hate fest.

Fred Savage said...

You have failed you anti-union puke. We can see right through your lies. Pack your bags,head to the next strike, and spread your poison there for a while.

Anonymous said...

what a meanie tiny little weeny . i thought he blew a valve or something. what an angry dwarf.hi ho hi ho. your stupid too. say bye to your wrenches. they said you too stupid to stay away from blog to long

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Darrell P@C said...

Both my brother and I chose not to participate in the strike. I have decid
ed not to listen to my brother anymore! I would like to come back to the picket line and support my brothers and sisters. Is it possible for me to come back to open arms? If so I would love to be shop steward again. I have scene both sides of the fence during a strike. I am more than willing to come back to the picket line if my brother's will accept me.



...Nah I was just kidding me and my brother would much rather see all you dirt bags sit out in the sun and rot. I've used the union for all it could give me, now its time to cut it out completely.

Anonymous said...

Stay Strong Brothers and Sisters and we will get our back pay and bonus Fred has promsed us.

Anonymous said...

HI DIDDLE LA DEE
UNION LIFE FOR ME
THE IAM NOT FREE

woops, I followed again said...

It was a fair offer to the union. Pride comes before the fall mortgage. Gonna be a great Christmas!

Anonymous said...

woops, mortgages come in seasons?

Anonymous said...

Being an IAM member is a lot like being in a mental institution the inmates think they are running the institution.
But in all reality they do what they are instructed too do nothing more.
When they talk too each other they are convinced they are running the institution.

Anonymous said...

Stay strong brothers and sisters we will get our back pay and bonus the IAM promised.
we are all most there we can smell the money.

Anonymous said...

The inmates have escaped and are walking the picket line

Anonymous said...

I do know this, USA is boiling lots of hot water. They will toss in the ham bones for your bonus and you will accept it. If your members voted NOW they'd accept the last offer made. Guess what you'll see? Maybe mixed around a little.
You better hope your negotiating morons let you see it. They are itching to go for a record strike. They, after all, are still being paid right? You knew that then?
And any increase that MAY be made to the union will come at the lower seniority's expense. You knew that right? Always does.

Anonymous said...

They will accept anything they can get now. It must suck to be over 40 year's old and have to borrow money from your parents, because you're out on strike for an unworthy cause.

Anonymous said...

Well said 9:42. Ship of fools on a dry lake bed.

Anonymous said...

I drive by and see you drinking coffee and reading the newspaper, (probably just looking at the pictures). It’s just as if you were on center only without the $30 an hr.

Anonymous said...

Hey, anybody want to sell a jet ski, dirt bike or fishing boat. Maybe that go cart you got your kid with made up overtime $$.

Anonymous said...

I heard from good sources:
No back pay. The company will never, ever, give you backpay! You walked off the job for 3 months, and you are that ignorant to think they are going to reward you with back pay for having a 3 month vacation. Get real.
Now you are getting tired and angry and will HAVE to accept whatever they offer. And this will not be as good of a contract as the first.
Sorry.