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Ignorant UAW story

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JackAttack FM
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Re: Ignorant UAW story

Post by JackAttack FM » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:50 am

Nobody out of High School can live on $250 a week.

Everybody that says what they make says it by the week or annually.
Everybody pays their mortgage payment montly.
Its easy math.

The UAW member is probably comparing his on the job weekly wage versus his on strike wage.

An average mortgage payment is $1,000. A low payment is $700 or $800.

Its not a great story but, it gets the point out.



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Re: Ignorant UAW story

Post by ftballfan » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:29 pm

JackAttack FM wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:50 am
Nobody out of High School can live on $250 a week.

Everybody that says what they make says it by the week or annually.
Everybody pays their mortgage payment montly.
Its easy math.

The UAW member is probably comparing his on the job weekly wage versus his on strike wage.

An average mortgage payment is $1,000. A low payment is $700 or $800.

Its not a great story but, it gets the point out.
And it seems like most auto workers are sole income households.

To put this more on topic, a struggling radio station should consider stunting by playing the same song (or play only songs from one artist) until the strike ends



Daenerys
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Re: Ignorant UAW story

Post by Daenerys » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:37 pm

Not quite sure what exactly you're objecting to in the story?

While I support the union in their fight against GM, strike pay isn't supposed to replace a salary. It's a little something to get you through, not unlike Unemployment insurance, which isn't much more than that. $250 is almost a weekly grocery bill. It definitely isn't enough to get by on, but if they gave them $1000 a week, what would be their incentive to settle? That's kind of the point of a strike. Each side is losing money, and it's who blinks first.

Just read that the UAW upped it to $275 a week, which I don't know makes all that much of a difference.



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Re: Ignorant UAW story

Post by Deleted User 24 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:10 pm

I went to the plant at 9 Mile and Mound today and bought lunch for a couple of strikers. Glad to help them.



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Turkeytop
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Re: Ignorant UAW story

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:33 pm

Vic Doucette wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:10 pm
I went to the plant at 9 Mile and Mound today and bought lunch for a couple of strikers. Glad to help them.
That's great of you, Vic. Most are grateful just for the honk of the horn to show support. :D


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Re: Ignorant UAW story

Post by Daypart » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:44 am

Unions are a joke



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Re: Ignorant UAW story

Post by wtfdetroit » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:53 am

lovinlife101 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:02 am
Daypart wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:44 am
Unions are a joke
💯

Unions are everything they say they fight against.

Greedy, lazy, incompetent, corrupt people at the top who make most of the money.

But you can’t blame just those on top, the lemmings share blame too. Anyone who pays someone else thinking they have their best interest is only fooling themselves. This includes people who have agents.
Rather be in the UAW making $25 hour with benefits then being on my own and working in some small factory on Groesbeck making $14 hr with no benefits while the owner has a custom built 800k in Washington Twp that he paid in cash.



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Re: Ignorant UAW story

Post by Daypart » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:11 pm

wtfdetroit wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:53 am
lovinlife101 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:02 am
Daypart wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:44 am
Unions are a joke
💯

Unions are everything they say they fight against.

Greedy, lazy, incompetent, corrupt people at the top who make most of the money.

But you can’t blame just those on top, the lemmings share blame too. Anyone who pays someone else thinking they have their best interest is only fooling themselves. This includes people who have agents.
Rather be in the UAW making $25 hour with benefits then being on my own and working in some small factory on Groesbeck making $14 hr with no benefits while the owner has a custom built 800k in Washington Twp that he paid in cash.
Run-on sentence.
*than being
*paid for in cash/*purchased in cash



JLesinski
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Re: Ignorant UAW story

Post by JLesinski » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:02 pm

wtfdetroit wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:53 am
lovinlife101 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:02 am
Daypart wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:44 am
Unions are a joke
💯

Unions are everything they say they fight against.

Greedy, lazy, incompetent, corrupt people at the top who make most of the money.

But you can’t blame just those on top, the lemmings share blame too. Anyone who pays someone else thinking they have their best interest is only fooling themselves. This includes people who have agents.
Rather be in the UAW making $25 hour with benefits then being on my own and working in some small factory on Groesbeck making $14 hr with no benefits while the owner has a custom built 800k in Washington Twp that he paid in cash.
You could always take the risk of starting your own business like that guy that started that factory. Just sayin'...



wtfdetroit
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Re: Ignorant UAW story

Post by wtfdetroit » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:17 pm

You can always care about your workers and give them health insurance. Just sayin'...



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Re: Ignorant UAW story

Post by jsf » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:57 pm

The story last week said the average regular worker is making $1200.00 a week has one of the best healthcare plans in the world and gets thousands in profit sharing. I would have thought that they might have known this was coming and saved a little.



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Turkeytop
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Re: Ignorant UAW story

Post by Turkeytop » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:20 pm

Daypart wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:44 am
Unions are a joke
I've been in my Union for 45 years and it's no joke. Both my wife and I grew up in desperate poverty. Indeed, the first few years of our life together, we lived in poverty.

I got my first big break when I got a job in a Union shop with decent wages, benefits and something called a Pension Plan.

In Ontario, back in the 1960s there wasn't much opportunity for someone from a poor, working class family to get any education beyond high school. My Union got me my education and it didn't cost me a nickel.

Today, we're retired. We aren't wealthy, but we live in modest comfort. No working person should have to settle for anything less.


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Re: Ignorant UAW story

Post by Matt » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:05 pm

Vic Doucette wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:10 pm
I went to the plant at 9 Mile and Mound today and bought lunch for a couple of strikers. Glad to help them.
I have a suggestion for the lowlife non-worker's next meal...



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