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MiscellaneousPossible Strike at Jeep Assembly?
Posted by mike on 2001/9/26 0:00:00 (687) reads



The Toledo Blade is reporting that internal problems at the Toledo, Ohio Jeep assembly plant have recently prompted the United Auto Workers (UAW) to threaten to call for a strike vote as early as September 27 if conditions aren't improved. Here's a snippet:

Labor tensions at Toledo Jeep Assembly Plant came to a head this week after the workers' union gave DaimlerChrysler AG about three weeks to reassign jobs based on seniority, return parts-stamping dies, address high-level health and safety grievances, and make other changes.

Otherwise, workers making the all-new Jeep Liberty and venerable Jeep Wrangler will take an immediate strike vote, leaders of United Auto Workers Local 12's Jeep unit said in a letter to members yesterday and obtained by The Blade.

Local 12 gave the automaker a 15 working days notice on Tuesday to make specified changes because the union says management took away joint programs, including a type of job-sharing plan to let higher-seniority workers voluntarily take one- or two-week layoffs in place of lower-seniority workers, according to the letter.

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About 1,720 of 5,650 temporary and permanent workers were laid off from the plant this summer after the automaker stopped making the Jeep Cherokee and curbed Wrangler production.

Some low-seniority workers, however, have remained on the job instead of being bumped by those with more seniority, and the union wants working seniority adjusted throughout Toledo Jeep.

About 200 to 250 parts-stamping jobs were eliminated at the Jeep Parkway factory, and union leaders want that work and some workers returned.

Workers making the Liberty, meanwhile, have been putting in 10-hour days and many Saturdays to keep up with vehicle demand.

While the union wants to add a third shift, the company wants first wants to be sure the demand lasts.
We'll keep on top of this story and let you know what develops...

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Utah
I'm not really pro-union.....I have never belonged to one. In my profession....it's sink or swim....and you make it or break it on your own merits. That being said....the auto-makers all have contracts with unions that represent thier workers. If the employer is breaking the rules set out in the contract....then they are at fault, and the workers have the right to strike. Sounds to me like D/C is playing a lot of games with the plant workers. As for dumping on 60 year olds.....let's not forget....they have paid thier dues. Just because someone is younger, that does not mean they can do a better job.
As for Joe Nos.....well, go back through the posts....he has been a goof-off for months and months on these pages. I am sure he loves his KIA.....aaaaiiiiieeeeee!!! Now he can hang with all the other girls...and girly boys who drive them to the mall.
Utah.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: another union worker
Looks like Xterra's got some competition for that "BIGGEST ASS ON THE PLANET" title. I take it from "Joe Nos" that unions are for the uneducated.
This coming from a man driving around in a Kia, posting on a Jeep page.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: proud union worker
I rest my case.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: DILLINGER
Great! Now they've got the workers walking off as well as half of the engineers who walked back in 2000 rather than build the car-based Liberty.

Figures.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Why Unions?
here is my comment

Let me put it this way, I have worked in Union plants, if we do not have Unions in the US, you will see Jeeps being made in Mexico, China, etc etc-period! You need the old union members to train the new ones coming in, then they retire and the cycle goes on. Sure there are some that might sit around for 10 or more hours, but then all of sudden the line goes down and their busy for several hours. I would like to see 'you people' that make comments on assembly lines actually work on one! I have engineered and spent many an hour working on them, I am non-union but what I have seen the union guys and they earn their keep! I'd like to see 'some of the commentors' put carpeting in a vehicle for 10 hours 6 days a week, bolt parts on etc. Believe me I have worked at times in a factory for 12 hours with no break at all-and yes their were union guys next to me that worked extra without even getting paid for the extra time, simply because their proud Americans who don't want to see Jobs goto Mexico etc. If you haven't worked in a factory union or non-union keep your dam comments to yourself!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Joe Nos
I agree, unions suck. It's for idiots who are uneducated.

Joe "always" Nos

I love my KIA~!!!!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Xterra
S
EW YOU YOU UNION CHUMP! FAT 60
Year old P.O.S. I deal with your kind every day!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: proud union worker
More proof from Mr. Xterra that yes it is indeed possible to be the " BIGGEST
ASS ON THE PLANET" in more than one area. We already knew what an ASS you
were with regards to 4x4's, now you come along and make an ASS of yourself
in a completely different area, way to go ASS-HOLE !

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Xterra
UNIONS SUCK!!! This is the frigan problem,
bunch of fat lazy 60 year old chronies trying to
screw some 25 year old with a kid on the way
just because of seniority. Just likw State
Government! And at a time like this.... to pull
this, I hope all of the "seniors" from local 12
get a permanent pink slip!!!
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