Skip to comments.$58-an-Hour UAW Workers Kill $16K Ford Bonus as Stingy
Posted on 10/11/2011 10:58:53 PM PDT by Nachum
As the UAW rank-and-file continues to vote on the contract offer hammered out between management and UAW honchos, the Detroit Free Press reports that at least one local has rejected the offer, even though it includes a $6,000 cash bonus, a $3,700 profit sharing bonus and at least another $1,500 cash for each of the four years on the contract for a total of $15,700 on top of wages and benefits. (Snip) No wonder some auto companies needed a bailout. $56 and $58 an hour? Most CEOs and small business owners make less than that.
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Aren’t these union maggots some of the people who are always complaining about “the rich”? $58 bucks an hour? Only in my dreams. No wonder they don’t mind paying union dues to get DemocRATS elected.
I was just reading on another site about a guy that was just an assembly line worker that has a $100,000 a year retirement + bonuses. That is crazy!!
I remember years ago my father-in-law found out what some union workers were making and he said “What can those men possibly do that would be worth that much to the company?” It is still a good question.
Where’s those occupy protesters when ya need them?
That’s wages and benefits though, such as their insurance. Their actual pay rate is nowhere near that.
Bull there actual pay benefits go upward of $75 to $85. Their base wage is about $58 Hr.
Boo Hoo yuh Frckin Jack Wagon
Boo Hoo yuh Frckin Jack Wagon
Just reporting what the article says.
It's not so much what they do, but what they won't do, like work. The Union thugs are blackmailing everyone to avoid strikes.
In '72 at GM, they played this game. 170 day strike. It was so destructive that GM had to carry car designs over another year and had to throw away 1100 half built cars because they didn't meet the new 1973 Gov'r standards by the time the strike was over.
Since the UAW owns about 30 percent of GM a quicker way to forge a contract would be to have the union execs who sit on the GM board negotiate with the UAW. But maybe they’re already doing that.
The auto workers are going to pluck the goose and drain its blood before killing it. Those shiny bones left over won’t have much left on them.
My wife is almost done with her education and will soon be a Nurse Practitioner. I don’t think she’ll make anywhere near $58 per hour, and she’ll have a Master’s Degree. These UAW people can probably make that kind of money on a GED, while people like my wife have to go through years of hard work and education at a great expense. WTF?!?!
I used to date a girl some years back and her father worked for GM and was a UAW member. He had been with them for close to 20 years and,No joke, he made almost $80 an hour and guess what his job was..He covered for people on their breaks and lunches and the rest of the time..he and others that did his “job” slept in the break room. He told me himself he only really worked about 3-4 hours a day, the rest of the time he watched TV or slept.
This is EXACTLY why Cars made in other countries are cheaper and last longer.
I was talking with a guy at a gov’t site with union construction guys (gov’t employees). He was at a meeting and the boss was pleading with them to “just give me 4 hours of work a day and we can get back on schedule”. He had to plead though - anything more would be harassment.
Oh - they “work” 10-hour days with Friday-Sunday off.
Let me do a little calculation here...
these guys are mostly worth only $8/hour...however they are reliable for showing up and they don’t quit after they get trained.
So lets double their wages to reflect that
They are worth $16/hour.
but they are more productive because they learn a job and stick with it for many many years.
they get premium benefits and pensions
As I see it, they are overpaid around $20/hour.
Can she open up a mini clinic?
I won’t buy an American union car....sorry, I just won’t....I support American business but not the union thugs.....
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