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?
Boo Hoo yuh Frckin Jack Wagon
Boo Hoo yuh Frckin Jack Wagon
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.
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.
I hope the OWS people find out about this! March on their homes!
The $58 number is total compensation down from the $72 average.
Some things to ponder.
* This was Wayne Assemby ( Wayne ave and Michigan Ave ) where they used to make all the SUV's and now make the larger Escorts. Their will be other products of that platform and other cars coming their. For what it is worth, I don't understand the beef, out of how many votes this lost by 56 militant unionist.
* Lets see what the other plants do.
* If they do something as stupid, then IMHO Mulally should play hardball.
* Don't forget, this is on top of taking the "Fusion" back from Mexico to "Flat Rock" where the Mustang is made for a net gain of 7000 jobs.
If you add all that up, They can sign me up tomorrow if these guys don't want to do the work...
Let us hope this is 56 loons and not a trend at a number of plants to go.....
I knew a guy quite some years ago when car sales were hot who made over $100k one year because he worked so much overtime. I wonder what the pay would be with all that overtime now.
You just have to love what Unions do for the areas they have control of.
For example, take my 2,900 sq ft house down here in South Texas. It cost me $175,000 3 years ago. The same house in a heavy unionized state would cost about $500,000.
Why? Non right to work state unions. Down here you get paid what you are worth. Up there, they are paid by what they can demand from their employers with absolutely no regard to worth.
The union “circle” that I have recognized early in life is that the parasites claim that the cost of living has risen to the point that they need to strike for more pay. They strike, get more pay, and suddenly all of the other prices in the area rise too. Then the circle begins again, over and over and over.
They don’t need a bailout. Management needs to refuse to pay them amounts so high that the company can’t compete. If the workers strike, move the company offshore.
I can't speak for small business owners, but my new CEO makes $480 an hour. And her bonus is about 550 times larger than that.
I am as anti union as the next guy but labor is only about 10% of a new cars MSRP. Moving a factory to Mexico will not lower the cost much, if any. Those are the facts.
OMG!!! Nearly $60.00/hr. for jobs that generally take about a week to train for? That’s absolutely SICKENING! And these people have the NERVE to complain that they aren’t being paid enough, and that they don’t have enough benefits? Sounds like THEY are more likely in the 1% than the rest of us!