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Reports: UAW members can expect signing bonuses as high as $10k from Detroit's Big Three
M.Live.com ^ | 9/11/11 | Michael Wayland

Posted on 09/11/2011 3:44:43 PM PDT by Nachum

With approximately 85 hours remaining before contracts between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit’s Big Three expire, UAW members can expect a substantially higher signing bonus than in year’s past, according to reports. But, just how high the bonuses will be remains under speculation. Sept. 10, the Detroit News: “… Reports that it could be as high as $10,000, which is about three times what union members received for ratifying the last national contract in 2007 are being described as too high.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bonuses; members; reports; uaw
Shut them all down. Time for a 'reset'.
1 posted on 09/11/2011 3:44:44 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

i’m confused. Why are any signing bonuses needed? Is there a shortage of workers?


2 posted on 09/11/2011 3:48:07 PM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: Nachum

Always remember, management has to agree to this too. The top brass in the auto companies don’t care as long as they get their multi-million dollar bonuses. They’ll just raise the price of the cars and get a bailout from Uncle Hussein if they can’t sell them.


3 posted on 09/11/2011 3:51:37 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: madameguinot

Do you have any idea how hard it is to find employees that can go out at lunch, smoke a bunch of weed, get all liquored up, and actually come back to work??


4 posted on 09/11/2011 3:53:09 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: madameguinot
Why are any signing bonuses needed?

There's an election coming.

5 posted on 09/11/2011 3:53:09 PM PDT by farmguy
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To: Nachum

Glad to see taxpayer money being put to good use.../s


6 posted on 09/11/2011 4:00:17 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Nachum

Already spending the new stimulus money.


7 posted on 09/11/2011 4:01:50 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Nachum
'Bloomberg reported a $10,000 signing bonus for each UAW member would cost about $470 million at GM, $410 million at Ford and $250 million at Chrysler.'

Okay Ford. I'm looking at getting a new truck. Don't go bailout on me in a few months because of said financial decisions.

8 posted on 09/11/2011 4:09:47 PM PDT by Palter (Even liberals need jobs.)
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To: Nachum

What exactly is this “Signing Bonus”? Why in the world would there be bonuses like this in the economy we have now?


9 posted on 09/11/2011 4:14:13 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Nachum
They work for the government now.

Do what Ronald Reagan did to the air traffic controllers.

10 posted on 09/11/2011 4:14:52 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: Nachum

And we wonder why no one can afford the latest plastic and pot-metal gadget car.


11 posted on 09/11/2011 4:19:19 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: Nachum

we don’t buy union-made cars.


12 posted on 09/11/2011 4:36:29 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Nachum

I buy Toyota.


13 posted on 09/11/2011 4:46:34 PM PDT by BamaAndy
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To: ken21

i was thinking of getting a honda ridgeline after reading this. unbelieveable- no wonder gm stock is down 40% in 10 months


14 posted on 09/11/2011 4:47:06 PM PDT by mriguy67
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To: Lazlo in PA
What exactly is this “Signing Bonus”?

We (Ford) are offering you (the UAW bargaining committee) and your co-workers $10,000 each if you agree to ratify the current agreement we are offering you.........

This is nothing new, it happens all the time........

Keep in mind that Ford is making money and the UAW is aware of this..

Of course it sucks but that's the way the executives in the auto industry have always operated..........

Get the union to agree to a contract, no matter what it takes (within reason) and you will get your bonus at the end of the year too.........

FWIW, management ALWAYS gets their minimum 10% bonus at the end of the year regardless how the company is doing. They merely deny or reduce the annual merit increases that their subordinates normally get..........

15 posted on 09/11/2011 4:48:00 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: madameguinot
i’m confused. Why are any signing bonuses needed? Is there a shortage of workers?

you seme like a smaht biznessman. Surely you unnahstan the value of a good insurance policy...

16 posted on 09/11/2011 4:49:20 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Nachum
With the government bailout of GM and Chrysler came a guarantee of unlimited wage concessions. They will pay anything to the union, big bonuses to management, and nothing to repay the taxpayers. The Federal and leftist state governments will buy loads of GM and Chrysler cars at the price demanded to keep 'em afloat, and they will buy only enough discounted Fords to disarm critics of Fascist enterprises.

The question is Ford.

Can Ford afford big raises, or will they have to offer less than GM and deal with a strike.

GM and Chrysler will not support Ford with a lockout if the union strikes Ford, they are now Fascist operations and they will act to put Ford (the competition) out of business as all Fascist enterprises do.

It's going to be interesting and very dangerous for Ford.

17 posted on 09/11/2011 5:02:36 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: madameguinot

Since I won’t be purchasing UAW cr*p, I was prepared to not give a smelly Obama.

Then, in remembered that -except for Ford - those SOBs will still be getting my money.

UAW, shove it up your smelly Obamas, and may you all have to work at Mecca.


18 posted on 09/11/2011 5:12:02 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Palter
"Okay Ford. I'm looking at getting a new truck. Don't go bailout on me in a few months because of said financial decisions."

Buy a Toyota. Tundra has 80% domestic parts and is made in San Antonio, Texas. Silverados and F-series are 75%. Dakotas are 72%. Ford Ranger 63%. Dodge Ram is 53%.

\http://www.tundraheadquarters.com/blog/2009/07/03/25-vehicles-less-american-than-the-toyota-tundra/

As you can see, Toyotas contain more domestic parts than so-called "domestics" and aren't involved with UAW. They're made in right-to-work states and not tied to the Obama administration (who noteably attempted to gut them over this so-called sticking accelerator.

Just my opinion, but I consider Toyotas more American than any of the Big 3 in Detroit.
19 posted on 09/11/2011 5:25:17 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Nachum
the funny thing is, some talking head at the gummint just said that auto sales and the industrial production it drives is "key to the recovery."

So then, I guess you know why they're driving such a hard bargain.

20 posted on 09/11/2011 5:36:59 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: BamaAndy
I buy Toyota.

I'm with you, love my new Camry. Prior to the Camry, I had a Corolla, that I put 100,000 trouble free miles on.

21 posted on 09/11/2011 5:47:37 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: All

Interesting 2005 article on the Toyota plant in TX.

http://peoplesworld.org/toyota-truck-plant-to-open-in-san-antonio/

Check out the prediction in the last paragraph...:^)


22 posted on 09/11/2011 6:42:06 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: az_gila

Time to launch a national boycott of union products. As happy as I have been with my Fords, my next cars will be built in Hyundai’s Alabama nonunion factories. Is there a list of Tea Party friendly products and manufacturers?


23 posted on 09/11/2011 7:05:24 PM PDT by wizwor
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To: wizwor

Who else outside of Ford makes something like an E series van ?


24 posted on 09/11/2011 9:49:52 PM PDT by onona (You might like Steve Earl's song "Galway Girl".....oh alright, it's for Sharon Shannon !!)
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To: onona

Besides GM, Mercedes has the Sprinter. That’s all I can think of.


25 posted on 09/12/2011 5:03:27 PM PDT by matt04
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