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I have joke multipled times with my family and friends that the fellows who built my Chrysler Town and Country must have been high.... Didn't actually believe that was the actual case! No wonder my van sucks.
 

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My brother-in-law worked for Ford back in the 60's early 70's, nothings changed!

They had people fill the line and then go jump the fence and leave for the rest of the day. All the while collecting a full days pay!
 

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I knew guys that ran a bar out of their van during breaks and lunch at that same facility so this is nothing new. They just got caught and the UAW knew it went on.

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UAW has been famous for those abuses, and management co-operated with it all. Drawing pay for not showing up was the last straw.

That same management must have moved to Wall Street in 2000.

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I was working on a non-union job and the foreman left his 1/2 full gatorade jug outside all night with temps down to 14 deg. and it didn't freeze. And the Superintendent knew about it and did nothing. What does that tell you. There is good and bad on both sides of the fence. But if you want to count them remember only 7 1/2 % of the non-government workforce is union. So few bother so many.
 

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Barry was just up there 2 months ago bragging on this bunch of union aholes who are living off OUR money. If Chrysler tries to fire those guys I'm sure the union will jump in and defend them.

If they don't get fired the government should call in their loan. OOOHHHH, that right it wasn't a loan, just another government handout to the union who fixed Barry election. Gosh how'd I forget that????
 

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I was also on the job when the comany hired a hand full of police officers undercover and put them on night and weekend shift. About 6 weeks later, a couple of dozen druggies were busted and fired. Some were management. I was glad to see them go. There were over 6,000 production workers. Out of 6000 non union workers in your local town, how many do you think are drunks or drug users? 2%, 3% ?
Who do you blame for them? 2% of 6000 is 120. Thats a lot! but what does the rest of society look like. Maybe that is not a union problem, but a sin problem.
 

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Having been on both sides of the coin (I was a shop Steward for the UE and I was a manager for Lockheed Martin) I can tell you the problem is two fold. The first is the people. Theft,drug use,porno on company time/equipment,sleeping on the job and just about anything else you can imagine. That is part 1 and it is a small but increasing portion of the work force. Part 2 is Union Protection of people who should be fired. As a Steward I had to stand up for people that should have been locked up. We threatened a walkout for an asshole who threw a hammer at a co-worker. He got to stay at least until they locked him up for running over his boss in the parking lot a year or so later. The day after that happened I resigned my Stewardship.

--- Chip King ---
 
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