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UAW - Game Over!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    GM offers buyout to every North American hourly worker.


    GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner said in a statement:
    "We've worked with our UAW partners to ensure our employees have a variety of attractive options to consider. The special attrition program is an important initiative that will help us transform the workforce."

    They've become like Kwame Brown or other NBA do-nothings. Nothing more than salary cap baggage to GM, just hanging around.
  2. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Hourly employees getting a $45k buyout isn't horrible. Could have been like $1,000 for every year of service or worse, what newspapers are doing.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Walter Reuther is spinning in his grave. Story did not say but I imagine that GM will hire back many of the workers that they bought out as non union laborers.
  4. Imagine if we had a Scretary of Labor who cared about, well, Labor.
    Oops, I'm sorry. What was I thinking?
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Oh he cares about labor. Making sure someone is doing it for not much money.
  6. It's a she, isn't it?
    Elaine Chao McConnell beard...er..wife of Mitch.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Chaio to the UAW
  8. Not bad, Boom.
  9. SigR

    SigR Member

    Without jobs, there isn't a need for labor. Something socialists seem to forget.

    Unions did their part to sink the auto industry in the U.S., and it's finally time to pay the piper.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I think its payback from the Japanese. We sunk their boats and now they are sinking our auto industry 60 years later.

  11. And so much for a century in which building a viable middle-class was considered important.
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    We'll have Rouge River again in a few years. This time we will be able to see the riots live on CNN
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