The Detroit News reports that Chrysler workers are none too happy with the proposed four-year labor agreement drawn up by the Auburn Hills automaker and the United Auto Workers. UAW Local 372 has voted against ratification of the plan, with just 45 percent of members voting for the measure. The chapter represents workers at the Chrysler Trenton Engine Complex. In addition, UAW Local 869, which serves the Chrysler Warren Stamping Plant, also vetoed the labor contract with 54 percent of workers there voting against the contract.
The report indicates that four UAW chapters have voted against ratifying the labor agreement while three have voted for the measure. The final tally from a seventh chapter remains unclear. The UAW, meanwhile, is apparently working to keep a lid on early results, saying that the knowledge could sway the decisions of other chapters and that a local-by-local breakdown would be posted after all results were in. That's a different stance from how the union handled voting results with the Ford contract which saw results posted by chapter as soon as they were tabulated.


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      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd like to see the look on Sergio's face today. Wow.
      EZEE
      • 3 Years Ago
      Vote this post down if you are a union thug that has been assigned the task of reading blogs and voting down any post that does not say that all goodness comes from the efforts of union thugs.
        mikey683
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EZEE
        Please Ezee please explain to us exactly how unions have ruined the country. Oh and no quoting Fox news.
        Dale
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EZEE
        You're just a troll. Good/bad is irrelevant. The contract will pass as-is, just as it did for GM and Ford. But people like you will drum up some way to complain because in reality, you got what you wanted but you don't like what you got. The contract will pass. Get over yourself.
        Dale
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EZEE
        By the way, how much are you being paid to post this crap?
        EZEE
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EZEE
        I like cars, and well built cars. Hence, no one needs to pay me to post. When union membership is shrinking, a product of a bygone era that has no relevance in the 21st century, and 90% of the posts are pro union, who is the troll? Who is being paid? You are now 9%. You are forgotten. You are irrelevant. Sitting in a Starbucks, with my iPad 2, a couple of things that the 1%'s gave us. Thank you, 1%. I am working hard to become one of them. Once I am and I hire more people, I will stay away from union states like the plague. If I see former union member on a resume, then guess what? I will find someone else more qualified.
      Car Guy
      • 3 Years Ago
      And yet all anybody wants to talk about these days is CEO greed......how pathetic. Give the jobs to people who want to work.
        jamesa
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Car Guy
        Yeah the UAW sure gives the opportunity for people who really want to work. Did you forget already the second annual find a UAW Chrysler working drunk on the line that the news did? I guess the drunks need to work to buy more beer.
          Dale
          • 3 Years Ago
          @jamesa
          Yeah, because each and every UAW member is a drunk. It was proven when they caught six or eight people drinking on the job, out of tens of thousands.
          julianlaroche
          • 3 Years Ago
          @jamesa
          I guess the management want to keep the money for their THREE MARTINI lunch
          mikey683
          • 3 Years Ago
          @jamesa
          Yes james a because we should form our opinion based on some second hand story about a single individual in a history of unions that stretches back 100 years. breathtaking stupidity.
          rlog100
          • 3 Years Ago
          @jamesa
          This whole drinking at lunch crybaby fest is getting old. Please show me any facility of 5000 people give or take that doesn't have atleast a half dozen lunchtime alcoholics.
      dave and mary
      • 3 Years Ago
      Obama/unions/bailouts today; Greece tomorrow. Pack your bags.
      carfan
      • 3 Years Ago
      no problem...they can go to hell, Chrysler should hire people who want to work for a decent wage and have these uaw zombies lose their well paying jobs.
        mikey683
        • 3 Years Ago
        @carfan
        Wow car fan another guy who want's americans to be treated like crap. What you should be thinking is how can i get a union where i work not raging on those who do.You all song like 5th grader. If i can't do well than no one should.? Why not get up off your lazy ass and form your own union? Idiot.
        mikey683
        • 3 Years Ago
        @carfan
        right because anyone who makes more that your lazy ass should be fired?
      • 3 Years Ago
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        mikey683
        • 3 Years Ago
        GM4Life? Is that a gag? you work for GM and have benefitted from your union. doesn't that make you one of the thugs? lol God where do you people come from?
      EZEE
      • 3 Years Ago
      It occurs to me that our union thugs are dumber than other union thugs. For example...in brazil, there is a ford plant that is the most efficient ford plant in the world. Different cars roll down the lines, union people work alongside non union people (although stripes are painted in the floor like some cheesy sitcom where the room mates get mad at each other). When asked why they don't build a plant like that in the USA, well, the a guess as to why? Union rules. Maybe in other countries the union people say, 'whoa, if we drive them out of business, or out of the country, then we lose our jobs!' Our union thugs cannot figure that stuff out. So how did that Eastern Airline strike workout?
        EZEE
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EZEE
        @max You unleashed the fury with your caps, hmmmm? Thugs... Photos of Hamidi in the hospital show him bloodied from the brawl. So why did this happen? Besides being a state worker, Hamidi says he’s an unpaid reporter for a cable access show and a vocal critic of the SEIU. He calls the state workers’ union corrupt Specifically, the objections cite a statement  by prounion employee Anthony Hodges to employee Matthew Abel that Hodges could 'whip [employee Dennis Sheil’s] a*s' or sabotage his work; an anonymous telephone threat to employee Lou Mays that the caller would 'get even” with him if he “backstab[bed] us'; and statements by prounion employee Chris Verbal to a group of three or four employees that Verbal would 'b*tch slap' two other employees (who were not present at the time) or 'whip their f—in’ ass' if they 'cost us the election,' and that he would 'whip [supervisor] Eddie’s ass' if the Union lost. 1984 - Taxi driver David Wilkie was killed by striking miners while driving a non-striking worker during the NUM UK mining strike of 1984-85.[77][78] 1993 - Eddie York was murdered for crossing a United Mine Workers (UMW) picket line at a coal mine in Logan County, West Virginia, on July 22, 1993. Like the 1990 NY Daily News strike, criminal charges under the Hobbs Act were declined, with the FBI and Justice Department citing the Enmons case.[73][74] 1997 - On August 7, 1997, teamsters Orestes Espinosa, Angel Mielgo, Werner Haechler, Benigno Rojas, and Adrian Paez beat, kicked, and stabbed a UPS worker (Rod Carter) who refused to strike, after Carter received a threatening phone call from the home of Anthony Cannestro, Sr., president of Teamsters Local 769.[69][70] According to the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General, “Schemes involving bribery, extortion, deprivation of union rights by violence, and embezzlement used by early racketeers are still employed to abuse the power of unions.” None of those were from Glen Beck, or Fox News. I don't even have cable, and, unlike Chrysler plants, the company I work for does not have a union that lets me drink and smoke pot on the job.
        EZEE
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EZEE
        And Max...those 1% pay 39% of the income taxes. And employ most of us. So, thank you for paying such a high a,out of the taxes, to those on the 1%, and thanks for creating the company that employs me, and pays me so much money, that I have two houses, two cars (union made even, you can thank me later) and my boat. Oddly, you support those on the left, who enjoy buying foreign and non union cars, while those on the right are pro American, and things made in America, hope that works out for you.
        mikey683
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EZEE
        Ezee eastern airlines hasn't existed since 1991. Someone made a comment that i should stop all the name calling but really it's like these idiots are from Saturday night live. I've really never seen a bunch of people so misinformed. I think maybe we should have Mexicans vote instead, they probably care more about other Americans that these whack jobs.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        MAX
        • 3 Years Ago
        Maybe you should follow your money back to Japan, I bet they would just love you.
        mikey683
        • 3 Years Ago
        gee Phil tell us why conservatives hate America so much? Your happy when your fellow Americans get lower wages? you know BMW's are built here to. Know why? because now we are the third world country where it's cheap to build! BMW's are made in the most unionized country in the World, (Germany). They make a big profit and their workers couldn't be happier. Of course their American workers aren't treated as well but that's OK with you huh? Germany, by the way is doing much better than we are and the rest of Europe too. It's not a coincidence that most of the foreign manufacturers are in places like Alabama. They have states compete to see who gets to have the jobs that in Germany pay 3 times as much. toyota does the same thing. again look stuff up before you make an idiot of yourself again.
          Michael
          • 3 Years Ago
          @mikey683
          Do you have even the slightest inkling of how stupid you just sounded. All of Europe is in a financial meltdown, there are countries openly talking about leaving the EU and abandoning the Euro, German taxpayers are bleeding like stuck pigs to pay for Greek pensions, and the EU leadership is worried this could all lead to yet another European war. You have no idea what you're talking about, and every one is now dumber for having read your post. I AM German and moved to the US 35 years ago, and stopped going back to Germany 5 years ago when the country of my birth resembled nothing more than a union run socialist cess pool. If this is your idea of what America should be, I suggest you just move to Germany.
        EZEE
        • 3 Years Ago
        What? The Camry is American built by American workers! Oh thats right. They are not union, so they don't count. Face it, you could get trained monkeys to do what most of you do.
      hevace
      • 3 Years Ago
      The biggest impediment is the work schedule. Chrysler workers need a 3-hour lunch to pack in the Mickey D's, knock back a couple of Four Loko's, and maybe blaze a spliff or two before going back to work.
      Alex
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anyone notice any similarities to the bit that happened with Ford where "Early voting doesn't look good" turned into passing with flying colors. Just Union propaganda to try to make their next deal sweeter.
        mikey683
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alex
        right alex because a good living wage isn't something your comfortable with? do you know what ford pays it's workers in germany? are you also aware that ford payed no taxes this year and is still 40% owned by one family? i have to wonder if your personal friends with a Ford, or just that stupid.
      EZEE
      • 3 Years Ago
      Years ago a friend of mine worked on a union line. Obviously she worked too fast and was told to slow down as to not make her 'brothers' look bad. She would run down the line and put in her parts way in advance so she could then study her college class. She also tried to correct quality control issues (ie crappy work) but was told not to do that either, because pointing out an error a 'brother' made made that 'brother' look bad.
      EZEE
      • 3 Years Ago
      Did you people see where they tried to unionize baby sitters in California? Breaks were thrown in, replacements after X number of hours. Luckily for everyone, the left in California occasionally has babies, and they sometimes want baby sitters, so they voted it down.
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