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buffaloaded

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Virtually no one in private industry has pensions now.


Should they be the exception?

Most UAW workers make a decent wage. But they gave up a lot in the last decade's financial crisis and they haven't been made whole regarding that.

Do you think they should get all they want? The pay increase AND the 20% reduction in hours?

Speaking of the pay increase, it pisses me off that the press 1) doesn't always acknowledge it is over 4 years and 2) due to compounding, the annual increase is not 10% a year, but goes down each year. With a populace that is dumb enough to believe in Trump and to blame Dems more than Pubs for the impending shutdown, how many people understand that?

Right now things are going great for the automakers. We don't know how long they can keep that up. Nothing is forever.

I would like to see some kind of profit sharing where the blue collar guys get more profits when things are good--like the white collar guys--and share somewhat in the hardship of bad times--like the white collar guys don't seem to do.

(In response to this post by cswilliam)

Posted: 09/29/2023 at 01:10AM



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Congrats to Biden - walking the picket line -- cswilliam 09/26/2023 11:28PM
  Did he engage in any chants? We are the union? ** -- Flatirons 09/27/2023 2:57PM
  I was impressed he didn't trip and fall. ** -- 1977 Buff 09/27/2023 06:31AM
  He thought it was the ice cream line. ** -- AuburnBuff 09/27/2023 09:35AM
  These workers are making around 80,000 yr -- BadgerBuff 09/27/2023 02:47AM
  Seriously ** -- Flatirons 09/27/2023 2:57PM
  Well - that is false. -- cswilliam 09/27/2023 03:21AM
  Corporations exploiting workers. Water is wet. ** -- WinningLeadership 09/27/2023 07:15AM
  Virtually no one in private industry has pensions now. -- buffaloaded 09/29/2023 01:10AM
  Youre just fucking flaming. Nice try though ** -- BadgerBuff 09/27/2023 10:18PM
  Re: -- SamSpade 09/28/2023 09:04AM
  You're nonsensical. :) -- WinningLeadership 09/27/2023 09:29AM
  Nobody striking at a plant cares about their 401k ** -- BadgerBuff 09/27/2023 4:24PM
  It's relevant because pensions are on the table. -- Bisonic 09/27/2023 9:32PM
  They do. Im sure from your posts youve paid your dues -- BadgerBuff 09/27/2023 10:15PM

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