Some of you may have heard about the recent concerns at Comprehensive Logistics in Austintown. They supply over 30% of GM product. Several of my family members work for this company. Some over 6 years. This last contract should not have passed and it only passed by 59 votes. The older folks actually took a pay cut. It came with only a $100 signing bonus. Took away bonus paid days. Took away teamlead pay. Raised their insurance fees. Since the Local steelworkers union board members are working with the company the older folks got reemed here. Since the newcomers outweigh the old timers they gear the contract to benefit them. Old Timers are asking themselves why do we continue to pay union dues when we get nothing out of it. I am all for GM and their big bonus checks, but my issue is that this plant does only work for GM why in the world did the steelworkers union not recognize and reward accordingly. This company makes million every quarter. And the workers are getting crap for GM work. If the union is strong and works for you this is great. However when they are siding with the company and filling their pockets with bonus money, and could care less about their longtime employees then its time to stand up to them and fight for what you deserve. Comprehensive longtime employees deserve their bonus checks and it should be more than $100. GM should be made aware of this. Cant they feel a trickle down effect. What about the little man, they are in the valley too. Please excuse me for ranting, we are just very irratated with Union officials at this point.
October 31, 2011 at 12:11 p.m.
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