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    UAW votes to authorize strike against big 3

    https://www.woodtv.com/news/michigan...nst-detroit-3/

    Nothing imminent, but not good. I remember a lot of strikes (so it seemed) when I was kid.

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    Re: UAW votes to authorize strike against big 3

    Well this should be interesting to watch. Massive economic implications if this is prolonged.
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    Re: UAW votes to authorize strike against big 3

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the UAW strike just against GM?

    (Edit: #2 clarified it. Never mind. )
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    Re: UAW votes to authorize strike against big 3

    Good

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    Re: UAW votes to authorize strike against big 3

    I haven't really paid much attention to this...what are the basic sticking points between the two sides?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    I haven't really paid much attention to this...what are the basic sticking points between the two sides?
    Pay raise that equals what workers are making in foreign plants

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    Re: UAW votes to authorize strike against big 3

    Actually they want a pay raise in wages, the company wants to give them lump sums tied to earnings instead of written in stone wages.

    currently 63/hr in wages and bennies. Gym workers pay only 4% of healthcare costs. Most large company employees pay over 30% for healthcare.

    the company wishes to close the gap on what foreign plants here pay in wages. 63-50/hr


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    They pulled their healthcare from the striking workers.

    Absolutely dog****

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    Re: UAW votes to authorize strike against big 3

    If I decide to no longer work I lose my healthcare

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    Quote Originally Posted by JATMtheJATM View Post
    They pulled their healthcare from the striking workers.

    Absolutely dog****
    I get why they think this was a good idea, but it's really badly executed.

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    Re: UAW votes to authorize strike against big 3

    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    If I decide to no longer work I lose my healthcare
    Are you a UAW member?

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    Re: UAW votes to authorize strike against big 3

    Nope. But if I stop working should I keep my insurance? How about pay while fail to work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    Nope. But if I stop working should I keep my insurance? How about pay while fail to work?
    Then shut up. What would happen to you has no relevance in this discussion.

    Also they didn't lose their healthcare, the burden of paying for it got shifted.

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    Re: UAW votes to authorize strike against big 3

    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    If I decide to no longer work I lose my healthcare
    Me and my wife also.

    We have employer sponsored health care. If we decide not to work or quit, we no longer would be covered.

    Public employees of NY are bound by the Taylor Law. We would owe the state of NY 2 days pay for every day we are out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    If I decide to no longer work I lose my healthcare
    They belong to a union and the contract ran out. They still have a job

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    Re: UAW votes to authorize strike against big 3

    Michigan insurance exchanges still open?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    Michigan insurance exchanges still open?
    How heartless is this?

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