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GE deal up for vote on Monday

March 29, 2013

WARREN — A union vote set for Monday could determine whether the lights will stay on inside General Electric’s Ohio Lamp Plant here, but dozens of workers pouring out of the North Park Avenue plant......

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vampireweekend

Apr-06-13 11:05 PM

Samraree... surley just! You don't know me! I am a commercial contractor and like I said, pay a fair wage.....very fair for a non union shop! There are alot of situations where I pay prevailing wages! Like I said before.......unions are a thing of the past......collective bargaining is a loser sport! F##k You and your idiot thinking!

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wonderwomen

Apr-04-13 5:14 AM

No big samaree I just get little irritated over the whole thing it's hard enough to deal with the tiered system while working and then you throw in how the community thinks of you. Especially in forums like this I stay extremely up to date on the hiring and transferring situation actually any situation at the assembly plant guess maybe I should have told you which plant. But I will say any info I post about that plant is most definitely true if not there's a whole area of that facility that's been fooled by a rumor!

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Hankchanaski

Apr-02-13 7:32 AM

I will say it seems lordstown is ahead of most gm plants in the hiring of tier 2 workers. The only plant that would have more would be lake Orion, because they are a 60/40 plant. 60% tier1, 40% tier2. I am not sure though, lordstown might have more tier2 than them, which should tell you something.

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wonderwomen

Apr-02-13 6:45 AM

Sammaree yes years and years down the road and we hired on jan 14 permanent hired workers lotsa transfers heading home rt now and summer help in to replace them as they go home. Not to mention the jobs their cutting and line speed reductions lots going on inside that building right now

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wonderwomen

Apr-01-13 8:59 PM

Sammaree nope hired full time people on jan 14 2013 they were not summer help now the people that came to work last week were summer help. So tired of people who don't have the facts saying crap also they put out for 25 people in national hiring pool at that time and only 17 accepted honestly facts are facts

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Hankchanaski

Apr-01-13 6:28 PM

Sam.. Typically I agree with you but you are way off on the hiring of tier 2 workers at gm lords town. They hired permanent tier 2 workers in January of 2013. Lords town has been hiring permanent tier 2 workers since 2008, and I would say their is probably about 500 of them at lord town. The righting is on the wall, as soon as their are more tier 2's, the company will dangle something in front of them to get them to bend over the older workers, just like the older worker bent them over by voting in a different tier of compensation. It's a bad situation, united we stand, divided we beg.

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wonderwomen

Apr-01-13 4:22 PM

And sammaree what workers. Not working at a gm plant??? Anyhow just hired more here in Lordstown this year in January get your facts together and then tell me what I already know!!!

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Hankchanaski

Apr-01-13 1:22 PM

Vamp.. You realize what you say is bluster, right? You have not told us what your company is, and who are the union shops you outperform. Conservatives are a lost cause. We soooo believe you just because you say so.

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vampireweekend

Apr-01-13 8:23 AM

Samraree......I am actually an employer, making a very modest 6 figure salary. I pay my employees well also. I don't believe unions have a ace in todays work place. I work against Union companies, we outperform them day in and out! It is all about the fact my people work very hard for their reward.......if not bye...bye! These unions protect alot of lazy ass workers. Yes I know 3 people that work at this plant and they are as worthless as tits on a bull! They have leached off of this company collecting workers comp....leave for drug dependency etc.....they are not earning or deserving a union wage. You must be alazy ass fool yourself......now get to work and quit be a leach!!!

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SeriouslyAlready

Mar-31-13 10:14 PM

*they are. Do unions need reformed? Sure. Just like a lot of government programs and agencies, they need to look at what's working, get rid of the bad seeds, and move forward. But you are an idiot if you think unions are obsolete.

I find it slightly amusing that the only people they quoted are the 20+ year employees. No wonder why this article had such negative overtones. Those people WANT the plant to close. They would rather take the money and run than work a handful more years as retire with pride knowing they were there to help turn the place around and keep it running for (hopefully) generations to come.

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SeriouslyAlready

Mar-31-13 10:08 PM

I can not believe the idiotic comments on this article. Oh wait, yes I can. It is the reblican chronicle after all. Do you all forget; your feelings on Obama, unions, liberals, and the price of tea in china aside; that these are PEOPLE who are facing a potential job loss. 198 human beings. Your neighbors. People from YOUR communities. You want to condemn them as being so greedy because they make what YOU feel is to much money and then in the next breath tell anyone who says corporations and so-called "job creators" are greedy that they are just jealous of their success and money. Bunch of hypocrites. Do you even listen to yourselves talk? The fact is the union came up with a plan to advert the plant closing. Feel free to correct me but in the history of GE that has never happened. The ONLY time a plant closing has been reversed is at the companies bidding, not because anyone gave them the means to advert it. That alone tells me that unions aren't as obsolete as you scream th

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vampireweekend

Mar-31-13 4:50 PM

What a bunch of ignorant people! Unions are done and hold no place in this century! You want big wages and benefits!!! What about the suffering employers? Losing money day in and out! Wake up you ignorant hill billies and welcome to reality!! Those jobs should be $10 an hour.......not 25 or 30!!

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Hankchanaski

Mar-31-13 8:21 AM

The article in the times proves the fact that w wouldn't have helped Detroit if Obama wouldn't have won. Just more conservative bs. Woof, I would definitely consider you post about offering union workers at ge jobs for 7 dollars an hour, childish a d demeaning. I know you are just copying what the Fox News crowd would do, and that's why I believe you don't do any real thinking for yourself.

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wonderwomen

Mar-30-13 6:53 PM

Well what I was trying to say is one day those people at gm with their low pay and bennies as u called them will out number those w the high pay so those with the high pay and good"bennies" might be concerned w this happening to them one day but obviously common sense on this sight is like obsocelete!

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ArticWoof

Mar-30-13 3:04 PM

Hankchanaski

Have a nice day, I will not debate a person with a 5 year old attitude. If you feel calling people names and tossing insults is a productive conversation, then your level is around pre school age.

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mrright

Mar-30-13 9:13 AM

wonderwoman: Half of the people working at or near Lordstown are working at reduced wages, they make approx 55% and no pension. That is the legacy of the Union.

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mrright

Mar-30-13 9:08 AM

Sammyhalfbrain: Republican President George Bush put into motion a rescue plan for GM. His plan would have allowed GM to be strong American Company, instead GM is subservient to China---GM's CEO said their future is in China.

I am not for or against Unions, the private sector unions are unstable because of Competition whereas, the Public Unions get all the gravy without competition.

The legacy of private unions is one NO JOBS FOR OUR YOUTH

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wonderwomen

Mar-30-13 6:52 AM

You can tell this conversation on this post is completely male by the way it's completely off point arguing about coal and windmills so off topic. But I do wonder what mr rights neighbor who works at gm thinks about wage concessions on the traditional worker while the majority of the GE plant is non traditional. See the bigger picture is you have people in a facility doing the same jobs as the person beside them and making less money so now those people won't take a paycut but the others will. And no one seems to wanna argue about that??? So either your all morons or u think its ok to pay others less money for same work or you really just don't get the magnitude of a vote like this. I honestly believe the majority or u just have no idea!

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Hankchanaski

Mar-30-13 12:56 AM

Looks like woof likes to cry for being called out when he/she says dumb things. Get over yourself. When you want to make statements like a conservative wind bag, then you will be treated as such. If you want to be treated like someone who is capable of independent thought, then try expressing one.

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jtoday

Mar-29-13 9:55 PM

ArticWoof you took a true statement and attempted to make it look untrue. In the English language during grownup, civilized conversation certain words are implied. Intelligent, considerate and non-paranoid folks understand the words not said.

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ArticWoof

Mar-29-13 9:41 PM

Why would I agree to a statement to which I do not agree with?

Hankchanaski, grow up. You babble on like a little 5 year old kid who has to make sure they are heard. In my opinion, with all due respect, you appear to be one of those people who have to talk on, and on, and on, and on, in an attempt to prove you are right all of the time. Also, FYI, I am neither hard core conservative, nor hard core liberal,,,i think independent. I think for myself, NOT what one side or the other tells me I have to think.

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Hankchanaski

Mar-29-13 8:09 PM

@jtoday...when the conservative has no real point to make, you get statements like those from woof and the other cement heads. They know there is no real constriction on gun purchases in this country, so they divert with idiocy. You are free to go to a gun show or a store of your choosing and buy your weapon of choice, not Obama or any dem has infringed on this right, it's simply not factual to say otherwise.

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jtoday

Mar-29-13 7:36 PM

"Hi jtoday. I said nothing about the rules at Walmart. I have never seen a walmart that OFEERS ,,,, ANY choice of gun. Yes, they sell some, but not a large selection was my point."

ArticWoof you could have just said you agreed with the statement.

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reallytiredofit

Mar-29-13 7:18 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHA free market economies. NAME a free market country Marmal, Come on now where are those free market economies at. HaHahaHa, you are realy funny marmel.

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reallytiredofit

Mar-29-13 7:12 PM

Ohio Lamp has never made guns so if guns are your interest go to a thread about guns.

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