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@ Jetlink « Tue 1:12:54 am »
Blah, that is all.
@ Jeff L « Tue 12:00:01 am »
#1 Alpha Male
@ ~Z~ « Mon 10:59:57 pm »
have a good night there chip
@ Chip « Mon 10:58:02 pm »
On that note I really need to get to bed. 4am comes awful quick
@ Chip « Mon 10:56:00 pm »
~Z~ wrote: i hear ya. my company thankfully realized what was going on and are trying hard to retain the employees. got a good boost for the last pay raise.
That’s why I hate 4 year contracts. I would much rather do 3 to help hedge against rapidly changing economic conditions
@ Chip « Mon 10:55:14 pm »
Rumor is (from someone I know who works for IUAW downtown) they’re going to fight to get pensions restored for everyone. It would be nice but I don’t see that happening, plus that would mean a guaranteed strike.
@ ~Z~ « Mon 10:54:41 pm »
then again, some investment group are trying to buy out Ryder, submitted an offer last week. Hope it doesn’t fly: https://www.fleetowner.com/news/article ... buyout-bid
@ ~Z~ « Mon 10:53:52 pm »
i hear ya. my company thankfully realized what was going on and are trying hard to retain the employees. got a good boost for the last pay raise.
@ Chip « Mon 10:52:40 pm »
~Z~ wrote: i understand - i’m just saying that your buying power is going down as inflation is rocketing up.
yeah, no kidding 😒
@ Chip « Mon 10:52:29 pm »
I know 1 raise was 3% and the other 4%, I just can’t remember off hand which is which
@ ~Z~ « Mon 10:51:30 pm »
i understand - i’m just saying that your buying power is going down as inflation is rocketing up.
@ Chip « Mon 10:50:48 pm »
~Z~ wrote: hope they renegotiate the raises as if it’s only 4% during inflation like this, you’re actually earning less than you were last year.
the contract is public record so you can look it up yourself. It was 3% (I think, could be 4) year 1 (for all members regardless of pay rate), year 2 was a $2500 lump sum (only if you were at max pay for minimum of 1 year), year 3 is either 3 or 4 percent and year 4 is another $2500
@ Chip « Mon 10:49:44 pm »
~Z~ wrote: so about a grand a year in union fees, gotcha.
IIRC I think I paid about $1400 last year. They take a certain percentage of your bonus checks (mainly profit sharing) too which I find to be BS but there’s nothing I can do about it.
@ ~Z~ « Mon 10:49:04 pm »
hope they renegotiate the raises as if it’s only 4% during inflation like this, you’re actually earning less than you were last year.
@ Chip « Mon 10:48:52 pm »
I am of the opinion that you should spend minimum of 5 years in final assembly before being able to bump to body shop. It makes you truly appreciate how good you have it. Plenty of people who came to body with me from final share that opinion

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