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#19157 of 19798 temps the next Tier IIs?
by steve_ HOST
Jul 19, 2012 (5:07 pm)
"But workers have complained about harsh conditions at the factory and the company’s practice of hiring most of its workers on temporary contracts. Those hired in such a way are paid a small fraction of the salaries permanent employees earn — about 7,000 rupees a month, or $126, compared with 18,000 rupees a month for permanent workers."
Clash at an Auto Plant In India Turns Deadly (New York Times)
#19159 of 19798 Re: UAW member perks cut [lokki]
Jul 20, 2012 (5:13 pm)
All in all reliable cars though.
#19160 of 19798 Where is the UNION Outrage for this injustice?
Jul 23, 2012 (6:38 am)
This is one of many cases that show how corrupt the Holder Justice Dept is.
The Justice Department spent millions of dollars on what is considered to be the largest human trafficking case in the US, only to dismiss it on the grounds that the government would be unable to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.
Federal prosecutors dropped the human trafficking case against the owner of a labor contracting company accused of exploiting hundreds of Thai farm workers.
Eight executives and business associates from the company, three of which pled guilty, were accused of misusing 600 Thai workers that were placed in farms throughout the US. Among the accused was the CEO of the company, Mordechai Orian.
In a press release on its website, the EEOC said workers were crammed into rooms in large numbers, in houses that were infested with rats and insects. Many did not have beds to sleep in, water to drink or enough food to eat.
“In some cases, bodyguards were stationed around the farms so they could not escape,” said EEOC attorney Anna Y. Park.
Even the company’s attorney sounded surprised by what he calls a “moral victory.”
“To dismiss a case with no intention of bringing it back as a new indictment is very unusual,” he said. “You never see the government just walk away from a case that they spent millions of dollars on.”
While details about the dismissal are unknown, the criminal charges are being dropped before more than 50 farm workers were given the chance to testify in court.
#19162 of 19798 how real unions work
by steve_ HOST
Aug 08, 2012 (8:50 am)
"Hyundai Motor Co. said its labor union has resumed a walkout after workers and management failed to reach an agreement while negotiating wages and labor conditions."
Hyundai Motor labor union resumes strike (Detroit News)
#19163 of 19798 Re: how real unions work [steve_]
Aug 08, 2012 (11:19 am)
That may work out good for US Hyundai workers. If they do not get sucked in by the UAW. I think Hyundai exports some models from the US to other places. Another plus if greed does not take over.
#19164 of 19798 Re: how real unions work [gagrice]
Aug 08, 2012 (11:22 am)
The Korean workers are probably furious about being replaced by cheap foreign labor in RTW states in the U.S.
#19165 of 19798 Re: how real unions work [lemko]
Aug 08, 2012 (11:51 am)
I think Korea has pretty high wages. I remember a Korean Cab Driver in Anchorage told me he was moving back to Korea. He said the wages to cost of living was bad in Alaska. That is why my son is leaving Alaska. Got tired of the lousy weather and lousy pay. And AK is not a RTW state. Too many people willing to work for less money. I guess people want to eat.
#19166 of 19798 Looney Tunes
by steve_ HOST
Aug 13, 2012 (7:22 pm)
"The strong currency, and higher wages for Canadian workers, seem likely to continue the shrinking of the Canadian auto industry since its peak in 1999. The underlying issue is how much that decline will continue.
While a number of factors have led to Canada’s steady decline as an automaker, the new contracts for the C.A.W. workers will probably play a critical role in determining Detroit’s future investment plans in the country.
Looming over the negotiations is the union’s defeat earlier this year at Caterpillar’s locomotive factory in London, Ontario, once owned by General Motors. Caterpillar closed the factory after members rejected the company’s demands for sweeping concessions and went on strike. The factory’s production was moved to nonunion plants in the United States and South America.
Toyota and Honda, which are not unionized, together account for about 40 percent of Canadian auto production."
Canadian Dollar’s Strength a Factor in Autoworkers’ Talks (New York Times)