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post #1 of 32 Old 02-02-2007, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
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Where Hoffa? (Harley strike)

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Strike Shuts Down Harley-Davidson Plant

Updated 2:13 AM ET February 2, 2007


YORK, Pa. (AP) - Union workers began a strike against Harley-Davidson Inc. at midnight Friday, picketing at the company's largest manufacturing plant.

More than 50 workers gathered at the main gate of the company's York facilities as the strike began, said Tom Boger, a union representative for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 175.

Boger said the company installed cement barricades to block access to all gates, even empty parking lots.

The strike comes two days after unionized workers rejected the company's contract offer and authorized a walkout.

In anticipation of the strike, the company shut down production at the plant on Thursday.

"We are obviously disappointed by the union's decision," Fred Gates, general manager of Harley-Davidson's York operations, said in a statement Thursday. "The proposed contract was structured to help manage future costs that could be detrimental to our business over the long term."

The statement also announced the suspension of production of the company's Touring and Softail motorcycles.

The company said its proposal included annual wage increases of 4 percent over three years. But part of the increase depended on the union agreeing to contribute toward health insurance coverage; unionized employees currently pay no premium. It also would have doubled the company's 401(k) retirement plan contributions and created a two-tier wage system under which new hires would be paid less than current ones.

Boger said the union was prepared to return to negotiations.

"We'll wait for the company to call us," he said.

The facility employs more than 3,200 union and nonunion workers

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Good Deal I support the Union and their Decision

lotta newbies, where did all the regulars go?
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That's a hot topic ... The traditional "big 3" manufacturing plants in this province are all headed downhill while Toyota and Honda and all their suppliers are taking up the slack, and guess what the big diff between a Honda plant and a GM plant is ... The CAW is crying the blues, but the net effect on the province's labour market is a wash ...


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Wonder how they feel about those harley tattoos 90% of them probably have?

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The company said its proposal included annual wage increases of 4 percent over three years. But part of the increase depended on the union agreeing to contribute toward health insurance coverage; unionized employees currently pay no premium. It also would have doubled the company's 401(k) retirement plan contributions and created a two-tier wage system under which new hires would be paid less than current ones.
If this is the whole story then it seems like a decent deal for the workers. Guaranteed 4% per year for 3 years+ double 401(k) contribution. C'mon, the way healthcare costs are out of control there's no way companies will/can continue to cover the full cost. My company has gone from covering the full insurance cost to where I pay about $250/month for a family. The total cost is about $1,200 per month
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Hope they stay out on strike for a couple of years. That'll show 'em.

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HD York Plant lock out.

Losing 400+ bike production per day, prices gonna go up, and the lottery is coming back:-)


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Sarah Palin and friends can call it a snow machine all they want but Yamaha, Polaris and Bombardier plus the related magazines all seem to call them Snowmobiles.

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I showed this thread to my buddy who work(ed) at Bombardier ( the Airplance manufacturer that just laid off about 3000 people.

Text below is from him


Fucking unions are ruining everything, I was suspended for two weeks because I picked up some trash that was on the ground on my way out

i.e picked up a can and dropped it into trash can 10 feet away, why you ask ?

because the person who was supposed to pick up trash complained, ( our lots are filthy because the fuckers don't do their job in the first place )

Believe it or not this guy made $6 per hour more than me ( I went trade school for two years )

we should know that there is something wrong when unions start forcing companies to start paying $22 per hour to people incharge of picking up can's off the parking lots

Then we wonder why Americas went from a manufacturing economy to consumer economy.

quit bitching and make sure your unions are working for your betterment and not ruining your future by making companies incompetitive

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