They said , after evaluating other comparable companies, it is no longer competitive to offer any year end bonus to salaried retirees. What they should have said was that they will drop their drawers and ask us to kiss the bullet point they are showing. That's OK. However, when they tick off the retirees, after tightening the advantage to buying on the A,X,Z plan, Oh, did they forget to drive that point home? I know they mentioned it in a subtle way. Well, guess what? Next car I look for will not be at a Ford or L/M dealership exclusively. This time, I'm checking out Chrysler and GM. And let me tell you something. I have never been into a GM or DCX dealership in 30 years. But I'm going to be checking them out when I shop for my next car. It's called evaluating other shoppers and comparing the advantage. Ford, take your new models and stick them up your rear end. Nothing personal, just economics.
My dad is 88. He remembers working for a dollar a day and being happy for the job in the dirty 30's. Unions were rare at that time. After 30 years with the company he had no pension. Also the company had no benefits. He got a small plaque in appreciation of his 30 years of service. It was sent to him 20 years after he left the company (for a job that had a pension plan). He has NEVER complained about the company or how it treated him
Happy and Prosperous New Year to you also.
Be advised, I have never belonged to a union, have always been a company person but have felt unions were necessary. Now in my retirement, I sincerely wish I had been part of the UAW.
Like I said what goes around, etc.