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  • tawna10 tawna10 Feb 1, 2007 11:50 AM Flag

    Ford Workers Working???

    The following is a video from WDIV Investigates on the Ford Sterling Hts. Transmission Plant. I wonder if it was sent to the plant manager or Ron Gettlefinger? This is a "heads up" report for anybody with a financial interest in Ford.

    www.clickondetroit.com/video/10235271/index.html?taf=det

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    • All new special at Jamboozies. $1 Pint $2 Mugs of beer. UAW don't waste your money at Al's Hideaway!!!!

      Check out the rest of the specials here:

      http://www.jamboozies.com/

    • Don't bother with analogies...they only work for the people that use them.

      <<<Great now you have saved roughly 1 Million dollars. Not really because Ford is still paying for his commercial flights.>>>

      So it's no big deal? Whatever happened to "shared sacrifice"?

      <<<Try fielding a Major League Baseball Team using Japanese payscales. Individually people are paid what they are worth to the person writing the checks. It is only unions that inflate their values.>>

      Toyota and Honda are Major League! They are taking over world auto manufacturing with their lower executive pay structure and stream-lined middle management. In order to survive, Ford should follow suit.

      <<<Individually people are paid what they are worth to the person writing the checks. It is only unions that inflate their values. >>>

      So why can't the Big 2.5, with their bloated executive pay structure, attract talent from Toyota or Honda?

      Why is it that at Toyota, where the PROFITS are in the BILLIONS, that executive compensation is LOWER than at Ford, where the LOSSES are 12.8 BILLION?!!!

    • <How he felt privately about unions may never be known, but it must have affected how he judged them publicly - he tried to bust them.>

      I can only think of PATCO but I don't disagree with your statement.

    • Well...at least you didn't blast me for typos, so I'll do it for you.

      'Favorate'? 'They're' for 'Their'? and 'consiberably'?

      Other than that, I think your past posts reflect Reagan's views. It follows that he'd be one of your picks for best - if not the best.

      How he felt privately about unions may never be known, but it must have affected how he judged them publicly - he tried to bust them.

    • <Your favorate president was a long-time president of SAG>

      First, and not a small point to me, show one post where I said Reagan was my favorite or even one of the best. Second, I believe Reagan had two positions on unions. The public view was that unions are a fundamental right of all workers and help strike an important balance between workers and corporations. Privately I think he viewed unions as largely socialists and anti-competitive in a global economy.

    • Your favorate president was a long-time president of SAG, did he despise unions then?

      Economics professors who preach unions are killing America all belong to unions at their universities - and they're demands are consiberably higher than the UAW. Even the UAW can't get tenure for employees or sabbaticals.

      And senior management belong to the strongest union of all - The United Brotherhood of Old-boy Network, blue-blood pedigrees required to join.

    • Because they can. It is to impose minimums for those that cannot get the big checks that the marquee players can demand individually. It is the same in Hollywood. The SAG imposes artificial minimums for those that would otherwise be paid less but it means nothing to the big names that negotiate 10's of millions per picture.

    • "Try fielding a Major League Baseball Team using Japanese payscales. Individually people are paid what they are worth to the person writing the checks. It is only unions that inflate their values."

      Then why do baseball players have a players union?

    • weewillie08@sbcglobal.net weewillie08 Feb 4, 2007 9:39 AM Flag

      Mr. Fields sounds more like an opportunist than a committed executive working to save Ford Motor. Commuting to and from Florida on weekends on the company dime makes him appear to be a selfish money grabber. One would think he would relocate his family to Dearborn, Mi., close to his place of work, thereby being able to devote his energies full time to Ford and also go home every day to his family rather than on weekends. But maybe I just don't get it. I suppose most people can make some sense of this.

    • <<<This was part of Mark Fields' compensation package.>>>

      No one at Toyota logged $200,000 of personal air travel in one quarter...and they made, not lost BILLIONS. But aslong as the elite have you to make their excuses, nothing will change at the top.

      <<< I know for a fact that Ford does not want to pay workers to spend there shift drinking in a bar.
      Also, given my experience with unions it is likely that these guys supervisors probably reported them multiple times but their union prevented Ford from canning them.>>>

      My experience leads me to beleive their supervisor knew exactly what was going on. He may have even received money from the 4 to cover for them.

      It is not the union that is the ace in the hole for the 4. It is the media and their supervisor. If they canned, and the supervisor stays...guess whose back asking questions? The media...that is the last thing Ford wants


      <<<It was either that or their supervisor was just glad their were fewer losers to baby-sit.>>>

      That is his job...so if he let them go to the bar everyday so HE had less to do...he should be canned!

      Do you think by defending every salaried POS at Ford that they may someday offer you a job?....

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