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Joy Global, Inc. Message Board

  • solidarity32 solidarity32 Feb 3, 2002 11:24 PM Flag

    Solidarity Platform

    To start I will have to say during my nearly twenty years of service at Joy I have rarely seen Joy treat their employees as an extremely valuable asset.
    Joy has always made money and employees have always been asked to bail the company out of debit situations whether it be from the Ecolaire merger of 750 million dollars, or the Adler and Shakin take over of 550 million dollars, or the Harnischfeger buy out of 650 million dollars and even the American Longwall acquisition of 350 million dollars. It always seems Joy was the moneymaker that was paying most of these debits. Last but surely not least, if the company can spend over 40 million dollars on a computer system that has yet proven its worth, surely they can find some money to spend on employees.
    So now I say it is time for the employees to step up and say it is our turn to be taken care of. Why is it that one plant gets 29 dollar pension multiplier and another 39 dollar? Or one has a 4 tenths early retirement deduction and another has 6 tenths deduction? Or one has a matching 401k and one does not? Is this smart business or just management taking advantage of employees?
    So let us join together Franklin, Bedford Gear, Meadowlands, Homer City, Bluefield, Duffield, Abingdon, Mt Vernon and Wellington. Why should we not receive a fair benefit package and have a solidarity platform.
    1) 100% Healthcare package provided by the company
    2) 50 dollar pension multiplier for each year of service
    3) 30 years of service retiree program with full benefits
    4) 80 years total service and age retiree program with full benefits
    5) Retiree healthcare provided
    6) Matching 401k for all
    7) 40 hour week and 8 hour day
    8) Overtime pay, time and half , and double time for weekend work
    Joy management of Warrendale seems very proud to boast about their Global Company but when it comes to employees it seems they want us to believe we live in different worlds. What ever happen to the �Benefiting Together� program?

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