Monthly Archives: February 2017

Honeywell Members Pass Their Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday February 25, 2017, after being locked out by their employer, Honeywell, since May 9, 2016 (292 days) the UAW members at Honeywell – have approved their agreement, and will be returning to work. The membership has spoken!

TEAM Workin 4 A Livin Caucus understands just how difficult a vote this was, and we support the outcome as expressed by a vote of the membership.

We congratulate all of the bargaining team, and other elected officials – of Local Unions 9 and 1508 for their leadership during this very challenging time.

We also extend our congratulations to the membership who stood strong for 292 days in support of their leadership.

We wish you all unity as you move forward.

President Todd Treder of Local Union 9 will be a featured guest on tonight’s TEAM Workin 4 A Livin radio show.

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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80th Anniversary Of The Flint Sit Down Strike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today we celebrate the 80th anniversary of February 11, 1937. It all began on January 31, 1936, and continued as an often bloody sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan, until it ended with the first union agreement between the United Autoworkers (UAW) and General Motors on February 11, 1936.  UAW Local Union 659 was born out of that strike, and its hall became known as “The Pioneer Hall Of The UAW”. Later, on February 11, 1948 Bert Christenson, a member of UAW Local 598 (A sister Local Union in Flint), initiated National White Shirt/White T-shirt Day. The wearing of a white shirt was to send a message to management – who all wore white shirts every day – that we workers were every bit as good as they are. This manufacturing plant, and the “Pioneer Hall” is the root of our great union.

 

Unfortunately… Today, there is not a brick left standing of that entire 78 acre manufacturing complex, and the “Pioneer Hall” has been sold by the IUAW, and is currently a head shop. What a shameful mindset. In nature the analogy would be; “If you can kill the root, you can kill the tree”. In real life the analogy would be; “If you can kill its root, you can kill the Union.” Please never let us forget, deny or forsake our roots, and always strive to keep our union ALIVE and WELL!

 

The Author – Leroy McKnight – hired into the plant where the sit-down initiated, and today all that remains is the Michigan Historical Marker – designating the site of the Flint Sit-Down Strike. The marker is located on the northwest intersection Chevrolet Avenue, and the Flint River. Later the plant was known as “Chevy – Down In The Hole”. Brother McKnight’s first job station was about 70 feet to the northwest of the Historical Marker.

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Remembrance of Black History Month

 

 

 

 

 

As you know, TEAM Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show will not air this evening.

However, This first Sunday in February would be the show in which we would have recognized February as Black History Month. Thus as our show is not airing; we still wish to both honor and recognize February as Black History Month with this posting. Let us not forget all of those who struggled, and all of their struggles.

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GM Pension Funding Levels YE 2016

 

 

 

 

 

The link below is to the PDF where you can review the General Motors Pension Funding Levels for the Year Ending 2016- Par particular attention to the second to the last paragraph that speaks to trigers that occur below 80%, while they do not elaborate on their statement – the word “triggers” actually means a 50% cut in GM Pensions [Slick wordsmiths aren’t they?]:

GM Annual Funding Notice

 

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No Show SuperBowl Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

Because of TEAM Workin 4 A Livin – Caucus’ commitment to a healthy “Work/Life” balance, and as the majority of our listeners/members will be participating in some sort of festivities during the SuperBowl; The February 5, 2017 “SuperBowl Sunday” Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show will not “air”.

Listen in to our next show on February 12, 2017.     ENJOY THE GAME!!!

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