Monthly Archives: March 2019

2019-03-24 Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show – GM & The UAW In The News

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March 24, 2019: GM AND THE UAW IN THE NEWS; 2000 LAS VEGAS CASINO WORKERS JOIN THE UAW. Please join Co-Host Jeff Brown, I’m your Moderator Leroy McKnight, tonight at 7:00pm edt, and by podcast any time thereafter; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

Workin 4 A Livin is about the meaning of work for men and women from all backgrounds – in the union and non-union jobs – who are working for a living every day at their job. For them to get the latest union news, to discuss and learn about the meaning of work within labor unions. We invite you to find us, our podcasts are on I-Tunes, Stitcher, Player. FM and Blog Talk Radio; and can be found on our website at www.workin4alivin.com.

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GM BOND & SHARE HOLDERS TAKE NOTICE:

GM Stock n Bond Holders Take Notice

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Opinion: March 18, 2019… General Motors turns down sales in the U.S; while increasing manufacturing in Mexico.  Yesterday, Betram de Souza a Youngstown Vindicator writer reported on a recent “Power Point” presentation that reportedly, “Offered to buy thousands of Chevrolet Cruzes a year for five years from General Motors. The only proviso: The Cruzes had to be built at the company’s Lordstown plant.” The purpose of this offer to purchase, was to build an UBER Ride Share Fleet.

Today a Workin 4 A Livin investigative reporter has discovered that the actual number of Cruzes offered to purchase – by highly respected businessman Bernie Moreno of Cleveland, Ohio –  was NOT just “thousands”, but rather tens of thousands of Cruzes each year over a five year period.

Keep in mind, this tens of thousands of additional yearly sales would be on top of the 142,000 Cruzes built last year at the Lordstown, Ohio Assembly Plant. Reportedly, this aggregate number would have likely retained 2 shifts at the Lordstown plant for the next 5 years.

I recall in 1978 GM CEO Thomas Murphy defining General Motor’s purpose as: “To give the customer; What they want… When they want it… At an affordable price.” This current action, by the current GM CEO Mary Barra leadership team , most assuredly flies in the face of G.M.’s defined purpose by “true automotive executives” who truly knew the auto industry, and such corporate governance de-facto jeopardizes the price of General Motors stock share value, and the bond values.

This latest revelation begs for the G.M. Stock and Bond holder activists to bring their power to bear on the current G.M. leadership, and demand a change in not only this current leadership, but also in this “U.S. Corporate Citizen’s” overall plan as they continue to target the U.S. Market to sell their vehicles, while at the same time, reducing overall affordability through wage suppression and job “off-shoring”.

While you are at it, review and put an end  to G.M.’s policy on “Corporate Life Insurance” aka “Dead Peasant’s Insurance.”

The principles had the following to say to Betram de Souza regarding this matter:

General Motors – Daniel Flores, GM Corporate spokesman:

[Keep in mind that G.M. CEO Mary Barra has publicly stated; The small car is not selling, and we have had to make tough decisions.}

“GM leadership took into consideration a variety of market factors when we made the product and manufacturing-related decisions announced last November 26th. The decision to discontinue the Cruze was made in response to market-related declines in customer demand for passenger cars. We don’t believe this segment is viable for us.

“These were very difficult decisions because we know they impact people, families and communities. We’ve been successful with offering job opportunities for Lordstown employees at other U.S. plants that build products in growing market segments.

“The long-term disposition of the Lordstown facility will be determined in the UAW/GM contract negotiations later this year.”

Mr. Bernie Moreno – Distinguished and reputable Businessman of Cleveland, Ohio:

Stated;”He had signed a nondisclosure agreement and, therefore, could not say anything.”

UAW International Union – Brian Rothenberg, head of public relations:

Stated; “The international had not heard about the Moreno offer, but pointed out that UAW International President Gary Jones has said the union is ‘committed to leaving no stone unturned.'”

Not a single principle denied that the Power Point offer existed, and the International UAW leadership has another “unknown” stone to turn over and examine.

Also, does this raise to the level of TREASON?

 

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Workin 4 A Livin is about the meaning of work for men and women from all backgrounds – in the union and non-union jobs – who are working for a living every day at their job. For them to get the latest union news, to discuss and learn about the meaning of work within labor unions.

Additionally, we invite you to find our podcasts on I-Tunes, Stitcher, Player. FM and Blog Talk Radio; and can be found on our website at www.workin4alivin.com.

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2019-03-17 Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show – Post Bargaining Convention

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March 17, 2019: “POST- BARGAINING CONVENTION”, Types of Strikes, Best thing members can do during contract time, Loyal Opposition, and Trumps Lordstown Tweet. Please join Co-Host Jeff Brown, with Moderator Leroy McKnight, tonight at 7:00pm est, and by podcast any time thereafter; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

POST THAT WAS READ ON THE SHOW:

“I’ve been troubled lately by the overall negative tone of our membership at this critical time. In our country right now there is a bit of a renaissance in labor. The teachers are energized, the flight attendants, grad students are making noise. New sectors are being organized all the time. In contrast, many of us autoworkers are behaving like spoiled children…. Me, me, me.. The International did this and that.. Blah, blah.. Same old stuff.

We haven’t even begun to negotiate yet and all I hear is negativity. Some would have you believe that all our problems are the fault of our leadership. And truthfully they deserve some scrutiny. But, the reality is that there is plenty of blame to go around. Who has the final say on our National Ageements anyway? The membership… that’s who. And we have been ratifying concessionary contracts for decades.

Others will fall back on the same old talking points about past injustices, thinking that it justifies whatever argument they need it to. It doesn’t. And it doesn’t do us any good right now either. Brothers and Sisters, looking backwards will not take us where we need to be. Only by looking forward will we be successful.

The real question we should be asking ourselves is what are we willing to do to achieve our goals? Are you willing to at least let our negotiators do their damn jobs before you start sniping?? Because everyone deserves a chance to do their job. Afterall, we do have the final say with our votes. To undercut our own bargaining is asinine. Are you willing to get off your asses and go to your union meetings and ask questions? Are you willing to put on a red shirt on Wednesday and give management visual message they can’t miss?? How can we reasonably expect to have a big victory in the fall when we can’t even be bothered to do the small things?

So we can sit around and belly ache about old news or we can do something positive with the opportunity in front of us. If we split into factions nothing good will happen. There are many ways to screw it up, but only one way to succeed… We need to stand together and stop the infighting for the good of all of us. We must get ACTIVE, and get EDUCATED, and we must put aside our differences and UNITE!”

 

Workin 4 A Livin is about the meaning of work for men and women from all backgrounds – in the union and non-union jobs – who are working for a living every day at their job. For them to get the latest union news, to discuss and learn about the meaning of work within labor unions. We invite you to find us, our podcasts are on I-Tunes, Stitcher, Player. FM and Blog Talk Radio; and can be found on our website at www.workin4alivin.com.

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2019-03-10 Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show – Bargaining Convention

UAW Bargaining Convention 2019

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March 10, 2019: “BARGAINING CONVENTION PROCESS”!!! Please join Co-Host Jeff Brown, and guests with Moderator Leroy McKnight, tonight at 7:00 pm est, and by podcast any time thereafter; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

Workin 4 A Livin is about the meaning of work for men and women from all backgrounds – in the union and non-union jobs – who are working for a living every day at their job. For them to get the latest union news, to discuss and learn about the meaning of work within labor unions. We invite you to find us, our podcasts are on I-Tunes, Stitcher, Player. FM and Blog Talk Radio; and can be found on our website at www.workin4alivin.com.

Our email address: Workin4ALivin@Workin4ALivin.com

Twitter: @4_workin

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2019-03-03 Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show – LORDSTOWN

Workin 4 A Livin - LORDSTOWN

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March 3, 2019: “LORDSTOWN”! Please join Co-Host Jeff Brown, guests “Mo Ray” (WKBN), and Thomas Albrecht (Lordstown Retiree) with Moderator Leroy McKnight, tonight at 7:00pm edt, and by podcast any time thereafter; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”.

Workin 4 A Livin is about the meaning of work for men and women from all backgrounds – in the union and non-union jobs – who are working for a living every day at their job. For them to get the latest union news, to discuss and learn about the meaning of work within labor unions. We invite you to find us, our podcasts are on I-Tunes, Stitcher, Player. FM and Blog Talk Radio; and can be found on our website at www.workin4alivin.com.

Our email address: Workin4ALivin@Workin4ALivin.com

Twitter: @4_workin

Member – Michigan Association of Broadcasters

Season 4 Episode 06

 

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