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2018-04-08 Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show

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TEAM Workin 4 A Livin – educates about Union & Non-Union Labor issues. Please join Moderator Leroy McKnight, and Co-Host Jeff BrownSunday at 7:00pm edt; 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 welcome you to find us, our [I-Tunes, Stitcher, Player. FM and Blog Talk Radio] podcasts can be found on our website at www.workin4alivin.com.

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Season 3 Episode 13

 

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2018-03-25 Working 4 A Livin Palm Sunday Radio Show – 2018 Convention

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March 25, 2018: Out of respect of the work-life balance for our UAW membership who are enjoying Palm Sunday Weekend; Please Enjoy This Encore Presentation About the upcoming 2018 UAW Convention:

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TEAM Workin 4 A Livin – Caucus educates about Union & Non-Union Labor issues.

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 welcome you to find us, our [I-Tunes, Stitcher, Player. FM and Blog Talk Radio] podcasts can be found on our website at www.workin4alivin.com. Our email address: Workin4ALivin@Workin4ALivin.com

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2018-03-18 Working 4 A Livin Encore Radio Show.

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February 18, 2018: Out of respect of the work-life balance for fully one third of the UAW membership who are enjoying a long weekend to honor past U.S. Presidents; Please Enjoy This Encore Presentation:

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TEAM Workin 4 A Livin – Caucus educates about Union & Non-Union Labor issues.

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 welcome you to find us, our [I-Tunes, Stitcher, Player. FM and Blog Talk Radio] podcasts can be found on our website at www.workin4alivin.com. Our email address: Workin4ALivin@Workin4ALivin.com

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2018-03-04 Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show

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March 4, 2018 Washington D.C.: G.A.T.T. Prohibits Tariffs Except In Extreme Emergency For National Security. In The Past 39 Days The U.S. Has Declared, or announced intentions, of 4 Such Emergencies. Does The Rest Of The World Believe These Emergency Tariffs Are Legitimate, Or Indeed Violations Of G.A.T.T.? Find Out How This Could Have Been Done Without Violating G.A.T.T. – In Any Way.

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TEAM Workin 4 A Livin – Caucus educates about Union & Non-Union Labor issues. Please listen in this Sunday; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”. The international treaty G.A.T.T., of which the U.S. has signed, prohibits tariffs except in extreme emergency for national security. In the past 39 days the U.S. has declared, or announced intentions, of 4 such emergencies. Does the rest of the world believe these emergency tariffs are legitimate, or indeed violations of G.A.T.T.? Find out how this could have been done without violating G.A.T.T. – in any way. This Radio Show features a 1988-1991 non-academic study that Leroy McKnight did about the Global Tax Imbalances that eventually lead to the loss of 89% of the United States manufacturing jobs. Since completing his study, and receiving confirmation by several PhD economists, as well as from the United State’s financial liaisons to all six other countries in the [then] G-7. He has continued to raise this grave underlying cause of UNION JOB LOSS to Executive, Legislative and Judicial governmental officials at every level, and continues to do so in tonight’s Radio Show. Please enjoy the education from this show.

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 welcome you to find us, our [I-Tunes, Stitcher, Player. FM and Blog Talk Radio] podcasts can be found on our website at www.workin4alivin.com. Our email address: Workin4ALivin@Workin4ALivin.com

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2018-02-25 Workin 4 A Livin Radio Show

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TEAM Workin 4 A Livin – Caucus educates about Union & Non-Union Labor issues. Please join Moderator Leroy McKnight, and Co-Hosts Jeff Brown and David Fillion, Sunday at 7:00pm edt; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”. Jeff will continue his series about the UAW Constitution; beginning Article 10. David has a 5th special report on from an article about the 34-year-old Warren Memo, and Leroy will report on the State of our Union and what can be done.

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 welcome you to find us, our [I-Tunes, Stitcher, Player. FM and Blog Talk Radio] podcasts can be found on our website at www.workin4alivin.com.

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Season 3 Episode 11

 

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WHITE SHIRT DAY

WHITE SHIRT DAY

WHITE SHIRT DAY

Today we celebrate the 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, 1937.  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. While walking out on his second day in the plant and old man, a sit-downer, grabbed him by the shoulder and said:

People died right here on this sidewalk so you could work here today, and don’t you EVER FORGET IT!!!” He never has…

 

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2018-02-04 Please Enjoy This Encore Radio Show

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Out Of Respect For Our Member’s Work Life Balance On This “Super Bowl Sunday”, Please Enjoy This Encore Presentation:

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TEAM Workin 4 A Livin – Caucus educates about Union & Non-Union Labor issues. Please join Moderator Leroy McKnight, and Co-Hosts Jeff Brown and David Fillion, Sunday at 7:00pm edt; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”. This Week’s Encore Radio Show is from, April 23, 2017, and features a 1988-1991 non-academic study that Leroy McKnight did about the Global Tax Imbalances that eventually lead to the loss of 89% [a % from a 2011 CBS study] of the United States manufacturing jobs. Since completing his study, and receiving confirmation by several Phd economists, as well as from the United State’s financial liaisons to all six other countries in the [then] G-7. He has continued to raise this grave underlying matter of UNION JOB LOSS to Executive, Legislative and Judicial governmental officials at every level, and continues to do so in tonight’s Encore Radio Show. Please enjoy the education from this show.

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 welcome you to find us, our [I-Tunes, Stitcher, Player. FM and Blog Talk Radio] podcasts can be found on our website at www.workin4alivin.com. Our email address: Workin4ALivin@Workin4ALivin.com

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2006 – UCLA Class Action Plaintiff “Incentive Award” Study

UCLA "Incentive Award Study"

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February 3, 2018 Detroit: 2006 UCLA Study indicates that 27.8% Of Class Actions Settlements Pay Out “Incentive Awards”, And ON AVERAGE The “Incentive Award” For EACH Plaintiff is 12.42%.


Page 1348 “Conclusion” Of The 2006 UCLA Study.

UCLA Page 1347

Page 1348

“The Average Total Settlement of $128,803.”

“The Average [Incentive] Award PER CLASS REPRESENTATIVE was $15,992”.

Here Are Those Settlement and “Incentive Award” Amounts Displayed As A Percentage:

Award Percentages

The Smaller Percentage Is From the Average Amount of 12.42%
Actual Percentage of Class Action “Incentive Awards” To Each Plaintiff May Vary.
However, Lets Look At the Average “Incentive Award”,
Paid Out Based On Several Different Settlement Amounts:

This Considers Attorney Fees, Attorney Expenses [estimated], Each Plaintiff Award, and Award For The Class.

Settlement Payout Amounts

Again, This Is Based On The 2006 UCLA Study Of Class Action “Incentive Awards”, and Uses The Average Percentage.

Actual Percentage of Class Action “Incentive Awards” To Each Plaintiff May Vary.

From The Above Smallest Settlement Amount of $50m; EACH Class Representative/Plaintiff Would Receive Just Over $6.2m.

Enough To Get REAL ANGRY About!

2006 UCLA Study Of Class Action “Incentive Awards” Paid To “Class Representatives” aka “Plaintiffs”.


“Leadership Is Never About “Power and Control”, But Rather For The Privilege And Honor Of Serving The Membership; In The INTEREST OF THE MEMBERSHIP!”

With that being said, Ask Yourself:

Exactly Whose Interest Is Being Most Served By The Lawsuit Against FCA and The Union?

Should the person who sued be voted into the high office of UAW President;

so they could approve their own award and personally benefit by up to 37 million dollars?

Should that occur, it would make the current corruption look  like a bunch of “Pikers”!

 

Also, Didn’t The Icobelli Plea Agreement Indicate He Paid A “Mere” 1.5 Million Dollars?

 

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FCA and UAW Membership Sued

FCA & UAW [MEMBERSHIP]

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January 30, 2018 Detroit MI: The frustration levels within the membership of the UAW are so high that, some members actually donated: To  sue themselves.

Lest we forget that in the end; The members are ultimately “The Union”.

In his first “official act”, Reform Caucus “Leader” slated as FCA Vice President – Brian Lee Keller, has sued the very membership he aspires to represent.

WHAT IS BEING ASKED FOR?

The primary things asked for in the document provided below are:

  1. The Court award “damages in an amount to be determined by a jury”;
  2. The Court award award “reimbursement of all dues paid during the conspiracy period”;
  3. The court order “FCA to repay the plaintiffs, and the class the excess value the UAW Paid for the equity interest”;
    1. Note that there appears to be two classes of recipients as in “plaintiffs” and “the class”.
      1. It is not known if the plaintiffs would receive a disproportionate amount of the settlement – according to the agreement they made with this law firm.
    2.  Note, the only known “billion of dollars of equity interest” in FCA is held in the FCA portion of the UAW Retiree Health Care VEBA.

EXACTLY WHERE DO THE “HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS” COME FROM?

  1. As for FCA’s portion of: The “amount to be determined by a jury” – monies would likely come from:
    1. FCA’s capital reserve, and…
    2. From current FCA bottom line profits, and…
    3. From future FCA bottom line profits.
  2. As for the UAW’s portion of: The “amount to be determined by a jury” – monies would likely come from:
    1. The UAW’s, sorely needed, “Strike and Defense Fund”, and/or…
    2. The rank and file membership in the form of increased Dues Dollars. [Potentially ordered by the Court.]
      1. Some UAW rank and file members actually donated to the filing of this suit.

WHAT THIS SUIT DOES NOT ADDRESS:

  1. The end of the tier pay structure,
  2. The return of cost of living,
  3. The return of overtime after 8 hours,
  4. The end of alternative work schedules,
  5. The end of the abuse of temporary workers
  6. A true pathway to seniority,
  7. A true pathway to top wage,
  8. The return of a pension for everyone,
  9. It didn’t address a pension raise for all retirees,
  10. It didn’t address fixing health care for everyone – including retirees,
  11. It did not address the removal and replacement of the leadership at Solidarity House, and finally…
  12. 1 member 1 vote was NOT at all addressed in this lawsuit.

All things that desperately need to be addressed and corrected, but were not even spoken of in this suit!

There is an old saying:

Be Careful What You Ask For, As You Just Might Get It, And There May Even Be: Unintended Consequences!

 

Printable

Please read this suit’s actual court filing for yourself:

classactionlawsuit518cv10319

 

While frustrations are extraordinarily high, and intentions are well meaning; this does now seem to be all about a pay-day for lawyers. Thus, some questions beg to be answered:

  1. How much money will actually left for the plaintiffs and class after the attorney’s scoop out their cut – typically assessed at one third of the settlement plus expenses?
  2. Who has been bitten by the “Greed Bug”?
  3. With so much money in the balance; has this very court action turned “Reform the UAW” into “Destroy the UAW”?

 

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Please see companion page regarding the Warren Memo.

Please see companion page regarding the UAW membership #s.

TEAM Workin 4 A Livin – Caucus educates about Union & Non-Union Labor issues. Please join Moderator Leroy McKnight, and Co-Hosts Jeff Brown and David Fillion, Sunday at 7:00pm edt; where these “Progressives For Change Offer Opinions That Matter”. Jeff will continue his series about the UAW Constitution. David has a 4th special report on from an article about a 34 year old document, and Leroy will be reporting on the Icobelli Plea, and UAW Pres Dennis William’s response.

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 welcome you to find us, our [I-Tunes, Stitcher, Player. FM and Blog Talk Radio] podcasts can be found on our website at www.workin4alivin.com. Our email address is:

TEAM Workin 4 A Livin remains vigilantly committed to protect our UAW Members from the reported corrupt activities.

This is the leadership that you can expect to be getting from “Workin 4 A Livin” Union leadership that subscribes to a LABOR ETHOS – and NOT a COMPANY ETHOS.

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