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    I was going to post about the UAW members striking this employer on Friday, but I see today's news where a tentative settlement was reached.
    This is a French owned company, building parts for Ford, GM and FCA, Located in Saline MI.

    Tentative agreement reached after Faurecia plant in Saline strikes
    A tentative agreement for a new labor pact has been reached at the Faurecia plant in Saline, after workers there went on strike early Friday.
    Details on the agreement between the French-owned auto supplier and the United Auto Workers union were not immediately available. The UAW Local 892's 1,900 members are expected to vote on the contract sometime next week, Faurecia spokeswoman Misty Matthews said.
    Workers at the plant went on strike at 12:05 a.m. Friday after the automotive supplier's contract with the labor union expired and no new pact was reached, though bargaining had continued after the strike was called. Second-shift workers were told to return to the job at 3 p.m. Friday.
    Faurecia supplies parts for Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Tesla Inc. The Saline plant makes instrument panels and other components.
    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/bu...ht/1517226001/
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    I am placing this article here because it mentioned the above company and the UAW while saying the union may not be acting in the best interests of the members.
    I question in my mind why the UAW came to represent nurses ?

    Anger and disgust over UAW betrayal of Mercy St. Vincent nurses strike in Toledo, Ohio
    Nurses at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio have returned to work to find the same brutal management regime in place as before their six-week strike. The United Auto Workers union shut down the walkout on June 12 and sent nurses back to work before they had a chance to vote or even see the agreement the UAW reached with hospital management.
    The sellout deal addressed none of the issues that nurses and hospital staff went on strike for, in particular forced overtime, on-call hours and understaffing. For that reason, nurses defiantly voted down the contract by 57 percent.
    The actions of the UAW in relation to the Toledo nurses are not an isolated case of incompetence, but deliberate sabotage. This was demonstrated by the intervention of the UAW to shut down a potentially powerful strike by Faurecia auto parts workers in Saline, Michigan Friday after just 9 hours. Workers were not even informed of the terms of the supposed settlement before being ordered to return to work.
    That the fight by the nurses has broad political implications was implicitly demonstrated by the fact that a host of Democratic and Republican politicians quickly professed their “support” for the nurses, including the supposed “democratic socialist” presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. In fact, the Democrats intervened not to defend the nurses but to prop up the UAW and pave the way for this sellout.
    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/201.../tole-j24.html

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    Tentative agreement reached concerning the above referenced strike at Mercy Health.

    UAW says it has a tentative agreement with Mercy Health
    TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The UAW union representing nurses at St. Vincent Medical Center says they have a tentative agreement with Mercy Health.
    Union will present changes to membership on Monday and Tuesday. ( July 1 & 2 )
    The link contains comments from the UAW local 2213 President.
    https://www.13abc.com/content/news/U...511870881.html

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    This concerns the company in post #1, Faurecia.

    Faurecia workers denounce UAW sellout agreement
    Workers at the Faurecia automotive components plant in Saline, Michigan, just west of Detroit, are voting today on a new four-year agreement engineered by the United Auto Workers (UAW) with the full support of the Local 892 shop committee and bargaining committee.
    There is widespread opposition from workers to the deal, which will perpetuate poverty wages for a majority of the workforce and atrocious safety conditions that have caused the deaths of three female workers in a single year. Top pay for machine operators with full seniority will be $20.75 after four years.
    The practice of hiring subcontractors with no job protection for $11.00 an hour, combined with the despised points system used to dismiss workers for the slightest infraction, means that most workers who hire in at a little more than $13 an hour will not last a full year or ever earn more than entry-level pay.
    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/201.../faur-j27.html

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    Default Re: Automotive supplier strike

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    This concerns the company in post #1, Faurecia.

    Faurecia workers denounce UAW sellout agreement


    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/201.../faur-j27.html
    Feeling pressured to ratify the agreement? A "No" vote will get the point across.

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    Voting on the tentative agreement between Mercy health and the nurses.
    Results should be known today.

    Voting under way on new agreement between UAW, Mercy Health
    Unionized nurses represented by United Auto Workers Local 2213 began voting Monday on a new tentative contract designed to end their labor dispute with Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center.
    Voting will continue Tuesday with the results of the two-day ratification process expected to be known late in the evening. The vote is being held at UAW Local 12 on Ashland Avenue.
    The vote comes two weeks after the first attempt at a contract. UAW Local 2213 officials had recommended the last pact but 57 percent of those who voted rejected it.
    https://www.toledoblade.com/news/med...es/20190701181

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    The whole fiasco at Mercy health and the UAW is a mess.
    While the numbers seem to indicate a large favorable vote, the one thing is it doesn't tell us the total number available to vote.
    This could be a few rouge dissidents, or it could be more then the union and Mercy health wants us to think.

    Hundreds quit union as UAW pushes through sellout deal at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio
    Nurses at the Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center reportedly ratified a new three-year contract in voting held Monday and Tuesday of this week. The vote followed a contract rejection earlier this month by some 900 members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) at the hospital in Toledo, Ohio.
    According to reports 83.9 percent of nurses voted in favor, although there was no figure on the percentage taking part. The local bargaining committee had endorsed the deal.
    Nurses carried out a six-week strike and hundreds have either resigned from the UAW in disgust or quit their jobs following the blatant betrayal of their struggle by the union.
    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/201.../told-j05.html

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    Follow up story on the mercy health nurse strike.
    Seems staffing was the big issue with patient to nurse ratio's affected.
    A problem that is more common all over the country. Employers always want the employees to do more ... with less. ( for less )

    With labor dispute over, Mercy, UAW look to move on
    Pat Kovar, a nurse in the occupational health unit at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center, was fairly certain this past Tuesday that the eight-week labor dispute between the United Auto Workers union and St. Vincent would finally end.
    Both sides had endured a 5½-week strike by the roughly 900 nurses represented by UAW Local 2213, and even though the strikers took down their picket lines and returned to work June 13, they went nearly another three weeks on the job without a contract.
    After some gentle massaging of contract language in a tentative contract that previously was defeated in June, a second tentative contract was accepted by 83.9 percent of nurses participating in the ratification vote.
    Healthcare industry officials outside Toledo recognize that the situation at St. Vincent’s “didn’t happen in a vacuum,” Ms. Trautner said. “So the nurses’ strike served the purpose of raising awareness in the community of the issue of safe patient loads.”
    At Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, nurses recently addressed mandatory overtime and got the practice eliminated while establishing specific nurse-to-patient ratios. A dispute has been brewing, meanwhile, about nursing staff levels at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
    From the start Local 2213 clearly insisted that a decline in hospital staffing was threatening patient care and causing nursing fatigue because of pressure to work overtime or be on-call frequently.
    https://www.toledoblade.com/business...es/20190705167

 

 

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