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Wed May 2, 2012, 11:33 PM

Strike at Joliet, Ill. Caterpillar plant

Solidarity to my union brothers in Joliet who are now on strike after not getting an acceptable contract from Caterpillar.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/joliet-caterpillar-strike_n_1468879.html

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Reply Strike at Joliet, Ill. Caterpillar plant (Original post)
Rochester May 2012 OP
provis99 May 2012 #1
AnotherMcIntosh May 2012 #2
provis99 May 2012 #4
Peregrine Took May 2012 #3

Response to Rochester (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 12:01 AM

1. management is really trying to screw over labor.

 

My brother's a heavy duty mechanic who works on Caterpillar equipment; he like the quality of the machines, and believes it's because of othe unionized workers, not the useless management twerps. He's paying careful attention to this strike. Unfortunately, I think Caterpillar management is going to win, as they are starting to off-shore production to India and China.

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Response to provis99 (Reply #1)

Thu May 3, 2012, 12:06 AM

2. and increasing Brazil operations

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #2)

Thu May 3, 2012, 12:24 AM

4. yes, my brother mentioned Brazil too.

 

Parts are shipped to him from Africa; he rarely gets the part he needs the first time; they just seem to send whatever they feel like. But management at his firm doesn't care, because they only look at the labor costs.

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Response to Rochester (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 12:08 AM

3. I wish Occupy Chicago would go out and support them. N/t

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