Monday, September 16, 2019

KANSAS CITY INSIDER SOLIDARITY: UAW STRIKE SIGNALS AMERICAN FRUSTRATION WITH STAGNANT WAGES & BENEFITS!!!



The most important issue confronting the nation and Kansas City right now is labor push back against corporate America as a recession looms.

To wit we have a few news items to preview this morning . . .

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY POLITICOS PREPARE STATEMENTS IN SOLIDARITY WITH STRIKING WORKERS TODAY!!!

Mayor Q is on board along with a few other Council members, Jackson County politicos and quite a few local politicos who take a great deal of union money for their campaigns.

On the opposite side of the spectrum . . .

MEXICAN TKC READERS TELL US THAT GM PRODUCTION HAS RAMPED UP OVER THE PAST MONTH WITH MORE WORKERS HIRED ON OVER THE WEEKEND!!!

Ramos Arizpe Assembly in Coahuila, Mexico is making those hideous new Chevy Blazers at break-neck speed and won't be slowing down any time soon.

Reality Check: GM is an international company and the strike will hurt American workers but won't slow down production across the globe which, ironically, proves to be the more reliable profit center for the company.

Finally, A TOP ECHELON KC INSIDER shares this analysis that offers a glimpse at the future . . .

THE UAW STRIKE FORESHADOWS UPCOMING HARD TIMES FOR ALL AMERICAN WORKERS AS AUTOMATION, OUTSOURCING AND CORPORATE GREED THREATEN THE WORKING-CLASS!!!

Here's the word . . .

"It's easy to be a reactionary against unions but this strike might be the canary in the coalmine for the American economy. Sure, it's hard to feel sorry for people making $30-an-hour but their complaints about cutbacks, no raises and fewer benefits are common among all workers. UAW is simply joining the club of MOST AMERICANS WHO HAVE BEEN LEFT BEHIND DESPITE THE PRESIDENT TRUMP BULL MARKET. So this strike is worth watching because workers across the nation will get a chance to see if there's any support for management to raise wages and benefits while their profits are rising."

Accordingly, here are some worthwhile links on the topic . . .

Desperate First Day

'Pray for us,' UAW hourly worker urges on Day 1 of the GM strike

CLOSE FLINT - The wife of a General Motors employee posted on her private Facebook page Sunday, "Well, I can only pray this strike is short." Mary Jo Burchart of Lake Orion is one of tens of thousands of family members watching contract negotiations between the UAW and General Motors with caution and hope.


FAIRFAX ON STRIKE!!!

'We have to move forward': Local UAW union workers taking part in GM strike

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. plan to go on strike just before midnight Sunday, but talks between the United Auto Workers and the automaker will resume.


Nationwide Labor Movement

On Strike! UAW workers walk out on GM

The United Auto Workers went on a nationwide strike against General Motors on Sunday night after contract talks broke off Sunday. It is the first strike against GM in 12 years. Talks will resume Monday morning. Union officials say both sides are far apart in the talks, while GM says it has made significant offers.


USA Strike Revival

Nearly 50,000 GM workers strike: Live updates

By CNN Business Published 6:28 AM ET, Mon September 16, 2019 Workers walk out: The United Auto Workers union went on strike against General Motors late Sunday. It's the biggest strike by any labor organization in the United States since 2007. GM, America's largest automaker, has 46,000 UAW members on its payroll.


Strike Costs GM Big Bucks

UAW calls strike against General Motors for first time since financial crisis

The strike, depending on its length, could easily cost GM hundreds of millions of dollars. The last time the union declared a strike at GM was in 2007. The two-day work stoppage was estimated to have cost the Detroit automaker more than $300 million a day.


Nationwide Strike Overview

UAW hits GM with nationwide strike

Detroit - Some 46,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike early Monday, walking off General Motors factory floors and setting up picket lines as their midnight strike deadline came and went. Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states across the U.S. as well as 22 parts distribution warehouses.


American Labor Renaissance!!!

Teamsters refusing to transport GM vehicles in solidarity with UAW

The Teamsters won't be transporting General Motors vehicles during the United Auto Workers' strike. International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said on Sunday that its members will stand in solidarity with the UAW and honor its picket lines as the union begins a strike against GM at midnight.


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51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Strike will be over in a month when management doesn't give in and most of the workers have already run through their savings. Not a fan of GM but this one is an easy win.

Anonymous said...

At least robots aren’t out in the parking lot drinking and doing drugs on their break.

Anonymous said...

But your property values just went up!

Enjoy your new "wealth"

Anonymous said...

Strike over on 9/20. Go to the bank on it.

Support KC Unions said...

^^^ when the GM caves. Agreed.

Anonymous said...

Where are Sly, Lucas, and the rest of the politicos?
Man the barricades!
Grab your bullhorn!
Tell other people how to spend their money!
Get on local TV shows!
Not like these folks to miss an opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Lots of threats about "automation" but it's funny that those robots don't defend very well against workers and consumers unplugging or destroying them.

Anonymous said...

New upgrades will be armed with lasers. BTW, most automation is softwarebased. Dumbass.

Anonymous said...

Support unions. Buy a Ford.

Anonymous said...

Fix Or Repair Daily?

Anonymous said...

@6:54 - Found On Road. Dead.

Team KC said...

Without unions there would be no American middle-class, there would be not health insurance, social security or 401K. Without unions fighting for worker rights there wouldn't be any of the benefits we take for granted today. That's why we should all support unions even if we disagree with some of their politics.

chuck said...

6:57

+1

Wall Street is NOT Main Street.

Anonymous said...

Holy Shit, I agree with Chuck.

The Ford vs. Chevy war above is epic.

Anonymous said...

UAW is going to get a quick lesson about "internet news".
3 days max and the news has moved on. By 9/20 no one will give a shit about this strike any more.
That is why they will settle. They can't keep the attention on them.

Anonymous said...

^^^ They aren't doing this to get the attention of a bunch of fat asses sitting around in their underwear surfing the web.

Anonymous said...

GENERAL MOTORS IS GOING TO GO BANKRUPT BECAUSE OF THE SOCIALIST RUNNING IT!

Anonymous said...

I’m a die hard Chevy driver but the upper management moved plants to foreign countries so why not just buy a foreign car or truck

Anonymous said...

Harley is the same way and Boeing,ford and dodge are also

Anonymous said...

Dodge isn’t even owned by the Americans.Italy owns it

Frances said...

Buy a Toyota.

Anonymous said...

Fuck the unions and their free fucking health care until the day they die.

Anonymous said...

poor old n.... never mind

Anonymous said...

Trump's economy! We are winning so hard!!! What a failure.

Anonymous said...

948 my business is doing great your a fucking idiot

Anonymous said...

If the economy is so bad why are the unions wanting more! 948 is a stupid mommas boy typing from the basement with his dick in his hand like every other liberal

Anonymous said...

The average UAW worker makes $90K a year. The average teacher $32K. Cops average $44K I am not sympathetic.

Anonymous said...

@10:00AM-You have a business and you don't even know when to use "your" and 'you're"???? Doubtful. Busted! Now go back to stealing copper wire you fucking liar! You played yourself! Fucking simp.

Anonymous said...

Eight years of economic recovery under Obama slammed to a stop as soon as the GOP passed their mandatory Tax Cut for the Rich, so what did anyone expect?

The most amusing thing about this shit is that some of the stupid assholes in the UAW actually voted for Trump!

Anonymous said...

Wages ARE NOT stagnant. According to the NY Times (dated Sept. 6th),
wages rose at a healthy clip in August and unemployment is at a 50 year low.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Only if you restrict your counting the "unemployed" that meet the Administration's revised standards - by the traditional count it's 12%!

Anonymous said...

10:33 obviously knows nothing and I mean nothing about economics. Unemployment, housing, the stock market, wages, the GNP and the GDP
are all better with Trump as President. Plus, he or she has disdain
for working folks by calling them stupid assholes which is another reason
working people don't want to vote for snowflake liberals.

Anonymous said...

10:33 undoubtedly hopes for a recession. Liberals like to bathe in misery so they can whine about it.

Anonymous said...

^^Ugh huh and remember shit-flake Conservatives love to cause that misery. They have done it every time they've been elected. Look it up. Now make me a sandwich you fucking shit-flake!

Anonymous said...

" it's hard to feel sorry for people making $30-an-hour"

Above excerpt from the headline is spot on.

I suspect there are thousands who are willing to work for a paltry $240 a day / $1200 a week along with good medical and other perks. F--k the UAW.

Anonymous said...

Fuck you UAW, the Japs will gladly make me a car while you sit on your lazy assess. Your going to strike yourselves out of a job.

Anonymous said...

^^and yet Unions are responsible for almost everything your worthless, taking ass takes for granted like 8-hour days, medical benefits, and a fucking living wage you fucking tool. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Well, someone is transporting GM vehicles. Just saw a truck full of Corvettes on 71Hwy this morning.

Anonymous said...

Chimpy! You live in a cage and taxpayers pay for yourbananas!

slow the fuck down said...

^^^ and yet the UAW's pension is essentially backstopped by the U.S. tax payer.
Look up Pension Guarantee Corp. of America.
Maybe you should fast forward to the present day.

Anonymous said...

12:37, self employed work my ass off and have supported myself without you taking my paycheck for your bullshit causes. At least now you’ll have time to suck that bag of dicks. Oh hey there’s a Kia nice looking car!

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Have you supported yourself by stealing copper wire on your way to flipping burgers?

And I love my Kia!

Anonymous said...

@1:05-I guess you could say that stealing copper is "self-employed." I wouldn't, but a talking ape like you would.

Anonymous said...

Truly amazing to watch, how ignorant can UAW workers be. The party you support is proposing killing fossil fuels and moving away from individual transportation. The T.V. You are watching while on paid vacation used to be made in America and so did your computer. Both gone now, sure your UAW will put up a fight initially but they don’t really care. How much does the UAW president make taking your money. Your industry is dead either by you forcing higher cost or the govt you vote for killing it. Good luck put I’d go to plumber school while your off.

Anonymous said...

I just looked up the UAW financials, wow. The UAW took over 200 million in dues from its members. Over 400 union staff members make over 100,000 not including trips and expenses. The UAW is living high on the workers dues! It’s organized corruption, you don’t have to believe me just read where the money goes it’s staggering.

Anonymous said...


democrat greedy uAW slobs scamming America

Anonymous said...

^^We don't believe you. You're here. You failed.

Anonymous said...




cowardly Democrat greedy UAW slobs scammed Vietnam-era draft deferments for ALL its members-not just the few working on war related machinery

in return for its support of LBJ





Anonymous said...

I see no one is defending from 3:30, interesting?

Anonymous said...

Next, teacher strikes, coming soon, to a city near you. Don't want more higher taxes? That 's okay, they'll start striking yearly. Get her done.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for Unions UNTIL the Bastards JUMPed in BED with the GOVernment..... They can all get on their knees and tell regular folks their sorry. A bunch of corrupt greedy no morals people. The teachers get everything they deserve for voting Democrat under obambams new rules for the fellows and lovely ladies. Good Luck