Thread regarding Cummins Inc. layoffs

STRIKE! Cummins San Leandro, CA.

33 technicians, members of IAM local 1546 have been on strike for 2 weeks. The technicians chose to strike after failing to reach a contract agreement with Cummins following 20 months of negotiations and working on an expired contract through the pandemic. There was 43 technicians when negotiations began, 10 have left Cummins for better pay and benefits. No new techs will join Cummins due to the contract. Union members and Cummins agreed to compromises on all sections of the contract except healthcare. Technicians are fighting to retain their existing and long held union healthcare plan. Cummins has continued to push their awful high deductible healthcare plan despite losing millions of dollars with their technicians supporting the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley on strike. I encourage all Cummins employees to JOIN THE FIGHT AND DEMAND AFFORDABLE QUALITY HEALTHCARE!
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Post ID: @OP+1bqan2e9

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The corporate machinery will always win only if you let them. We're now at a time to fight. There are no workers to backfill ones who've left or got fired. I get the argument of pushing services to Mexico but you're leaving out one small detail (which you men have never been good at) that is, bus and over-the-road truck owners aren't going to drive to Mexico to get their vehicle serviced when they're broken down in Montana.

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Post ID: @51cxh+1bqan2e9

Cummins already has their parts manufactured in Mexico. Cummins can close shops in the USA and start servicing the transportation side of the industry in Mexico too.
Union workers must learn half a loaf is better than no loaf.
Corporate and management workers will increase their salary’s at the expense of the actual workers preforming the service on equipment.

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Post ID: @3Xtwe+1bqan2e9

If you think a 3 MG generator can be installed and maintained on the rooftop of a high rise by “ punching a button “ or “sent to China”. Good luck with that. This is a repair facility, not a factory

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Post ID: @3tlv+1bqan2e9

I'll post a facebook link to that chapter of the union and all the pics and news from the strike. Something tells me that they are going to get pushed out and cummins is going to just move those 40 to 55 jobs to one place or a few places spread out.

https://www.facebook.com/iam1546/

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Post ID: @1wdx+1bqan2e9

While I don't like it, anyone can be outsourced at any time. They may not be as good, but corporate America could care less about the people or their customers. They care only about their investors, their bonuses, and money.. Nothing else.. Cummins is the poster child for that..

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Post ID: @1awk+1bqan2e9

Just get rid of the strikers. Plenty of other qualified workers can easily do their jobs.
Corporate has the striking union by the ba--s. Ha ha ha

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Post ID: @1wiv+1bqan2e9

Mechanics repairing equipment and installing/ maintaining sophisticated generators can not be outsourced or replaced by machines! Good luck finding qualified replacements if these guys move on!

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Post ID: @1rqq+1bqan2e9

I saw this play out several years ago at a different company: lengthy strike, arbitration, etc. Final results: 60,000 square feet or more of the production lines were outsourced to local mom and pop machine shops. Hundreds of Union people all lost their jobs. Cummins has long been in deep with both China and India. They can easily get around Union demands by outsourcing to local machine shops, or completely move offshore the operations. The company I had mentioned was against continue paying Union personnel $35 an hour to push a button on a machine, double time on weekends and triple time on holidays to run a few parts a day. They both outsourced the work, and new Union hires started out at $15 an hour, with a max at $17.50, after 2 years of employment. The corporate machinery will always win.

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