Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Leamington, Ontario, Canada
Victory for the working class!!!
I work at the Chrysler Minivan Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario. Last year, the company outsourced many jobs to outside companies. These jobs included Instrument Panel assembly, Tire mounting, Front End component assembly and Front and Rear suspension component assembly. The deal between Chrysler and our union was that these jobs were to remain local and that they be given to shops that would be unionized. Last Friday, the TRW plant that now does the suspension component assembly went on strike for better wages and benefits since the company was not forthcoming in their promises. After a five day strike which idled Windsor Assembly, the company finally conceded to a $4.00 an hour wage increase, benefits and paid holidays. This just goes to show you that you don't have to take the shit that these companies want to feed you and that you have a right as a worker to make a decent, living wage.