Monthly Archives: August 2011

Tell Me Something Good

So, I’ve spent a lot of time lamenting the state of things. But I don’t want it to be just a pity party over here. I’ve had some really good times working in the plant, met some people I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Weekend update…tier two, a seat at the table?

I went to a picnic yesterday sponsored by the union (in some fashion). I took my mother and my son and a whole bunch of food for the potluck. I don’t think I saw another single tier-two person there; I … Continue reading

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The out-of-pocket cost of bitter, bitter pills

It’s been a bitter week in the Promised Land. My plant got a whole bunch of new people from a plant that’s closed. So they laid off all the part-timers, who have been there since January. The vibe is very, … Continue reading

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Back to eating in the kitchen

How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed! — Walt Whitman Well, my office luncheon went off without a hitch. Sort of. As in, the air conditioning was fixed in the break room, so there was no need to crash … Continue reading

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Eatin’ lunch in the Big House

The weekend passes so quickly. Already it’s back to the grind before you know it. I went to the art museum with my son today, to look at the Detroit Industry murals, which are on the banner of this blog. … Continue reading

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Of honor and honors and beautiful struggle

I had intended to spend this post writing about the ways in which the shop floor has been miserable lately. It’s been close to 100 degrees on the floor and worse in the break room. The bosses give us cold … Continue reading

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The state of Michigan has an Emergency Financial Manager law that was recently enacted. It is like the one in Wisconsin, which allows the governor to break any contracts with public unions and place an EFM in charge of any … Continue reading

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