View Full Version : Com Ed ,Voluntary week off, no pay?
04-30-2009, 06:43 PM
I heard a rumor today that Com Ed , or whatever it is called now , is asking union workers to take a week off with no pay? Any truth to this? Also heard that Aliiant Energy in Iowa and Wisconsin is going to ask for the same thing . Anyone ?
04-30-2009, 08:57 PM
I think it would be an ok idea, if #1, come negotiation time they remembered that the union did it, and #2, strictly volunteer, ring up some OT and I could use a week off!
04-30-2009, 09:19 PM
I Find It Quite Funny That These Utility Companies Whether Privately Held Or Publicly Traded Say They Are Hurting So Bad For Cash.
What A Joke Compared To All Other Industries
Mid American Energy Had Profits Of 1.2 Billion Dollars For The Year Ending 2008 That's Not To Bad A Take.
These Utilities Are Aligning Themselves To Petition Their Respective Utility Commissions To Allow A Rate Increase Due To The Economy.
All Of Them Then In Return Are Turning To Their Unions If That Applies And Then Asking Them To Take Concessions. Or In The Case Of Mid Am's Recent Contract That Was Settled With Ibew Local 499 & 109 You Get The Best Of Both Worlds. You Screw The People That Got You The Profit, And Then Turn Around Under The Guise Of Economic Conditions And Say You Need A Rate Increase, And Then Screw Your Customer's.
Iowa Utilities Board Is Having Public Forums In Regards To Alliant Energy's Recent Rate Increase Proposal. 12% Or So. Now Pull Their S.e.c. 10k Statement And See The Profit This Company Had.
Its Just More Corporate Greed Screw The People All The Way Around. From Workers To Customers
05-01-2009, 08:28 PM
mid american ( small letters, no capitalization) will also be looking for a rate increase in, I believe, 2012, I hope the Utilities Board also looks at their profits, and what benefits they have paid BEFORE profits. I believe the company should make a profit, but not at the expense of the employees. They are going to play the "look at poor us, look what we have had to take from our employees to stay in business", when they have been reaping HUGE profits, bonus ,and filling their 401k's by the truckload for the past few years,and now will we looking for sympathy from the rate makers.
05-01-2009, 08:36 PM
Chelan County PUD, Washington state, gave all union employes 1 week off without pay. Just come out one day a said this is how its going to be. Union said they had an open checkbook to fight it, month later have to take it. Union let us done once again
Boomer gone soft
05-05-2009, 05:58 PM
The rumors have been circulating regarding a one-week furlough. No official word as of yet regarding bargaining-unit employees. Salaried personell will have one week off without pay and co match 401(k) is out for them.
Bill Harvey, Alliant's CEO, nobly said he is taking no pay this year and will not accept a bonus unless Alliant makes its financial goals.....
I guess he hasn't spent all of his 5+ million dollar compensation from last year. How wise to plan ahead like that.:rolleyes:
The thing that really chaps me about this is that our contract was signed just last year.....It's not like management agreed to the current terms unaware the economy was tanking. Just like everybody else they want concessions and are using the economy as an excuse. Let's not forget about the 70+ million dollars drawing interest in the bank from the recent sale of Alliant's transmission assets to ITC.
Furthermore, there are those who think "ok, but I want....."
Obviously, they can tell us whatever they want. Make whatever promises, but in the end it is meaningless......
"Yeah, but this will be an iron-clad promise to not......."
SO IS THE CONTRACT.
WHERE'S THE REPUBLICAN OUTCRIES NOW THAT IT'S LABOR'S AND NOT THE CEO'S CONTRACTS THAT IS BEING VIOLATED?
05-06-2009, 09:15 PM
Does Bill Harvey think everyone is an idiot? Making a statement, "I won't accept my bonus unless the company makes it's financial goals" is ridiculous.
IF THE COMPANY FAILS TO MAKE IT'S FINANCIAL GOALS, HE WOULDN'T GET HIS BONUS ANYWAY.
He isn't promising anything which isn't already a done deal........
His statement is like me saying,"I won't accept my paycheck unless the company gives it to me".
What a goofball!
05-10-2009, 10:49 PM
Well look at it this way. They have to cry poverty and lay people off or take time off without pay to get in line for a buy out.
05-17-2009, 08:26 PM
I love these guys, who when they held power they tried to destroy a class of people.That would be the middle class,and created another class,that would be the super wealthy,I guess swamprat must be one of the super wealthy,he loves those republicans so much,I know under George Bush and his repukicans my wages went backwords well the super rich got huge wage increases like never seen before.Lets talk facts republicans dont believe a blue collar high school educated employee should make a decent wage.and the guys that work non-union for lesser wages and benefits must think the same.Watch what happens,when ever a politician tries to do something for the unions,working class,blue collar you name it,the repukicans will block it guaranteed.So it makes me laugh when someone says dont blame the greedy repukes,the dems are in charge
Boomer gone soft
05-29-2009, 08:08 PM
5 of the 6 locals rejected the proposed week-long furlough for Alliant.
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