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Ormet workers rally

November 13, 2013

CLARINGTON — The hundreds of laid off workers, retirees, spouses and United Steelworkers officials on hand Tuesday at the Ormet USW Local No. 5724 office in Clarington believe Ohio Gov....

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Nov-14-13 11:51 PM

1) Candidate Obama makes his "If someone wants to build a coal power plant statement in Frisco meanwhile Ormet union official are actively urging the membership to vote for Obama. 2) Electric rates rise due to EPA regs which req'd the closure of old coal fired power plants.

3) Ormet losing money, files bankruptcy due to high power costs.

4) DUH

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Nov-14-13 12:52 PM

As I recall, the last time Ormet workers had themselves a "rally", it was to re-elect obama!!....congrats to you all on your "victory"!

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Nov-13-13 9:48 PM

The USW leadership will have a great holiday and keep their "management" jobs, rich and powerful. I would say their management got the union membership nowhere. It is not the government's job to create and maintain corporations. Corporate management's job is to create wealth for the ownership...I guess the ownership was satisfied, and the government and union drove them to reallocate.

If it is the government's responsibility the union lobby can get a federally backed loan like Solyndra from their hero Obama...and buy and run the company themselves if corporate management was no good. This is all the result of union liberal democrat economic policies and failures. Start your own company, see how easy it is, pay yourself the same as the line employees, welcome to communist socialist utopia.

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Nov-13-13 9:18 PM

This rally stuff is ok but where in the hect was USW before the plant shut down. Ormet always blaming someone else for their mismanagement. Now the USW has allowed them to take all employees benefits that they have worked all their lives for. Employees of 5724 are on their own in this fight. USW just wants to make themselves look good coming forward now. A little late i'd say!!! Prayers to all Ormet workers and their families!

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Nov-13-13 5:17 PM

Why does everybody want to blame AEP? The writing was clearly on the wall, the judge ruled AEP was to give them a break IF Ormet continued to employ at least 600 people. A week later Ormet said "we`re done"! That tells me Ormet was going to get a break from AEP and still lay off hundreds of people. You are right Kaddy! The problem is Ormet management, not AEP, they are working for a living also. As far as the Union goes, look up & down the river. What have they done for the rest of their members: RG/Severstal/WhgPitt, Turf Care, various nursing homes and healh care facilities? These people have paid dues as well but got no help from the USW. Bottom line, don`t blame AEP for other management failure!

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Nov-13-13 11:39 AM

The only entity that can be blamed for the failure of Ormet is Ormet management. What does the Union want Kasich to do? Force AEP to lower the electric rates? Would all parties agree to the following Union - cut total employee benefits (wages and benefits) by 30% Management cut ALL non-union employees benefits by 30% (wages and benefits). AEP cut Ormet's electric rate by 30%.

That way EVERYBODY has skin in the game and if Ormet fails after that so be it!

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