BAE employees ratify three-year contract

After voting down two previous offers, BAE Systems' unionized workforce ratified the company's three-year contract offer today, the company said in a news release. Full Story
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BAE nonunion employee

York, PA

#1 Apr 9, 2011
To my union coworkers: Thank you. I'm sure you had to make concessions but we all do. At least we have a job to return to on Monday.
Laurie

York, PA

#2 Apr 9, 2011
BAE nonunion employee wrote:
To my union coworkers: Thank you. I'm sure you had to make concessions but we all do. At least we have a job to return to on Monday.
I don't know the reason you are not a union employee but I would encourage you to join if your not. Being a member has many advantages. Glad they were able to ratify!!
BAE nonunion employee

York, PA

#3 Apr 9, 2011
I am not because I don't work in the shop. I was in a union years ago (small local one) and I will never do it again. They did literally nothing for me except accept my dues.
Randy

York, PA

#4 Apr 9, 2011
Name ONE (1) advantage, other than paying union dues!
Did the NON-UNION workers get the same deal? Will be waiting to see if ALL took a wage FREEZE or had their hourly rate reduced, like you wish for public servants, you know, like THOSE lazy, overpaid, greedy individuals! Oh, this is different, correct?
not sure

Gettysburg, PA

#5 Apr 9, 2011
What pay cut? What wage freeze? What contract you looking at?
not sure

Gettysburg, PA

#6 Apr 9, 2011
I heard you even got paid to vote!
laid off union member

Saint Thomas, PA

#7 Apr 9, 2011
Well it finally passed..I am still wondering why all of a sudden we had to take a secret ballot when we didn't all the other times...If I remember correctly the committee even told us that if the company locked us out we would still be elegible for unemployment but today we wouldn't be..hmmmm.. Now everyone still there will get the 900.00 sign on pay..Well, i'm happy for you..I do think its b/s that it wasn't "even on the radar" for those who got the psp but aren't entitled to not even a penny of this..Whatever!!It sure lets me know where I stand..It is true..Once your laid off the company and the union forget you even were employed there.God Bless
laid off union member

Saint Thomas, PA

#8 Apr 9, 2011
not sure wrote:
I heard you even got paid to vote!
They got paid to vote yes.....
BAE nonunion employee

York, PA

#9 Apr 9, 2011
They would only get the bonus if the contract was ratified.
laid off union member wrote:
<quoted text> They got paid to vote yes.....
Biker Dude

Forest Hill, MD

#10 Apr 9, 2011
Its over. Let it go.
Avisday

York, PA

#11 Apr 9, 2011
Laurie wrote:
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I don't know the reason you are not a union employee but I would encourage you to join if your not. Being a member has many advantages. Glad they were able to ratify!!
Office personel probably are not union....not even able to join.
Hard Working Employee

York, PA

#12 Apr 9, 2011
not sure wrote:
What pay cut? What wage freeze? What contract you looking at?
Apparently the one that you lazy ass union workers should have gotten.
Hard Working Employee

York, PA

#13 Apr 9, 2011
Avisday wrote:
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Office personel probably are not union....not even able to join.
I'd quit my job if I had to join a freakin union!
Hard Working Employee

York, PA

#14 Apr 9, 2011
This entire thing is B/S - you're PSP was crappy because the union workers do crappy work when they do work. The sooner BAE gets rid of all unions in their organization the better off they'll be!
Hard Working Employee

York, PA

#15 Apr 9, 2011
Now that the contracts been signed we can start comin down hard on discipline - watch out!
Hard Working Employee

York, PA

#16 Apr 9, 2011
BAE nonunion employee wrote:
They would only get the bonus if the contract was ratified. <quoted text>
They didn't deserve a dime!
BAE nonunion employee

York, PA

#17 Apr 9, 2011
I didn't say I agreed with that idea. I'm just glad that it's a done deal and *maybe* we can get on with business.
Hard Working Employee wrote:
<quoted text>They didn't deserve a dime!
Get A Life

East Berlin, PA

#18 Apr 9, 2011
I guarantee that many of us union workers, not all, would work a circle around your sitting in your office lazy ass! Not all union workers are lazy...some yes, I agree, but not all. This is the first union company I have ever worked for...I have had to work my ass off at every job I ever had including my job here at BAE, union or not I work my ass off. I had to work to keep my jobs with no union to ever back me up.
Hard Working Employee wrote:
<quoted text>Apparently the one that you lazy ass union workers should have gotten.
Get A Life

East Berlin, PA

#19 Apr 9, 2011
laid off union member wrote:
<quoted text> They got paid to vote yes.....
I voted yes each time...the sign on bonus didn't matter, that was just an extra perk.
Barry W

York, PA

#21 Apr 9, 2011
I voted yes and I'm proud of it. Where else can my lazy ass get paid $23 hour to eat cereal, take naps and talk to my bff's dean and don all day.

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