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Sunday, March 7, 2010

If TEMA Audit - ZERO Defects Please

From: MM4

It was announced Friday there was a TEMA audit this week. Why isn't this mentioned in the NUMMI News? Why the last minute lackadaisical attitude towards a TEMA audit from management? It just seems different from last time.

We need ZERO defects from Trucks and Passenger for a couple reasons:

1) Leverage in negotiations.

They can't pay us less than the going rate for severance pay if our score beats all the other plants like last time. Whether negotiating for a better "retention"/severance package or pressuring Toyota to keep this plant open, posting up the lowest defects of all Toyota plants gives us more to bargain with. Zero defects increases our value. We need to show them that they are shutting down their best plant which is a bad decision.


2) Show public what a unionized plant can do.

The "labor management consultants" in the U.S. like to spread false propaganda that union employees are "lazy", "unproductive", "poor quality". Public opinion towards union members is at an all time low. And to raise the dung heap ever higher, those union busting videos of our Local 2244 taken recently by those "scab-enabling-turncoats-disguised-as-union-workers" certainly does not help. If we post another lowest DPV we can tell people that say crap about us that it just ain't so because, "....management set the goal of .20 DPV last time and we beat it by 75%. with ZERO defects for Trucks and .10 DPV for Passenger. Better than Japan with UAW labor made in California!" Now what? They won't be sayin' nothing because you are all-that and they are wrong.

So let's keep the managers and GL's in check and make sure they are showing up everyday, doing their jobs and not slacking off. Trucks got ZERO DPV last time and Trucks can do it again. Passenger got .10 DPV last time. If Trucks can get Zero DPV, then so can Passenger. Let's earn those cans of Coke and a danish again. We can do it! SI SE PUEDE!!

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