Re: 3/1/06 LaborNet Headlines
From: everett wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
I HAVE a question? Am I the only person that am
angry that our medical benefits (Which I had to work
20 years to vest) were cut while Jack and his son
fly around in a jet supplied by the union...and then
they had the nerve to write an ask us retirees to
go speak out and picket for them for NO pay?
I get a pension of $387.00 per month and figure I now
have to pay out approximately $300.00 per month in
medications, premium, doctors, Labs and Xrays. I
cannot afford the gas to go donate my time. Workers
get paid when they picket. I use to donate my time
to speak out against Wal Mart Superstores, Now I am
grateful that they are there as the $87.00 I have
left over each month will only buy groceries at the
WM Superstores. The money I get from S.S. goes for
house insurance, car insurance and life insurance,
Utilities, gas, car repair (it's an old p/u) etc.
Next contract I guess I will have to stop eating all
together. I am in the process of lowering my
insurances, and at 72 praying that nothing goes wrong.
I get to eat a lot of oatmeal, cream of wheat
beans and such.
I do hope all of you are doing better.