Whirlpool/Amana 6-10-08

Production still going on at Amana!

Although the entire west parking lot at Whirlpool/Amana Refrigeration was under water, employees are still required to report to work. They are currently directing workers to park at the Amana RV park 1.5 miles up the road. Buses are being used to transport everyone to/from RV Park and Whirlpool.

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Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Jun 15 at 10:07 AM

Everyone is in the same boat w/ not having money so anyone who thinks they should be singled out should go volunteer w/ all the flooding we r having. I cant believe people r so rude & worried about themselves than the people that are suffering

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Jun 15 at 9:59 AM

I realize money is tight, but maybe we need to have a little more compassion for those that have lost everything...I think they are the ones we need to worry about!! get your priorities straight!!!

The Magic 8 Ball says ... on Sunday, Jun 15 at 1:06 AM

I predict mandatory OT for the next 3 months.

amana employee says ... on Saturday, Jun 14 at 7:42 PM

i work 1st shift i felt they had a good reason for shutting us down. i am sry you cant feed your family, but i think we are all in that catagory... money is tight for everyone.... we didnt make them shut us down... they finally decided it was unsafe

Who says ... on Saturday, Jun 14 at 12:31 PM

If I-80 is going to be closed for as long as they claim it is, there is going to be a lot of people calling in all of next week. I wouldnt drive hours out of my way for those wages, I dont think it would even pay for fuel costs.

YoMamma says ... on Saturday, Jun 14 at 12:23 PM

I cant even imagine what its going to be like in the plant if the water was high enough to get into the west docks.

Simon says ... on Saturday, Jun 14 at 12:12 AM

Go back to work on Monday.

Employee says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 11:47 PM

KCRG news had a pic of the plant. It wasn't real clear but looked like water was covering 2/3 of the height of semi trailers sitting at docks on the west side of the building. If that's true, most of the plant is under water. Anyone know for sure?

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 5:52 PM

People its an "ACT OF GOD" that brought in these flood waters. But what I would like to know is can we file for unemployment for our lost wages, I dont mind having the time off but I cant afford the lost wages.

amana employee says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 4:10 PM

and shut 2 lines down, so its a little hard 2 blame 1st shift, fyi they werent giving exit passes, so how did 1st cost you a days pay???? management cancelled not 1st, we were not given the option 2 stay or leave, we were told to leave at 1230

amana employee says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 4:07 PM

how long have you people worked at amana, you should know that its nothing but rumors have u watched the news, people are coming from all towns, and going around the world to get there, 2 my knowledge 2nd shift people started calling in on wed.

Amana employee 06/14 says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 1:55 PM

I sure hope we can get back to work soon, I really miss being at work, Thank Goodness for 1st shift leaving they just cost me a days pay. Now I will not be able to feed my kids, Thanks again I appreciate your help on my not getting a days pay.

employee says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 7:28 AM

Typical Amana, they could care less about their workers. Only reason they closed thursday was because everybody said they were leaving on 1st shift!

Amana Employee 06/13 says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 7:15 AM

Does anyone know how long we are going to be down? When will we get to go back to work?

Another Amana Employee says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 12:28 AM

It would have been nice to actually know about the cancellation from the news. I had to find out through my fiance's mom. It's a good thing she called us otherwise we would have taken 151 to get to work from IC. Good job Amana!

Amana Employee says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 10:27 PM

Note - Most of the current management at Amana are from Maytag's Galesburg refrigerator plant. Where's the Galesburg plant now? GONE. They are running Amana into the ground as well.

Amana employee says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 7:55 PM

I work 2nd shift and I actually tried to go in. With the price of gas i think the company could have made a phone call to the local news station to let everyone know of cancellation of production. And then they would not have overwhelmed with calls

amana employee says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 3:16 PM

they finally cancelled production, we had to sqeegee and shot vac water outta production lines and pits, slip and slide to put parts in, but the show must go, have to have them refrigerators but what about the safety of the people making them

Amana Employee says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 3:07 PM

Another example of our wonderful management.

Amana Employee says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 3:03 PM

Amana cancelled production Thurs. 6/12 at 12:30PM and told the employees that were there not to return until Monday. Take a look at the cancellations section of kcrg.com - no cancellation listed....

teresa says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 10:36 AM

that is just stupid, they are putting their workers in danger by making them drive in possibly unsafe roads, and having to worry if they will have a home flooded while they are at work.

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