As a blue collar worker, I watched as mgmt chipped away at bonuses, shift premiums, and all other perks for hourly workers. When one dept was forced to work mandatory overtime and complained about it, they put the entire plant on mandatory 20 per week overtime. I once worked 17.5 hrs OT one week, leaving early one day due to having the flu, and got written up for missing 2.5 hrs OT.
They also couldn't figure out how to reduce preventable scrap. News flash- treat people like dirt and they will stop caring.
Mgmt seems to believe ( like a lot of mgmt does in business), that if you can manage a donut shop, then you can manage a factory. Case in point, the Owego, New York plant proves that you can manage it right out of business. They come in the door showing us their charts and graphs, and 2 years later, they are gone and nothing has changed.
I've been in retail and property mgmt for 10 years prior, so I can see both sides of the mgmt/labor issues. Too bad Sanmina cannot.
Overtime when available.
Sometimes OT is mandatory.