This is not a push to take from the company or to push for unreasonable demands. Not at all! It is to help us, the people who are scraping to stay in the middleclass. We just need a little bit of protection and there is definitely safety in numbers.
So please - all of you supervisors reading this - don't make us the enemy. We are on friendly terms with most if not all of you. All we want is to have our right to organize a union to be respected. You see what they do, are doing and can do to YOU already.
We want it better than that.
Without a contract, we are at the total mercy of people who make decisions without thinking too deeply about our needs - and our concerns.
Having a union will put us - the workers - directly at the table with those same people. If we are at the table, involved in the decision making, we can make sure that our concerns are heard and our needs are met.
This IS NOT US AGAINST THE COMPANY. Not at all.
This is US FOR US.
No matter who tries to say it differently - that is exactly what it is.
We want and need a way to protect ourselves and indirectly, our families and that way is called, "a contract".
What are your thoughts?