Here's Carlos again. Let us look AND LISTEN CLOSELY at how he describes HOW INBEV AND AB WORKED OUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP AT THE BARGAINING TABLE.
He proudly speaks of "coming to the table" and bargaining fairly, "reaching an agreement" or "an agreed deal in a friendly fashion", "entering into negotiations", he acknowledges that and says "working together we can do more". He says "not at all" to any changes to employees. He talks about "having a game plan", "working hard" to "build this great company together", of "rolling up our sleeves" and "working together as a team" and the ultimate - to "make our dream come true".
IT SEEMS THAT CARLOS BRITO is in full agreement with IBEW Local 363 on all of the above. We believe the SAME THING SHOULD APPLY TO THE NEWBURGH PLANT WORKERS. WE JUST WANT ALL OF THAT TALKING, SITTING AND BARGAINING TO ALSO BE DONE FOR THEIR BENEFIT - SO THEY CAN FEEL THAT THEY ARE REALLY PART OF THIS NEW COMPANY.
THE WORKERS AT THE NEWBURGH PLANT NEED A CONTRACT TOO - JUST LIKE THE CONTRACTS INBEV SIGNS EVERYDAY FOR EVERYTHING ELSE THEY DO.
Here's Carlos - unplugged AND for your listening pleasure
00:11 First, let me say we are very happy we reached AN AGREEMENT with AB.
00:59 - TOGETHER we can do so much more than seperately.
1:07 - When we entered into NEGOTIATION......
1:20 - Our ultimate objective was to REACH AN AGREED DEAL IN A FRIENDLY FASHION.
1:37 - Will you have to make changes to any committments made to employees? NOT AT ALL.
3:06 - WE HAD MEETINGS THESE PAST FEW DAYS and YOU CAN FEEL that we are NOW IN THE MODE TO BUILD THIS GREAT COMPANY TOGETHER.
The employees here deserve to KNOW WHERE THEY STAND and to not have to walk on eggshells every working day of their life.
On August 27 and August 28 we will begin OUR DREAM for our future AND OUR CONTRACT with AB Inbev.