Monday, July 12, 2010

Dans Union Acceptance Test

Dans Union Acceptance Test

Name: Dan the man 7/11/10

"Just askin"

Question 1: Will the Company PROMISE to not lower anyones wages?

Question 2: Will the Company PROMISE to not raise health plan costs for employees?

Question 3: Will the company PROMISE no elimination of any current classifications?

Question 4: Will the company PROMISE they will pay for admin fees on our 401k's?

Question 5: Will the company PROMISE to increase wages?

Question 6: Will the company PROMISE to decrease our health contributions?

Question 7: Will the Company PROMISE to improve our pension?

Question 8: Will the Company PROMISE to allot us at least 5 sick days per year?

Question 9: Will the Company PROMISE to go over every policy and change what we feel is unfair to us?

.....And Question 10 is only if you cannot answer the last 9 questions with a YES answer.........

Question 10: Will you respect our wishes to sit at the table and bargain over our hours, wages and working conditions as an organized group of dedicated employees who work hard for this company and have so for years - and will you promise to respect us for choosing our representative - IBEW Local 363 - and will you respect the fact that our desire and the desire of our representative IBEW Local 363 is not to be
disruptive or even business unfriendly - we want to be treated fairly and to have security - will you respect that all we want is a contract that spells out the obligations of all workers to the company and the company to the workers.

Dan - YOU portray yourself as concerned, compassionate and caring for us in your meetings. we ask you..........Now that you know them.........

Will you respect our wishes Dan?


  1. Whens Tony gettin hereJuly 12, 2010 at 10:42 PM

    so what is it Dan? We understand now that if there is any pressure to take away from us it will be coming from the company and not the union. why would you do that to us dan? you keep throwing questions about wages and benefits when it is really only you that would ever try to lower anything.

    forget it dan your losin this time bigtime

  2. Everything sounds good coming from local 363, they really sound like a class organization. I'm sorry I did not make it to the meeting. You're probably not going to tell me anything I don't already know about pro-employee/union benefits. Both parties are trying to make a buck off our tired backs and feet.

    I've been part of union happenings in the past with two different employers and I can certainly tell you things will be different with a union. Things will not be better or worse, just different. Thank you to the folks at 363 that are allowing us to see some of the benefits you have to offer.

    Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

    John Adams, in Defense of the British Soldiers on trial for the Boston Massacre, December 4, 1770

    Should we decide to vote yes, we had better be a unified voice when we vote. Please do not criticize those you disagree with, just give facts and remember:

    A Spoonful of Honey will catch more Flies than a Gallon of Vinegar.

    Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1748

    One last thing, we are a family at Metal Container, some of the supervisors we work with are also our friends, you know who they are, please do not treat them with any disrespect. It will better for us to take the high road, be civil and courteous. Maybe our management team will learn something from us. You can disagree with anyone's point of view and still allow them the respect of their opinion.

    Thank you

  3. well said. lets see if our friendly managers treat us with dignity and respect when this election kicks in full blast. hope they do

  4. Here in Jaxs MCC he was known as Lt Dan from Forrest Gump.I don't remember alot about him,I had just started here.He wasn't here too long.Good Luck

  5. short and simple, all mcc plants need a union. i do remember Lt. Dan when he was at mcc jax. go newburgh plant, go union,

  6. Forrest Gump now that is funny.Jax how was Dan at your plant ?

  7. Dan and some of the management are showing us disrespect by misleading us in his letters and speaches. having some of his managers talk to employees about union activity when they know it is against the law and a violation of our rights. Guess i will personally buy a tape recorder just to catch you guys.
    I would love to put my name on this but because of the fear that managment has instilled in us i cant because i will be targeted for termination. what a sad way to have to work. Do we trully still want to work this way, I know i dont.
    Go 363

  8. why would a simple sign get knocked down when i was encouraged to go to that meeting.Talk about mixed signals, i know one thing ,with a contract in hand the signals will never be mixed.I was only 70% solid but after realizing that sign could be me getting knocked down by our "suits" i'm 100% solid, thanks for opening my eyes more.

  9. as was said,Lt. Dan was not at jax very long and he was not the plant manager, so in all fairness not much can be said about him. what i can say foresure is that even with fl. being a right to work state, we at jax are alot better off with a union.