We are back from the Labor Board in NYC. The company had a high powered Attorney from Manhattan and an Attorney from St. Louis there to protect themselves from YOU AND US.
Stay solid, stay strong -
I am sure that the cost alone to have those two fine professionals in Labor law attend that meeting including lodging, meals and airfare must be at least as much as you all pay now to have your 401k's administered.
If not more.
That extra money the company has should go for YOUR benefit - not to stop you from acting for YOUR benefit.
We have an Election Date. Actually we have TWO DATES. You can vote on either day. The dates are Friday August 27 and Saturday August 28. The voting will take place in the Training Room at the plant. The times to vote will be THREE TIMES during each day.
Morning 5AM to 7PM
Mid day 11:00AM to 1:30PM
Night 5PM to 7PM
The number of employees the company told the Labor Board that they believe would be eligible to vote was 164. We think that is padded up but we will deal with it. They told the Board they were all hourly employees and NOT management. The company now has to send a complete list to the Labor Board and they will forward that list to us.We will review that list for managers names and challenge those votes anyway.
Here are the classifications that are included in the bargaining unit:
All full-time and regular part-time production and maintenance employees, including all Production Technicians, General Technicians, Electrical Plant Technicians, Mechanical Plant Technicians, Chemical Plant Technicians, Production Chemical technicians, team leaders, Maintenance Core Employees, Maintenance Rotating Employees, OJT Instructors, Shipping Coordinators, Quality Coordinators, Store Room Coordinators, and SAP Maintenance Coordinators employed by the employer at its facility located at 130 Bruenig Road, New Windsor, NY.
As you can see from how detailed this list is there will surely be at least a few managerial people trying to vote. We already know who. This was NOT ENOUGH for us to delay the election.
WE HAVE ENOUGH NUMBERS TO WIN THIS BIG TIME! EVEN IF THEY TRY TO PLAY THE SYSTEM!
The best part is going to be that when you guys vote for the union - all of your "managers" POSITIONS will be in OUR CONTRACT! They might not want to come but THEIR JOBS WILL - right to us. You guys can fill those jobs after this!
Vote yes and they will be asking you what THEY should do.
Stay solid, stay strong -
Today at the Labor Board we just wanted to get an Election date set and get moving. I am sure you are going to be so sick of THE COMPANY TRYING TO WEAR YOU DOWN by the end of August but you have to just do THESE FOUR little THINGS - be polite, listen and be strong and be solid.
YOU GUYS HAVE THIS WON IF YOU STICK TOGETHER.
WE WILL IMPROVE THINGS TOGETHER AND WE WILL WORK FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE COMPANY AND THE WORKERS FOR A CHANGE AT THE SAME TIME.
Get ready to be part of IBEW Local 363!