Sunday, July 18, 2010

I Think Were Alone Now - The Beating Of Our Hearts Is The Only Sound

Let me give some advice to EVERY WORKER who gets called into any ONE ON ONE MEETINGS or any other group meetings. Tell them what they want to hear. Or just say nothing at all. Calling people in for a one on one meeting is where the company is using intimidation as a persuader against the employees having a union and a contract. Know this - and we said it at the meetings -You do not have to speak out to defend the union or to stick up for it in any meeting with the company. We don't want you to. You don't need to. We will do the work.

What you should do is notice their FACES when they are talking to you. Remember those "caring" and "concerned about your well being faces" of your management crew. Because it is those SAME FACES - the ones that confided in you when they thought you were alone - that will bite you later if this just becomes a "close call".

The fact remains that nothing can stop the people from getting their contract if every person here marks their ballot for IBEW Local 363 when the election does come.

Wait until they bring in the "consultants" who will "educate" you about unions, Local 363 and how terrible of a mistake you will be making to do what the American Colonists did hundreds of years ago - band together to stand up for your rights. You have a right to have a contract.

Don't get caught up in any of it. If managers want to talk, let them talk. YOU can be non-committal or even openly against the union - it won't matter. Don't waste your time listening to the professional union drive stoppers they will bring in. They get paid PERSONALLY to stop your organizing drive - but they can't do it without YOU.


IBEW Local 363.


  1. Thanks Sam you guys know what you are doing. This time we are going to win and go union.\I'm a yes vote and I am proud that I am going to be part of IBEW 363

  2. I want to direct this comment to the hourly people who make negative comments about the employees who are supportive of a union or are just willing to listen to what they have to say. Please stop. We are not fools, ignorrant,or assholes. We have families as you do , we need our jobs as you do. All that you are accomplishing by calling people names or giving them attitudes is creating bad feelings and to some thats harrassment. The majority of the people have spoken by signing the cards, way over the 50% mark. That means you are the minority with your point of view. We respect your view and all we want from you is to respect ours.Please think about what you say and how you say it. No matter how the vote goes we are still going to be working here together.

  3. Hey Sam, get this song ready for the "consultants"
    "Send in the Clowns" by Frank Sinatra.

  4. The constitution of the United States of America is a Contract between the people of this great contry and the goverment agencies that runs this country.

    If a contract is good for this country, it will be good for our plant.

    Quote from the Constitution

    "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America"

    MCC version

    We the People of the Metal Container, in Order to form a more perfect Union (work enviornment), establish Justice(Fairness), insure domestic Tranquility(between the managers and workers), provide for the common defence(atmosphere), promote the general Welfare(Pay Scale)with inflation, and secure the Blessings of Liberty(PRIDE) to ourselves and our Posterity(fellow workers now and to come), do ordain and establish this Contract for the People of Metal Container Newburgh New York.

    We need to stand up for our rights and be recognized by us the workers.

    The people who make the cans to pay for the saleried staff.

    So Dan can take them down to Cenna 2000 for an afternoon drink by the waterfront in June, thanks for the invite Dan, but we had to work.

    Your welcome Dan for all the hard work we do for your saleried staff.

    Please keep up the good work Dan.

  5. I don't know who I like better Bud weiser or passion say it like it is. If we all work together we will win !!!!!!!!

  6. Hey whats up Bud weiser you said that perfect
    He is a lazy guy he only looks busy.

    Hang in there don't let it bother you.. vote yes yes yes

  7. remember the non union people who harrass the people who are for it will be paying union dues and getting protection that they will thank us for later. remember 1 dollar for every 100 dollars of base pay. thats nothing for good protection believe me thats like an insurance policy but much cheaper. keep pushing sam and all the 363 guys that are helping us. we will rock the vote and teach these people we finally mean business. vote yes and stay strong we will win this thing in a landslide. we already have overwhelming numbers. you can't stop that danny boy.


    Sorry, caps for emphasis.

    The Dans, the Dave, and the Warren, have forced me to embrace IBEW 363.

    If you fine managers wonder why MCC's loyal, hard workers have asked IBEW to represent us?

    Look in your mirrors.

    All your answers reside there.

    Why do I keep missing the signs and the stickers?