On July 11 the workers at the plant will see for themselves that they are about to become affiliated with a proven leader. A leader whose sole job is to protect the rights of every member in every plant, factory, construction job, telephone call center, highway department and maintenance department.
That is why we exist. The company may have a meeting or two or three or four during this campaign - but after the smoke clears they won't give you the time of day - just like they didn't prior to the IBEW coming in. Now couple that with the fact that you have new owners who -judging from the Brazilian press - are going to "show" the "Americans" how it's done (that p's me off.)
Add to that fact that they openly talk about big multi-million dollar bonuses that will be paid for by taking AWAY from the people - and you have MORE THAN ENOUGH REASON TO CALL IN THE UNION.
Now we have your managers having their first meetings because they know we are coming in. They are nervous. Ask yourself - are they nervous because the people might lose something (as they portray it at their meetings) or is it really that YOU MIGHT GAIN SOMETHING - like a voice at work or a seat at the table?
Or is it that they cannot make and change any rule at any time - like they do now - and that with the UNION YOU will gain a little power. A little strength?
I think most people know that answer.
Everyone who is involved in helping the Newburgh MCC location to be covered by a contract is truly a LEADER. You are helping yourself and everyone who works at the plant now and also coworkers who will work at the plant in the future. Years from now people will have a better way of life because of what we are doing today!
A contract is what every worker at the plant needs.
.....and we will get that by working together.
No matter what Dan, Carlos, Warren or any other paid entertainers the company hires to orchestrate mandatory plant meetings to teach you how wrong it is to want to be an adult at work with a say in things and the right to be treated with respect.
One more thought - if the union was really so bad and so weak don't you think that would be an advantage for the company?
Maybe they know that's not the case - maybe they are so concerned because they know it will be the exact OPPOSITE of that - and they are going to fight like hell to try to stop it - while masquerading around as doing this for "you". BS.
They are betting that the people are weak minded and will believe that they are spending all this time advising you because they care about you making a mistake. Ridiculous.
Be a Leader. Come join a Leader. Come on July 11 and let's start this engine up.