Don't follow Dan down this crooked path he is trying to lead you down. The one with NO CONTRACT AT THE END. Make no mistake, there is nothing straight about Dan. He is just full of lies and misinformation. Worse yet, he is purposely zigging and zagging around the question THAT HE NEEDS to answer:
"HOW are we better off without negotiating OUR OWN written contract?"
He hasn't and cannot answer that with an intelligent answer. He can regurgitate words for an hour and a half that don't really mean anything but he cannot answer that.
Also, I have just read Dan's response to his questions that I answered about A MONTH AGO. Way to stay on top of things Dan. If any worker has a question - as always just feel free to ask it right on this site. I will always give an honest answer and most of you know that already.
Best of all - I will answer right away - a big difference from Dan never answering or taking a month to answer OR his sidekick telling you to call the company 800 number.
$298,000 Dan?? - Now I know WHY you didn't answer that one. Sorry, but you started it - moneybags.
But anyway - HEY EVERYBODY, according to Dans letter you don't need the union because YOU HAVE DANS PERSONAL COMMITMENT that "we will keep working at getting better."
I don't know about you fence sitters but that makes me feel a lot better.
In his letter Dan writes, "Let's stay non-union, keep many of the positive aspects going already working in our favor and roll up our sleeves August
29th to improve some more!"
Tell ya' what - I can see how a reasonable and educated person would feel MUCH SAFER with DANS PERSONAL GUARANTEE than with a WRITTEN CONTRACT.
DANS PERSONAL GUARANTEE WILL NEGOTIATE ANY CHANGES DIRECTLY WITH BRITO, NEGOTIATE ALL OF YOUR HEALTH BENEFIT CONTRIBUTIONS, NEGOTIATE YOUR 401K ADMINISTRATION INCREASES AND ALL OF YOUR MONEY ISSUES FOR THE REST OF YOUR YEARS AT THE NEWBURGH PLANT.
....and as for DISCIPLINARY ISSUES OR GRIEVANCES OR PROBLEMS BETWEEN WORKERS........I hear DAN even runs a great KANGAROO COURT.
It is just what every self respecting person would like to sign up to work under forever if they had a chance.
...And don't worry too much about Dan not pushing too hard for you WHEN HE "NEGOTIATES" ON YOUR BEHALF NOW AND IN THE FUTURE YEARS YOU WORK HERE
......that $298,000 he makes isn't as important as DANS PERSONAL GUARANTEE TO YOU. You are in good hands.
Plainly put - and I don't mean to insult anyone who reads this site but - THEY THINK YOU ARE STUPID. These guys are unbelievable and they just don't get it.
Maybe they are in AB denial. It's not AB anymore DAN. The people need the protection of a WRITTEN CONTRACT from a company openly bragging to slash wages and jobs to increase profits.
EARTH TO DAN. COME IN DAN. IT IS THE PEOPLE CALLING - WE ARE BANDING TOGETHER TO PROTECT EACH OTHER BECAUSE WE HAVE TOO MUCH EQUITY HERE TO LOSE EVERYTHING WE HAVE WORKED SO HARD FOR.
STAY STRONG, STAY SOLID, LISTEN AND BE POLITE, TELL THEM EVERYTHING THEY WANT TO HEAR AND JUST VOTE YES FOR IBEW LOCAL 363