Thank you to all of the great people who work at the Newburgh Can Plant. You are truly an amazing story of American Workers standing together for the betterment yourself and of all who work there. Thank you for contacting Local 363 and asking us to organize you. It has really been a pleasure to become friends with you all and to help you get together to protect yourselves and achieve your goal of getting a written contract.
I am getting many phone calls, emails and blog posts complaining about how stupid and boring Dans meetings and his "tapes" are. Those are CAPTIVE MEETINGS. You are REQUIRED and MANDATED to attend Dans meetings by Dan. Don't get confused - it is the IBEW meetings that are optional. I am sorry that you have to waste an hour and a half almost everyday but look at the bright side - breaks can be longer when this is all over! We have production time to kill talking!
We think that is A VERY LOUSY management plan.
An hour and a half X 164 people = 246 man hours of production lost for each meeting we attend. With the average of between $22 and $30 dollars and using $25 dollars an hour as a middle wage - that's WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
It costs ABINBEV- $6150 for each meeting they hold EVERY WEEK. That is OVER $25,000 dollars a MONTH they are spending to stop this! HAVING THE UNION MUST BE WORTH MORE THAN THAT THEN, HUH?
The shame is that $25,000 Dollars could be going toward your HEALTH COSTS or YOUR 401K. Instead, they are spending $25,000 to work against you. To keep you WEAK,POWERLESS AND VOICELESS.
And at the same time they POINT to the union and have the nerve to question if the union spends money on the people.
I CAN PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE UNION WILL - NEVER - SPEND MONEY AGAINST YOU!
THE COMPANY CANNOT SAY THAT WITHOUT LYING ONCE AGAIN.
DAN, KEN , TONY, DAVE ALREADY BLEW THAT ONE. They can't guarantee they WON'T spend money AGAINST you BECAUSE they are right in the middle of DOING IT. And they will be spending more than $25,000 a month when the big lawyers and negotiators get here.
It is not neccessary! We are ALL REASONABLE ADULTS ON THIS SIDE OF THE TABLE. Just be reasonable with us and we can settle this. The people want the union and the union wants the people. The union protects the people and the people protect the union. All because the union is US, all of us together!
I will publicize what the company spends AGAINST it's employees and we can compare it to what they could have given YOU instead.
You DON'T stand a chance Dan. Neither do you Tony. Pack up your tents and call me in.
So Tony, Dan, Dave, WARREN THE DANCER and YES, YOU TOO - Ken - here is to your new $25,000 a month can.
It's OUR money you are wasting and we want it back.
STAY SOLID, STAY STRONG, LISTEN AND BE POLITE, STAY QUIET OR TELL THEM WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR AND JUST VOTE FOR IBEW LOCAL 363 ON AUGUST 27 AND AUGUST 28
VOTE YES IBEW LOCAL 363