Friday, August 27, 2010

MCC - IBEW 363 Workers Find The Eye Of The Tiger



Well, the first half of the voting is all done - we are halfway there! At this time, no one knows how many yes ballots there are or how many no ballots there are. I have been at the beginning and the end of every voting session starting at 4:30 AM just as I will be tomorrow.

Now the next two shifts will have their turn to vote and have their say in regard to this election.

Get used to voting - in the union the people vote on everything we do.


I have a message for all of you who have not voted yet:

At this point, you will decide if Local 363 is chosen in this election. That is good news! We have MUCH SUPPORT on your crews!

You will decide if you and your coworkers will have a say, a union or a contract. You will decide if any negotiations about anything EVER happen at MCC.

You will decide if you and your coworkers can lose pay and benefits with no chance to discuss the subject if they remain at-will employees and have no way to get a contract.

You will also decide if IBEW Local 363 is certified as the representative and if you and your coworkers can have a seat at the table to discuss ALL ISSUES THAT COME UP NOW AND IN THE FUTURE.


The 'Vote NO" alternative is equal to the surrender of everything you AND YOUR FAMILY have without question at ANY TIME. That is an unacceptable choice for any person who is depending on finishing their career at MCC. Way too much risk. Why would anyone choose to have no voice in regard to their job or career?


Now is the TIME to reach down deep within yourself - for yourself - and everyone else who did vote yes. Together you will have a better chance to keep what you have and even improve on what you have!

Find the Eye Of The Tiger In You for yourself and the rest of your coworkers
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Push this through and become part of the solution!

Remember this IS NOT AB ANYMORE no matter what they try to tell you! Protect yourself with a unon and a contract with the IBEW.


STAY SOLID, STAY STRONG AND VOTE YES SATURDAY AUGUST 28 FOR IBEW LOCAL 363!

32 comments:

  1. Today I saw a man walk into an unknown place, with unwelcoming people with the weight of 160+ people on his shoulders. He never asked anyone for help or acknowledgement. He just asked those 160+ people to stay solid and trust him.
    I also heard our so called Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders trash this man. They tried to come up with anything to put this man down. I guess this is how men act when threatened with true leadership. Problem is these Managers, Supervisors and Team leaders couldn't lead a second hand marching band.
    Saturday 28th, get ready managers and team leaders to truly learn how to lead people. You'll learn a lot from Sam. Too bad you're too proud in your failures to admit it.

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  2. Thank you 9:03PM - I hope that the majority of your coworkers see that joining IBEW Local 363 is the best choice to protect themselves and everything they have at work.

    You all need a written contract that you help develop.

    VOTE YES FOR IBEW 363 and take part in what goes on at work and how everything is done.

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  3. Just a tought, funny how the company calls our rep Sam a third party but at the same time doesn't call their LAWYER a third party, very interesting.

    Don't trust them people Lets get a union in here while we have the chance!

    Vote yes for IBEW Local 363 Newburgh MCC needs it

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  4. Riddle me this :
    Who's the only man that gets fatter
    with every page turned of a Men's
    Health magazine?

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  5. MCC managers are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.

    Last day to vote. Be sure and vote yes.

    IBEW!!!!

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  6. Good Morning! Today is the day EVERYONE has been waiting for! Today is the day it will be decided which way this plant will run for the forseeable future.

    Today wil decide wheteher EVERYONE at MCC works under a contract, has the ability to sit down with management to discuss important issues.........

    ....or that we should just sit back and shut up and take what they give or let then take what they want.....

    That last one is the bad choice in case you need help in this.

    Well gotta go see the board agent! Can't wait for tonight!

    VOTE FOR IBEW LOCAL 363 AND YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME AN EQUAL TO MANAGEMENT AT THE NEGOTIATION TABLE.

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  7. wowwwwwwwwwww1 53,000 HITS!

    the world is watching you!

    Make EVERYONE proud of you're ability to STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!

    VOTE YES FOR IBEW 363

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  8. Today is the last DANCE. VOTE YES AUGUST 28th
    Someone once told me that we need to have passion for the work we do.
    We do.
    We need to work hard for the thing we want in life.
    We do.
    We need to be kind to others and others will be kind to you.
    There is a purpose for everything in life, and now we want that purpose with a contract.
    We want stability and consistency at work.
    We want everyone treated the same, not different because management likes them.
    We want to be treated with dignity and respect.
    This is America and we want to unite for the benefit of our families and this plant.
    At MCC Newburgh we can’t see that environment anymore. We the blue collar workers need a change.
    The only thing we see is poor managerial decisions at our facility. We see the lack of caring and support we used to have here. We see the part of the managers that is not nice. When machines break down, they blame us for their inability to do their job as managers. There isn’t any communication between the workers and management anymore. We try to discuss things with management and it goes in one ear and out the other.
    It is a big waste of time anymore to even try to talk to management.
    We have all heard that expression “We need to accept change” and that “Change is good”.
    Well now is the time for the managers to accept change, because change is good for us this time.
    We the workers of this plant need to unite and become one.
    We need to stop the management team for belittling us and treating us like children.
    The people of MCC need to stand strong and continue to stay solid, because change is coming and together as a new unified force we will get thru anything.
    So next time when management treats you bad, look towards the light at the end of the tunnel, the IBEW will be there to assist you with your problems with management.
    Vote Yes August 28th and become the elite Force of IBEW #363 Newburgh Can Plant.
    Thank you for your support my fellow blue collar workers.

    Let’s make today the last day without a VOICE
    Thank You for all your support in the last month
    You’re Friend Passion

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  9. Voted last night was not sure witch way to go
    but my hand took me to the yes box.
    I hope I made the right choice.
    First time for every thing.

    Team lets make this work I decided last min to stand by my fellow team members.

    First reason our team leader don't know shit
    what is he doing in that position.
    Second reason our mgt here is the worsed I have ever seen.

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  10. Dear MCC
    We as a group need to stick together
    We need to trust ourselves and only ourselves
    We need to make a decision that will affect our lives forever
    This decision is no joke and both sides will tell you this
    This is a decision that we must make because we the people believe that it’s the right way to go
    I firmly believe that with all my heart and My Family believes that this is the right way to go
    We have to STAND TOGETHER and be ONE VOICE with ONE FORCE
    We need to be STRONG
    We need to be SOLID
    We need to LISTEN with ONE EAR AND LET IT GO RIGHT OUT THE OTHER EAR
    We will be IBEW #363
    I firmly believe this because of the past events that lead to this DRIVE
    We are all products of OUR ENVIORNMENT and we need to make THIS ENVIORNMENT better
    We need a CONTRACT to do this
    In the past we were all promised things were going to change
    It changed for a while, then it went right back to the way it was before
    Tony left and it hasn’t been the same since
    Tony ran this plant like a business, a good one when things didn’t work right he got to the bottom of it and got them fixed
    The passion came from him
    Now the passion comes from inside of us
    We need to change things
    They always say “we have to accept change” and “change is good”
    Well now we have the power to make things better
    We will do this by VOTING YES ON AUGUST 28TH
    We will make a NEW CONTRACT WITH OUR CONCERNS IN THERE
    We will do this because it’s good for the Company and OUR FAMILIES
    Our families will have to want this also
    ONLY then can we make this a better place to work
    ONLY then can we all become ONE FAMILY WITH ONE VOICE
    THE VOICE OF THE IBEW #363
    ONLY THEN CAN WE TELL THEM YOU NEED TO ACCEPT CHANGE AND CHANGE IS GOOD FOR BOTH OF US.
    Then we can negotiate a CONTRACT for the benefit of our FAMILIES and the COMPANY
    FOR NOW LISTEN WITH YOUR HEART
    LISTEN WITH ONE EAR AND LET IT GO OUT THE OTHER EAR
    LISTEN TO YOUR FAMILY
    LISTEN TO YOUR HEART
    LISTEN TO WHAT YOU BELIVE IS RIGHT
    WE NOW YOU WILL VOTE YES ON THE 28TH
    WE ALL HAVE THE FAITH WITHIN US TO BELIEVE
    BELIEVE IN THE IBEW #363 and Newburgh Can Plant
    Again Thanks For Your Support and your PASSION
    Your Friend PASSION

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  11. Sam you are the best the mgt look at you like a piece of shit you show them who has the brains
    and who knows how to get it done.We respect
    you you have been by our side and listen to us bitch and not one time have you called us children.

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  12. Stay strong and we will be a great union
    Together in numbers we will rule
    Listen to what you believe
    Don't be forced to believe anything you don't want to believe
    You can see what is truly happening around here
    Remember the past
    Remember how management treated you
    Remember how they treated you when you didn’t eat their Steak and Chicken Celebration
    Remember how they retaliated against us after that
    Remember all the issues we have been thru with them
    Now is the time to be a FORCE with a VOICE
    Let’s show them how we can join together, like they have joined together to fight this drive
    Let’s all be great together with the VOICE of a BIG FORCE of the IBEW #363
    Let’s choose our own path
    The path of IBEW #363
    VOTE YES ON AUGUST 28TH
    The Family of the IBEW #363 will be GREAT
    Thank You for Your Support
    Passion

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  13. Sam, Wanted to go talk to you this morning but
    I figure that might put a target on my back so I
    stayed away but always good to know you are
    watching out for us. lets this be a victorie
    team. I have seen something that I have never seen in 20 years at MCC we have finally came together. We still have our rats but every place has them. so cheers to you that have held your ground. VOTE YES FOR A BETTER WORLD.GET IT

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  14. Sam the next time you get another blog going see if you can get spell check.

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  15. Sam , gonna have to give us a exact talley when this is over, a couple of us have bets on if Warren can smoke more cigarettes than the YES votes counted theese 2 days. Worked yesterday and I would say we are behind, think he finished off all the NO votes before 7am, couldn't see that man behind the cloud of smoke!!! $10 a pack,.... probally part of the anti-union budget!!

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  16. 7:49AM - Yea, I really need it most on those 4:12 AM posts and when I'm too lazy to pick up those glasses. I'll make sure I wear them though when I type out the contract. Right now my spelling is not on my top ten list but thanks for poiontingggg it out. Dan.

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  17. Up In Smoke - yes I'll put the tally up so evryone can know. We'll negotiate the patch for Warren.

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  18. hey Sam , how about steak and chicken after this? I will have my wife pick out the special plasticware, and you can stand by the grill and greet everyone, only difference is there will be no leftovers this time!!

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  19. I just want to let you guys know that you are making the right choice in unions. I am a member of IBEW Local 363 and plain and simple our union is a good one.

    Hope to welcome you all to local 363 later today.

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  20. ComingoutoftheclosetAugust 28, 2010 at 8:33 AM

    I am a female can maker for 20 years at MCC. Today is the day WE STAND AS ONE. No more facing management alone. As a female can maker I can assure you a contract is what we need. It's about time management will not be able to make up their own rules. I have been harassed, stalked even abused at managements hands. I never had a leg to stand on. Calling the Corporate office was useless. Today we will have IBEW 363 on our side. Today is the day we will have a voice ...TODAY MY BOTHERS AND SISTERS WE WILL SHINE....WELCOME IBEW 363

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  21. Wow Thanks comingoutofthecloset I hope that you inspire some people who still may be not sure of what to do. You are all really voting on the option of "having a chance" do you want to have a chance? yes Or Do you want to have a chance No That is the question when you get down to basics.

    Thank you for posting I believe the momentum is WITH THE PEOPLE WHO WANT THAT CHANCE!

    I want to be happy for you guys and I think I will get my CHANCE too.

    PLEASE COME EVERYONE AND JOIN US VOTE YES

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  22. Waiting to add my two cents and my yes vote. Thank you 363!

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  23. hey, about when do all the votes get counted, and how soon will it be posted on the o-mighty blog of ours,IBEW,tonight,2morrow,forever,vote YES-OR DON'T VOTE AT ALL

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  24. 53,000 HITS, I think that they are all the people that want IBEW,now thats GREAT,53,000 YESSSSSSS VOTES

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  25. I have not felt like a team since a long time ago. Thanks Sam. I voted yes and I feel great. Its seem more and more people I talked to including the ones that I thought were on the fence voted yes. Its like a load lifted off my shoulders. There is power in numbers. This will be a better place to work now knowing we have a contract and rules that supervisors have to rule by. Thank God.

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  26. I also have a story simular to comingoutofthecloset calling corp is a joke
    I won't tell the story because that would give me up, but they cover everything up and turn it on you. So guys vote yes we need to get this place straighten out.

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  27. I am also a female can maker at Newburgh for 20 plus years.Calling corporate office did noting for me also like my fellow sister can maker I to voted yes cause I do not want to stand only anymore.Thank you Sam for all of your hard work.You are a good man.To the rest of my fellow brothers and sister who will be votin in the last round stay strong and vote "YES"!

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  28. T IS A LOAD OFF OF YOUR SHOULDERS BECAUSE IT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU KNOW IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO BUT NONE OF US HAS SOLE CONTROL OVER IT SO WE WORRY.

    I'M NOT WORRIED. I KNOW MY PEOPLE KNOW THAT LOCAL 363 IS THE ANSWER FOR EVERYBODY THERE.

    I AM SO PROUD TO BE WITH YOU GUYS.

    3 HOURS FROM NOW YOU GUYS SHOULD BE IBEW!

    VOTE YES "A": CREW PULL THIS OUT FOR US!

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  29. Se'Lux Corp. WorkerAugust 28, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    Hey MCC I just want to let you know that we have had Sam here as our union rep since 1995 and we have never had an issue that he didn't take care of for us. he negotiates our contracts and we always move ahead. he is smart and knows his business and the best part, he is NOT the enemy of our company. He holds us ALL together - us and management. He is the voice of reason for both sides.

    I hope you guys can say he is your union rep too tomorrow or quite frankly, you blew it.

    vote yes and inprove what you have like we did over 16 years ago.

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  30. I am a union womenAugust 28, 2010 at 5:39 PM

    Well we are all hanging out waiting for the results we have fire works and they will go off
    as soon as we hear from Sam....We love ya man
    you are the best. A crew is voting right now
    hope you guys are bring it home..We should all be very proud of ourselves. I had 5 cups of coffee already waiting for 7:00.

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  31. Hey I am union women......I'm jumping out of my chair too. I want it so bad for you guys. We can make it good. We're not pigs. The IBEW is a smart and fair union.

    I have to leave soon I have to be at the plant at 7:01 PM....I've been there six times today the first at 4:30AM Love it...lolololololol

    I will have the results on this site as soon as I get back no matter what.

    YOU go "A" Crew come and join us.

    Vote YES for IBEW 363

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