Here is the info instead of waiting for the computer man
Total Awards Changes -
No wage increases, Benefit changes
Break Policy changed
Concerns about pension freeze based on salaried changes
Management not listening or powerless to positively impact change
General uncertainty about the future, new ownership,recent MCC plants sold,
Lack of trust of new ownership
Need security of union contract.
Pension changing from pension to savings account defined contribution
Health care costs up to 35% by 2011
Retiree Medical - lump sum instead
....and the best part........the EXECUTIVE REPORT STATES THAT NEWBURGH UNION ACTIVITY WAS SETTLING DOWN IN APRIL ( That was listed in the positive box....lol )
This is REALLY like the GANG THAT COULDN'T SHOOT STRAIGHT.
Let's get to Tony.
Welcome to town Tony! I have lived here all my life and never had the priviledge to meet you. I think WE will be changing that in 10 DAYS. Heard you had your first meeting. What do you mean we can't get the people what they want - who is going to stop that from happening Tony?
Is it YOU Tony who will stand in the peoples way of a FAIR CONTRACT?
I have been told that Tony was hinting he was going to be a hardass. Hardass against WHO Tony?? Against the people?? Why would you do that? These are the people you loved, the ones you put your arms around. Now you are going to play HARDBALL AGAINST THEM TONY?
It is their right as Americans to choose a union to represent them Tony. This is STILL THE UNITED STATES TONY. You don't have to threaten the people Tony - don't worry - we won't hurt you. We just want a CONTRACT Tony. We are still the same people. In this country people get to choose many things Tony.
Why do people call you Tony? That is not your real name.
Your real name is Ranjive.
BUT YOU CHOOSE TO BE CALLED TONY. And people call you that - they call you Tony - because you are allowed that choice in this country.
The PEOPLE RESPECTED YOUR CHOICE TONY.
Now these same people are CHOOSING TO BE UNION TONY. Don't threaten them - I don't care how high up the food chain you are - DON"T YOU THREATEN THESE PEOPLE.
IF ANY OF THAT HAPPENS MY GOAL WILL BE TO MAKE YOU FORGET YOUR NAME - BOTH OF THEM.
No more of this Tony - this ain't 1994:
According to the employee, Bhalla told him that “we know who they are and we’re gonna get them.” (Is this the caring Tony I heard so much about?)
It should be noted that the employees pretrial affidavit, given only 1 week before the hearing, stated that Bhalla remarked, “[W]e should fire them all.” ( ...and here we thought you really cared Tony )
You also made a comment that IBEW Local 363 was weak.
Why do you say that when I offered JUST YESTERDAY TO ALL WORK TOGETHER? I asked you to call me - you never called Tony. Why? If I am weak you will have an easy time. I also wanted to debate you Tony - I still do - if I am weak - bring me in and show the people how weak I am.
Tony - why do you fight against contracts WHEN YOU HAVE ONE? Or do you only fight against ONE CONTRACT - YOUR EMPLOYEES CONTRACT. YOU MUST BE AFRAID OF YOUR OWN EMPLOYEES TONY. UNBELIEVABLE FOR A MAN THAT KNOWS EVERY ONE OF THESE PEOPLE. TO NOT TRUST THEM TO DO THE RIGHT AND FAIR THING IS ABSURD.
...Or YOU just don't trust them to make an ADULT DECISION.
Tell me TONY - WHAT OTHER ISSUE HAS THERE BEEN WHERE HAVE YOU SPENT around $85,000 ON THE PEOPLE to LOBBY THEM to make a decision THAT IS AGAINST THEIR OWN WELL BEING?
Was it their health costs? No, you never even contacted them for that.
Was it their 401K? No, you never even contacted them for that.
Was it their raises? No, you never even contacted them for that.
Was it their pension? SHHHHHHHHHH Don't mention that - that's next.
Was it the steaks? No, they didn't eat them.
The answer is that you NEVER spent any money at all advising them of anything EXCEPT when you spent money against the unionin 1994. The point you fail to grasp Tony is that was AB - this IS NOT AB........and it's 2010 and this is the IBEW Local 363.
The people want a contract here.
Remember - I asked to play nice and get along. You are generating negative energy.
One more thing Tony, you don't respect our choices - WE PROBABLY WON'T BE RESPECTIN' YOURS.
So YOU ALL HOLD ON TIGHT because here I come.....Cover me I'm goin in.
VOTE YES FOR IBEW LOCAL 363 AND GET A HANDLE ON YOUR LIFE AT WORK.