Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Vote YES For IBEW Local 363: Let's Turn Things Around And Make Them Better



Let's clear something up for the management side of this election. Nobody has said that MCC Newburgh is not a good place to work. It is a good place to work. In fact, every employee working is there because they want to be there. Actually, these jobs are WORTH defending. There is a standard of living that has been created and the workers want that standard to not only stay high but to improve it over time and become an even better place to work.

For ALL of those reasons - we want to become ORGANIZED AND PART OF IBEW LOCAL 363 and we want A WRITTEN CONTRACT. That is the only way to protect our selves, our jobs and our families.


We need security - security that is in the written form of a legal contract.

We do not desire an unreasonable contract that will cause economic harm to the company. We want a fair and reasonable contract that reflects what we have, what we want and rewards the hard work and sweat that WE the people put into that building and those machines EVERYDAY.


We make the profits that the big people share in their bonuses. We sweat EVERYDAY to make those cans. We know that we won't be getting any $35 Million dollar bonuses but can't we have a slice of the pie?

We should not be looked upon by our managers as ungrateful, selfish or different - actually, we should be looked at as courageous and principled people who work hard for their paychecks and who took the steps needed to protect ourselves as is our AMERICAN RIGHT TO DO.

Let's turn this thing around. Let's make it work for everybody.

VOTE YES ON AUGUST 27/28 AND MAKE THAT HAPPEN FOR EVERYBODY WHO WORKS FOR AN HOURLY PAYCHECK IN MCC NEWBURGH.'

THE PEOPLE ALONE HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN - EVERY BIT OF IT.


STAY STRONG, STAY SOLID, DON'T DEFEND, LISTEN AND BE POLITE, TELL THEM WHATEVER THEY WANT TO HEAR AND JUST VOTE FOR IBEW LOCAL 363 ON AUGUST 27/28.

12 comments:

  1. 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 27TH AND 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 27TH AND 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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  2. Dear MCC
    We need to follow your heart
    We need to trust our instincts and what our Families believe is good
    We need to do what is good for this plant not any other plant in the world
    We are MCC Newburgh
    We will be STRONG
    We will be SOLID
    We will make our own decisions from what has happened in the past
    Why now are they all being so nice to us
    Why now are they willing to listen to us
    Why now are Dan and Dave so blind that they can’t see the LANDSLIDE
    Why do they need to have someone nobody knows come here to tell us what we should and shouldn’t do
    Why?
    Because they need help to protecting their jobs
    Because they will lose their thought control over US the workers
    Because then WE THE PEOPLE will have a say in our FUTURE
    Because then we will care for each other like ONE BIG FAMILY
    Because we want to have a CHOICE IN DECISIONS
    Because we can make this the best plant in the world
    We will VOTE for what we want
    We will decide what we want on August 27th and 28th
    We will be IBEW #363 Newburgh Can Plant
    We have made our choice
    Listen with one ear and let it go right out the other ear
    Thank you for your support
    Passion

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  3. Dear MCC
    We all want this plant to be the best it can be
    We all live around New York
    We all pay loads of money to live here and work here
    The cost of living here is outrageous
    The reason we stay here is because we all want to stay.
    We want to live and work here
    We love it here
    If we didn’t we would move
    Our job allows us to live here
    We all love our job; because it provides the life styles we live
    It brings us a good life in this area
    We want to continue to live and work here
    With a pay scale that will allow us to stay here
    The health and pension program needs to be better
    Our families want to be safe and healthy in this area
    We can’t compare contracts from different areas of the country
    We live here and we need a contract to reflect that
    We are MCC Newburgh
    We will continue to be the best can plant in the country
    We will Vote Yes on August 27th and 28th
    Then we will be IBEW #363 Newburgh Can Plant
    We will be ONE VOICE with ONE FORCE
    Let’s all do what is right for the Families and the company
    Let’s all work together to be the best can plant in the U.S.A.
    Let’s negotiate a CONTRACT NOW
    Let’s start working together NOW towards A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL OF US WORKERS
    The victory party will be September 4th 2010
    Thank you for your support
    Passion

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  4. Well said. We will be turning things around with a big fat yes vote and a landslide victory in two weeks. We need this. We operated the way they wanted for many years because it was worth it to operate like that, we got stuff, we were taken care of.

    That is all gone right and so is AB.

    Let's do something for ourselves now. Nobody is going to take care of us the way AB did. The only one who will do that now for us is us the hourly workers in the plant.

    We need to take care of us.

    I am asking all of my fellow can heads to vote heavy for IBEW 363 Let's do it!

    vote yes for IBEW

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  5. saynotomanagementshowAugust 17, 2010 at 8:46 AM

    Hey everyone I know this time seems likes its dragging on and the vote dates will never get here and the dan and corporate show will always bore us to death lol, do like I do and take the comical approach to it all. These guys in mgmt. think they are getting somewhere with us and they are probably stretching the truth to Tony and saying oh people are changing their minds about the union ( which we all know are lies) lol. Just sit back and do your jobs, hang with your friends and employees at work and do business as usual. Try not to get yourself worked up at all, it happens to me too but im trying to throw it in the background and just go about my business. We are all great people and Inbev is lucky to have a proud workforce like us believe me. Deep deep down inside mgmt. is happy to see us sticking together and pushing for something we believe in. I can see it in alot of them, they know newburgh is going union. For all you other people who aren't sure about the cause let me tell you Sam is a good guy and so are the other guys that work with him. They do have our backs and our best interests at heart. Inbev will continue to take from us because that is the way Brito wants it and thats is the way he will get it. If you want to blame anyone blame the Busch family for being so stupid and not keeping our company growing so some foreigners could sweep in and buy us up. August the fourth was a playboy phony and all the investors knew that and that is why they did not back AB and stop the merger. His father who was supposed to be so smart proved just the otherwise also. He took the company from his father in 1976 and then watched foreigners take it from him and his dingbat son. These are the people we as a company should really be pissed at.
    Everyone just stay calm and we will get this thing done the right way and hopefully we can all move on as team members and mgmt. and work together as it should be. And by the way whoever wrote that "real men of genius" song with the lyrics, that was so damn funny, I was picturing a commercial to that and laughing my butt off. That was pretty damn good i gotta say. Remember everyone laugh, keep cool and go UNION STRONG!!!!!!!

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  6. Lets start blogging questions for Tony before he gets here.Think about some of the things you talked to him about when he was here last.Ask him why if the company did so well, why did they want to reduce our compensation over time, while the uppermanagement making more?Why? Is their families more important than ours? Why? They must think they are more important than us,they get an increase while we get a reduction in value of our total compensation. We make less while we have to pay more. Why?

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  7. Sam, can each one of my family members vote? They too are tired of the unknown of this company wondering what to plan in the future. My family deserves that right

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  8. Colonel Wilhelm KlinkAugust 17, 2010 at 2:34 PM

    Lets all stick together and stop the name calling. Its bad enough I have to hear it from the frontend teamleader in the fish bowl, dont need to read about it here in the blogs. Our future is in our hands. With help of the IBEW and Sam our voices will be heard. One question for Tony is why was he not aware of what was going on here in Newburgh? And if he was aware, why did he wait to come here now? Tony do you think you are going to fix this in one visit?

    Vote Yes. We need it in writing!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you Sam.

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  9. The question I have for Tony, in a time of such upheaval with the Busch Family greedily throwing AB away, why would he permit such polarizing rules to be levied on us like shorter breaks, and not being able to leave the plant at lunch time.

    I remember Warren telling us it was an AB initiative. When Tony was asked about this on his last visit, he said each plant made their own rules.

    Who's fibbing?

    I used my lunch break to leave the plant once. During the big snow storm my snow blower failed. Working these hours, that's a huge problem. I coordinated with my supervision, explained my situation, went to a local retailer, got the part, and came back with time to spare. I notified my supervision when I left and when I returned. The I thanked him for understanding.

    What's the problem?

    On my days off I see my managers having leisurely lunches, shopping, Barnes and Noble, Lowes, Home Depot. How do you think it makes the workers feel when the manager's rub their caste system in our faces.

    Tony, if your looking for one short answer why the union was summoned, is because your MCC Managers treated your workers like serfs instead of like people.

    There's been no improvement in production with these changes, it's just hurt morale.

    Again, when you've made your workers, serfs , who really cares.

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  10. Hello , I am an employee from wallkill and i wanted to let everyone know the IBEW has saved my job twice . I screwed up on two separate occassions and with the support of the Union Stewards and IBEW 363 Officials , I was able to continue working . I am positive , if we did not have a Union , I would of been on the street 4 years ago , when i made my first mistake . Think about it .

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  11. Wallkill Says : I referance to your question of July 29th regarding Wallkill's new contract , Let me say this . Our Neg Team did a great job . From what I understand , The discussions got real Hot and Heavy at times but When the smoke settled we walked away with our medical , a pay increase and numorous in house issues addressed . The entire plant is satisfied and if you do your home work , the vote went through 99 % yes votes . Mainly because our Negotiators and stewards did the job of explaining everything in detail before the vote . Without the support of the Union during these times , Who knows what we would of ended up with . I know we would of lost our medical for starters . Communication is key . If you decide to go with the Union , Choose your rep's wisely .

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  12. Sam i think you and Passion have the right attitude towards this union drive. I have been working at mcc for a number of years. There has been good times and bad times. I think passion has been saying this since the beginning. We need to stay focused and just vote yes on august 27-28.
    passion also has all of mcc on his or her mind. he or she cares about both sides but believes in you and IBEW 363
    So do i and iam going to vote yes

    thank you passion and sam for helping me

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