There are only more great things coming FOR US and FROM US in MCC Newburgh.
The IBEW Local 363 plan at MCC Newburgh is to FIRST increase production. We have a goal to PROVE that unionizing with the IBEW is a POSITIVE MOVE for both the workers and the company!
....and we are doing just that! We had a GREAT week hitting 5.8 MILLION CANS PRODUCED PER SHIFT and even tickled the 6 MILLION CAN MARK MULTIPLE TIMES THIS WEEK!
THE WORKERS ARE HAPPY - INSTEAD OF WORRIED......AND IT IS SHOWING UP IN PRODUCTION!
Production has been consistently above the budget of 5.7 million cans per shift! The people have become empowered and believe that they are now working for their benefit as well as the company. We know that when we hit the production numbers that the corporate office wants - they will deal with us fairly at the bargaining table.
Things look good and even spoilage is down! Another issue very important to the company! Are you listening St. Louis?? Are you watching what is happening??
This coming week we are meeting to develop our negotiating team and who will be the shop stewards on each crew.
Our people and our union have a very good attitude toward what the goal is here - to make the company profitable and to help the workers keep and improve on what they have.
No one is hoping to "break the bank" here by any stretch of the imagination.
IBEW Local 363 wants to reach out to the corporate office and offer to meet and discuss just what our plan is. I am sure that if that happened - we would ALL - both employees and management - find that we have a common goal and much common ground and that we have the chance to truly make Newburgh an example of cooperation to the ENTIRE COUNTRY.
This past week at the 2010 IBEW Membership Development Conference, I was asked to speak briefly on camera about YOU and the MCC Newburgh plant in a portion of a national IBEW video concerning organizing. People nationwide know who you are! This is and will continue to be even more of a positive story. A shining example of how to form a great partnership between management and IBEW labor.
WE PLAN ON MAKING IT ALL POSITIVE NEWS TOO.
You can see the clip at: www.ibew.org click on the video titles, "2010 Membership Development Conference" (It takes a minute to load so be patient)
There will be more national publicity about the Newburgh workers and their organizing victory coming in the NEAR future.
Come be a part of an important step in our journey this coming week...........
I and your fellow workers are waiting for you!