The spirit of the people at MCC Newburgh is high! The morale of the workers at the plant is high! The production of cans by those workers is high! Everything is right where it should be!
There is much work being done right now - everyday - by your reps behind the scenes in preparation of contract negotiations.
You have made great choices and selected reps who truly look out for their fellow workers. The people you selected are fair, experienced and level headed. These are the people you want at the table representing you.
We will be meeting again this week and will probably log another 16 hours in going over details of what should be included in your contract. The company would be proud to hear the logical discussions and fair sense of play for both workers and management that is spoken and displayed in that room.
I have received calls again this week from all over the country about you. More people are getting more interested in your story.
I am predicting that MCC Newburgh will be a story that can be told all over the country about when the people band together and organize, they can accomplish great things! About how the union and the company can get along and how the people can produce more product when they are worry free at their job.
After this week we will be contacting the company to arrange dates to begin negotiations. Pay close attention to your reps and to this site for information.
Play your part and let your feelings be known right here. Let the people in the plant, across the country and THE WORLD know what your concerns are.
Let them see and read that we are together. USE THIS AVENUE TO COMMUNICATE YOUR THOUGHTS.
WE ARE A UNION PLANT - AN IBEW 363 PLANT. WE WILL ALWAYS WORK HARD, DISPLAY A GOOD ATTITUDE AND WE WILL DEMONSTRATE OUR SOLIDARITY FROM NOW ON.
All we want is a fair written contract - nothing more.
The union is behind us - we shall not be moved.