I cannot stress enough that IBEW Local 363 is a union that wants the company to be profitable and we want them to have product to ship, when they need it. We are a cooperative organization that can respect management and look out for the interest of our people at the same time.
That is a winning combination. One we can ALL surely agree upon as desirable.
Your Reps are working hard studying what we have, what we want, what we need, what the company needs, what the company wants. Soon we will meet with the company to begin negotiations. We have had many suggestions and most were the same as the committees so we have good representation of the issues here.
Thank you to everyone who gave in suggestions in person, by phone, by email or through your reps.
As we move closer to bargaining,
we will keep you informed of what is going on through the blog.
We will be having a meeting of ALL MCC workers on all crews shortly to give an overview of where we are going and to discuss some topics that are important to all of us. THE MEETING DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THIS SITE SOON. Have some questions? Come to the meeting and get an answer - the right answer.
The reps will not be discussing bargaining on the floor or answering questions about bargaining.
The fact is that would undermine our position. You WILL be informed of all progress and all attitudes - good and bad, company proposals, certain bargaining issues on the blog or at a meeting should we need to meet on a subject. You can comment as issues are posted there.
You are all together now. To the few left who don't understand the concept of joining together - You can fight about car racing, the Yankees, the Jets or whatever - but you CAN"T fight about standing up for what is fair for you and your fellow workers. It does not make sense to fight against your own welfare.
Nobody HERE is the enemy. And neither is the company - if they are fair.
If you have a suggestion you can still pass it through to the reps. We will always look at everything we get.
You guys are doing great. Keep up the good work and the good attitudes. Be heard here and support the concept of working together and the need for a fair written contract.
LOOK ON HERE SOON FOR THE DATES AND TIMES OF THE
NEXT MEETING OF ALL MCC WORKERS ON ALL SHIFTS.