Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pssssst.......The Election Was Signed And Certified On Saturday

In case you may have heard differently, have no fear........... - THE ELECTION WAS CERTIFIED ON SATURDAY NIGHT WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF THE COUNT.

It says: "The undersigned agent of the Regional Director certifies that the results of the tabulation of ballots cast in the election held in the above case, and concluded on the date indicated above, were as follows........A majority of the valid votes counted plus challenged ballots has been cast for IBEW Local Union 363.

The certification is signed by the Board Agent, the company attorney and IBEW Local 363.

Just To Be Clear........ Ain't No Mountain High Enough!



If for some reason you can't come to the meeting that was listed for your crew or group - you are welcome to come to whatever meeting you can. The only issue I will have is I might have too much food one night and not enough another but I think I have it covered.

See you guys Thursday and Friday. That is when we will REALLY begin to build our union!

Ain't no mountain high enough to keep us from moving ahead!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

First Meeting Of the MCC IBEW LOCAL 363 Members Will Be On Thursday September 2 and Friday September 3

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE and welcome to the IBEW LOCAL 363! Come one, come all.



THE FIRST MEETING OF THE NEW IBEW LOCAL 363 MEMBERS FROM MCC NEWBURGH will be held on Thursday September 2 and Friday September 3 - 6:30PM EACH NIGHT - in the IBEW Local 363 UNION building at 67 Commerce Drive South, Harriman, NY 10926. Maintenance Crews day will be at 5:30PM on Thursday September 2.

MAINT CREW COME ON THE 2ND AT 5:30PM
A/B CREW COME ON THE 2ND AT 6:30PM
C/D CREW COME ON THE 3RD AT 6:30PM

The UNION building is exactly 20 minutes from the Newburgh toll booths on the NYS THRUWAY. Take NYS Thruway to Exit 16 Harriman - after toll booth take first right and get in the left lane - make a left and drive to the fifth traffic light and make a left onto Commerce Drive South (see AMSCAM building on corner) Follow Commerce Drive South all the way to the back we are the last building on the left side. That is YOUR NEW BUILDING.

We will have food catered and after celebrating our victory we will begin our process of preparing to negotiate. In addition to helping you all organize and spending what seems like 15 hours a day including weekends on the Blog since June - I have also been working on putting together a template contract that is made up of what benefits and conditions you have now and while also leaving room for what we might want to add. It is far from being complete and is for discussion and starting purposes only.

I WANT TO COLLECT EVERY MEMBERS HOME EMAIL ADDRESS. I HAVE FOUND IT IS A GREAT WAY TO OPEN UP COMMUNICATION EVEN FURTHER THAN JUST RELYING ON MEETINGS ETC. IT IS 24 HOUR COMMUNICATION.

CONGRATULATIONS! WE WILL SEE ALL OF YOU NEW IBEW LOCAL 363 MEMBERS ON EITHER THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND OR FRIDAY THE 3RD AT 6:30PM IN HARRIMAN!

Good Morning IBEW 363 Members!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Welcome To All 164 Brand New IBEW Local 363 Members At MCC

The election is now complete AND THE VOTES HAVE BEEN COUNTED:

Voting Yes 79
Voting No 66

The people have spoken and a MAJORITY VOTED to have IBEW Local 363 represent them in collective bargaining at MCC Newburgh! Congratulations to EVERYONE!

Wow! What a time this has been! We have achieved our first important goal - to ORGANIZE. That is like taking the first breath. Now we come together AT OUR TABLE FIRST to discuss our issues............

BUT FIRST WE CELEBRATE.....WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Welcome to IBEW Local 363!

Enjoy THINKING ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO HELP ALL WORKERS IN THIS PLANT! Enjoy knowing that you now have a voice - a collective and strong voice!


Victory Party Dates to be announced within 48 hours.


( COMMENTS BELOW THE VIDEOS )

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Welcome EVERYBODY to the IBEW and welcome to Local 363!

Election Results Will Be Posted On This Site Tonight

WE ARE AS CLOSE AS WE CAN EVER BE RIGHT NOW. IT IS ALL UP TO THE PEOPLE NOW.


I believe that the majority of the people understand what is at stake and how much better it will be to work under a contract.

We will see very soon. After the election is over, IBEW Lcoal 363 will begin to cultivate the union. We will show you how to work together and how to negotiate.


Let's hope that the majority of your coworkers heard our message.

VOTE YES FOR IBEW 363

Get a voice and a future!

Friday, August 27, 2010

MCC - IBEW 363 Workers Find The Eye Of The Tiger



Well, the first half of the voting is all done - we are halfway there! At this time, no one knows how many yes ballots there are or how many no ballots there are. I have been at the beginning and the end of every voting session starting at 4:30 AM just as I will be tomorrow.

Now the next two shifts will have their turn to vote and have their say in regard to this election.

Get used to voting - in the union the people vote on everything we do.


I have a message for all of you who have not voted yet:

At this point, you will decide if Local 363 is chosen in this election. That is good news! We have MUCH SUPPORT on your crews!

You will decide if you and your coworkers will have a say, a union or a contract. You will decide if any negotiations about anything EVER happen at MCC.

You will decide if you and your coworkers can lose pay and benefits with no chance to discuss the subject if they remain at-will employees and have no way to get a contract.

You will also decide if IBEW Local 363 is certified as the representative and if you and your coworkers can have a seat at the table to discuss ALL ISSUES THAT COME UP NOW AND IN THE FUTURE.


The 'Vote NO" alternative is equal to the surrender of everything you AND YOUR FAMILY have without question at ANY TIME. That is an unacceptable choice for any person who is depending on finishing their career at MCC. Way too much risk. Why would anyone choose to have no voice in regard to their job or career?


Now is the TIME to reach down deep within yourself - for yourself - and everyone else who did vote yes. Together you will have a better chance to keep what you have and even improve on what you have!

Find the Eye Of The Tiger In You for yourself and the rest of your coworkers
.

Push this through and become part of the solution!

Remember this IS NOT AB ANYMORE no matter what they try to tell you! Protect yourself with a unon and a contract with the IBEW.


STAY SOLID, STAY STRONG AND VOTE YES SATURDAY AUGUST 28 FOR IBEW LOCAL 363!

You Say Its Your Birthday!!! It's My Birthday Too Yea!



Up and atom! 4AM heading to my new building at Stewart to MCC to make sure the Labor Board sets everything up right. Can't stay - not allowed. I have NO OBSERVER NAMED FROM THE WORKERS BECAUSE I DO NOT WANT TO EXPOSE ANYONE.

So ask yourself - who is it that REALLY CARES about the PEOPLE?? The IBEW THAT"S WHO!


Here we are! This is the day everybody! The start of your new beginnning! The one with a voice and a seat at the table.

Tony is Gone - THE LIES HAVE BEEN TOLD- HOW STRONG ARE YOU? I THINK REAL STRONG!

STAY IBEW STRONG! BECOME AN IBEW MEMEBR AND NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEM WALKING AROUND THE PLANT SCARING EVERYBODY INDIVIDUALLY SO THAT YOU CANNOT SCARE THEM COLLECTIVELY - AS ONE!

VOTE YES FOR IBEW LOCAL 363 - YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!
( Please read the post below for my take on Tony and his last visits. Thank you )

Thursday, August 26, 2010

To Tonys Scare Tactics - We Will Rock You


......somebody better put you back into your place.....

Thanks for all of your calls and emails. I am trying to answer all of you and keep up on here too. I will answer everybody that contacts me - promise.
Stay TIGHT EVERYBODY - WE HAVE A DECISIVE MAJORITY.


To the few who are second guessing themselves........

Don't be fooled you guys.........TONY IS NOT BEING TRUTHFUL (What a surprise from these guys.)

Tony is making his rounds and I have a problem with what he is saying to you. He is threatening you with the SAME EXACT WEAPON HE HAS BEEN BEATING YOU WITH AS A NON-UNION WORKER AND NOW HE CLAIMS THAT WEAPON CAN ONLY HIT YOU IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF IBEW 363.

That's Bull Tony. You already sliced THE PEOPLE and FROM NOW ON we want to NEGOTIATE.

He purposely paints you all a blurry picture, so let me clear it up a little.

First Let's talk about what Tony DOES NOT AND CANNOT SAY:

"WITH NO UNION YOU WON'T LOSE ANYTHING EVER AGAIN."

"WITH NO UNION YOUR HEALTH BENEFIT CONTRIBUTION WILL BE LOWERED OR STAY THE SAME."

"WITH NO UNION WE PROMISE NOT TO COMPARE YOUR WAGES TO JACKSONVILLE."

"WITH NO UNION WE WILL NOT MAKE CHANGES THAT WILL COST YOU ANY MORE MONEY."

"WITH NO UNION OR CONTRACT YOU HAVE MORE RIGHTS."

"WITHOUT THE UNION YOU WILL GET RAISES."

"WITHOUT THE UNION I WILL CONTINUE TO PAY THIS MUCH ATTENTION TO YOUR NEEDS."

Tony cannot make those statements because they ARE NOT TRUE!

THE TRUTH IS THAT THEY ARE PLANNING to ATTACK WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE - AND WITH IBEW LOCAL 363 THERE AS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE - Tony won't have the CAKEWALK that he WILL have IF he can keep you without a contract.


It's really very simple. Enslaved people have jobs but have no rights. How much do you really want to have in common with that? I would have to say PROBABLY NOTHING, WOULDN'T YOU?

TONY WANTS YOU TO VOTE "NO" FOR HIM - NOT YOU:

Don't forget there is a REWARD FOR TONY if he keeps you NON UNION.

Maybe Tony gets a cool Million.......must be WORTH A HECK OF A LOT! HUH GUYS?

VOTE NO and YOU will INSTANTLY become insignificant once again - right where you shouldn't be - to allow Tony, Brito or anybody else to reach into your pocket and TAKE WHAT THEY WANT - ANYTIME. AND YOU HAVE NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT.

...VOTE NO AND YOU WILL ALSO HAVE NOTHING standing in the way of THEM tripling your health coverage contribution or DROPPING YOUR WAGES. THAT IS WHEN YOU WILL BE IN TROUBLE. When you have no say in any of it. THAT IS WHEN YOU CAN FEAR TONY!

LET'S CHANGE THAT TOGETHER. Let's stand together and make sure THAT FROM NOW ON we get what we should and that we are not to be kept like their children and fed like their pet birds.

DON'T FORGET AB IS GONE EVERYBODY. PROTECT YOURSELF! DON'T THROW AWAY YOUR FUTURE.

Tony says that you can get less if you vote the union in.

Why is that Tony? YOU ALWAYS seem to leave that part out, why? Tell us all Tony - Who will it BE to propose lower or freezing wages?

Not the IBEW Tony. We only propose what the people want. I can assure YOU Tony that THEY will never PROPOSE to make less money.


SO THAT ONLY LEAVES - YOU TONY - AS THE CAUSE OF ANY WORKER MAKING ANYTHING LESS IF THAT EVER HAPPENS. THAT'S ALL ON YOU - UNION OR NON-UNION - THAT CAN ONLY COME FROM YOUR OWN SWEET LIPS.


The difference FOLKS is that with the IBEW the people get to come to that table and bargain how EVERYTHING will effect them. AND Tony doesn't LIKE THAT.

TOO BAD THIS TIME TONY, TOO BAD. WE WILL MAKE IT WORK. YOU AND I.

What is Tony REALLY afraid of?? It's us Tony, it's your canners baby. We the people. The people whose hands you just shook all day today whispering sweet nothing in our ears.


IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE for you to double as the one who warns us of potential pain and TO ALSO BE THE CAUSE OF THAT PAIN.

That is ridiculous logic Tony. The true reason is that you are ONLY THREATENING THE PEOPLE.

EITHER THAT OR YOU THINK THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT EDUCATED ENOUGH TO REALIZE WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND SAYING MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL.

Well, you are in for a shock because they are educated and they are smart. They want a seat at that table and they are going to get it. They understand fully what is at stake and THEY KNOW THAT a future with no contract is a DEATH SENTENCE.


STAY TIGHT GUYS, DON'T BE INTIMIDATED BY ANYBODY, DON'T BELIEVE THE LIES, THEY WANT YOU TO THROW AWAY YOUR BEST OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN SOME POWER AND SOME STRENGTH....


VOTE YES FOR IBEW LOCAL 363 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AND GET THAT SEAT AND THAT VOICE!

27/28 363

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Vote YES For IBEW Local 363 - United We Stand From Now ON



The people are UNITED Tony - did you get that feeling during your visits?....SURE YOU DIDN'T.

Nice touch too Dan, Tony and the rest of you - using drug tests to scare the people.We will still have drug testing in the contract - don't get me wrong.

The difference will be that after the contract is signed you won't be able to fabricate the "random" part anymore. I'm taking that tool you have available to harrass people who don't do drugs but do things you don't like - like call in the union.

You ALSO lost votes AGAIN WITH BAD TIMING WITH THAT STUPID MOVE JUST BEFORE THE ELECTION. Are you really trying to lose? You can't possibly be this inept - can you??

Hey Brito - you hirin?
I can blow all these guys away AND STILL TREAT THE PEOPLE GOOD. I'LL EVEN WORK FOR $250,000 so I'll save the company money and do a better job. YOU CAN PROBABLY GET RID OF A COUPLE OF THE LITLE UNDERLINGS WHO JUST HANG AROUND SMOKING CIGARETTES ALL DAY TOO! Another cost savings!! More bonus money!!

OF COURSE YOU KNOW - I WOULD WANT A CONTRACT OR I WOULDN'T COME - NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU OFFERED - WHY? - BECAUSE WITHOUT A CONTRACT YOU CAN CHANGE OR TAKE EVERYTHING AWAY - AT ANYTIME!

I'M NOT STUPID YA' KNOW.


Which manager is GETTING FIRED? We are taking bets.


Stay Strong, Stay Solid, Stay United and you guys will be part of IBEW Local 363 on SATURDAY NIGHT - August 28th.

STAY UNITED AND YOU WILL WIN. THE PEOPLE WILL BE THE WINNERS HERE - NOT THE COMPANY OR THE UNION. THIS IS ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VOICE - NOT THEIR VOICE OR MY VOICE - BUT YOURS! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CHANCE YOU HAVE TO GET THAT VOICE.

REMEMBER, THE ENTIRE PROCESS OF GETTING AND NEGOTIATING THE CONTRACT IS FREE - YOU PAY NOTHING.

AND AFTER WE GET ONE - YOU REAP ALL OF THE BENEFITS!


VOTE YES IBEW LOCAL 363

United, United, United We Stand - United We Stand One And All!

I Can See Clearly Now - I Know You Can Too!



Yes - and the PEOPLE CAN SEE CLEARLY now too - thanks to the IBEW!

Now that everything bad has been said by the company about the union and every issue they raised has been shown to be UNTRUE and more often - irrelevant - it is time for the peoples decision to be made.

This Friday and Saturday the GREAT MAJORITY OF MCC NEWBURGH will speak with one voice for the FIRST TIME! The people will choose to have the IBEW Local 363 represent them in collective bargaining with the new company ABINBEV.

We are just as excited as you are to help YOU put some structure in your workplace that is fair to both you and the company. WE ARE NOT ANTI-COMPANY AND THEY DO NOT HAVE TO BE ANTI-UNION. This isn't about the union or the company - this is about YOU.

I believe that I have answered every question I have been asked truthfully and without delay. I answered every call from every person - even those who said they were against the union. Some of them even changed their mind.

You still have Tony making his rounds trying to convince you to be against yourselves AND YOUR COWORKERS.

How sad to have to promote that, Tony.


I am so glad that my job is to promote the concept of you working together and standing together to make things better for all. I like that so much. My kids know their father helps working people. That makes me proud.

I couldn't go home and look my kids in the face if my job was to trick people into being weakened and defenseless. Telling them that I am looking out for them like a father figure and at the same time knowingly keeping them from self advancement.

You're not feeding birds worms Tony. These are people, real people with families THAT THEY NEED TO PROTECT! People with brains and a lot of intelligence who have decided that they WANT A VOICE AT WORK.

IBEW Local 363 is providing those people that voice.


Don't be afraid of that Tony. It's just us -the people you talked to all day today - the ones you told how much you cared.

You're boxed in now pal......how do you go hardass three days from now? Remember Tony - even your smooth charm cannot replace a written contract.


The good news is that THE PEOPLE CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW!
.

VOTE YES FOR IBEW LOCAL 363 ON FRIDAY AUGUST 27 AND SATURDAY AUGUST 28
GIVE YOURSELVES A SEAT AT THE TABLE WITH TONY - INSTEAD OF JUST WAITING OUTSIDE.

27/28 363

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

WOW! 50,000 Hits! The World Is Watching!



Wow! 50,000 hits! Not bad for 164 employees.

THE WORLD IS WATCHING YOU MCC NEWBURGH!

YOU ARE BECOMING AN EXAMPLE AND AN INSPIRATION TO ALL OTHER MCC PLANTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY!

You are all leaders! You took the bull by the horns and YOU MADE THIS HAPPEN!
You are a force to be reckoned with and a great group of people to know.

I am VERY proud to be associated with you guys!

Bring it on HEAVY Friday and Saturday! Let's make that staTement!

VOTE YES FOR IBEW LOCAL 363 FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Get Ready For Another Visit From Mr. Big Stuff



Tony is coming back. Can you hang on? Don't let him make you feel guilty for protecting YOUR FAMILY BY GETTING A WRITTEN CONTRACT.

IT'S NOT AB ANYMORE.

You do not know what you can expect from ABINBEV but you DO KNOW that you are better off bargaining about it all together. No matter WHAT Tony says - you NEED that contract. How come he has a contract but he doesn't want you to have one? Is he better than you guys now? Who does he think he is?

Don't Fall For ANY Hand Jive From Ranjive



TAPE RECORDERS ON CHILDREN -
DON'T FORGET TO CHARGE YOUR BATTERIES AND KEEP THOSE TAPES COMING!

Word has it Tony is coming back for one final push. Dan told us that Tony will be making his rounds on the floor THIS WEEK talking to every individual he can -explaining why it is better to work with no contract.

Ranjive will explain that as CHILDREN we need our PARENTS to make our decisons for us. We don't need any written contract or any union. Our PARENTS are our voice.


Ranjive also said that everything goes through him. IF THAT IS TRUE AND I DON'T DOUBT IT - it must have been Tony who decided to increase your health benefit contribution because he knew - as your father figure - what was best for you. HE KNEW THAT you would appreciate your health coverage more if you paid more. TONY DECIDED TO DO THAT FOR YOU - HE DECIDES WHAT HAPPENS.

Real nice Ranjive, real nice.

Tony will approach all of you and explain that all you need to do is trust him. Well, I have a question Tony - why can't we still trust you after we choose to join IBEW Local 363? We are NOT going to change - we will STILL be those HARDWORKING and LOYAL to the company workers - even with OUR union.

It seems that it is YOU Tony - who is hinting that YOU will be different somehow - YOU will change - and not be the same old Tony. How come? Why is that? You threatened us by stating that you made all decisions - nobody gets anything without you. What was the hint there?

If you were really our friend and really concerned about us this would not change anything. We have done NOTHING WRONG - why the attitude? Have we come to the table asking for outrageous demands? No. Have we stopped production? No. In fact, if anything OUR UNION HAS ASKED US TO WORK HARDER DURING THESE LAST MONTHS!!!!!

WE WANT TO SEE YOU FLY HERE AFTER THE ELECTION AND MAKE YOUR ROUNDS. LET'S SEE YOU COME BACK, MAN UP AND MAKE THIS STATEMENT.......

"Let's all get together and make this happen so it benefits everybody. Let's form a real partnership that we can be proud of and others can use as a shining example of how labor and management can really work together"

....anything else is just handjive man.


HEY EVERYBODY! STAY STRONG STAY SOLID, TELL THEM WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR, LET ME DO THE WORK, LISTEN AND BE POLITE, AND JUST VOTE YES FOR IBEW LOCAL 363 ON THIS FRIDAY AND THIS SATURDAY - GET A VOICE AND A SEAT AT THE DECISION MAKING TABLE....

VOTE YES 27/28 363

Sunday, August 22, 2010

NO More Dancing Warren



I think that was the last dance for you Warren.

Secret Video Of Tonys Captive Audience Meeting Surfaces!!!



For those who don't recognize them that's Dan, Dave, Warren, Ken singing back up.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Which Side Are You On? IBEW Local 363 Welcomes All Fence Sitters!



Which side are you on? Do you know yet? Still on the fence? Can't be. Deep down you must have made your mind up. There are probably no fence sitters anymore - everyone now has a side to support in this. Don't forget - The most IMPORTANT one of those sides is your own.

I TRUST that the large MAJORITY OF PEOPLE will VOTE YES FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR CO-WORKERS. I BELIEVE EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THE RISK OF WORKING WITHOUT A CONTRACT IN THIS CORPORATE WORLD WE ALL WORK WITHIN. YOU NEED TO VOTE YES IN ORDER TO HAVE PARTICIPATION AND PROTECTION.

Your fellow workers - who are on your side - came to the IBEW Local 363 and asked us to help them orgainize. They said they just wanted to PROTECT THEIR FAMILIES AND GET A WRITTEN CONTRACT.

None of that has changed since that day. Those are still the goals here.

Then on July 11 the workers at the Newburgh Can Plant came to the IBEW Local 363 Building to ask questions and get the answers they need to move forward. There were honest discussions about what options were available to all of you as you continue your new working life with the new company - ABInbev.

We answered any question that anyone wanted to ask. At least two people who came were openly not supporters - and they were welcomed and given plenty of time to hold the floor. We thanked them for coming even though they didn't seem to want a union and we made them feel welcome and free to ask their questions.

IT HAS BEEN OBVIOUS FOR ALMOST TWO SOLID MONTHS NOW that the workers at the plant have seen that coming together as a SOLID GROUP is the best alternative to protect everyones future in Newburgh.

Want a little proof of the strength in your numbers? Look at all the people FLYING IN AND OUT and the money being spent REACTING TO WHAT YOU ARE DOING AS A GROUP. What else could ANYONE of you have done INDIVIDUALLY TO GET TONY AND KEN to fly here?

If this was a question about your benefits or how your pension is doing I don't think they would put your little concern on the top of the "ta do" pile, AND FLY OVER AND SPEND $85,000 EDUCATING YOU - do YOU ?


This is an effort to get some stability, to have a voice at work and to have the rules that we are going to work under ON PAPER - IN CONTRACT FORM. A contract that has to be negotiated and agreed to by both parties in order for it to change.

THERE ARE MANY UNKNOWNS AHEAD - YOU ALL NEED THE PROTECTION OF A CONTRACT AND THIS IS HOW YOU GET ONE - YOU JOIN A UNION. To some people that is a scary thought. They have heard stories or had a bad experience. I can only answer for IBEW Local 363 - and there will always be an answer.

YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT WITH IBEW LOCAL 363. WE ARE LOCAL PEOPLE TOO AND WE LIVE HERE TOO. IBEW LOCAL 363 HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED IN THIS AREA FOR ALMOST 100 YEARS ALREADY!

Having a seat and a voice at the table trumps every bad thought, fear or question about the "union" when you compare it TO WHAT THE COMPANY CAN AND WILL DO to all of you WITHOUT THAT CONTRACT.


That NO CONTRACT SCENARIO has NO LIMITS when it comes to WHAT YOU CAN LOSE - and not just this year - BUT FOREVER.

Please be assured, IBEW Local 363 wants the workers at Inbev AB to make their own decision as to whether they want a contract and a union or if they don't. We are not after you to make money, collect dues or to fool you into anything. We are one of the most agressive, active and professional unions in the entire Hudson Valley and we reacted to a request from your fellow employees to come in and HELP you.

We do it because that is what we do.

We believe that the VAST MAJORITY OF YOU KNOW THAT IBEW Local 363 is the best choice for the future of all the workers at the Newburgh plant.

STAY STRONG, STAY SOLID, LISTEN AND BE POLITE, TELL THEM WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR, EXPECT ONE ON ONES WITH TONY BEFORE THE WEEK IS OUT, THAT'S TEXTBOOK ANTI-UNION 101. TELL TONY WHAT HE WANTS TO HEAR TOO. ITS OK, LET IT FLY - IT WILL RELIEVE THE TENSION TO JUST TELL HIM YOU DONT WANT THE UNION - THEN HE CAN MOVE ON.

JUST REMEMBER - A CONTRACT IS THE BEST OPTION FOR YOU ANYTHING ELSE IS WRONG ADVICE.


DO NOT BE FOOLED INTO BEING AGAINST YOURSELVES. STAY STRONG!

VOTE YES IBEW LOCAL 363

27/28 363

Here's a New "Break Dance" For Your Dancing Manager To Learn After August 28



No more dancing and mocking the people Warren. You are another reason why the people called in IBEW Local 363 and I just wanted Tony and Brito to know that your dance is one of the highest rated insults discussed among the people. Dan is a close second with his mono-tone, death inducing speeches.

But the highest rated insult of all came from Ranjive Bhalla - he explains that the people don't need the union because he and the other management royalty are like the PARENTS and the hard workers who sweat and make the cans are the CHILDREN.

That was worth - conservatively 25 votes swinging for
IBEW Local 363.


Has anyone seen Ken the Negotiator? Judging by my phone calls , emails and the hits and comments on this blog he should be out in the parking lot doing wind sprints.


STAY STRONG, STAY SOLID, LITEN AND BE POLITE, YOU HAVE ONE WEEK LEFT, TELL THEM WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR AND JUST VOTE YES FOR IBEW LOCAL 363 ON AUGUST 27/28!

Friday, August 20, 2010

No I Won't Back Down - Gonna Stand My Ground



You guys are the REAL DEAL. You are very smart and intelligent people and we will work well together. People talk about the union. The union this and the union that. But really the union is the people in it.

Your unit of ABINBEV WORKERS of IBEW Local 363 is YOUR PART of
IBEW Local 363.
That is the really great part. Your contract is YOUR contract and you guys are "the union" in the purest sense of the word. Yes, your IBEW representatives will do the negotiating and grievances and bargaining etc, but the YOUR PART OF THE UNION is YOURS.

YOU GUYS WILL DECIDE WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU AND THAT WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE YEARS. YOU GUYS STEER YOUR OWN SHIP IN THE DIRECTION THAT IS BEST FOR EVERYBODY!

That is what this is all about - a strong collective voice.

IBEW Local 363 PROVIDES THE AVENUE FOR THAT COLLECTIVE VOICE TO FINALLY BE HEARD.

FACT IS, YOU GUYS ARE ALREADY STRONGER THAN YOU WERE NON-UNION.


YOU GUYS ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING AND MORE IMPORTANTLY THE SMART THING..

We don't want the world just a little fairplay.


DON'T LET ANYBODY try to convince you that bargaining together is worse than not bargaining at all. YOU KNOW that makes no sense.


NO I WON'T BACK DOWN - GONNA STAND MY GROUND

STAY STRONG, STAY SOLID, LISTEN AND BE POLITE, TELL THEM WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR AND JUST VOTE FOR IBEW LOCAL 363 ON AUGUST 27/28 AND GAIN A VOICE AT THE TABLE FOR EVERYBODY!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Whoooooooo Are You?



Ranjive or Tony - Friend or Foe

WHOOOOOO ARE YOU? WHO WHO WHO WHO TONY WHO ARE YOUUUUU?

Are you really our friend or are you really not? Why Tony? Why would you send out mixed messages? Why are the people telling me you are THREATENING THEM? Let's not do that. You are too big a man Tony - you do not need to react like that.

First you come off as everyones friend and everything was ok UNTIL you thought you were losing ground and then.....THE TANTRUM.... I control! I am king! You are nothing ! I am mad! I am upset! I want it all! I will hardass! I will punish you!


Tsssk, Tsssk Tony - thats not professional.

Dues Tony? We aren't here for dues. We weren't even in sight until your RECENTLY SCREWED employees called us for help. Bonus money? Tony thats your world - a $100K reward for HURTING PEOPLE. Nice.

Tony, you said that you decide who gets what.....IF THAT IS SO.....DO WE BLAME YOU NOW OR LATER FOR THE INCREASED EMPLOYEE HEALTH COST AND THE 401K?? Must be but then again - what the heck is the truth with you guys anymore??? Lately, it's been hard to keep track.

What about Ranjive calling you the "children" and they the management are the "parents". That's the end for me - that shows the REAL ATTITUDE TOWARD YOU ADULT WORKERS THEY LOOK AT YOU AS CHILDREN! NO WONDER THEY ARE TRYING TO "STEER YOUR THINKING" NOW.

Listen, I don't know about you but I have kids at home and I had one set of parents and NONE of them are named Ranjive, Dan, Dave, Tony, Brito or even Ken.


That comment was very TELLING and insulting and most likely put the icing on the union cake.

YOU GUYS NEED TO COME OUT HUGE AGAINST THAT KIND OF THINKING AND VOTE YESSSSSSS TO BRING IN IBEW 363 NEXT WEEK.

I am going to risk it and assume - you know what happens when you do that - I am going to assume that NO or at least VERY FEW PEOPLE look at Tony as their Daddy.

Tony, I don't know why you don't call me. Take the high road. I said things - you said things - we all said things......just call me and lets get on the same page.....

.....for the peoples sake. The people you love. Let's do it for them. Come on - two big men like us putting it all aside for the good of the innocent workers. Sounds like a plan. No hardassing needed.


The people want that Tony - give it to them. You can be the hero - I will let you have ALL OF THE CREDIT. I don't do this for credit and I don't do this for dues - I do it for them.

Your turn - Tony - turn this around.
In the meantime guys -

STAY SOLID, STAY STRONG, BE POLITE, LOISTEN AND TELL THEM WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR AND JUST VOTE YES ON AUGUST 27 / 28 FOR IBEW LOCAL 363....

..........NEVERMIND WHAT YOUR "PARENTS" THINK.....lol

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tony, Choices, Name Game, Future Changes, Contract, Hardass Hints



Here is the info instead of waiting for the computer man

Total Awards Changes -

Newburgh Activity

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,
many changes
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
Variable pay

....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.

Looks Even Better Now Doesn't It?



Yes it surely does! Soon the people at the MCC Newburgh Plant WILL SPEAK and the prediction is that they will speak LOUD AND CLEAR.

The people of MCC Newburgh want IBEW LOCAL 363!


It is so clear that there has been talk already about what happens AFTER the election. For those that missed it, it is written on this site a few stories back under "To Clear Up Kens Lies..." in a very concise, easy to read outline. AFTER August 28th, the people WILL HAVE THEIR CONCERNS HEARD by both the UNION and the COMPANY.

IBEW Local 363 is ALREADY PREPARING FOR OUR WORK AFTER THE ELECTION. WHEN THE PEOPLE CHOOSE IBEW 363 WE WILL COME RIGHT OUT OF THE STARTING GATES.


WE NEED YOUR INPUT. WE WANT YOUR INPUT. YOUR COWORKERS NEED AND WANT YOUR INPUT.

I know that you are probably not USED TO GIVING YOUR INPUT but it is a new day for workers in MCC. YOUR OPINION COUNTS NOW - WELL, AFTER AUGUST 28 IT WILL.


The UNION will hear the concerns and formulate a plan WITH THE PEOPLE to have them brought to the table to discuss them with Ken or Dan or Tony or whoever they decide to have negotiate for the company.

The UNION will have a committee made up of hourly workers who are chosen by their peers and IBEW Local 363 at the table.

The COMPANY will hear the peoples concerns and they care so much about you all that they will be nothing but fair.

THE PEOPLE WILL HEAR THE COMPANY REACTIONS TO ALL OF THOSE CONCERNS. THEY NEED TO KNOW WHAT THEIR MANAGEMENT NEGOTIATORS THINK OF THEM.

SURELY THERE WILL BE A SHINING AND CARING REPORT COMING BACK TO THE PEOPLE ON THAT! Just judging from all of the time and caring hours they SPENT TOGETHER with you all in your captive meetings. RIGHT KENNY?

...AND REMEMBER EVERYODY - DAN ALREADY GAVE YOU ALL HIS PERSONAL COMMITTMENT TO WORK HARD AT MAKING THIS A BETTER PLACE!

AS THEY SAY ON "AMERICAN IDOL" - YOU ARE ALL SAFE NOW BECAUSE YOU HAVE DANS COMMITTMENT!

IT'S BETTER THAN ANY OLD CONTRACT!


Of course it was also DAN'S IDEA to forget all this union election stuff and just "roll up our sleeves and get to work!"
Wow....they REALLY JUST DON'T get it.


Please, HONEST - somebody tell me - is there any compelling reason that makes any kind of sense why anyone would NOT see that you have an opportunity to PROTECT YOURSELF HERE BY VOTING YES FOR IBEW LOCAL 363??

...and that it is probably your BEST AND LAST opportunity to do that?

If there is a real intelligent reason that cannot be easily rebutted please post it here. I also reserve the right to swat it like a tennis ball if it doesn't pass the smell test.

Even YOU guys - DAN and KEN.....come on, post it. WHY is it better without a contract working for a new foriegn company that bragged it would cut the little people to pay the big people big bonuses. Tell ME why it's better. I want to know.


You guys NEVER WOULD ANSWER QUESTIONS - especially that one.

You can jump in too Tony. As a matter of fact, IF you are also against the people having a union I would also offer to debate that issue with you PRIOR TO THE ELECTION. I doubt you will take me up on it because debating would be a loser for your position - it is indefensible. ( It is also really against the people you claim to care for ) - Let's care for them TOGETHER Tony.)

On August 28th that sticker will soon be back on that pole and we will STILL BE the BEST WORKERS and we will make that place not only better but as good as it possibly can be.

STAY SOLID, STAY STRONG AND JUST VOTE YES FOR IBEW LOCAL 363

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

We Won't Get Fooled Again



1994 AB



2010 AB INBEV


Bam

Check Mate

STAY STRONG, STAY SOLID AND VOTE FOR YOURSELVES! VOTE YES FOR IBEW LOCAL 363 AND GET SOME SAY IN WHAT GOES ON IN THE NEWBURGH PLANT.

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.

Monday, August 16, 2010

United We Stand - MCC And IBEW Local 363



United We Stand! On August 27/28 the workers at MCC Newburgh will show that they are united as one and we will begin our new relationship with the company. A better relationship that gives us all a voice and a fair contract to work under.

The people are strong and determined to vote YES and join IBEW Local 363!

We stand United with all of you and promise you will be proud to be IBEW and proud to be 363 THE MINUTE the votes are counted!

Thank you for the many emails and phone calls this week. Your input and information have been what made this campaign work! YOUR SPIRIT AND DRIVE ARE TO BE ADMIRED!

I will be in Albany today representing IBEW Local 363 at an AFL-CIO meeting. There are many issues that will be coming up that effect workers in NYS and IBEW Local 363 as always is right in the middle of it - protecting our members interests.

United, United United We Stand.
STAY STRONG, STAY SOLID AND JUST TELL THEM WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR, DON'T DEFEND, AND JUST VOTE YES FOR IBEW LOCAL 363 ON AUGUST 27/28

Sunday, August 15, 2010

IBEW LOCAL 363 - Happy To Answer The Peoples Call!



IBEW LOCAL 363 - HAPPY TO HELP AND ANSWER THE PEOPLES CALL!

BUT SOME of your co-workers STILL NEED YOUR HELP. They are not sure of which direction they want to go in this election. They have not yet realized the ABSOLUTE value of a written contract. They MAY be on the "fence" mostly out of fear. FEAR of retaliation from the company. Fear of being punished. Fear of being "found out".

Those employees WILL GET YOUR HELP TOO. The majority of YOU - their co-workers - WILL REACH BACK AND BRING THE REST OF THE FENCE SITTERS FORWARD WITH US ON AUGUST 27/28.


YOU WILL HELP THEM NOW BY VOTING YES IN OVERWHELMING NUMBERS. Don't crowd them now. Let them make up their mind either way.

Let's concentrate on being a solid block of YES votes for our future. The number of YES VOTERS we have right now WILL WIN THIS ELECTION BIG! LET'S STAY STRONG! - afterward we will bring everyone forward with us.


Everyone is welcome into the IBEW Family.

There is only one reason a person would not vote for their OWN RIGHTS - they have been threatened or feel threatened.


OUR BLOCK OF YES VOTES NEEDS TO MAKE UP FOR THAT AND HELP TO OVERCOME OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS FEARS ....

.....AND WITH OUR NUMBERS WE DO THAT THREE FOLD. STAY STRONG!!!!!


The greatest thing about this election is that ONLY YOU GUYS CAN VOTE. Everything is ultimately left up to the people to decide. After 42 days of information YOU get to decide WHICH WAY YOU WANT TO WORK IN THE FUTURE:

1) WITH A UNION, WITH A VOICE AND WITH A WRITTEN CONTRACT
2) WITHOUT A UNION, WITHOUT A VOICE AND WITHOUT A WRITTEN CONTRACT.

There is no compelling reason for anyone to want number 2. It makes no sense if you are given a choice between each.

STAY STRONG, STAY SOLID, BE POLITE, BE QUIET, DON'T DEFEND, LISTEN,

SUBSTITUTE THE WORDS "THE PEOPLE" FOR "THE UNION" WHEN KEN AND DAN SPEAK AND

JUST VOTE YES ON AUGUST 27/28 FOR IBEW LOCAL 363

Saturday, August 14, 2010

To Clear Up Kens New Lies: IBEW Local 363 Explains How The Process Really Works



"You can't scare me I'm stickin with the union".


Just listened to Kens rousing speech. He's another droner, isn't he? Hey Ken! Wake up Bro - your lulling my people to sleep. I feel like I need to down two or three of those 5 hour energy drinks to recover. But as usual, there were so many LIES, mistruths, fuzzy logic that I am forced to CLEAN UP THE PUPPIES MESS ON THE RUG AGAIN.

SO LET'S TALK ABOUT THE ELECTION, NEGOTIATIONS, STRIKES, PROPOSALS, CONTRACT RATIFICATION:

Let's start right from the beginning -

When a large majority of workers want IBEW Local 363 - they sign cards saying so.

The IBEW Local 363 fills out a Petition For Election with the Labor Board.

The Labor Board gets the cards and keeps them. No one sees them again.

The Labor Board compares them to a list of employees to make sure more than 30% signed the cards.

The Labor Board schedules a pre-election hearing and election date within 42 days.

Both parties have the 42 days to contact and speak with the workers.

The election date comes.

IBEW LOCAL 363 WINS THE ELECTION IN A LANDSLIDE.

IBEW LOCAL 363 SCHEDULES MEETINGS WITH ALL FOUR CREWS A,B,C,D, DAY SHIFT, MACHINISTS AND ALL OTHER HOURLY PRODUCTION WORKERS.

OUR NEW IBEW LOCAL 363 MEMBERS DISCUSS WHAT CONCERNS THE PEOPLE HAVE.

OUR NEW IBEW LOCAL 363 MEMBERS PICK OUR SHOP STEWARDS FOR EACH SHIFT.

OUR NEW IBEW LOCAL 363 MEMBERS DISCUSS WHO WE WANT ON THE NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE.

OUR NEW IBEW LOCAL 363 MEMBERS DIVISE THE GAME PLAN FOR NEGOTIATIONS.

OUR NEW IBEW LOCAL 363 MEMBERS AND IBEW LOCAL 363 NEGOTIATE ON EVERYONES BEHALF.

OUR NEGOTIATION COMMITTEE BRINGS BACK INFORMATION TO OUR NEW IBEW LOCAL 363 MEMBERS.

OUR NEW IBEW LOCAL 363 MEMBERS VOTE YES OR NO ON WHAT WOULD BE THE CONTRACT.

THE MEMBERSHIP - AND ONLY THE MEMBERSHIP VOTES TO APPROVE ALL CONTRACTS.

THE MEMBERSHIP - AND ONLY THE MEMBERSHIP VOTES TO NOT APPROVE ALL CONTRACTS.

THE MEMBERSHIP - AND ONLY THE MEMBERSHIP VOTES IN REGARD TO ANY STRIKE.


***** I am asking every person to try something that worked wonders for me when I was listening to Dan and Ken.......

Every time they say the words "The Union" - SUBSTITUTE THE WORDS - "The People".


The UNION is exactly that - THE PEOPLE. Substitute those words and you will see that although they seem to be only against "The Union" they are actually really against "The People".

MARK MY WORDS: You WILL see the two "tigers" named Dan and Ken change their STRIPES after the election.

YOU WILL SEE that 363 was the only one TELLING YOU THE TRUTH AND WE DON'T EVER CHANGE OUR STRIPES. What ya' see - is what ya' get - you can bet on it.

GET READY FOR THE MEETINGS TO PICK OUR NEGOTIATION COMMITTEE / SHOP STEWARDS AND START MAKING A LIST OF YOUR CONCERNS.


STAY SOLID, STAY STRONG, LISTEN AND BE POLITE, - DON'T LISTEN TO THE LIES - AND JUST VOTE FOR IBEW LOCAL 363 ON AUGUST 27/28

We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore - 2010 - The Year Of The MCC Workers



THAT'S RIGHT -
WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE
.

In about July 1994, the Union began organizing Respondent’s employees at the Newburgh facility. A petition was filed on August 18, and an election was held on October 6, which the Union lost..........THAT WAS THEN - THIS IS NOW.

.....a little history.....

EXCERPTS and COMMENTS ABOUT A DECISION OF THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

Respondent’s Newburgh, New York facility operates 24 hours per day, manufacturing beer and soda cans. Its approximately 175 employees (called team members) are assigned to one of four crews, each of which has a supervisor and a superintendent.

The plant manager is Tony Bhalla, and Brenda Danforth was the human resources manager at the facility.

Respondent (MCC) waged a campaign in which it sought to persuade employees to vote against the Union.

In-plant, and offsite meetings were held, and speeches and videotaped messages by Respondent’s corporate officials were presented.
( sound familiar? )

An employee, who testified that during the campaign further stated that he wore an antiunion button which bore the initials “FTU.” He told Bhalla that the letters stood for “f*ck the union—fire the useless.”

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 )

Bhalla testified that he said nothing to the employee about firing employees who supported the Union, and that the employee's explanation of “FTU” was “fire the useless.” ( That is not what you were told Tony )

( Judge )

I credit the employee’s version of his “FTU” conversation with Bhalla. ( The Judge is saying Tony LIED on the stand )

It is clear that the button was directed toward the Union as it was worn in response to the union supporters’ wearing of their union buttons. It is logical to assume that the employee, who did not support the Union, would have had the confidence of Bhalla,

and it is further likely that Bhalla would have made a statement to him relating to discharging union supporters. ( Man that hurts Tony. The Judge has you LYING twice and confirms that you DID SAY you would fire them all. Our caring little Tony, you are not.)

On these findings of fact and conclusions of law and on the entire record, I issue the following recommended

ORDER (Condensed there is not enough room to print all of the orders )

The Respondent, Metal Container Corporation, New Windsor, New York, its officers, agents, successors, and assigns, shall

1. Cease and desist from
(a) Discharging or otherwise discriminating against any employee for supporting the United Steelworkers of America, OR ANY OTHER UNION
( like IBEW Local 363 )
.

(b) In any like or related manner interfering with, restraining, or coercing employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed them by Section 7 of the Act


So now we have the pleasure of having TONY FLY IN NEXT to explain why we don't need the IBEW, Local 363 or A CONTRACT IN 2010 -
16 years later.


You cannot convince us of that. Not this time.

Not with this STRONG UNION - IBEW Local 363.

Tony - the people have been through it and so have you. You violated the law last time and promised to change and fix the issues. Everything has changed - it got worse. You're gone. Our American company is now sold. We are left here hanging with no contract.

NOTHING WE HAVE IS WRITTEN DOWN IN ANY FORM THAT LEGALLY MEANS ANYTHING TO US. THE COMPANY HANDBOOK IS JUST THAT - FOR THE COMPANY.

EARTH TO TONY...WE are not stupid and WE'RE not gonna take it anymore.

STAY SOLID, STAY STRONG, BE POLITE - DON'T LET SMOOTH TONY MAKE YOU TURN ON YOURSELF AND YOUR CO-WORKERS - TELL HIM AND THEM ALL WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR - DON'T BE A HERO - AND JUST VOTE FOR IBEW LOCAL 363 ON AUGUST 27/28

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ken The Negotiator - Beat It - You Lied Already!



Ken starting out with an $800 dollar lie wasn't a good strategy. The people don't believe anything you say. They know you are a just high paid shill - not sent here to negotiate - but sent here to first scare the people and second to muddy up the system. This ain't my first rodeo cowboy.

While I have your attention Ken because I know you are reading this - how much MONEY do YOU make per year? Dan started this craze of putting peoples salaries up for the crowd to see - what's yours Ken. We need to ADD YOUR SALARY into the total CAPTIVE MEETING COSTS.

I bet Dan is glad you are here though - it takes my attention off of him a little. He is just too easy. Brito knows that.


Let's talk about caring. Dan and Ken both have meetings with the people and show how much they care. They give advice. They show films. They have papers. They want the people to make sure they make the best decison for themselves. They bring you in and talk one on one. They stop production and have a group meeting for an hour and a half. They care and show they understand. They want to help you and your family.

Do you then not agree that if Dan and Ken change on August 29th AND BECOME DISTANT, UNCARING AND SPITEFUL that both of these people were not EVER being truthful to you.

That would be a shame. They were not caring about you at all - they were lying to you for the benefit of the company - to keep you without a contract.


If they stay true to their word they will have credibility with you AND with your union. WE will test this and WE will see who is caring for whom before AND after the election.

In fact, THE WHOLE WORLD MAY END UP SEEING IT.

KEN THE NEGOTIATOR has no allegience to you AT ALL so I can see him blowing it FIRST........RIGHT AFTER THE IBEW GETS IN THERE.


IBEW Local 363 has been upfront and open for this entire time. We have not lied, not once. There have been so many out and out lies that Dan and now Ken have told it borders on the ridiculous. I mean, Kens baggage wasn't unpacked and he told a huge one in his first meeting about initiation fees. Problem for Ken is THERE ARE NO INITIATION FEES AND HE SAID THEY COST $800.00!

Thanks Ken - you made it real easy.

STAY SOLID, STAY STRONG AND JUST VOTE FOR IBEW LOCAL 363 ON AUGUST 27/28

ABINBEV PROFIT UP 7.5 % to $1.15 BILLION



BRUSSELS (AP) -- Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, the world's largest brewer, said Thursday that the World Cup helped push up sales in the second quarter, boosting net profit by 7.5 percent to $1.15 BILLION.

The producer of Budweiser, Stella Artois and Beck's said results this year beat its own expectations and those of market analysts and will continue to grow through 2010.


Revenue rose 4.1 percent to $9.2 BILLION in the second quarter. The Belgium-based company said beer sales rose 2.0 percent, with soft drinks up 5.5 percent, and that good weather "helped drive volume growth, except in Asia."

AB InBev markets more than 200 beer brands worldwide, including Brahma in Brazil, Jupiler in Belgium and the Netherlands, Quilmes in Argentina, Harbin in China and Budweiser in the U.S.


The company said the World Cup was a boon for Budweiser, its most recognizable brand but one that has been steadily losing market share over the last 20 years.

"Thanks to Budweiser's 2010 FIFA World Cup sponsorship (the brand's) volumes were essentially flat in the first half of 2010," said Anheuser-Busch InBev.

"We are quite pleased by that performance. The brand had been declining for a long period of time," said Felipe Dutra, the chief financial officer, in a telephone news conference.

The company expects profits to keep rising for the rest of the year, helped by a rebound in sales from last year, when key markets worldwide were hit by recession.


AB InBev said it will continue to pay special attention to Budweiser.

Hoping to build on the impact on Budweiser of its World Cup sponsorship, Bud Light will become the official and exclusive beer sponsor of the National Football League, beginning with the 2011 season.


ALSO SOON TO BE ON THE WORLDWIDE SCREEN: AMERICAN WORKERS IN NEWBURGH NEW YORK ARE CHOOSING TO JOIN IBEW LOCAL 363

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ring, Ring, Ringgggggggggggg



I got a call from someone today offering to spread our story NATIONWIDE. I don't think that is the thing to do right now and I told the person that. We don't need to do that - but it's just good knowing WE CAN - if we need to.

It is a GREAT STORY though.....American Workers, who worked for American Icon Anheuser Busch get sold to foreign owners who openly bragged that they will cut workers compensation and increase the top 40 executive bonuses. Americans excercise their RIGHTS to form a union - and the company________________.


....so many good ways to end that.

Here's one:

American workers in MCC Newburgh excercise their RIGHTS to form a union - and the company _______________allowed the people to really excercise their right to form a union, promised they would not tell outright lies to interfere with that right, respected the peoples decision and in the end sat down at the table, bargained fairly and came to an agreement that was good for both parties.

GOOD NEWS: I also recieved emails today from three very influential people offering help if we need it across the other plants in the country. I also said no to that. We do not need to go there yet.

Americans love a good fight - especially over something that was always considered so LOYAL and so AMERICAN.

WE will resolve this right HERE DIRECTLY with ABINBEV and make this place something to be proud of for us all. At least that is the peoples intention and IBEW Local 363's intention.

Otherwise we have some real good options...

LET'S WIN THIS RIGHT HERE!

STAY SOLID, STAY STRONG, TELL THEM WHATEVER THEY WANT TO HEAR AND GIVE YOURSELF A CHANCE AND VOTE YES FOR IBEW LOCAL 363.

The Harder they Come - The Harder They Fall



THE HARDER THEY COME, THE HARDER THEY FALL.

Ok folks. For the next act here at the MCC Newburgh Captive Audience Theater we have a talented young man flying in from St. Louis - KEN THE NEGOTIATOR!



NEWSFLASH------ATTENTION ALL WORKERS: KENS FIRST LIE - He told you all that there is an $800 INITIATION FEE for IBEW LOCAL 363 new members.

The FACT IS THERE IS NO INITIATION FEE - THE COST TO YOU IS ZERO.

Really, what is it with these guys from corporate REPEATEDLY LYING LIKE THIS? It's all of them! Everyone so far.

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN INITIATION FEE AND THAT IS WHAT MAKES IBEW 363 DIFFERENT THAN MOST UNIONS - WE HAVE NO FEES - JUST $1 DOLLAR FOR EVERY HUNDRED YOU MAKE (UP TO ONLY 40 HOURS STRAIGHT TIME TOO - NO OT!) - AND THAT IS IT- NOTHING ELSE.

NICE JOB KEN - MADE MY JOB EASY - LYING IN YOUR FIRST FIVE MINUTES WAS A GOOD STRATEGY. WAY TO LEAD WITH YOUR GOOD HAND. THERE GOES YOUR STREET CRED KENNY BOY.


KEN THE NEGOTIATOR will be the star of your next CAPTIVE meetings. HIS JOB (BESIDES STARTING RIGHT OUT WITH BIGTIME LYING ALREADY )is to convince you that negotiating is a losing proposal for you. KEN THE NEGOTIATOR IS GOING TO EXPLAIN THAT negotiating a fair contract is really just IMPOSSIBLE.

In fact, KEN THE NEGOTIATOR WILL ALSO EXPLAIN THAT YOU WILL ACTUALLY LOSE MUCH MORE THAN YOU GAIN BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT NEGOTIATIONS ARE. THAT IS WHY PEOPLE NEGOTIATE CONTRACTS - SO THEY CAN LOSE EVERYTHING.

You see guys, it isn't what it all appears to be out there in the big world. KEN THE NEGOTIATOR WILL MAKE SURE TO CLEAR THIS ALL UP FOR YOU.

DOES EVERYONE FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY READING THIS UNDERSTAND THAT SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO NOT NEGOTIATE. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE GET IN THE CORNER, SHUT THEIR MOUTHS AND TAKE WHAT THEY GET. IF THAT IS NOTHING, THEN THAT IS NOTHING. THIS WAY THEY CAN NEVER LOSE.

KEN THE NEGOTIATOR IS GOING TO EXPLAIN THAT.

Remember the CARLOS BRITO video that was up a few days ago and how he was SMILING and HAPPY and EXCITED because he NEGOTIATED and CAME TO AN AGREEMENT with AB. Did you see how PROUD HE WAS OF THE RESULT? HOW EXCITED HE WAS? Did you hear him brag how they got to the table and "worked together and came to a fair agreement"?

Well, that is all fake. Carlos doesn't really like negotiations. Actually, negotiations are bad, not good - the video you all watched of a happy smiling Carlos bragging about what great negotiations they had with AB and how they all worked together - didn't really happen. You eyes and ears were mistaken. Negotiations just don't work. In fact, when you negotiate - you just lose.

There is NO WINNING when you negotiate - just ask KEN THE NEGOTIATOR - he will tell you.

In retrospect - Carlos would probably have liked it better if AB JUST DICTATED THE TERMS OF THEIR AGREEMENT TO HIM.

IN FACT, I HEAR CARLOS IS CALLING AB AND OFFERING A "DO OVER".

Yessssssssssssssssssss! and that is why Carlos sent KEN THE NEGOTIATOR here.

KEN THE NEGOTIATOR IS GOING TO CONVINCE YOU THAT HAVING DAN, TONY, CARLOS, DAVE AND WARREN DICTATE EVERYTHING TO YOU IS THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY FOR YOU TO GET AHEAD IN LIFE.

In fact, those AB great and FAIR negotiations never even happened.

Like they said in the Wizard of OZ movie - PAY NO ATTENTION TO THAT MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!!!!!!

Another STRONG POINT AGAINST NEGOTIATIONS - Management is so good at dictating that they will NEVER even have to ask you your OPINION on anything concerning your job or what they decide to do with your job - or even your paycheck! Wow! Cool! I'm all taken care of now! How silly we all were to want to have an opinion and a voice at work.


Let's all go home and teach our kids from the very beginning of life that:

wanting to have a voice at work is bad.

wanting the terms and conditions of any agreements they make in life written down on paper is UNNECESSARY and bad.

wanting to stick together with your friends for the benefit of all is bad.

wanting to negotiate anything that has to do with your own paycheck is bad.



Here is the real scoop: KEN THE NEGOTIATOR IS GOING TO LIE TO YOU GUYS. HE IS GOING TO TRY TO SCARE YOU, MAKE YOU AFRAID TO WANT A WRITTEN CONTRACT. KEN WILL TELL YOU ABOUT ALL YOU WILL LOSE.

You don't need to DEFEND ANYTHING because we have the VOTES. Ken can say whatever he wants and lie how ever much he wants TO LIE.

Here is what KEN THE NEGOTIATOR WON"T TELL YOU - if there is ANY kind of threat to ANYTHING YOU GUYS HAVE - it won't come from the union at the bargaining table......

ANYTHING NEGATIVE IN REGARD TO YOU GUYS AND NEGOTIATIONS CAN ONLY COME FROM ONE PLACE:

KEN THE NEGOTIATOR!

KEN THE NEGOTIATOR "EDUCATING YOU" IS LIKE THE WOLF WARNING THE THREE LITTLE PIGS THAT THERE IS DANGER AHEAD.


IT IS ALSO LIKE A BIG KID TRADING A LITTLE KID THE BIGGER NICKEL FOR THE SMALLER DIME. IF THE LITTLE KID IS STUPID - HE'LL LISTEN TO THE BS LOGIC OF WHY THE BIGGER ONE IS BETTER.


YOU CAN'T LOSE WITH A WRITTEN CONTRACT NO MATTER HOW MANY STIFFS THEY MARCH OUT HERE TO TELL YOU ANY DIFFERENT.

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


REMEMBER - The harder they come - the harder they fall.


WOW KEN! WOW! DAN 36,000 HITS!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Here Is An Important Announcement For My People



....I know that pisses them off when I say "my people".

Don't get all crazy trying to defend me. Please, I mean it. It is NOT neccessary!


I will do ALL of the work. I don't want anyone trying to be upfront or taking the lead - just maintain and just work. Go to work everyday and work. Go to his meetings and LISTEN.

I don't NEED anybody defending me. They don't have anybody employed in the whole ABINBEV worldwide that I am afraid of or can't handle.

This is my arena. Mohammed Ali didn't need his corner man to help him box - he just wanted to know he was there in his corner when he needed him.

I have a GREAT CORNER MAN - also known as "my people".


Let Dan or any of the others say what they want about me, call me whatever they want and show you any fake crap they want.

I'm a BIG BOY. I dish it out and I can take it. It's easy when all of the things they throw at you about me are WEAK ANYWAY.

YOU DON'T NEED TO DISPUTE IT. I CAN HANDLE IT. MY PEOPLE ARE STRONG AND THEY ARE SOLID.


If you want to help - just tell me what it was that bothered you and I WILL ADDRESS IT. Don't forget, I have 10 tapes going all the time in that plant and I know EVERYTHING THEY ARE DOING ALREADY. But just in case I do miss something please still call or email and let me know what you hear.


You guys JUST HAVE TWO JOBS - work hard everyday and just stay quiet about me and the union. Your next job is to show up on August 27 / 28 and just VOTE YES FOR IBEW LOCAL 363.

Your OPTIONAL THIRD JOB is to come on this site and SUPPORT EACH OTHER WITH ENCOURAGEMENT.

AFTER THIS ELECTION - you guys will be so proud of what you have accomplished AND YOU WILL BE PART OF ONE OF THE GREATEST AND STRONGEST LOCALS IN NEW YORK STATE!

I hear somebody better get to the Batphone in a hurry! The union is coming and it aint no riddle(r) and it aint no joke(r).

HEY! Danny! Dave! Ken The Negotiator! Warren! Tony! Leave Them Kids Alone!



CLASS IS IN SESSION

First Lesson - Famous quotes in history that sparked unionism in the United States:

"If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat!"Dan Timutis, Great American Steakout

Don't worry everybody the Captive meetings AND ATTEMPTS AT THOUGHT CONTROL will be all done in a couple of weeks. After that they won't bother with you like they did before. Make sure when it is all over you have chosen IBEW Local 363 to represent you. Only with IBEW Local 363 will your concerns be brought to the table.

Don't you feel like Dan is the "school marm" and you are the kid who just wants to go outside and go fishin'? Who in their right mind wants to hear that same monotone, funeral processionesque, the worlds going to end and I am here to warn you, doom and gloom style of rousing speeches that Dan FORCES you ALL to attend.

This teacher DAN has nothing to teach. In this case, the "kids" know better than the person in front of the room. The thing they don't learn from the teacher is the answer to the MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION in their lives:

"Why will it better for me and my family if I work without a written contract?


Instead of answering the IMPORTANT questions, teacher Dan forces them to listen to mind control speeches to change their logical thinking.


HEY!! Danny! Dave! Ken the Negotiator! Warren! Tony!

Leave them kids ALONE!


STAY SOLID, STAY STRONG, LISTEN AND BE POLITE, TELL THEM EVERYTHING THEY WANT TO HEAR AND JUST VOTE IBEW LOCAL 363 ON AUGUST 27 AND 28

Monday, August 9, 2010

CAUTION: Don't Follow Dan Down A Crooked Path Of Misinformation



Don't follow Dan down this crooked path he is trying to lead you down. The one with NO CONTRACT AT THE END. Make no mistake, there is nothing straight about Dan. He is just full of lies and misinformation. Worse yet, he is purposely zigging and zagging around the question THAT HE NEEDS to answer:

"HOW are we better off without negotiating OUR OWN written contract?"

He hasn't and cannot answer that with an intelligent answer. He can regurgitate words for an hour and a half that don't really mean anything but he cannot answer that.

Also, I have just read Dan's response to his questions that I answered about A MONTH AGO. Way to stay on top of things Dan. If any worker has a question - as always just feel free to ask it right on this site. I will always give an honest answer and most of you know that already.

Best of all - I will answer right away - a big difference from Dan never answering or taking a month to answer OR his sidekick telling you to call the company 800 number.


$298,000 Dan?? - Now I know WHY you didn't answer that one. Sorry, but you started it - moneybags.

But anyway - HEY EVERYBODY, according to Dans letter you don't need the union because YOU HAVE DANS PERSONAL COMMITMENT that "we will keep working at getting better."

I don't know about you fence sitters but that makes me feel a lot better.

In his letter Dan writes, "Let's stay non-union, keep many of the positive aspects going already working in our favor and roll up our sleeves August
29th to improve some more!"


Tell ya' what - I can see how a reasonable and educated person would feel MUCH SAFER with DANS PERSONAL GUARANTEE than with a WRITTEN CONTRACT.


DANS PERSONAL GUARANTEE WILL NEGOTIATE ANY CHANGES DIRECTLY WITH BRITO, NEGOTIATE ALL OF YOUR HEALTH BENEFIT CONTRIBUTIONS, NEGOTIATE YOUR 401K ADMINISTRATION INCREASES AND ALL OF YOUR MONEY ISSUES FOR THE REST OF YOUR YEARS AT THE NEWBURGH PLANT.

....and as for DISCIPLINARY ISSUES OR GRIEVANCES OR PROBLEMS BETWEEN WORKERS........I hear DAN even runs a great KANGAROO COURT.

It is just what every self respecting person would like to sign up to work under forever if they had a chance.

...And don't worry too much about Dan not pushing too hard for you WHEN HE "NEGOTIATES" ON YOUR BEHALF NOW AND IN THE FUTURE YEARS YOU WORK HERE

......that $298,000 he makes isn't as important as DANS PERSONAL GUARANTEE TO YOU. You are in good hands.

Plainly put - and I don't mean to insult anyone who reads this site but - THEY THINK YOU ARE STUPID. These guys are unbelievable and they just don't get it.


Maybe they are in AB denial. It's not AB anymore DAN. The people need the protection of a WRITTEN CONTRACT from a company openly bragging to slash wages and jobs to increase profits.

EARTH TO DAN. COME IN DAN. IT IS THE PEOPLE CALLING - WE ARE BANDING TOGETHER TO PROTECT EACH OTHER BECAUSE WE HAVE TOO MUCH EQUITY HERE TO LOSE EVERYTHING WE HAVE WORKED SO HARD FOR.

STAY STRONG, STAY SOLID, LISTEN AND BE POLITE, TELL THEM EVERYTHING THEY WANT TO HEAR AND JUST VOTE YES FOR IBEW LOCAL 363

Worth Repeating - Carlos Brito Explains About Negotiating and Having A "Fair Deal" In His Own Words



Message To Carlos Brito - The people in MCC Newburgh want a fair deal and a written contract too. We are no different then you. YOU NEGOTIATED A WRITTEN CONTRACT WITH BUSCH. YOU WROTE DISCUSSED, BARGAINED, AGREED AND THEN YOU BOTH PUT IT ALL IN WRITING AND SIGNED IT. THAT IS WHAT THE AGREEMENT IS ALL ABOUT - YOU BOTH MET AND AGREED ON WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN. YOU SEEM VERY PROUD OF DOING THAT WITH AB - NOW WE WANT YOU TO DO IT WITH US.


Here's Carlos again. Let us look AND LISTEN CLOSELY at how he describes HOW INBEV AND AB WORKED OUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP AT THE BARGAINING TABLE.

He proudly speaks of "coming to the table" and bargaining fairly, "reaching an agreement" or "an agreed deal in a friendly fashion", "entering into negotiations", he acknowledges that and says "working together we can do more". He says "not at all" to any changes to employees. He talks about "having a game plan", "working hard" to "build this great company together", of "rolling up our sleeves" and "working together as a team" and the ultimate - to "make our dream come true".

IT SEEMS THAT CARLOS BRITO is in full agreement with IBEW Local 363 on all of the above. We believe the SAME THING SHOULD APPLY TO THE NEWBURGH PLANT WORKERS. WE JUST WANT ALL OF THAT TALKING, SITTING AND BARGAINING TO ALSO BE DONE FOR THEIR BENEFIT - SO THEY CAN FEEL THAT THEY ARE REALLY PART OF THIS NEW COMPANY.

THE WORKERS AT THE NEWBURGH PLANT NEED A CONTRACT TOO - JUST LIKE THE CONTRACTS INBEV SIGNS EVERYDAY FOR EVERYTHING ELSE THEY DO.


Here's Carlos - unplugged AND for your listening pleasure

00:11 First, let me say we are very happy we reached AN AGREEMENT with AB.

00:59 - TOGETHER we can do so much more than seperately.

1:07 - When we entered into NEGOTIATION......

1:20 - Our ultimate objective was to REACH AN AGREED DEAL IN A FRIENDLY FASHION.

1:37 - Will you have to make changes to any committments made to employees? NOT AT ALL.

3:06 - WE HAD MEETINGS THESE PAST FEW DAYS and YOU CAN FEEL that we are NOW IN THE MODE TO BUILD THIS GREAT COMPANY TOGETHER.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH ANY OF THESE WORDS THAT CARLOS IS SAYING. THEY ALL MAKE SENSE. IT ALSO MAKES SENSE IN REGARD TO US IN NEWBURGH. WE WANT THAT SAME OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE SOME INPUT IN DRAWING UP THE PLAN, THE RULESAND ULTIMATELY, THE CONTRACT.

The employees here deserve to KNOW WHERE THEY STAND and to not have to walk on eggshells every working day of their life.


On August 27 and August 28 we will begin OUR DREAM for our future AND OUR CONTRACT with AB Inbev.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Worth Repeating - IBEW Local 363- We Are on Your Side - Play It And Sing Along!



THERE IS A UNION MOVEMENT THAT HAS BEEN BUILT BY THE PEOPLE AT THE NEWBURGH CAN PLANT. That movement is for the BENEFIT OF ALL OF THE WORKING PEOPLE AT MCC. The handwriting is on the wall in regard to what the company plans are for us there. They do not have the workers interests in mind at all.

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

THE PEOPLE HAVE CALLED IN IBEW LOCAL 363 AND HAVE DECIDED TO FORM A UNION TO PROTECT THEMSELVES. The people are banding together to speak as one voice. THE PEOPLE WANT to sit at the table - with management - and work out a FAIR and WRITTEN contract.


WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

The comments and misleading statements by our management HAPPEN EVERYDAY in an attempt to intimidate and scare the people to stop the movement to organize. The people are tuning out the corporate dog and pony show that is designed to keep the US ALL weak and powerless. We are too smart for that NOW!

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

AND THEY CANNOT STOP IT NOW! IT IS TOO LATE FOR THAT! The people know what they need to protect themselves and their families. THEY NEED A CONTRACT. A WRITTEN CONTRACT.


WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

Why does the company fear that so much? The answer is because without that contract they can take away EVERYTHING the workers have - and the workers have no right to even question it.

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

Take any of the "advice" in regard to forming a union from Dan, Dave, Warren, Tony, and even Negotiator Ken, who are ALL being paid to keep you weak and separate and toss " their advice" right in the trash. It is always SCRIPTED, forced, twisted and designed to make you work against yourself and your co-workers.

THE WORKERS ARE MUCH SMARTER THAN MANAGEMENT THINKS.

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

VOTE YES FOR IBEW LOCAL 363 ON AUGUST 27 AND AUGUST 28.

STAY STRONG, STAY SOLID, LISTEN AND BE POLITE, TELL THEM EVERYTHING THEY WANT TO HEAR AND THEN JUST VOTE FOR IBEW LOCAL 363

***** After August 27 / 28 YOU will no longer NEED TO FEAR EXPRESSING YOUR OPINIONS ABOUT YOUR JOB OR YOUR JOB CONDITIONS AGAIN!

You WILL ALL BE REPRESENTED BY IBEW LOCAL 363!