Happy 2011 everybody! We accomplished a lot together in the last 6 months of 2010!
We did what many thought could never happen - we brought the people of MCC Newburgh together. That was no easy task with four different shifts in addition to a maintenance shift.
We found out that a great majority of the people at MCC Newburgh had the same concerns - they feared an unstable future. They wanted a voice.
We created a way for everyone to help organize the plant and still put no one at risk or out in front of the campaign. The result was the IBEW Local 363 was voted in and we are now at the negotiating table. The people got their voice.
We are picking up our negotiations in the second week of January. Negotiations are polite and cordial. There are many, many discussions among the reps themselves and also at the table with the company reps.
Now we need to concentrate on our contract negotiations. It is time to turn the page on yesterday and to devote all of our positive energy to the future.
Together we can do great things for ourselves and our employer.
Let's do it!