I will be visiting the plant on Wednesday and Friday this week at 2pm. Hope to see everyone on those shifts at that time. I will schedule the next visit to hit the other shifts.
I would also like to get together with the shop stewards to start mapping out a plan on how we will coordinate between the stewards themselves and the individual shifts.
Each shift needs to know what is happening on the other shifts.
I will be reaching out to the stewards and making arrangements for that asap.
There has been some real good discussion about having a meeting of all of the people prior to the June bargaining session. I think it is a really good idea as we will be getting to wages, health and retirement by that session. We will actually set that up as two meetings, so each shift can attend.
AS ALWAYS, still looking for concerns and ideas - meeting or no meeting.
We need to go to the table with a concrete proposal from the people on all money issues.
That way everyone in the plant will know where we start that conversation and we will all be on the same page right from the beginning. It will also bring everyone closer to the action and involve the entire group in this part of the process.
Hope to see many of you this week. I will arrange to visit on the other crews days in the next few weeks.
Stay Strong, Stay solid