The next negotiations for the contract will begin on Monday July 25 at the Homewood Suites down the road from the plant. We normally start late on Mondays - sometime in the afternoon - to give the company reps a chance to get in from the airport. Every other morning we get there around 9:30am to get set up for the day and we meet with the company soon after that.
During this next week of negotiations, we will cover all monetary issues like wages, health, pension and establishing the 401(k) into the contract.
Between now and then is a great time to work hard, make cans and to openly display your support for your reps and Local 363.
Remember, we are there for you. We represent you sitting there.
We are going to ask for fair compensation for you in all of the above. After we ask for that fair compensation, the company will respond. We will bring that response back to you. We believe that the company will be fair and does see the value in an organized workforce in Newburgh.
We have all surely put our best foot forward up to this point, so we hope to get a nice first contract on which we can build a future for all and a solid relationship with the company.
It's all about money. They need to make money. Big money. We need to work hard to make sure they make that money.
We just need to get our cut out of the pie too - not be cut out of the pie.
Stay strong, Stay solid
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