Thursday, July 28, 2011

Please Follow This Mans Lead - Perfect!

Joe D. said...

Ive been away awhile and just got back in town. Im trying to catch up with everything. Im dissappointed to see some negative blogs. No matter what people believe in, if anyone has a problem or disagreement with the consensus of the people who voted in this union,please bring your thoughts and concerns to light without tearing down eachother.

We are a union. We have a consensus and we will achieve the goals of the consensus. We are not perfect, but we are willing to try to make things better for the members of this union. That is better than whinning about problems and not trying to make things better. There is always going to be disagreements between people, different points of view,different priorities. We can and have reduced those differences just by talking to each other.

We can and have been talking with the company about things that are important to us all. The company and every individual that works at our plant has a mutual need. We all need to produce a quality product that someone wants to buy.If we dont do that all of us are out of business. Period. Including our union. Sam knows that. The company knows that. Your reps know that.You know that. There. We are all on the same page.

Lets finish this negotiation and take a look together at what the company and the reps that the consensus has asked to represent them have worked on. We have voiced our concerns and they have been heard. The company will sitdown with us very soon and discuss the final aspects that are so important to everyone.

Whatever the final offer is,I truly hope that the company keeps in mind that our consensus, our people,our membership, us individuals have worked hard during all this time to keep our quality product coming out.We deserve the respect of the company. The only way to respect us is to complete our contract with good and respectable compensation that the consensus has definitely has earned.

Thank you Joe D., you are an example of what IBEW Local 363 wishes for and wants at this plant. Thank you for coming back from your vacation and going right back to the grindstone.

Thank you again Joe and all of the other Joes out there, for helping us help the good people of MCC Newburgh.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Open Forum - What Say You?

This is an open forum for all employees of MCC.

What would you like the company to know before we go into what could be our last round of negotiations?

What would you like the union to know before we go into what could be our last round of negotiations?

What would you like your co-workers to know before we go into what could be our last round of negotiations?

What are your thoughts about the plant in general?

Stay Solid, Stay Strong we are almost there!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Negotiations For July Moved

This will be a short post.

Our negotiations for July will be moved to the beginning of August.

A personal issue on the management negotiation team will prevent attendance and cannot be avoided. I have had the situation explained to me and I agreed to give the time that is needed for them to respond.

I will book the negotiation room for the second week in August in the meantime.

If you guys want to have a general meeting, let's have one.

Give me some dates and times for each of the shifts to attend two seperate 2 hour meetings. I would like them to start at 1pm each time and have them at the IBEW Local 363 Building. Any day but Tuesday will probably work for me.

We can have some good general discussions.

I hope some of the detractors come to heckle

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Next Negotiations Begin The Week of July 25

The next negotiations will begin the week of July 25 at the Homewood Suites in Newburgh.

With the change of People Manager, there are a few things that may need to be cleared up - such as the elusive attendance policy. That may add some time to the process but no matter what, it still needs to be clarified.

If there has been any issue that we have requested that the company has not brought to the table in any form that you can take in and digest, it is that one.

That is just one stone that still needs to be turned.

Should we let it go because we are afraid of taking any longer?


The contract will be made and Local 363 is going to work hard to have it finished this session. We know what the people want and we will bring that to the table.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States.

Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

It's just good to read those words sometimes.

God Bless America!

Hope that everybody who could drank from a union can to celebrate!

Stay Solid, Stay Strong