Friday, October 29, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Time to take a stand Brothers and Sisters!
We were there for the company - giving them their furlough when they said they "needed" it.
They spit in our faces, took our money and gave it to other employees for being LOYAL!
It's their turn to make that up to US now!
That was deceptive and cruel to do to your loyal New York employees!
I ain't gonna work ( for nothing ) on Maggies farm no more!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
NO.....WE WON'T BACK DOWN.
What we want is fair bargaining and a fair contract. That is what is important to us. Last time around did not make us feel good about our company.
This years bargaining preparation was different. This time the people came out and voiced their opinion. We have had many discussions between ourselves, many meetings and even rallies.
Our people want fair compensation and treatment.
If SOME are worth millions - we are surely worth a middleclass wage.
We give a lot to this company, we work hard and we care about this company. We just care about ourselves too and this time we aren't going to get bit.
We have our blog now to express ourselves and to discuss what our opinions and concerns are. It is empowering to people to be able to express themselves. We hear them loud and clear.
.....and they are solid and they are strong and they are determined to get that fair contract.
No........ WE won't back down.
Friday, October 8, 2010
IBEW Local 363 would like to thank all of the other locals and members who have shown their support for us. We also want to congratulate OUR MEMBERS for taking an active role in these very important negotiations.
We heard the peoples concerns. In all of our locations the CONCERNS were the same no matter where we went! The people want a fair negotiation and a fair wage. We don't want to be lied to AGAIN and we want to be treated with RESPECT.
We are truly together and UNITED. Not only locally but statewide and nationally. We are getting more locals calling us asking what they can do to support us. Our members are emailing us, calling us and commenting on this blog.
We are following a plan to help us reach our goals. We will be having more meetings with our membership. Our POWER IS IN THE PEOPLE.
Get on this blog and let's let our opinions, concerns and feelings be heard!
The time for sitting on the sidelines went away with the FIRST HOUR OF FURLOUGH!
LET'S HEAR WHAT YOU GUYS THINK! ...BOTH MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS!
Stay Solid, Stay Strong.......
............... and don't drink the koolaid!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Our bargaining committee is unified and together. We know we have the people behind us as never before.
One of the biggest issues that the people have is that they have hard time believing what the company tells them. There is a certain lack of trust that needs to BE REPAIRED. We are told that we will see more jobs come to our area, only to be disappointed.
We are told because of company finances we need to choose between layoffs and a furlough. We do it. We reluctantly take the furlough. A DAY LATER we see proof that it did NOT have to happen at all. A terrible slap in our face.
All we get is demands for more work with LESS PAY. As we watch others get loyal employee rewards.
It wasn't always like this. Not like this.
What happened to the company?
Who are you?
Stay Strong, Stay Solid, Stay United.