First and foremost, The Bargaining Team would like to thank and congratulate the Membership for their historic participation in this weekend’s strike! The picket lines and rallies throughout the country were strong and sent a clear message to the Company. Finally, after months of stalling, the company started filling the data requests that had been left unanswered until the strike. The Company has been put on notice that if they don’t start bargaining a fair contract, we can strike again at any time.
If there is any intimidation, retaliation, discipline or encouragement to leave the Union, you need to report it immediately to your Local. Just because the strike is over doesn’t mean the fight is over. The strike has unified the members like never before and that should carry over into your respective work areas. Mobilization must continue, so we can show this company that this will not end until we get a fair and equitable contract. This is a fight for good American jobs and when We Fight We Win!
Stay strong Brothers and Sisters!!
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Glen Skeen, Local 4320