Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
This is just a reminder. This is just a few things we can do to protect ourselves.
1. Do your (SOPS) standard operating procedures
2. Ask for representations every time management wants to talk to you. If they say no tell your Rep. and do what you are asked
3. Keep your own records (web breaks and what units they are on)
4. Always Hang Rolls With A Partner, NEVER HANG ROLLS ALONE!
5. Work steady don’t hurry
6. Work safe
7. Come to meetings
These are a couple labor charges we have filed
#1 failed to comply with camera info request
#2 Vacation being counted as a sick day
Please do not sign any petition unless you fully understand what you are signing. Tell your Rep.
Really! Here is some of the consequences of a decertification .
#1 Loss of vacation time
#2 loss of hours of work (29 hours or less ) means Obama care (ACA affordable care act)
#3 loss of pay
#4 loss of sick days
Who knows else ? protect your selves now !
Unity mean strength and a way and means to do just that
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
L.A. TIMES ATTORNEYS APPEAL TO DISTRICT COURT AND GET THEIR TEARS AND OUR FAVORABLE ARBITRATION DECISION WIPED AWAY!
Company Attorney, Jason Mills told Arbitrator, Linda Klibanow that they didn't even know why we filed this grievance because Supervisors NEVER do our work. Company witnesses then proceeded to inform Arbitrator, Klibanow how on occasions they do indeed perform our work. TWO EMPLOYEE/COMPANY SUPPORTERS LIED ON BEHALF OF THE COMPANY ALSO SAYING THAT SUPERVISORS DON'T DO OUR WORK, (SCUMBAGS!) Other company witnesses continued to give examples of when Supervisors were performing BU work, and by the time we were finished, the Company was stating that they have the right under the CBA.
So, if what attorney, Jason Mills eluded to was true about supervisors NOT doing our work.....
THEN WHY IN THE HELL DID HE APPEAL THE DECISION!
CROOKS, THIEVES AND LIARS ARE WHO WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH WHEN ATTEMPTING TO RESOLVE OUR ISSUES!
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Employees of Blue Earth Digital Printing located in Culver City, Ca. voted unanimously to ratify a first time contract that was negotiated on their behalf by International Representative, Mike Huggins and Myself with Blue Earth Digital Printing Owner, Fernando Bonada. International Lead Organizer, Marty Keegan was available to answer questions during the process of meeting with the owner, Fernando and when meeting with the employees to answer questions.
This whole process with Blue Earth was unique from the very beginning for the simple fact that the employer, Fernando, contacted our Union office in order to Organize his print shop. Fernando explained that if it weren't for Unions there would be no middle class. Fernando further stated that he was previously employed in a union shop as was his father and has seen how it helped his family growing up.
Fernando's legacy continues because our new Brother, Sheldon Ferdinand,is his Son and works in the shop with his Dad. Family businesses are in need of protection from big corporations and companies that make it difficult for the mom and pop print shops of the past to make a profit or exist any longer for that matter. We have the opportunity to organize such shops and encourage our network of Union businesses to utilize our union print shops to create the work they seek.
Fernando, once being a Union member, understands the role unions have played in improving the lives of is members and wishes to bring the same benefits to his shop.
Please welcome them to our family and consider having your printing needs met by Blue Earth Digital Printing
International Organizer, Marty Keegan,
Sheldon Ferdinand Bonada
Vivian M. Escalante
Adan S. Ramirez
GCC/IBT Local 140~N President, Ronnie Pineda
Photo by Jorge Perez