Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Hats Proof

Executive Vice President, Keith Denson will be sporting the new
GCC/IBT Local 140-N proof cap I received on Friday afternoon. If you haven't reserved your cap yet, sign up with Keith. I expect the caps to arrive within the next week or two so sign up now. If you already signed up for yours, be sure to check out the Exec. V.P.s and let me know what you think of the design. I wanted to design a cap that everyone in the shop would be proud to wear on the job to display your solidarity!

Fraternally,
President Pineda






Saturday, May 28, 2011

General Meeting Tomorrow

I know its a holiday weekend but our Local is at stake and it  necessary that we meet prior to next weeks election. We will be brief and move along quickly to keep the meeting to a minimum and take care of our business. I have ordered the usual refreshments and drinks and plan to hold the raffles we have been having at recent meetings.

See you tomorrow at 11:00am at Crowne Plaza Commerce Casino!


Friday, May 20, 2011

JUNE 8 & 9 ELECTION

Dear Brother and Sisters,

The NLRB will be holding an election for us to decide whether to remain TEAMSTERS or De-Certify our Union. 

The Union informed the NLRB through our Attorney Adam Stern that we agreed to hold the election on May 27, 2011 but The Company, Lee and his FREE Attorneys from the National Right To Work Foundation argued that it was not a good day because of the holiday and that there would be employees on vacation. 

Well there are going to be people on vacation the days they suggested as well but the NLRB decided because of the holiday it would not hold the election on the 27th.

 We, as a result of the Boards position agreed to hold the election on the earliest of the available dates of June 8 and June 9 with the polls open during 7:00 am  to 8:30 am and again at 2:30 pm  to 5:30 pm on both days.

IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU 
COME IN AND VOTE!

This election will be based only on the votes cast and not strictly percentages. In other words, only the ballots cast will determine whether the Union remains or not so it is critical that ALL MEMBERS VOTE YES TO KEEP OUR UNION. 

We cannot afford to assume that there will be enough votes to win and that your vote won't matter, WRONG! Every vote counts and we must show not only those that signed the petition to hold this election but the company as well, that we are not only building on our contract but also in our numbers!

MARK YOUR CALENDERS! SET A REMINDER IN YOUR PHONE! PUT IT UP ON YOUR REFRIGERATOR! 

Do whatever it takes to be in the shop to vote on either day, but don't wait until the 9th if you can cast your ballot on the 8th. 

The negotiations are going amazingly different this time around and I think we need to continue to stand together if we are to make improvements and see what is accomplished in contract negotiations.

In Solidarity,
Ronnie Pineda
President, GCC/IBT Local 140-N

Friday, May 13, 2011

Teamster Truck Solidarity Stop 5/11/2011

JC 42 Driver, Donna Culwell
CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE
 UNITED WE STAND!
 TEAMSTER PRIDE


 Teamster Vice President, Rick Middleton addressing GCC/IBT Local 140-N Members 

 WE ARE NOT ALONE!
 TEAMSTER VICE PRESIDENT, RICK MIDDLETON
 TEAMSTERS STARTS WITH "TEAM"
 HERE TO STAY!
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