2014 Contract Negotiations October 8, 2014
October 8, 2014
Brothers and Sisters,
You may have read about the Company’s proposal for an alternate work schedule. It’s on their negotiations web site. On the surface, it may seems like a good proposal, going to a 4 day work week and having 3 days off. Many of you may be under the assumption that the 4 work days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Remember, the decision on what days to be worked is made by management. This schedule can also, potentially, eliminate overtime. Be sure to consider all aspects of the alternate work week before making a decision on it.
We continue to negotiate in good faith with Boeing. I’m not sure why they feel they need to negotiate on the Internet and directly with the Local 1069 membership. Remember, you are seeing the Company’s version of the different aspects that they are bargaining. Remember, there are 2 sides to every situation.
Your duly-elected Bargaining Committee is here every day, working for you. Our Committee is committed to bringing back the best contract for you. We’re in the plant everyday when not in negotiations. The Boeing negotiators are working to reduce costs for Boeing. As a rule, the easiest way for a Company to save money is on the backs of the workers.
If you have questions about negotiations, don’t fall for the Company’s website FAQs. How do we know those questions are coming from our membership? Don’t buy into the Company’s rhetoric, believe your Union leadership when we say that we are working fervently to bring you back a fair and equitable contract that meets the needs of our membership as best as possible.
Please continue your solid support of us as we get down to the end of this process!