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No New Posts What could our options be for pension plan.

Continue with what we have.
Choose 1 of the Teamsters pension plans.
Negotiate AB to bring back their pension plan.

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No New Posts Are Union dues calculated on the amount you make divided by the hours you work.

No

Union dues are 2.5 times your base hourly rate.

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No New Posts Is it true the company gets to see all the signed union cards

Details to come.

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No New Posts If you union is voted in can it be voted out again?

Yes, 1 year from the time a onion is voted in. It can be voted out in the same manor as it was voted in. It takes 30% of the people to initiate a vote. The vote needs 50% +1 to vote the union out.

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by houdini
Oct 30, 2016 22:00:18 GMT -8
No New Posts Do we have someone we can contact at the Union directly?

We currently have contacts at the Teamsters Local Union No 896 that are helping us with information as to how we go about getting them as our Union and have provided us with the union cards to be signed that show are interest.

We also hope to get the Teamsters to monitor and answer question in the "Learning more about the Teamsters" Thread. They have agreed to do this just need to get them set up.


Contacts:


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by houdini
Oct 18, 2016 2:33:50 GMT -8
No New Posts Will their be any "New Member Fees"?

Will the union wave the "New Member initiation Fee"


Not for cirrent employees.

After you and your fellow employees have voted to accept your Union contract, all employees on the payroll at that time will be admitted to membership in the Union without the payment of any initiation fee.

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by Admin
Oct 19, 2016 7:08:38 GMT -8
No New Posts How much are the Union fees?

From what we have been told so far they will be 2 and 1/2 hours of you hourly rate per month.

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by houdini
Oct 18, 2016 2:45:07 GMT -8
No New Posts How are Union fees paid?

Union dues will be paid either by payroll deduction called "check-off", in person, by email or by credit/debit card on our website.

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by houdini
Oct 18, 2016 2:46:06 GMT -8
No New Posts When do we begin paying Union dues?

You will pay no Union dues until after you and your fellow employees have voted by secret ballot to accept your Union contract.

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by houdini
Oct 26, 2016 12:45:50 GMT -8
No New Posts What happens when I sign Union card?

This confidential card authorizes Local 896 to represent you. When a majority of your co-workers have signed, we will request that your employer recognize the Union. If the Company refuses, we will ask the National Labor Relations Board to conduct an election. Your right to organize is protected by federal law.


If you sign a Union card you are saying yes I am interested in what a union has to offer me.

This does not mean you have to vote yes in a union vote.

You can request your union card back at anytime.

You can ask them to not contact you about any union issues.

You do not have to go to any union meetings.

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by houdini
Oct 18, 2016 15:12:18 GMT -8
No New Posts How Many Cards Were Signed?

We have signed and turned in more then 90 cardsand they are still coming.

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by davidbosson
Oct 25, 2016 21:43:10 GMT -8
No New Posts Why do employees seek a Union?

Employees seek union representation for different reason. Some employees do it for wages. Cost of living has increased dramatically over the past few years. Unions can, with your support, negotiate wage increases that catch up and keep with the times.



Some employees do it for job security. With a Union contract, you cannot be fired without good cause and progressive discipline. Presently, management does not need a reason to terminate you. A Union contract also gives you equal standing with the Company. You and your co-workers will have your voice heard to gain respect, dignity and positive changes in your workplace.

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by houdini
Oct 26, 2016 12:39:58 GMT -8
No New Posts What is a Union?

A Union is a group of working people who have pooled their resources to protect their jobs and to give themselves an equal voice with their employers. A single person is not heard; a large group of people is easily heard! You and your co-workers are THE UNION.

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by houdini
Oct 26, 2016 12:39:16 GMT -8
No New Posts Why were Unions Created?

Labor unions were created in order to help the workers with work-related difficulties such as low pay, unsafe or unsanitary working conditions, long hours, and other situations. Workers often had problems with their bosses as a result of membership in the unions.



How much of this can you relate to. Our problems are lowering take home pay, however I think we definatly have a few of the other things.

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by houdini
Oct 21, 2016 20:44:49 GMT -8
No New Posts What kind of election is this?

A secret-ballot election. The National Labor Relations Board, a federal agency, will conduct this election with the assistance of employees. No management person are allowed in the voting area. You mark the YES box and deposit the ballot in the ballot box. NO ONE WILL KNOW HOW YOU VOTE.

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by houdini
Oct 26, 2016 12:42:48 GMT -8
No New Posts How do we get a Union contract?

You and your co-workers will have an opportunity to vote YES in a Union representation election. After you win your election, your Local Union will hold "Contract Proposal Meetings" with you after plenty of advance notice has been given. You will also select an employee "Negotiating Committee". The Union and the "Negotiating Committee" will take the proposals and meet in negotiations with the Company.

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by houdini
Oct 26, 2016 12:41:20 GMT -8
No New Posts How did the company act during Newborn's union drive?

Here is the blog that was created by the union rep for the employees during the Newburg union drive. It's a lot to read through, but you will see that Diego's mis-information powerpoint presentation is just the beginning.

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by bigred
Oct 20, 2016 20:11:34 GMT -8
No New Posts Will we keep our Gain Share?

That depends on if we want to keep it or go for something better that is out of their hands.

Right now they have total control on weather we get Gain Share or not. It is a lot of their choices and decisions that drive gain share one way or the other.

Lets be serious here, they are spending so much time graphing and charting, hanging banners and posters they have completely lost track of the fact that maintained equipment leads to more run time which leads to more production. More production leads to less cost per can significantly.


According to Diegos Small Group Meeting the other plants still have it.

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by houdini
Oct 21, 2016 20:15:28 GMT -8
No New Posts What is the total Raises for the last 5 years?

2012 = 1.9%
2013 = 1.9%
2014 = 1.9%
2015 = 1.9%
2016 = 1.9%

This is the average for the last 5 years, dont know the exact break down.

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by houdini
Oct 18, 2016 14:40:06 GMT -8
No New Posts Is it true that if a union is voted in and the contract is not ratified we still do not have a union, And what happens if we as a group decide that is is not working during the contract phase?

A quote from Phil Cooper.

"If you vote yes in the election, all you have voted for was the opportunity to negotiate your first contract. Once we ( the Union, my labor attorney and the committee members, MCC employees) reach what is called a tentative agreement, their will be a ratification vote on the contract. Vote yes, you become Teamsters, vote no, the Teamsters walk away. In my opinion, you really have nothing to lose by trying the process. If we can't get you in writing the things you are looking for, then vote no, no harm no foul.

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No New Posts Can the Company take action against us for supporting the Union?

It is illegal for the Company to threaten you, ask you how you are voting or fire you for Union activities. The Union has already been successful in bringing the illegal activities of employers to the attention of the federal government. Even after the election, federal law is on your side while the Union and the "negotiating committee" are negotiating your Union contract. You will be protected.

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by houdini
Oct 26, 2016 12:43:19 GMT -8
No New Posts Can the Union make us go on strike?

No! Only you and your fellow employees can vote to go on strike. Before any strike can take place a 2/3 majority vote of the employees would have to authorize a strike action. This vote would be by secret ballot. But strikes are very rare. According to recent statistics from the US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, approximately 98% of all contract negotiations result in new contracts without any strike activity.

Strikes are rare.

The IBT pays 10x your hourly wages per week, our own strike fund committee, which someone from MCC would be part of, would decide on what the members get from day one. The local subsidizes $300-400 a week.

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by houdini
Oct 26, 2016 12:46:26 GMT -8
No New Posts If we were to strike would the brewery honer our strike?

Yes the Brewery can honor a strike at MCC.

The Brewery and all other breweries will have your back if you and your co-workers vote yes. That's the advantage of going Union, all Teamsters will have your back. Currently, port drivers at LA and Long Beach have been fighting for their rights. All Teamsters Locals throughout the Country have been helping on the campaign. "A fight of my union brother is a fight of mine."

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