My Brothers and Sisters;
Now that the elections are over with we can concentrate on the upcoming negotiations for our contract.
Folks, I cannot express how important it is for ALL of us to put aside whatever differences we might have with our fellow co-workers and come together, unite and dig in for the fight that the company will be giving us.
You can rest assured that they will be attempting to take away as much as possible.
Let me make something perfectly clear, WE ARE ONLY AS STRONG AS OUR MEMBERSHIP.
Those of you who know someone who has not joined the Local, please let them know how important it is for them to join. Benefits, Pension, working conditions and more are at stake.
Folks, if we fail to achieve the goals we want to achieve, do not blame the team, look at those who refused to join and therefore made us weak.
I will promise you all this, I and the bargaining team will fight as hard and as long as it takes to get a contract that will be acceptable to the membership.
I implore you all to reach out to those who are not members and have them understand how important this upcoming contract will be and have them join up.
Communications Workers of America Local 3176