Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Defending our contract jan 8th meeting
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Introducing the official SlideShare app

Stunning, full-screen experience for iPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Defending our contract jan 8th meeting

285
views

Published on

Defending our contract jan 8th meeting

Defending our contract jan 8th meeting

Published in: Career

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
285
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Defending Our Contract Defending Our Families and Our Future
  • 2. Sempra’s Finances: Better than any time in their history It’s their most profitable year in history – $1.1Bil in the first 9 months alone Their ‘thank you’: No Pay Raise in 2011 and less than the cost of living in other years
  • 3. Sempra’s Finances: Better than any time in their history CEO Debra Reeds retirement: $35 MILLION & FREE MEDICAL YOUR RETIREMENT PACKAGE: undermined with a two-tier system, no promise for the future, it discriminates against women and you bear the cost of medical inflation!
  • 4. Sempra’s Finances: Better than any time in their history
    • They also want to:
    • Make catastrophic sick time impossible to access
    • Make it unsafe to ever do work for the union
    • Tell us who can be a union representative and communicate with you
    • They also want to make the public less safe by working you to exhaustion and continuing to reduce the level service
  • 5. What the Joint Steering Committee has Decided
    • You actions, Sticker & Picket Days, Rallies and Executive Home Visits have produced movement and finally got the attention of Company executives. We will continue to escalate as necessary.
  • 6. What the Joint Steering Committee has Decided
    • The JSC will make decisions regarding any work actions and the duration of those actions based on what “is” or “isn’t” happening at the Bargaining Table on a day by day basis. We will telegraph as little notice as possible to the Company
  • 7. What the Joint Steering Committee has Decided
    • We Expect everyone to Strike: Full-time, Part-Time, Probationary, Temporary…
    • NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • 8. What the Joint Steering Committee has Decided
    • We will communicate thru our picket captains with each work location the actual day or days when we will strike
  • 9. What the Joint Steering Committee has Decided
    • In the run up to the strike, we will have a system-wide picket at every single base and work location at the start of shift
  • 10. What the Joint Steering Committee has Decided
    • On Strike Day 1:
    • Picket your work location
    • then
    • Everyone head downtown!
    • Car pools-Buses-Trains
    • whatever it takes
  • 11. What the Joint Steering Committee has Decided
    • On Strike Day 2&…:
    • Picket your work location
  • 12. Everyone Strikes No Exceptions
    • Under the NLRB our Strike is a protected concerted action we expect everyone to participate in our action for a fair contract – we will fight and file unfair labor practices if anyone is harassed or penalized in anyway. We are fighting for a better contract and benefits for everyone so we expect everyone to participate !
  • 13. What the Joint Steering Committee has Decided
    • We must assume that the Company will cut off the dues as they have done in the past. We are setting up a process for dues collection. We have done it before and we can do it again.
  • 14.
    • Why don’t we just continue to bargain?
    • Talking is getting us nowhere. Bargaining 101 is that the Company is not scared of the bargaining committee however good they are unless they are thoroughly scared of the membership.
        • 2. The Company is wasting time on proposals that may be illegal. They are desperately trying to get us past the winter months
    • 3. Members all over the system are saying we voted to strike - why has calling a strike taken so long.
  • 15. Picket Captains, Shop Stewards and Activists: Our Duties
    • Communication- Keep our Members informed. Leaflet your work location, make sure all members have the information you have
    • Take the time to talk to younger union members – this fight is about their future. Why should they participate?
    • Recruit more activists (The more the better) Indentify Part-Timers who will help. There are Part Timer Workers, NOT Part time union members. 
  • 16. Picket Captains, Shop Stewards and Activists: Our Duties
    • What materials do you need to organize your work location – Demand you get it 
    •   Be ready to organize a day of action or “Picket Day” that we will use to notify our members of pending work action and how long. This Day may coincide with developments in Bargaining
    • Begin to sign up members for dues collections – The company will stop dues deductions to weaken our ability to fight back for a good contract 
  • 17. Picket Captains, Shop Stewards and Activists: Our Duties
    • Picket Captains, Leads, Shop Stewards & activists will be asked to evaluate their work locations of supporters and non supporters. We must keep everyone accountable for exact numbers  
    • Picket Captains will be given Do’s & Don’ts – We will create forms that help you recruit & schedule members for picket duty. Picket Captains & alternates will be in charge of Picket lines
    • When a strike day(s) or an action is called by the JSC, Picket Captains will be informed in advance of logistics and instructions to give members at all work locations  
  • 18. Picket Captains, Shop Stewards and Activists: Our Duties
    • Under the NLRA a Strike or Work action is protected & concerted activity.  
    • We expect EVERYONE to participate in any actions or a strike.  
    • Picket Captains, Shop Stewards and Activists must document what was said by supervisors and indentify witnesses. We will take all measures necessary to challenge unlawful activity by management
  • 19. Picket Captains, Shop Stewards and Activists: Our Duties
    • Finally, everyone must treat a “picket line” as serious business. A picket line is your new “Work Location” in a fight to defend our Contract for our Families.  We will be in the public view and must conduct ourselves accordingly.  
    • What Else?