Local 1440

 

 President letter 

Last month we had a very serious accident happen to one of our Union Brothers. He fell around 9 feet and suffered some injuries. It could have been worse, and could have been prevented. Safety this year has been one of our worst in many years and it is hard to understand why we went from our best safety year ever to one that will rank up with the worst.

We all need to work on making safety our number one priority. Nobody wants to go home injured, or worse out in the back of an ambulance. Yet sadly we have seen that a few times already this year. Take the time to assess your job, and what you are working on. When operating equipment make sure you check your surroundings before moving. We all need to do better watching out for each other so we can all go home safe. If you see something that does not look right say something! Let your safety rep or someone in charge know so it can be addressed.

On the Negotiations side of things there has been some progress made but it is still slow going with not much to report yet. Proposals have been passed across the table and right now we are on hold because of scheduling conflicts until the week of the 24th.

If you have not signed up for the email updates on the web page please do so as day to day updates are given.

   In Solidarity – Ben Salazar

    

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#USWMade: Interior Crafts Furniture

Today your Negotiating team continued meeting with the company. So good progress was made by the end of the day and have multiple things to review. The main Negotiating team will meet tomorrow to go over what we have and will meet with the company again on July 1st. 
Please talk with your brother and sisters of the union around you to make sure they too are signed up for these email notices. We will be sending out updates after every meeting, along with updating our website.

Today the committee continued talks with the company. Both sides gave counters to proposals from yesterday. We have made good progress with contract language changes and we will continue talks on next Tuesday.

Please talk with your brother and sisters of the union around you to make sure they too are keeping uptodate.  We will be sending out updates after every meeting,so if you have not signed up for the email please do! we will also be updating this website. Thank you for signing up and keeping updated!

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