What the company will tell you about contracts:
The union can’t guarantee you anything and you may lose wages and benefits with the union, or that you may have to start negotiations with a blank sheet of paper.
The Truth is:
YOU have a right to negotiate a contract that is legal and binding and indeed does guarantee you the wages, benefits and working conditions that you deserve.
In accordance with Federal Laws (NLRA), once our union election date was established, our wages, fringe benefits and our terms and conditions of employment were frozen. After we win our union election we will be able to commence contract negotiations with everything intact as it is today.
If managers claim that negotiations start from a BLANK piece of paper, tell them the Supreme Court DISAGREES BARGAINING DOES NOT START FROM SCRATCH
With union representation, employees have a true voice. Once employees choose a union, their employer cannot make any changes to wages, benefits, or other terms of employment without bargaining with the employees’ union. U.S. Supreme Court – NLRB v. Katz, 369 U.S. 736 (1962).
Therefore, employer statements to employees during an organizing campaign that bargaining will “start from zero” or “from scratch” or “with a blank sheet” violate federal law because they threaten employees with the loss of existing benefits. National Labor Relations Board – Conley Trucking, 349 NLRB 308 (2007).
Bargaining doesn’t start from scratch – it starts from the status quo, with employees finally having a true voice to demand improvements.
The only way to protect your wages and benefits from the whims of management is to vote “Union Yes.”
What is your wage next Year?
How about the following Year?
How much will your Health Care cost?
Will you have Health Care?
Will you have a Retirement?
How about Health Care after you Retire?
Protect yourself and your family by forming a union
with your co‐workers and negotiating a written contract.