Why do we need a union in here? Well, things are not good and if anything they’re getting worse. Sure we have an “open door policy,” but I would love to hear from someone who has benefited from it. Let’s look at some of the reasons why we need union representation. As Teamsters we will participate in our contract negotiations and finally have a real say in our future. How about sick days? Imagine having sick days just like the majority of the work force. It's ridiculous that we don’t have sick days, even more so that we get written up or are told calling sick is an unexcused absence. If you don’t want any kinds of warnings in your file you better not get sick. If organized we would be able to use our sick days whenever we want!
How about better benefits? Currently paying over $100 a week for benefits. Those of us who are supporting families on this coverage kiss 20% of your paycheck goodbye. As Teamsters we would have better health and benefit packages negotiated for us. There would be no way we would be giving up 20% of our paycheck away.
What about retirement? Yeah, we would actually get the chance to RETIRE from Conway! 401k is a joke, that money being "invested." Anything being tied up to the performance of the stock market is too risky to count on for our retirement. We need a pension that the company puts money into, that we know will be there no matter what. We help this company make record profits and all we get is a 2.5% raise. Then they turn around and will increase what we pay for our health and benefits.
It’s time to organize!