Bob Litkenhus has been appointed Safety representative for our local. The safety committee has been appointed, Danny Harris (Pickling) Todd House(TPM) Harry Claise (CCM Maint) and Dave Brazelton (CCM) If anyone needs anything you can reach Bob at email@example.com
Safety does not discriminate, machinery does not care what race you are, male or female, or rank and file it will injure us all the same. Please if you see an unsafe act or witness ANYONE doing something unsafe please confront the situation. If your procedure says to do a job and their are safety or environmental concerns please question the situation. Insubordination is considered when you refuse to do a safe work task, questioning the safety of a task is not insubordination. If you ask your shift manager if something is safe to perform and you disagree with his or her decision please contact any elected official immediately. SAFETY AUDITS SAFETY AUDITS SAFETY AUDITS... IF YOU ARE ASKED AND ARE BEING TOLD YOU ARE ABOUT TO HAVE A JSHA AUDITED ON YOUR WORK PERFORMANCE PLEASE SEE THE WEINGARTEN SECTION BELOW........
WE HAVE COPIES OF WEINGARTEN CARDS AVAILABLE PLEASE USE THEM.
PLEASE READ!!!!! AFTER THE DISCIPLINE IS HANDED OUT AND INVESTIGATIONS HAVE TAKEN PLACE IS NOT THE TIME FOR YOUR UNION REPRESENTATIVE!!! WHEN THE QUESTIONS OF WHAT HAPPENED ARE BEING ASKED IS WHEN YOU NEED YOUR UNION REPRESENTATIVE!!!
Know Your Weingarten Rights:
They apply only during investigatory interviews. An investigative interview occurs when: management questions an employee the employee has a reasonable belief that discipline or other adverse consequences may result. The employee can request union representation before or at any time during the interview. An example of this type of interview is when we have an incident and you are asked to write a brief description of what happened. Yes they will say its so they can just have a clear idea what happened but it is also a form of investigative interview so remember don't hesistate to ask for your representation! When in doubt ASK!!!
If then employer denies the request for union representation and continues the meeting, the employee can refuse to answer questions. Stewards must be allowed to advise and assist the employee in presenting the facts. Remember - an employer does not have to inform an employee that he or she has a right to union representation - YOU MUST ASK FOR YOUR UNION REPRESENTATION IF FOR ANY REASON YOUR ARE DENIED REPRESENTATION CONTACT ANY STEWARD, EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, OR CALL MY CELL IMMEDIATELY! IT IS NOT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE ITS MANAGEMENT'S SO IF YOU ARE EVER TOLD TO FIND YOUR OWN REPRESENTATIVE WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS ASAP
DRUG TESTING FOR INCIDENTS AND VEHICLE SEARCHES ARE ALSO A FORMS OF AN INVESTIGATIONS AND YOU ARE ENTITLED TO REPRESENTATION Also asking for a written statement on a event that took place is a form of investigation as well so if you are asked to give a written statement contact your union steward or board member prior to submitting anything in writing
Arbitrations and Grievances Joe Peters has been appointed as the grievance committee chair for our local. firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be reaching out to stewards in the near future. If anyone is interested in becoming a steward please let Joe know. We have openings on all committees including contracting out and training if anyone is interested in these committees let us know
Upcoming Calendar of events
February 7th Union Meetings
We have a new Chaplain Committee Chair, I want to thank Jason Robertson for volunteering to fill the vacancy. The chaplains committee has done an excellent job in helping our membership during times of need. I want to thank all of them for the great work they are doing for our local. If anyone has anything going on please contact Jason Robertson or any committee member.
His email is Jhrobertson7272@gmail.com
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You can reach the following executive board members and reps on their respective crews.
B Crew JAy Keener cpl B Crew Perry Weedman Mat Movement B Crew Tommy Sevastian Cpl D Crew Eric Adkins Skilled trade Rep D Crew Rick Ditto ext. 6665 D Crew Material Movement Joe Peters (grievance committee chair) D Crew Material Movement Bob Litkenhus ( Safety Committee Chair)
As always you can reach me via my cell at 270-314-6792 as well. No matter what the issue big or small remember we are here to help you. We appreciate the continued support and thank you for all your feedback and comments. It is our local and everyone's participation is crucial for its success. If anyone has anything they have concerns about, issues, or things they want to see happen or change please let us know!!!