Why are we escalating?
January 12, 2020
” “Our escalation now comes after months of acrimony at the bargaining table and toxicity in the workplace. It comes after our membership has had to withstand disrespect and intimidation. It comes after seeing our managers forced to choose between being imprisoned at the plant during this lockout or be fired. ” “Read More.
What is the National Pattern?
January 3, 2020
” “This approach to bargaining ensures fair competition across energy industry workplaces.” “Read More.
How to Run a Refinery…?
December 29, 2019
” “…turnarounds are over-planned to do half as much work with twice as many people, for way more money in twice the time! ” “Read More.
The Case for FCL Employee’s
December 27, 2019
” “The real issues have been obfuscated through misunderstandings, partial truths missing context and red herrings. So, in order to cut through the noise, I would like to humbly put forward the four real issues ” “Read More.
What’s on the Table: More Truth
December 20, 2019
” “Workers are being forced to choose between one gutted pension and one that’s half the value of the current plan.” “Read More.
December 20, 2019
” “Pension security compared to wage increases and benefits, because we are here for the long haul. Our dedicated workforce put the care in career and are invested in the Co-op Refinery.” “Read More.
How Much is a Billion, Anyway?
December 15, 2019
” ” If you put it in the context of time, 1 million seconds is about 12 days. One billion seconds is just shy of 32 YEARS.” “Read More.
What’s on the table: The Truth about Sustainability
December 13, 2019
” “Co-op’s fight is not about financial sustainability. It is about power. About weakening a workforce and union. About racing to the bottom. ” “Read More.
What’s on the Table: The Truth about Pensions
December 12, 2019
” “$2.5 billion in profits, in the last three years, means we can handle it. We made record profits even though we made extra Pension payments.” “Read More.
What’s on the Table: The Truth about Wage Increases
December 11, 2019
” “A wage increase equivalent to the national standard of 11.75% should not be cancelled out by stealing from our pensions and savings plan by 17.5%.” “Read More.
December 2, 2019
” ” With the trailers now rolled in east of Section V, a stone’s throw from millions of barrels of explosive hydrocarbons, the “scab” word is getting thrown around more and more. ” “Read More.
Billion Dollar Brainstorm
November 28, 2019
” “During our last negotiations, CRC spent $80 million dollars on their BCP program without a second thought. What will it cost them this time in their effort to gain $28.02 million in concessions?” “Read More.
Skin in the Game
November 22, 2019
” “We stay awake all night in minus 40 keeping the plant running, we put out fires and find ourselves in tense and dangerous situations our whole careers. We would like to think the Company’s Bargaining Committee understands what we go through, but it’s evident they have no idea.” “Read More.
November 20, 2019
” “When you have integrity, nothing else matters. When you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters. ” “Read More.
November 18, 2019
” ” What about all the fires, explosions and power failures we have experienced in the last decade? It was the loyal employees who work at Mother Co-op who responded and put themselves in harm’s way to keep this place running ” “Read More.
Refinery Workers Demand Respect
November 17, 2019
Co-op or Big Business?
November 17, 2019
” “These are the workers that pulled the refinery through some very tough and dark times. The same employees that ran towards the fires and explosions of 2010 and 2013. These are the employees that left their families on Christmas Eve to help get the plant running after a freeze up and a large-scale explosion and fire.” “Read More.
Have You Heard Our New Radio Ads?
November 12, 2019
October 30, 2019
” “It is extremely dangerous and naive to think this BCP team – under stress, fatigue, little experience and less staff – will be able to safely navigate abnormal operations when they go wrong.” “Read More.
Understanding the Present by Looking at the Past
October 29, 2019
” “It took a lot of work to get over the operational problems and FCL should be thankful that all of the employees involved with the successful operation of the upgrader and later expansions have allowed FCL to have net profits of close to $1 billion per year.” “Read More.
CRC, Sears and Nortel: CAN WE REALLY COMPARE THEM?
October 23, 2019
” “Based on the facts it’s abundantly clear that we are not Sears or Nortel. We are not facing impeRead More.
nding doom so the company’s ‘key message’ must be ardently dismissed. ” “
We Have Our Answer
October 15, 2019
” “Like last time, it appears the Company would rather take from us by force.” “Read More.
Why the Union wants you to have a Choice and Protection
October 10, 2019
“”We simply want pension security for those who choose the DB pension like they were promised when they began working at the plant.” “Read More.
The Importance of a Union
October 3, 2019
” “Everything the union fights for is similar to why the Co-op came into existence in the first place. ” “Read More.
Why does the Company believe we need to accept double digit concessions?
October 1, 2019
” “They are still selling gasoline, they are still making diesel, they are still profiting a Billion dollars a year, but you may need to work for another 5 or maybe even 10 years to make up the loss.” “Read More.