The Strike Continues...|
General Committees of Adjustment
May 26th 2012
TCRC Local Chairs
Eastern and Western Regions:
THE STRIKE CONTINUES.
Since our last bulletin, dated May 24th, your Bargaining
Committee has met with the Company in the presence of Federal
Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS). We are continually
working to get our members the fair deal that you deserve; however,
the company continues to rely on government intervention to do the
bargaining for them.
Unfortunately, the company continues to lecture us rather than
negotiate. It appears that the fallout from the proxy vote has not
yet settled and is having a great effect on our negotiations.
Your Bargaining Committee would like to say that, reports from
the picket lines, the emailed messages and pictures, the discussions
with the Strike Captains’ and the Local Chairs are encouraging; and
we are very appreciative of your support. The Bargaining Committee
is very proud of each division and the company does not realize how
these issues have brought our membership together.
With regards to the members who have been directed to protect the
commuter trains, again we thank you for helping us in this difficult
time. I’m sure you take no great pleasure working for the employer
while your brothers and sisters continue to picket.
The Company continues to spread misinformation, including the
national news papers and we encourage the Strike Captains to call
their respective contact person for any clarifications that may be
required to ensure the members are getting the correct facts
Keep following the social medias such as Twitter and Facebook.
twitter.com/teamsterscanada & twitter.com/teamstersrail
Teamsters Canada and the National Office continue to assist and
support us fully in our efforts on your behalf.
Your Bargaining Committee appreciates and thanks those members
manning the picket lines standing together in solidarity. We remain
committed to negotiating an agreement that you will find acceptable.
Your Bargaining Committee is in regular contact with your Local
Representatives and will inform them as soon as possible on changing
General Chairman, CTY West
General Chairman, LE East