Thursday, May 13, 2010
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Anticipated Forthcoming COP Nationwide Council Action in Support of USW Local 13-857, Ponca City
Members of USW Local 13-555,
You may have heard rumors in the plant of possibly shutting down all non-contractual work activities in support of Ponca City. At this point our Brothers and Sisters in Ponca City have worked since March 31, 2009 on a rolling 24hr extension. Both parties continue to meet on a sporadic basis, with no obvious progress.
At this time the members of the COP Nationwide Council are discussing what actions to take in support of Ponca City. The Billings group, USW Local 11-470, has issued a letter to their management stating that if significant progress is not seen following the scheduled meetings between Ponca City USW Local 13-857 and COP Management in early December they will discontinue participation in non-contractual work activities. At this time, this action is widely supported by the other COP Union sites with which we have been in contact. We hope that progress can be made and none of these actions will become necessary. It is our intention that if there is no significant progress in Ponca City our site, here in Lake Charles, will comply with any Council request in support of Ponca City.
Management is aware of this possible pending action and we will get more information out as our path becomes clearer. Until further notice, feel free to contact any member of your local Workman’s Committee for additional information or clarifications.
Chairman, Workman’s Committee
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
We will be voting on the 2/3 verses 5/4 shifts. If you are in operations, you need to vote on this important item.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
The local has also scheduled a vote on the proposed contract for 25 June. The vote will be at the hall. You can get more information on the vote HERE
There will be more information as it comes in.