Thursday, May 13, 2010

Saturday, November 14, 2009

COP Action for Ponca Refinery

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. 


In Solidarity,

Leon Royer

Chairman, Workman’s Committee






Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Upcoming Tuesday Meeting

This will be an important meeting. We will be special called meeting for the nomination for International Officers. Also on the 8th, from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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.

Vote on Shift Choice at LCMC

We will vote Tuesday (8 September 2009) on whether to stay on the 4/5 shift or switch to the 2/3 shift. The vote will be from 6AM to 8PM. Tuesday is also the day of our regular monthly meetings.
If you are unable to vote on Tuesday, you we will have absantee voting on Thursday and Friday (3rd and 4th) of this week. Absantee votes can be cast from 1PM to 5PM on both days.
See you Tuesday.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

You Said Yes

It's all over. You have voted to approve the new contract. I will post more information as I get it.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Here It Is

The first thing that I hope you will look at is this letter from Leon. It is a good introduction for what follows.

Here is the Tentative Agreement Package.

If you want to cast an Absentee vote, you can find out how by going HERE.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Special Meeting Called

A special meeting has been called June 22. It will be held at the Westlake American Legion Hall. Click on the ling for more information: HERE

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.