Monday, April 6, 2009

Weird Monday And The End Of The Contract

I dunno what just came over me...

This morning, I got up early and did my normal Monday routine, run/leg workout, got home and everything was cool as cucumbers. When I got to work, man, it was like a wave of depression just slammed into me... from the moment I logged into my computer, I felt... a weight. I did what I needed to do, and got out of there as quickly as I could without even talking to anyone.
I don't like this feeling.

Our Union contract reached it's end this past Saturday at midnight. The company and our Union representatives are still at the table trying to come to an amicable agreement.

As I understand it, we (The Union) are just wanting things to remain status quo. The company, however, wants to make some pretty big changes to our health care coverage, how much we pay for that coverage, and a number of other things, claiming the "poor economy" is cause for the changes.

I could understand that if we were someone like GM, but we're not. Our company is still very profitable. We made something like 13 BILLION in profits last year, millions were handed out in bonuses for top execs. Here is how it was put to us in contrast(approximately):
"One of the guys who wants to make you pay more for your health insurance makes 1.2 million dollars every 23 days."

We'll hold out to keep our benefits as they are. Thanks.