WE THINK NOT!
Recent incidents have caused us to reflect on work rules of conduct and how they should be applied to workers and TAESL management. Should the workforce play by a stricter code than management? WE THINK NOT!
We know you all are familiar with Rule 32 and Rule 34. We have had reason to focus on these lately in representing some of our members. The spirit of these and other work rules is to foster a " safe and productive workplace that ensures your ability to succeed and grow with your job." Is this even possible if TAESL management does not also abide by these two rules? WE THINK NOT!
Lately, the spirit mentioned in the quote above seems to be dimming for us workers. Our union work recently has been concentrated on defending people against trumped up charges, false claims, insignificant infractions and untruths. In fact, so many difficult cases have been manufactured by management against TWU members; we have decided to call in legal counsel to assist our people. We are determined that the best possible representation will be provided to protect our members. Are these workers going to be unfairly persecuted? WE THINK NOT!
What WE DO THINK, is that workers should be respected. They should be given a workplace that is conducive to productive work. This includes a management team that guides and supports them, not one that demeans them, lies to them and searches for ways to sabotage them. TAESL managements actions, or inactions, or both, have demoralized workers and left them unmotivated and angry. Will we stand for this? WE THINK NOT!
TWU members have pride in their work. They are the best source of workplace innovations and procedures. They only ask for workplace rules that are fairly observed and enforced by ALL....workers and TAESL management. Is this too much to ask for a so- called respected international company? WE THINK NOT!
Larry Pike, President, and the Local 567 Executive
Fraud Alert! Targeting Veterans
From: Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO <email@example.com>
Subject: Fraud Alert! Targeting Veterans.
Date: Friday, November 22, 2013, 9:15 AM
The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a fraud alert about a marketing scam that is targeting veterans who misdial the VA National Call Center (800-827-1000) or the GI Bill Call Center (888-442-4551) phone numbers. A marketing company created two phone numbers that differ from the real VA numbers by one digit. If a veteran misdials and calls the bogus number, the answering party will offer a gift card and try to obtain sensitive personal data, to include credit card information. Please note that the VA will “never” ask for credit card or banking information over the phone.
The two bogus numbers are 800-872-1000 and 888-442-4511. Please forward this information to all your members, Posts and friends, and share it on your websites. The bottom line is make sure you know who you are talking to before providing personal information over the phone. The VA has notified law enforcement authorities.
For a list of toll-free VA phone numbers, go to the VA’s Inquiry Routing & Information System webpage at: