MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
It is official as most of you know UGWU Local 69 has been lock out by Dominion. All day yesterday the Unions Executive board worked diligently to avoid this work stoppage, including providing the Company the offer to agree not to strike if they would not lock out while we continue to negotiate.
They responded to the offer by locking us out.
The Executive board fully understand the battle we are facing and the mass disruption the Company has placed on us as each of the Board will be facing the same circumstances going forth.
We are scheduled to meet with the Company on Thursday September 8th at noon and a Federal Mediator has agreed to attend and assist in the meeting. Many members are asking what do we do now?
Today we ask members to contact their Steward, Director and or officer for details and direction for picket duty as outlined on the picket schedule. Long term we are asking members to continue to support each other and the Union. I want to assure everyone that the leadership/Executive board will be do everything possible to get our membership back to wok and negotiate a fair contract.
Members communications are essential going forth, stay in contact with your Steward and continually check Facebook and our Webpage for updates as we are committed to providing information as it becomes available. Stay strong and stand together. .