From: Codling, Antonia
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 3:15 PM
Cc: ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: RE: 1199 members in the Bronx have been told ZERO about the proposed “adjustment”
I do not question the integrity of the EB or any of its members. However, I still think the better, more democratic practice of the EB should have been to allow for discussion at the Joint Council before calling a membership vote. There was a way to put this question to the members to satisfy many of the concerns that have been expressed.
I agree that ALAA should coordinate it’s efforts on this matter with 1199. Though I was not here in 1994, I am told that when ALAA called for a strike, 1199 members supported ALAA by not crossing our picket line. If we vote “yes”, before an official offer is even made to 1199, we will undoubtedly take away any power 1199 has in their negotiation with management.
It is important to note that the EB does have a meeting tentatively scheduled for Wednesday in the event our membership votes, “No” on this proposed payroll change.
This proposed payroll change has seemed to cause more disharmony instead of unification amongst our members, and has the potential to cause the same with 1199.
In Solidarity with Democracy