Brothers and Sisters
I wanted to give everyone an update on the offsite repair issue going on in Milton. The Company has made their position very clear and they think this work does not belong to the local union.
As I stated in my first letter this off site Center was never discussed with the local union; what a total lack of respect.
The b-shift reps and I went to Manheim this morning and we have shut the operation down.
I informed the Company this is our work and this operation must stop immediately. The company informed me that I do not have the authority to do this and my reply was “too bad we’ve already done it”.
I spoke with upper management at Ford Dearborn and their position is also this work does not belong to us and they are not prepared to change their position.
I have contacted the National Union looking for some assistance and as of yet we still do not have a resolve.
I will keep you posted as things progress. Hopefully we can come to a resolve without further conflict.
Unifor Local 707