<!-- --><style type="text/css">@import url(https://www.blogger.com/static/v1/v-css/navbar/3334278262-classic.css); div.b-mobile {display:none;} </style> </head> <body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d5742028\x26blogName\x3dIN+FRATERNAM+MEAM\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://melsantos.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_US\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://melsantos.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d-2412090022613899112', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>
IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Monday, March 15, 2004
THE PERILS OF WORKING IN A UNIONIZED COMPANY
=====================================



i am a Union Steward in one of america's leading airline. we have been part of a big airline union and i was appointd to serve as a Union steward in my department. at first-- i was hesitant because i did not know what to expect and i don't know what to do when confronted by problems. i was asked by the Union Representative in our district to accept the offer and be a Union Steward because the Union Representative said this is the rigt thing to do ---she ---knowing , that i work as a part time para-legal in a law firm.

there were so many cases that i have to represent. each case varies and unique in its own way. my boss and the management staff of of the bldg where i work ---- i know is a little bit hesitant to smile or to even greet me. i dont greet them nor do i look at them when we see each other in the hallway and cafeteria of the office. i always think and always take into practice that they don't pay for my salary and i am a Union Steward to protect the workers have a fair share and equal justice when they are in trouble.

last friday-- one of the agent was being placed into a level that is one step of getting fired. the team supervisors was saying the said agent has not achieve the expected productivity quota that is expected by the company. a hearing was set and i have been assigned to attend and argue for this agent. i was accompaying the Union Representative in the hearing. the case is so simple---but the attitude and the way the teams supervisors acted and the way they talked to the agent made me very upset and very angry.inside the deliberation room--- i gave one of the teams supervisor my rebuttal in paper. i was told that it has to be given to the hearing officer and the way this team supervisor talked to me on how to go about it---made me boil inside and the Andres Bonifacio blood and the Dekada 70 intuition in me came up.

i gave a piece of my mind to this team supervisor and challenge her to take the case to the labor relations and told her that i will still win the case on the grounds of Ethnic Innuendos that was used. we won the case---but my reputation as a Big Mouth Union Steward was now being spread around by this stupid team supervisor. i confronted this woman and told her that i have depositions from two agents about the things that she has been saying about me behind my back and told her---- I will sue her for Character Assasination. the African american community in my dept told me that they will all back me up and even sign any petitions that i will be asking for their signature.

then the Union Representative for the district told me---these are the perils that i have to face everytime i win a case and everytime i sit in conference with the management of this company fighting for the rights of the employees and union members.

i like the Perils and i like to face the challenges. they always joke me that i am a Brwon Johnny Cochran.
posted by infraternam meam @ 4:05 AM  
0 Comments:
Post a Comment
<< Home
 
About Me

Name: infraternam meam
Home: Chicago, United States
About Me: I am now at the prime of my life and have been married for the past 25 years. Sickly at times, but wants to see the elixir vita, so that I will be able to see my grandchildren from my two boys.
See my complete profile
Previous Post
Archives
Links
Powered by

BLOGGER