From: (Name Redacted)
To: No Pay MSA
In the email where you stated what you were fighting for, you said you were going to fight for $26/hr across the board along with the other incentives...Glen reiterated that and told us when he met with him that you guys were pushing for $26/hr and that if we unionized, and that it was the agreed upon pay rate, thats what everyone would get across the board...if thats the case, what would be the incentive for us to vote to unionize if you are already proposing $26/hr across the board before negotiations even begin, cutting our pay rate by $9.00/hr?
From: No Pay MSA
You asked us this same question in April and we told you we would never ask for anyone's pay rates to be lowered. The fact that Glen told you this is very serious. He's violated several laws by saying this in the meeting and we will be reporting him to the Federal Government for investigation.
In addition, the email we sent said the starting pay would remain at $26. We never said anything about current handlers pay being lowered. We also believe the pay rate for new handlers in NorCal should remain at $35 just like we told you in April.
Our position is the same as it always has been. We will never lower anyone's pay rates or use it as a bargaining chip. We know there are several areas in the country besides NorCal that have different pay rates and we have no issue with them continuing at that rate. MSA makes more than enough money to allow us all to have a livable wage and the benefits that are required by law.
If you have any other questions, please ask.