NLRB Certifies Election and Right to Proceed and Bargain

Collective bargaining is the process in which a group of workers comes together and negotiates the terms of their contracts with one voice. Making their demands, together.

When several people tried to file their unemployment claims on Sunday, November 5th, 2017, there was a issue with choosing the proper options to qualify. Today (11/6/17) the HR staff reached out to the folks at the Oklahoma Unemployment Division and they were told that the problem would be fixed by Tuesday (11/7/17). If you need to file your weekly claim and want to do it on the website, try again tomorrow. Here's the web address:

Charlie "Guy" Abbott, the Local 5010 Bargaining Committee Chairperson suffered a series of Heart Attacks in the morning on Friday, October 20th, 2017. He was flown by helicopter from the hospital in Claremore to the Hillcrest Heart Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he remains currently. Guy is currently progressing slowly, but still remains in critical condition. All of our hearts and prayers go out to Guy and his family and friends.

October Newsletter

Navistar's computer systems had a malfunction and they were unable to take our union dues out of our checks on the first paycheck of the month. They will come out on the paycheck on the 19th. This wasn't the fault of Local 5010 in any way shape or form, but be aware of that deduction next week.

September 2017

     The next general membership meeting is Tuesday, October 2nd, 2017 at 3:50pm at the union hall which is located at 1414 N. Memorial Drive.

Image art by Alex Nabaum
Article originally from the New York TImes 8/12/17
From the The New York TImes Editorial Board

Workers at a Nissan plant in Canton, Miss., picked a bird in the hand when they recently voted against forming a union, and that’s understandable. Veteran workers, who generally opposed the union, make $26 an hour. That is less than the nearly $30 an hour for similar autoworkers in unions at the major American carmakers — but almost twice the median hourly wage in Mississippi.

The Tulsa Bus Plant will have a temporary shutdown on Wednesday, August 30th and Thursday, August 31st. The Company attempted to file a Mass Unemployment claim on behalf of the employees but the State of Oklahoma would not approve as this was not a full week shutdown.

What this means for those off work during Aug 30 and Aug 31 is you will be responsible for filing your own initial claim.