Keeping a Tight Line
With Local Business Agent Peggy Whitney
What would happen if my next pay check was reduced by 10 percent and my share of health insurance premiums increased by 50 percent on my next paycheck and every paycheck? What would happen to my actual take home pay?
What would happen to my retirement pension account if my contributions to my Thrift Savings Plan were no longer matched by my employer? What would happen to my retirement?
What would happen if, in addition to the reductions in my pay, pension and health care benefits, my earned sick leave and annual leave was also reduced by 50 percent, and What would happen if I was a young female with a difficult pregnancy or a middle aged man recovering from knee surgery and needed light duty work for 3-4' weeks and my boss told me "there isn't any such thing as light duty-Go Home !"?
What would happen to my bills and my mortgage payment?
What would happen if my 25 years of service was no longer considered Seniority, and
What would happen if there was no such thing as Seniority so, I couldn't bid for jobs, work locations or even work schedules?
What would happen if there is no such thing as Seniority so, Management could mandate me to work, massive overtime, every single holiday, or placed me on a work schedule I couldn't work, and
What would happen if I absolutely couldn't work when Management mandated me to, or I made a mistake and forgot to scan a parcel, and I was fired?
What would happen if I was fired from my job after 25 years of Service and I went to my Union to file a grievance and
I didn't have a Union?
What Would Happen to Me?
What Would Happen to You?
Source: PPA Reprint - The Northern Light (Minneapolis Area Local APWU)