Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Why Join a Union?

Forming a union changes the basic power relationship at work. Without a union, employers have almost all the rights. They can change your pay and working conditions at any time as long as they do not violate certain laws, like the minimum wage. Any benefits you receive are at the discretion of your employer.
Once you form a union, your employer cannot make changes in your working conditions unless they are negotiated with you as union members. Any benefits or working conditions covered by your contract are protected by law.
When you negotiate your contract, you and your co-workers decide what kinds of things could be improved at your work site and make proposals to your employer. Your employer is legally obligated to negotiate over most proposals that affect the quality of your work life. A union gives you strength in numbers to improve your pay, benefits, and working conditions.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Welcome Casey's Distribution Center Workers

This site is dedicated to the Casey's Distribution Center workers in Ankeny IA who want to form a union with Teamsters Local 120 and bargain collectively with their employer for better wages and working conditions. In these tough economic times it is stressful for every family when it comes down to what will happen at work. With a Union contract everything is spelled out in writing so that you know exactly what is going to happen at work. With this job security comes peace of mind for you and your family.

The bottom line is if the employees of Casey's Distribution Center in Ankeny IA want a contract they are the ones who will make it happen. Not the Teamsters Local 120. We are here to help you and guide you along the way but this is your Union.

The election will be successful because it is being handled by the workers for the workers... all for a contract.

This will be the official site for all Casey's Distribution Center Workers to cross check any information given out by those who are being paid to stop you from joining Teamsters Local 120.

Please check back here frequently for updates, fact checks and the truth. Feel free to leave a comment if you would like. You can comment anonymously if you would like to protect your identity.