“Let me be clear, neither DZ Atlantic nor Bartlett have been willing to negotiate higher wages without involving the NLRB. They continue to be the low bidder and subsequently do not want to pay you a living wage. We have received no response from either of them until we brought in the NLRB. At that point, they can no longer ignore your requests. Remember that important point when it comes time to vote. “
The above quote was taken from the NPUA’s Propoganda Site on Nov 3, 2010…
Once again the NPUA Management throws out blatant falsehoods and half truths. Why? Because they think the majority of you are too ignorant to know the truth or too blind to see their propaganda for what it is. They want you to just sit back and open wide while they spoon feed you this drivel.
How does the NPUA think wages have been increased over the years without their influence…magic? Now I can’t and won’t speak for Atlantic but I can tell you Bartlett has never ignored the requests and needs of our workforce when it comes to compensation packages – When Bartlett got into this industry y’all were on 1099’s, Bartlett changed that. Bartlett was the only vendor in this business to pay advanced per diem and is still one of the few that will advance you Perdiem when you first arrive on a site. Bartlett was the first company to introduce good, affordable health care. Bartlett was the first to introduce a 401k plan limited though it may be, Bartlett has always championed the highest wages our clients will allow us to bill for and we are constantly in a fluid state of negotiations with our clients to increase compensation packages, i.e. wages, diem, bonuses, benefits, etc…
The NPUA states that “We have received no response from either of them until we brought in the NLRB” – of course they had received no response from Bartlett prior to them involving the NLRB. The reason why is because they never contacted us to begin with. Their way of contacting us is force a vote and then demand a re-vote if it doesn’t go their way.
Quote from Retread on nukeworker.com on Nov 3, 2011
“Eric, if as you say, you want to pay $35 an hour, why are you afraid of unionization”
Retread, I am in no way “afraid” of Unionization, I am against Unionization by this “Union”. Here are a few of the reasons why…
1. The way this “Union” uses falsehoods and half truths to con the workforce – remember I, as an employer, am held to tell the truth by the NLRB when it comes to organization attempts where as the “Union” can say anything they want be it truthful or not.
2. The way this Union attacks Bartlett
3. I’ve seen who has “worked” under this Union and truthfully it only makes Bartlett look good having the majority of them work for someone else.
4. The way this Union treats technicians with genuine questions and concerns
5. Their questionable record – so far they have been affiliated with 2 companies that no longer have anything to do with them – that alone makes me leery of this group…
I personally don’t see a “Union”. I see a business venture disguised as a Union that only cares about how much money they can put in their own pockets. Listen to their message – all they promise and talk about is higher wages, they don’t talk about benefits like affordable health insurance, dental insurance or retirement plans – benefits don’t put more money in their pockets, wages do.