Supression of a Voice



Our VOICE has been slowly but surely put into silence over the years.We must regain that VOICE and never allow it to be suppressed again.

The unions in America were formed to represent and protect the workers and retirees in this great nation of ours. They were to be our bargaining voice and were formed to serve the VOICE of the membership who pay union dues to be heard.

Slowly but surely over the years the union representatives have MADE themselves LEADERS. They have placed themselves to be IN CHARGE of and or IN COMMAND of the membership who pay for representation. Leaders WILL NOT represent. They will lead and take command. The VOICE will NOT be heard.

I would ask why our local union representation will do nothing until they hear from their LEADERS? You have heard this  comment on the television and news many times over the past few months and will continue to hear it. WE must put a stop to it.

THEY ARE NOT OUR LEADERS. They are our representation.

The WORKERS are the LEADERS and pay for representation. Our local union is looking in the wrong direction. They should  be listening to the membership and directing our VOICE "UP" to OUR highest representation.

I will tell you that over the years that I worked for GM/Delphi even management recgonized the role of our union. I was ALWAYS asked if I wanted union REPRESENTATION when warrented. I was NEVER asked if I wanted to talk to my LEADERS.

Have you ever gone to a union meeting to have your VOICE heard? If you talk the talk that our union representation wants to hear, you will see the smiles and pearly whites shining from the podium. You be allowed to talk.

Use your Voice to be heard on a subject that the union representation DOES NOT want to hear and your VOICE will be silenced. You will then see their twisted faces and the fangs will appear in place of the pearly whites. Try it.

Our representation must be held accountable. They must read the bylaws of the UAW Constitution and follow them. They must read our contract books and follow them.

How many of our representatives can go to our contract book and show you where it says in writing what they are telling you? LOL!! Most of them have no clue as to what's in the contract. YOU must hold them accountable!!!!!

WE the membership must get our VOICE back. The VOICE must go "UP" to OUR representatives. THEY ARE NOT OUR LEADERS. The VOICE must go "UP" in order to have democracy within our union.

WE must FIGHT to get this basic right back for our membership. WE want a true democracy not a dictatorship. OUR VOICE has been subdued. FIGHT to get that VOICE back so that you are never left in the dark again.

You have the RIGHT to know what our representatives are negotating or planning in these times of uncertainity. YOUR VOICE IS NOT BEING HEARD. OUR VOICE IS NOT BEING HEARD. WHY NOT!!!

WE ARE THE WORKERS,THE MIGHTY MIGHTY WORKERS. LISTEN TO WHAT WE SAY OR THERE'LL BE HELL TO PAY. YOU can make this happen. Will you? YOU have the VOICE to make this happen. WE have the UNITED VOICE to make this happen.

Do YOU want to make this happen???? Then "ROAR" workers of the world, "ROAR". The courts have been bought and paid for. Our politicans have been bought and paid for.

"ROAR" and be heard. "ROAR" and your VOICE will be heard. The world can't function without the WORKERS. THIS IS TRUTH. "ROAR" and get democracy back. "ROAR" for all of the injustices that are being done to US. "ROAR" and continue to "ROAR" until OUR collective VOICE is heard once again.

No more "FAST TRACK" voting on contracts. NO MORE CONCESSIONS. YOU, the UAW IEB are our representatives. YOU ARE NOT OUR  LEADERS. WE, THE "WORKERS" ARE THE LEADERS. LISTEN TO WHAT WE SAY OR THERE"LL BE HELL TO PAY!!!!!!!!!!

                    In Solidarity
                    John Goschka
                    Local 699 Retiree

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