Upper management has a demonstrated disdain for all things union including their people.
Support from management
Management threw the entire union team out in the streets before we even had a chance to vote on a new collective bargaining agreement.
Freedom to work independently
When the company is not trying to destroy decades of benefits, we can work somewhat independently.
Great lip-service regarding employee input. Actual respect for it...not so much.
Attitude towards older colleagues
The company would love nothing better than to exit all senior employees to save a few dimes on their bottom line, even though they had 24% profit last year.
Yet another area that the Company is seeking to damage in this contract negotiations.
Overall compensation for your work
The company is in a constant process of attempting to dismantle every aspect of compensation and to break the Union.
Office / Work Environment
I'm certain there will be plenty of residual tension once this lockout is over.
1200 union employees are in their 3rd month of being locked out even as the pipelines that need replacing are leaking in hundreds of locations. Natural gas escaping into the atmosphere daily is not exactly environmentally friendly.
Union employees had the health care rug pulled out from under them by the union 5 days after the company locked them out.
Much better than it should be...if only the general public knew the truth.
One of the cornerstones of the Union that the Company is trying to do away with is job security.
Under-trained replacement workers are violating personal and professional safety procedures on a daily basis.
The work is very challenging. It's even more challenging when the Management has no respect for it.
Suggestions for improvement
- I think the entire company would benefit from American ownership rather than being owned by a London-based firm.
What I like about the company
My co-workers are decent, hard working people and my direct manager is good man and a good supervisor, even though he gets very little support from upper management.
What I dislike about the company
Upper management has proven undeniably in this current contract negotiation that they have concern only for the dollar, and absolutely none for the lives of their employees and their families.