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November 3, 1977

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! i November 3, 1977 The Glenville Democrat/ Pathfinder 13 THE BIG DAY IS NOV. 4 AT KINNEY'S-SHOE PLANT ** The Big Day is Nov. 4, 1977 at Kinney Shoe Plant (Glenville). For all of our Friends and we do mean Friends, because we have made a lot of personal Friends Working for and with you for Union Representation. On June 15, 1977 a meeting was held with approximately 30 interested employees where we discussed many of their problems and also debated Union representation With the International Molders and Allied Workers Union. At the meeting, we discussed the United Shoe Workers Union of America, and we wre informed by this group that they were not interested. At this meeting these 30 some friends began the in-plant o.:ganizing committee With us and the committee rking together. We were able to file a petition with the NLRB for union representation on behalf of the International Molders and Allied Workers. Then comes Johnny-come-lately, the Retail Store UniOn, attempting to degrade our union. The Molders and Allied workers Union was formed in 1859 giving us 118 years of expertise and With our members producing all types of products, even in the Shoe Industry as such. We have been first with all information to all employees, we were not out making house calls without knowing that the Oct. 7, 1977 election was set aside by the NLRB as the other union was doing. We were at the plant with the information as to the new date that was set Nov. 4, 1977 instead of saying Good Morning with no information. The AFL-CIO is the one in Washington, D.C. for all unions united. How can any one union as stated in the last hand bill that you received from the other union boast what they are doing in Washington D.C.? It is the National AFL-CIO and if the other union is so strong and powerful why did they not control the Oct. 7th election? Our interest is to represent the employees at the Kinney Shoe Plant in Glenville with a guaranteed election by law and without fear. We feel that the strength of people in this plant is you, the Employees. We will c setting a Special meeting for contract proposals and for you to elect your own bargaining committee. CLAYTON E. KISNER i We have been with the people who are trying to get _0000aff International Molders and a Union into Kinney Shoe Company since it first started Allied Workers Union 'epresent us to the company. We had our meetings and Committee with the meeting at the park on top of the hill. We invited the Molder's Union to come down here to and Chairman of the got pledges from the employees of the company and had the election date already set. Out of nowhere, here comes two more unions on the shirttail of the Molder's Union and jumped into the middle of it. They came into town like a herd of young buffalo in the spring time and tried to take over. We are i not company men in any way, but when they filed charges against Mr. Davis it was completely out of place we don't think he would in any way get himself in a like that over a Union going into the shop. We know they have promised you thirteen paid idays a year, complete seniority rights to move you any place in the shop you went to go, voluntary overtime, nnore money, and a schedule would be posted every Friday and it could not vary the follovng week. They TERRY McCLAIN If we may be of any other help, call 462.7366 If you people would stop to think, you would know that we have to have overtime to get out production or the company would lose its orders and there goes your jobs. We can't see the posting of a schedule on the board every week and not varying from it, which would mean if a key person wasn't there, they would have to shut down the whole shop because you can't vary from the schedule and we might have to work one day a month. So people, when you go to vote next Friday think of these things. Decide whether you are going to run the Union or the Union is going to run you. So vote for the Molder's Union where we are the Union and not a bunch of strangers doing the things we should do ourselves. also have their own bargaining committee. They didn't Ome in here and ask us what we wanted, buttold us vvtmt they were going to do for us. One thing about the Molder's Union is that they promise us anything at all except a means of g ourselves to the company to get what we we should have. With the Molders, the bargaining mittee is made up of people you work with every day nd not some complete stranger that doesn't have the Mightest idea as to what you are talking about. THE MOLDERS UNION COMMITTEE