"Enhanced Fight" Rejects Two Tiers
Dear Brothers and sisters in solidarity,
WE ARE ENHANCED Fight. Chrysler Belvidere "Enhanced Temporary
started as temporaries, but our conviction is permanent. A smart man
wrote "There is no seniority date for dignity and justice. There is no
retirement from solidarity. Two tiers are too many." Our innocence is
we are taking the fight to corporate America and our corporate
controlled union leadership.
This fight started before we, as temporaries, were born. During the
Agreement talks at Belvidere Assembly, the membership made a bold move
the first contract proposal.
Fast forward a few weeks, typically the corporation threatened
doors if they didn't accept the demands of the concessionary caucus,
this was minor compared to our UAW Local 1268 president who stood next
the very caucus that uttered threats and implored the membership to
this contract, and they did.
The rank-n-file membership was shown a "highlighted" portion of the
and based upon this, voted the contract in by almost 91%. Attached to
contract was the language that allowed DCX to hire temporary workers.
Ask any Local 1268 member what they voted on and you get, "oh, that was
to vote in the team rotation and JIT concepts."
For to long this local has been led down the path of least resistance
they have finally lost their ability to wager a fight for their own
a Local with over 2500 members that cannot
even manage a quorum to hold
This lack of quorum let Chrysler and our Local
1268 leadership lie to
during our entire hiring process, they collectively wagged the union
in front of our noses, and we sat down for the feast. This is the
we enter as ETE's; this is the backbone we have as support from our
Sadly, it's not enough.
With trepidation, our main goal for the moment has to be the funding of
legal battle, without this blow to our corporate sponsored union
squad our fight will start on bended knees. As many of you are aware,
machine that is solidarity does not rev up quickly, and sadly time is
enemy at the moment.
Our secondary hope in this is to put our brothers and sisters back in
plant. We want, we deserve our chance to live, support, and grow our
union as full members with all the hard fought
freedoms our legends
struggled for. Then WE can bargain, vote, and continue our activism as
We come to you while our backs are still straight, asking for support
beginnings or our struggle.
We are at a quick crossroad in our struggle; we have filed our class
lawsuit against DCX, UAW International and UAW Local 1268. But through
intimidation, rumor mongering and outright lies, all backed by the
"official" status of the people spreading this diatribe have severely
dwindled the number of ETE's we wished to join us.
Our collectively individual pieces of the pie are larger than we can
Our legal fight requires us to come up with $40,000 in the next 30 days
keep the half dozen or so law firms needed to fight one of the "big 3"
We are not idle in this, we are generating fundraisers locally, and we
selling Avon, Candles, Texas hold-em Poker Nights and any other
unique idea that will render support. Our
members are divvying up cash
of pockets that are already strained by our corporate wardens; more
half our numbers are still reeling from being fired and due to the
corporation stall tactics have yet to receive unemployment
have set up a number of ways to receive funds.
Kathy Hungness has set up an Avon sellers account with all monies
being immediately deposited into the Enhanced Fight account.
We have an account set-up at US Bank, please make out checks to
Fight" and send to:
6940 Village Green View
Please feel free to email Kathy or myself with words of solidarity at:
We believe in our struggle, we believe in your struggles, we believe
through solidarity we can send corporate America's
their collective hell. We believe our fight is just, divinely
based on the common morals this country was built on.
"By the people, for the people"
Jeremy Cantrell - Enhanced Fight
Kathy Hungness - Enhanced Fight 815-601-9911