Alleyba admits that he is not very proficient is computers. I woould like someone who is capable with computers and has AOL to go to the Cintas (CTAS)stock quote. Under news on July 9, 2003 there is an extremely informative response by Cintas as to the forced attempy by UNITE to unionize the company. As DHB Cintas does not oppose a union. As DHB the employees DO NOT want the UNITE. As DHB they want an election but UNITE refuses to have one. Will someone please post that news release on our board. I think it would be very informative and expresses the views of DHB. Also....they make reference to the fact that UNITE is losing 6,500 members per year. Alleyba says.....what would happen to this country if the leaders of our country were forced on us the same way that UNITE trys to force its union on companies? What has happened to the freedom of choice in this country? It is very very interesting to note that the EMPLOYEES of Cintas have petitioned the NLRB to get rid of UNITE. Deu Dilligence where is your UNITE financial report. Again......I ask that someone post the July 9 Cintas release. Thank you....and remember...Alleyba always speaks the truth and presents fact..Alleyba's statements..unlike those made by "Cartank"& "Atomin-Atomic" are true and not the product of his imagination
In the next few days, Raynor said that UNITE would be launching a nationwide organizing drive among some 30,000 workers at Cintas Corp., a large supplier of corporate logo uniforms, based in Cincinnati. Raynor called the company the "largest, most anti-union employer" in the industry, adding that it has won 39 decertification elections against unions. UNITE has assigned 50 organizers to the coordinated campaign, he said, which will involve putting pressure on the company, suing them, getting sued, picketing them, and picketing their customers, he said. He added that UNITE would be asking other unions for help in persuading their employers not to use uniforms from Cintas. The campaign could take many years and UNITE will spend millions of dollars, Raynor said, but the union will continue the campaign until at some point the company will agree to card-check recognition, he said.
"This will be a financial loser," he said, but added that it's the kind of fight unions have to take on. "It's the right thing to do for workers in that industry--to break the back of this employer," he said.
"We've left alone the most vicious anti-union employers in the country," Raynor said. "Now we have to take on these companies," he added.
Raynor said that unions also have to change the way they operate. He said his union is laying off people in its headquarters as it hires organizers. By the end of the next 12 months, the union will be spending 50 percent of its budget on organizing. "Organizing will be the central theme of our union," he said http://lists.iww.org/pipermail/iww-news/2003-January/001065.html -------
I don't think they'll exactly be rushing out that financial report this year. How many layoffs at the headquarters will it take to offset "millions of dollars" if at the same time they are hiring organizers but losing dues paying members?
The average worker is going to get left holding the bag on this one...as predicted.
Cintas: Congressional Leaders Being Misled by Union 'Letter-Signing' Ceremony Wednesday July 9, 10:42 am ET Cintas Support for Employee Choice Unwavering, Despite Union Effort to By-Pass Democratic Election Process Cintas Employees File Petitions Against Union Harassment
CINCINNATI, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On news of a union-led Congressional letter-signing ceremony, Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS - News) reiterated today its steadfast support of its employees' right to government- supervised elections -- despite union efforts to circumvent the election process and gain representation against the employees' will.
"Our dispute with these unions is not about unionization," said Cintas CEO Bob Kohlhepp, citing that the company already has several hundred employees under union contracts. "Rather, this is about how people are unionized."
"We believe people deserve the right to government-supervised democratic elections," he said, "but the unions want to pressure companies into making agreements to take this right away -- we believe that's un-American."
Unions have stated publicly that they seek to gain Cintas employees as members by circumventing the government-supervised election process, in favor of a "card check" process that is unregulated, unmonitored and fraught with union abuses.
"We steadfastly support employee choice and will never surrender our employees' right to an election -- that is, through deals with unions called 'card-check neutrality,'" Kohlhepp said. "Such deals only circumvent the government-supervised process and rob individuals of their rights to free elections."
Kohlhepp also asked: "What if we elected our public officials by 'card check neutrality'? What if we allowed individual candidates an open-ended period -- of up to 18 months or more -- to collect petition signatures as a means to gain public office, rather than a supervised election? What if we prevented one candidate from speaking out on the issues in a 'neutrality' agreement, while their opponent was free to say anything to get signatures on the petition?"
The company's well-documented policy toward unions is straightforward: "We believe people have the right to say yes, and the freedom to say no, to union membership."
To emphasize his commitment to employee choice, Kohlhepp pointed to recent petitions generated voluntarily by Cintas employees speaking out against union allegations -- particularly statements that the unions speak for all of Cintas employees.
"We are tired of seeing and being continually harassed by (the union) both at our location and outside of our workplace, not to mention the visits to our homes in attempt to recruit support for your union," one of the employee petitions against the union reads. "We hope that (the union) realizes that we are unhappy and indignant by the false information you have circulated in our community and that you recognize that the majority of us are pleased with our jobs and work environment."
Employees at Cintas have generated many such petitions to the National Labor Relations Board and the unions, speaking out against union tactics and allegations. Kohlhepp also noted that the recent unionizing efforts were not initiated by Cintas employees, but rather by a union that is losing 6,500 members a year.
"This clearly demonstrates the union's gross exaggerations about 'workers who are trying to organize,'" Kohlhepp said. "I would hope that our members of Congress will seek the facts before putting their signatures on any document."
Cintas Corporation is the leader in the corporate identity uniform industry providing uniforms to a wide variety of businesses nationwide. The Company also provides a wide range of outsourcing services including entrance mats, sanitation supplies, cleanroom services, and first aid and safety products and services. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a Nasdaq-100 Company and component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. The Company is set to achieve 34 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings.