Alpha’s Position on Unions
Posted by Ellen Smith on July 19, 2011
Sign posted at UBB — where 29 miners died in April 2010. Now owned by Alpha Natural Resources:
(We have a call into Alpha)
OUR [Alpha] POSITION ON UNION REPRESENTATION:
Unions do not provide jobs nor ensure job security. They never have and they never will. Only successful companies like ours will do that for you.
We urge you to never sign a “Union Authorization Card” a legal document that gives the union the exclusive right to act on your behalf.
Signing a Union Authorization Card is like signing a blank check. You will not know what it is going to cost you or your family in the future.
You have a right Guaranteed by Federal Law to Refuse to sign a Union Card. If anyone ever asks you to sign such a card you have the right to refuse to sign it. All you have to do is say NO.
UNIONS are a business. They need monthly dues and assessments from employees to survive.
We believe you need to keep all of your take home pay and not share it with any union for costly union fees, union dues, union accessements or fines. You should keep your hard earned money for yourself and your family.
We pledge to keep our lines of communication open for you to talk to your immediate supervisor, Superintendent, or the Company President anytime you feel the need to express a complaint, gripe, or concern about a problem or need a question answered.