To all Brothers & Sisters of BAC Local 4
On September 15, 2014 the Market Recovery Ballots were opened and counted at the Indy Hall. Local 4 would like to give a big thanks to the two members of our Merrillville Chapter, Arnold Reyes and David Rodriguez. These two members not only came to see the process but they took part in the process from start to finish, including final counting of the ballots which was done by Mr. Reyes and Mr. Rodriguez.
We had a total of 893 Market Recovery Ballots returned. The final vote count was 587 in favor of the Market Recovery Policy, and 211 were against the Policy. There were 95 ballots that were not able to be counted do to the fact that members were not paid up (30) or members did not put IU# on outside of envelope (65).
Local 4 would also like to thank all members that took part in this very important process. Many members say they don’t have a voice or vote. This was a perfect opportunity for the membership to have a voice & vote. The policy was put together after studying and reading all the comments and answers to questions from the membership. Even though we could not please everyone all comments and answers were considered, and the policy changed on more than one occasion. The membership also voted on this issue and now the membership has spoken. The Market Recovery Policy will go into effect January 1st, 2015.
As your President I would like to please everyone, but I realize that is an impossible task. I would like to thank everyone that voted on this Market Recovery Policy and for having the faith in me as your President and Management Committee to see that this program is put into effect, and is used to pick up man hours for you the membership. I promise you the membership, that I will do everything in my power to see that this new policy works, and is done in a fair and equal way.
I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead and I can see the road will be a little rocky at times, but I assure you this as your President Local 4 will continue to work for the betterment of its membership.