7+ year employee of VSE Corportation
Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Former Employee) – Hamel, IL – September 26, 2013
Work day began with a morning safety meeting. Then we worked in our assigned areas for refurbishing military ground equipment.
The local management was self serving, kissing butt to upper management, not looking out for the workers on the shop floor. This put in place our collective effort to organize, and become members of the Machinist union for our location.
We all say pay increases, better benefits and better subsidies. After Sr. Management reviewed our contract, and refused to pay what is owed to several workers, we fought them. Now our location is closed in Hamel, IL.
Management only cares about units going out per month, above the health, and safety of the employees.