Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Evergreen looking for workers. From Canada? And suing ex Pulp Mill CEO?

Evergreen recruits at Harmac. Never heard anything from the company on this one. I was sent this link by a person locally not happy Evergreen is looking outside the area for workers. Seems to me our mill is unique in operating procedures to most pulp mills. Anyone of these recruits would have to start at the bottom of the lines of progression unless they were hired as consultants or management.

The North Coast Journal has not updated their website this morning, but once they do, check out the story on Evergreen suit against Stockton Pacific Enterprise ex-CEO and cronies collecting fraudulent wages. These same people asked the workers to take a 15% wage cut to keep the company afloat! Unbelievable!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

seems like a lot of specialty jobs would be over there could existing workforce fill them richard after 30 plus years could you advance

Anonymous said...

Huh?

Anonymous said...

Maybe you could get Fred Mangels a job. That way he could get off the welfare dole and actually support himself.

Anonymous said...

Is this the same CEO that you had regular communication with after he screwed the entire community and the workers that you now claim to represent? I seem to recall you also talking with him about a employee buyout with out the support of your union. Seems to me Evergreen is looking for qualified workers to move your mill into the future and get away from the culls that they can't get rid of after 30 years. I am sure your management team veiws you as most of your voters do, one giant blowhard.

samoasoftball said...

7:13pm-Yes, the same CEO who proposed a 15% that I publically was against and voted "no" on.

The same CEO whom I told I was going to try to organize a Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) buyout and he agreed to give financial information for the attempt. He (Steve Fleischer) told me the ESOP was bad idea but he would share information. I contacted the AWPPW headquarters for direction, contacted legal counsel who specialized in ESOP's, Banks that financed ESOP's. I was just trying to organize a meeting to take place concerning our options to be held at "our" union hall. Workers loudly rebelled at the idea after the CEO all the sudden did a 360' and wanted to lead the ESOP. Then it got ugly and our local did not want to explore any possiblity of an ESOP.

The same CEO that led the company (Stockton Pacific) that I motioned on our union floor to file Labor charges for violation of the "Warn Act." One of the arguments against my motion was the fact that Stockton Pacific was bankrupt. But later Humboldt County sued and won a $250,000 judgement against that same CEO and company.

That fill in some of your voids, "anonymous?"

samoasoftball said...

7:13pm-Culls with 30 years experience? Those are Evergreen's backbone. If you have a beef with me, that is one thing, go ahead and spew on me. My fellow workers that keep that mill running deserve more respect than you are giving. I sure hope you are not a fellow worker, and if you are, come identify yourself or you are a coward of the worse kind. You can go ahead and say I am a blowhard, and I will agree to a point, but I am identified and transparent.

Anonymous said...

Fred's not Canadian but he has that same dull void look about him.

Shane said...

The article refers to us as "sunny California." Ha! Whoever wrote that has never been here.

Anonymous said...

the sun will shine again when the culls stop drinking the kool aid

Anonymous said...

Well if don't think the Bay Keepers want to shut down the pulp mill and the rest of the Port to commercial shipping read Nichols my word 11/19/2007 that is their goal and they now have someone on the harbor District that supports them.