Creating loyal customers for life
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
TODAY’S QUOTE: “The face is the mirror of the mind,
and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the
- Saint Jerome
A LETTER FROM PAUL COBURN
We have been informed that the Local 808 leadership has planned a rally on Friday, February 26th in protest of the
closure of the Division. This rally is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m., which coincides with the time when most of our
employees will either be coming to or going from work. We have asked the union leadership to make certain that
the entrances and exits to our property are clear to ensure safety of our employees. We have told the union that
they do not have permission to utilize our property in any manner and have expressed concern over safety along
the highway. The last union rally at the Division led to two automobile accidents on Highway 41.
We understand that the union’s purpose is to encourage Whirlpool to revisit the decision to close our Division. We
have reminded the Local 808 leadership that the decision to close is final and is not under further consideration.
In the last six months we have delivered strong results in spite of having to see a good deal of our equipment
taken out of the building and moved to its new location. I believe that it is a testament to your character that you
have continued to work hard to preserve the positive reputation of the Evansville workforce during this period.
With this in mind, we have shared our concern with Local 808 leaders that these negative activities will only ham-
per employees when they look for future jobs. The entire community is aware and sympathetic towards the situa-
tion we all face. We fear that potential employers will view the actions of a few and determine whether they would
want to hire any of Evansville Division employees in the future. We hope that this is not the case, but think it is
certainly a consideration.
Since the announcement, we have operated extremely well working tog