[QUOTE=Lookout;165015]Nope, it means you are a Captain. Under the NLRB definition of “Supervisor” on a tug, you are not a supervisor.
Any Captain worth his/her salt can motivate crew-members to do their job. If you need some “Label” from the NLRB to accomplish that task, than you are playing right into the owners/bosses hands. The Boss wants you to be a considered a “Supervisor” so he can keep you powerless at work and under his thumb to do with as he pleases, whenever he pleases. If Unions come knocking, with you designated a Supervisor under the NLRB definition, the Boss knows he can force you to train the replacements for your entire deck crew.
Divide and Conquer, it’s how the rich have ruled the masses for century’s. It doesn’t matter what labels the lawyers want to put on us! Wake the F$%K up, put your ego aside, engage the brain, because we are all working-class out here, from the Captains on down to OS level.
If you want a label, stick with the one that has been around for many years longer than the NLRB itself; “Captain”.[/QUOTE]
Well said. 40 years of anti working folks, anti union propaganda from the oligarchs and their partners in congress and the presidency has so skewed peoples thinking that they believe fact is fiction and Joe Boss knows what is best for his minions. Look at how real inflation adjusted wages for most citizens have NOT gone up over the last 30 years and tech jobs outsourced to foreign companies or foreign workers imported to the USA to take away jobs to see how things have been working out,. With this new Trans Pacific Trade Program, which is really a bill of rights for multi-national corporations passes expect to lose millions more jobs and Jones Act to be gutted eventually. Of course Joe Boss and the Wall St crooks are doing all this for your own good.
But the people out of jobs or with pay cuts and working part time will vote the same criminals back in and blame all the falling wages, less employment and fewer individual rights on “welfare” AKA as n**girs, gays, Mexicans ,Isis and the War on Christmas !