About Local 201

We are the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers/Communications Workers of America (IUE -CWA) Local 201.

Local 201 is made up of approximately 1,600 workers at General Electric-Lynn, Veolia Water in Lynn, Ametek Aerospace-Wilmington, MA, Avis and Budget Rental (East Boston) and Saugus Librarians. Our jobs range from Machinist and Aircraft Engine Assemblers, to Electricians and Secretaries, to Wastewater Treatment Operators, Rental Agents and Librarians. We are part of the CWA, which has 700,000 members in every part of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Local 201 has a proud 86-year history here in Lynn.  Our unified strength allows us to negotiate our wages and working conditions, from who gets what shift to the Health Care Benefits you and your family will have. Our purpose is to improve the lives of workers, their families, and the conditions of the Communities in which we live. We have a 4-year National Agreement with GE and Ametek, 3-year Agreements with Veolia Water and Saugus Librarians, and a 5 year agreement with Avis/Budget group.

This also means speaking for working families in politics, from supporting Union Members who run for City Council or School Committee to electing pro -Labor Candidates to Congress. We have fought Free Trade Agreements like NAFTA that threaten our jobs and have won job training for good jobs for our Members and Communities.

To be effective, we depend upon the participation of our Members. Issues are discussed and voted on by our Members at regular Union Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.