Updates

Local 201 membership has voted to accept the 2019-2023 GE Contract offer along with the other IUE-CWA Locals.  Click

The Local 201 Stewards Council Recommendation Vote has just concluded and this informational flyer will be in the shop tomorrow outlining the changes in the TA, results of the recommendation

Brothers and Sisters,                                                                                   

These slides on the new Tentative Agreement were posted on GEworkersUnited.org, August 6th, 2019. These slides highlight the only changes to the previously rejected Tentative Agreement.  Besides these changes, the rest of the Memorandom of Settlement (MOS) is still accurate.

The IUE-CWA GE Conference Board Negotiating Committee met with GE management in an effort to enhance the original tentative agreement. Although the Company did not accept all of our proposed improvements, we are pleased to announce we were able to achieve significant movement in three key areas: healthcare costs; general wage increases; and the reinstatement of cost-of-living- increases (COLA’s).

STATEMENT OF IUE-CWA CONFERENCE BOARD

Brothers and Sisters,

The IUE-CWA GE Conference Board negotiating committee met with GE negotiators today to discuss the key issues in the 2019 negotiations and gave the Company their proposals. IUE-CWA union leaders from Lynn, Schenectady, Strothers, Madisonville, Salem, Bucyrus and Service Centers discussed specific issues affecting members at those sites. The day concluded with GE caucusing to discuss the Union proposals. Negotiations will resume tomorrow morning.

IUE-CWA GE Members:

We have heard from our members; many are anxious for the future, but remain committed to achieving a fair contract. The IUE-CWA represents more GE workers than any other union. Our number one priority has always been, and continues to be, to bargain the best possible contract for our members.

From GE Workers United Facebook:

We have been in talks with GE concerning dates to return to the bargaining table. We were able to secure August the 12th as our starting date. The end date was not discussed, obviously, and will depend on GE’s willingness to address the members’ concerns. We will give a daily update—we will not wait until negotiations are over to give daily updates on our efforts to secure the best contract for our members that we can.

Brothers and Sisters,                                                                                                                      7/23/2019

Contract Update 201 Membership Meeting Thursday, July 25th 12:30pm and 3:30pm @ St. Michael's Hall 25 Elmwood Ave, Lynn MA. 

Business Agent Bill Maher will be reporting back from the IUE-CWA National Bargaining Committee Meeting in Dayton, Ohio.  

The following was posted on www.GEworkersUnited.org today:

201 Contract Update: July 18th 2019

The IUE-CWA is putting out a statement on next steps on the GE Workers United Facebook page on Friday, July 19th. We will repost on our website www.Local201IUECWA.org.