Updates

The Activities committee is hard at work on this years Annual Children's Christmas Party.  Santa's workshop has delivered a truck load of gifts to the Union Hall, and preperations are well underway

Local 201 membership has voted to accept the 2019-2023 GE Contract offer along with the other IUE-CWA Locals.  Click here for an article in the Lynn Item: https://www.itemlive.com/2019/08/13/ges-largest-union-votes-to-ratify-contract-lynn-branch-calls-off-strike/

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 votes, membership informational meeting and regular and absentee voting information.

CHANGES IN NEW TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

Wages

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.

Brothers and Sisters,                                                                                   

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.