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,                                                                                   

According to CBC website GE Workers United, and confirmed by updates to the 201 Executive Board from 201 BA Bill Maher, "Halfway through week two of negotiations, significant distance remains between management proposals and union proposals on many important issues."

11 days until contract expiration. No progress will mean a "No" vote. 201 will be holding lunch time flagpole meetings Monday,  June 17th 3am, 11:42am, and 7pm.  

May 30, Plant Gate Unity Rally at GE
We had a great turn out Thursday for the IUE-CWA Local 201 GE Plant Gate Rally to send off our negotiating committee to Cincinnati.  Here are a few of the pictures shot by Isaac Davila and Derek White, more available on our Facebook page.

On May 30th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm IUE-CWA Local 201 will standout and rally in front of the Fairchild gate on Western Ave. 

Show our unity and demands for a fair contract and send off your Union Negotiating Committee to Negotiations in Cincinnati, OH.  Wear your Contract/Union shirts and stand tall! Pass the word through the shop and help bring out your coworkers. YOU are the union!

On May 21, 2019 members of IUE-CWA Local 201 in Lynn, Massachusetts voted unanimously to support a Strike Authorization heading into 2019 GE national contract negotiations. 

“Since 2018 there has been a shift in the labor movement, from bargaining as usual to fighting back.  It is not lost on this union that we are in a historic moment – and labor must get on the offensive to survive.” Adam Kaszynski, President IUE-CWA Local 201

*Note: Contract Ratified by Membership (4/18/19)

Veolia Membership Meeting  Wednesday April 17th 12:30pm and 3:15pm. 

Ratification Vote Thursday April 18th 6:30am-3:30pm in the Plant

On March 14th, 2019 the General Electric Coordinated Bargaining Committee (CBC) met in Lynn, Massachusetts, hosted by IUE-CWA Local 201. All committee members were provided a tour of the Lynn GE Facility. Discussions were led by IUE-CWA Acting Conference Board Chairman and Lead Negotiator Jerry Carney and topics included committee structure, future timeline for negotiations, and upcoming negotiation preparation meetings.

On January 8, 2019 IUE-CWA 201 held a Special Election to replace out-going President Peter Capano and outgoing VP/Recording Secretary John “Jay” Walsh. The Election Committee chaired by David Rybicki over saw the process, and did a great job. Congratulations to President Adam “Kaz” Kaszynski and Vice President Tom O’Shea.