Summary of the Job Security Parts of the Tentative Agreement
Company commits to 1 for 1 backfill for natural attrition from Plant IV from the date of execution of this agreement until the expiration of the current national Contract.
Company agrees to immediately post 50 daywork job openings in Plant IV where there has been a long term “hiring freeze” in effect.
Company commitment to invest in Lynn Plant IV $3 Million in 2014
Company commits to invest $6 Million in all Lynn Manufacturing areas in 2015.
Company commits to invest $6 Million in all Lynn Manufacturing area in 2016.
Company will modify Samsung agreement from a 50/50 split to a 75/25 split where we will manufacture and assemble 75% (increases hours by about 6,300 hours in 2015 across the whole River Works site).
Company commits to New Product Introduction (NPI) for blisks, diffuser cases, and disks from now through 2015 (estimated 60,000 hours of new work).
Company commits to additional NPI work on spools, liners and spool disks for an additional estimated 30,000 hours between now and 2015. This is work currently being completed at other sites and/or outside suppliers.
Company agrees to a Plant IV Jobs sub-committee with a focus on 18 specific parts listed in the agreement as “Initial Farm-in Opportunities”. Involves numerous operations.
Company agrees that the sub-committee can also discuss immediately 10 additional specific part numbers listed in the agreement as “Additional Farm-in Opportunities Requiring Process Improvements”. Involves numerous operations.
CONVERSION OF PIECEWORK RATES TO DAYWORK RATES
There are currently 14 piecework classifications with IR rates attached to them. Ten (10) of these piecework rates will go over from the same numerical IR rate to an identical R rate. (Example: IR 19 Lynn PW Turret Lathe will become R19 Auto Lathe.)
Four (4) of the piecework rates will convert to higher daywork rates. IR14 Machine Operator will go to R17 Punch press. IR14 Processor Bench will go to R17 Sheet Metal. IR 17 X-Ray/Chip Removal will go to R23 X- Ray and IR17 Radial Drill will go to R19 Milling.
There was much work that went into this agreement over 6 months of hard bargaining. You never get 100% of what you want but we got much of it. More importantly, we gave our membership a fighting chance to weather the volume drop, increased farm-in & new work and gave our plant the opportunity to compete for work in the upcoming years increasing the odds of the survival of the River Works plant.
201 MEMBERSHIP SECRET BALLOT VOTE AFTER PRESENTATION ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014 @ 12:30PM and 3:30PM at ST. MICHAELS HALL ON 25 ELMWOOD AVE., LYNN, MA.
Ric Casilli Alex Brown Pete Capano Business Agent President Vice President
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