The results of the National voting of IUE-CWA Locals is now up on geworkersunited.org. They are reporting that IUE-CWA Local nationally have ratified the proposed new 4 year agreement by a 70% to 30% margin.

The IUE-CWA Local 201 Lynn membership results on the proposed package are as follows:

ACCEPT - 530     (32%)

REJECT - 1,128 ( 68%)


There was an extremely high Local 201 Membership turnout for the vote - it was 89% of the Election Committees eligible voter count and 92% of the National's Local 201 official "per capita" count of 1,798 membership (In line with IUE-CWA rules - all 1,798 votes go into the rejection column in the National vote tallies for the IUE-CWA). 

IUE-CWA Local 201 had a 68% REJECTION VOTE. It is being unofficially reported that a number of other IUE-CWA Locals also voted rejection, including the Madisonville Kentucky Aviation plant. The UNOFFICIAL report is that Madisonville, KY voted to reject by a margin of 63% -37%. We believer that plant had a per capita of somewhere between 500-600 members.

There are also unofficial reports at least one other small local (possibly more) may also have voted rejection. We shall get more details during the next few days and post them here.

Local 201 will continue these reports on the Contract over the next few weeks to give more voting results and what the details of the new Contract's impact shall likely be going forward on our plant. It clearly will be a challenge, especially in light of the number of Lynn 201 members who will likely retire in 2011 under this agreement. This agreement has many features that may help some of our current 55 year and older workers but shall also create a major skill, productivity, and business problem for the Company and us going forward in the way this agreement was structured and where this Contract actually put monies - for early retirements with no replacement features. The package clearly was NOTvery helpful to the Lynn plant, leaving aside the major negative issues of the new hires, loss of SERO (will mean more job loss) and new high deductible health care plan.

The IUE-CWA Local 201 EXECUTIVE BOARD sincerely thanks our members participation in the voting process and is extremely happy with the support from our members ON THE REJECTION OFTHIS CONTRACT'S CONTENT and DESIGN and why it was not a good agreement for Lynn, the country or the future of GE workers young, middle age or older.

Thanks for your support! 

We will continue update -so stay tuned.