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Veolia Contract Report #4

 

IUE-CWA LOCAL 201/ VEOLIA

 CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS REPORT #4
           MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010
 
 
On Friday, April 23 the Company made their first counter proposal from their original position.
 
The Union reviewed the proposal for quite some time. Both sides withdrew
some smaller contract language proposals and reached agreement on a few such proposals.
 
The Union then responded as to what was acceptable and not acceptable
in the Company’s counter offer. Here is a brief summary.

Employee Free Choice Act: Critical Legislation

The most important piece of labor legislation since the 1930s is in front of the US Senate right now.  It has become almost impossible to organize unions today, since companies routinely intimidate workers.  Threats to close the business, “captive audience” meetings, and outright firings often turn a majority of workers who want a union into a minority.  For example, a hospital worker who was trying to bring in a union was pulled into a meeting with four managers who told her that if the union won an election they would never get a contract, the workers would be forced out on strike, and the cancer patients the workers cared for would have no one to care for them. Then, if workers manage to survive those tactics, companies stall and stall and never agree to a first contract.

AMETEK Contract Reports

LOCAL 201 MEMBERS VOTE TO APPROVE
NEW AMETEK CONTRACT 89% to 11% 

     After 2 extensions and about 20 bargaining sessions, on Monday, July 28, IUE-CWA Local 201 finally was able to reach a “tentative” Contract Settlement with Ametek Aerospace on a new 4 year pact.

GE Announces Sale of Gear Business

Predict End of Work by September ‘09

     The possibility that Local 201 had anticipated for more than a year became reality when GE Supply Chain VP Scott Ernest announced, in a communication on July 2nd, “the sale of select product lines of our gear manufacturing business to Philadelphia Gear”.

Hourly After Hours Training

GE initiates the first phase of its Internal Training Program in Lynn.

Dues and Budget Considerations

By Business Agent Ric Casilli

     I reported to the April Membership meeting that we not only had a balanced budget in 2007, but realized a surplus for the Local of almost $62,000 with close to a $1.5 million budget. I also presented a 2008 “guideline” budget which, if followed, could realize about a $12,000 surplus at the Local level.

Turn America Around - Unions & Health Care

AFL-CIO Calls for Right to Join a Union and to Health Care<
     TURN AMERICA AROUND!!

BA Casilli: Serious National Dues Issues to Hurt IUE-CWA Locals

BA Column
(Local 201 News, 1/15/08)
By Ric Casilli
SERIOUS NATIONAL DUES ISSUES TO
HURT IUE-CWA LOCALS

In Memory of Local 201 Treasurer Arthur Walls

IUE-CWA LOCAL 201 TREASURER
OCTOBER 8, 1944 – NOVEMBER 23, 2007

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