If you are not recieving the USW bargaining updates here is the info to do so. Cards were passed out tonight at the union meeting and CAT Team members will be passing out these cards as well.
SUMMARIES ARE BEING MAILED WITHIN 2 WEEKS! INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS ARE BEING PLANNED TO BEGIN BY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1st.
STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTE
November 13, 2018
Brother and Sisters,
The contract ratification votes have been ratified by an overwhelmingly majority.
Congratulations To All!
- President Mark Lash
October 15, 2018
Brothers and Sisters,
The local presidents met today and voted unanimously to bring a tentative agreement to the membership for a ratification vote. Some of the highlights are:
-4 year contract
-4K signing bonus
- 4% raise for 2018 retroactive to Sept. 1
- 3.5% for 2019
- 3.5% for 2020
- 3% for 2021 (Total 14% raise)
We retained our active benefits packages with no premiums, an increase in the SPT calculation, retiree healthcare saw no plan changes or premium increases.
We will explain more in the coming meetings, summaries, and on the shop floor.
Make no mistake, this CEO wanted to break us like he got away with at Caterpillar. He did not and could not. It is because of all of you, the membership. Your solidarity, hard work, and sticking together is what got us to this point and gave us a strong bargaining position. Stand strong and stand together. - President Mark Lash.