Bargaining Update Monday June 15, 2015

Bargaining Update Monday June 15, 2015

The small table and subcommittee meetings began this morning, with lead representatives from UE, IBEW, IAM, and UAW at the small table with Chairman Bob Santamoor, Secretary Vinnie Vines, IUE-CWA President Jim Clark, and the GE lead negotiators.  The small table discussions centered primarily on structural issues like how the subcommittee recommendations will be handled at the small table.

The remainder of the IUE-CWA bargaining team members attended subcommittee sessions to set demand priorities for tomorrow’s bargaining sessions on pension and medical and non-economic contract language demands.

PLEASE NOTE: Bargaining updates will provide members with a general overview of the daily negotiations. All contract negotiations occur “at the table” with designees that management assigns, and with representatives that union members elected/appointed. Historically, bargaining does not happen externally—on websites, within social media, or with local supervisors/management. Our bargaining priorities have been methodically prepared with member surveys and elected officers, and are presented “in-person” at the daily negotiations. The bargaining process starts out slowly, and increases as the negotiations near the June 21, 2015 contract expiration date. Members are encouraged to remain connected to official union communications, and continue to display solidarity and unity in support of our CBC bargaining team.