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General Electric Unions Preparing for Contract Talks

The entire General Electric Coordinated Bargaining Committee (CBC), a coalition of 11 unions led by IUE-CWA President Carl Kennebrew, recently came together to tour the Evendale GE Facility in Cincinnati, discuss upcoming negotiations, and establish subcommittees.

CBC Chairman/IUE-CWA President Carl Kennebrew set the foundation and provided the vision for the negotiations scheduled to start in June 2019, and IUE-CWA Acting Conference Board Chairman and Lead Negotiator Jerry Carney oversaw the subcommittee meetings.  Bargaining subcommittees and chairs were named during this gathering. The chairs named included IAM Collective Bargaining Director Craig Norman (Retirement Chair) and UAW Representative Gary Jordan (Health and Welfare Chair). IUE-CWA Acting Conference Board Chairman Jerry Carney will also act as the Language and Wage subcommittee Chair.

All the unions of the CBC will make sure their members’ concerns are addressed, and the CBC will work hard to secure an agreement that makes life better for the members and their families.

The GE Bargaining Committee’s Health and Welfare subcommittee also met on February 19 at the UAW Solidarity House in Detroit to work on proposals for upcoming negotiations in June. The CBC main table committee and subcommittees are scheduled to meet again on March 11, 2019, in Lynn, MA to continue the work on preparing proposals and tour the GE Lynn facility.

2019 National Negotiations Preparations Underway

The unions of the CBC, under the leadership of CBC Chairman/IUE-CWA President Carl Kennebrew and IUE-CWA GE Acting Conference Board Chairman Jerry Carney have begun to prepare for the 2019 GE National Negotiations, which begin in June 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. All of the Unions in the CBC are coming together in an unprecedented show of solidarity to visit GE Union Locations and see first hand the tremendous work our members do for General Electric.
The CBC Negotiating Committee has met several times to discuss bargaining structure and the results of the bargaining surveys, and the bargaining subcommittees are for the first time meeting prior to the start of negotiations to help in the formulation of demands.

Daily/weekly bargaining updates will be posted on this site and on the GE Workers United Facebook page. Please check back for more information as we approach the kickoff date.