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CBC Negotiation Opening Day

The Union Coordinated Bargaining Committee (CBC) and GE met to start national contract negotiations in Cincinnati, Ohio. – June 3, 2019.

National negotiations were underway today as the Union Coordinated Bargaining Committee (CBC) and GE Company representatives exchanged opening statements this morning. CWA President Chris Shelton, IUE-CWA President Carl Kennebrew and IAM General Vice President Bryan Bryant all made opening statements. (See attached links for Statements). IUE-CWA Conference Board Chairman Jerry Carney, along with Union leaders addressed GE and demanded a fair and equitable contract for the thousands of Union members they represent across the United States. Noted issues included wages, health care and the growing concern of plant closures.
The parties continued throughout the day with both parties’ discussing non-economic issues which will continue into Tuesday. Negotiations will continue throughout June with the current contract set to expire on June 23, 2019.
To view the IAM podcast program from GE opening day featuring an interview with CWA President Chris Shelton, please click the link: https://youtu.be/cc01kBPWDRE