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CBC Negotiations Day 16-Thursday June 20

CBC SUSPENDS NEGOTIATIONS. GE NOT BARGAINING ON KEY ISSUES

​The current GE contract with the Union Coordinating Bargaining Committee (“CBC”) composed of the IUE-CWA, UAW, IAM,USW, IBEW and IFPTE, expires on June 23, 2019. GE and dozens of International and Local representatives of these unions have been locked in negotiations in Cincinnati, Ohio since June 2, 2019. The parties have met every day since then and have discussed, researched and deep dived the entire range of issues under the collective bargaining contract.

​At this point, the Company has agreed to some minor improvements to the contract but the key issues of wages, overtime, health benefits and retirement have not yet been agreed upon. The parties met today and the Company provided an amended Overtime offer and a proposed wage package. Both are entirely unacceptable to the CBC Unions and our members.

​It has been 50 years since the last contract strike at GE but we have not forgotten how to fight for our rights. IUE-CWA Conference Board Chairman Jerry Carney stated that “We are prepared to work around the clock with GE to negotiate a decent contract. But GE has to know that the terms it put on the table will lead to only one result – a general strike of all GE employees. We told GE this afternoon that we were suspending negotiations and would return to the table when they had a decent proposal to offer.”

​We will keep you updated if and when negotiations continue. Remember, solidarity is our strength