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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.