Both Contracts at Parker Lord Erie Pa Overwhelmingly ratified by the 218 Members from Local Lodge 1211 and Local Lodge 20 members 1968 tool Room the ratification was Sunday December 20
These are five year agreements for each
First I would commend these committees for their commitment ,solidarity and Due diligence for doing a true Yeomans job for there members .
On behalf of both negotiating committees at Parker Lord and myself . We would like to thank everyone for the assistance and support provided .
From the WWW negotiations prep in the field that occurred in October By Brother Chris Wagnor , Strategic Resources ,Legal and the Grand Lodge .
We went through approximately three weeks of on and off negotiations, during that time the committees utilized all resources and training that was provided by everyone . This was a unusual negotiations , the companies attempt to take away previous negotiated items where stopped.
The committees participation and commitment throughout was unbelievable
The committees stood strong. The negotiation handbooks compiled by Mike at WWW a understanding of the process , flyers from communications department sent a message weekly along with. The shirts and mask provided by the locals proved to be a strong stand of solidarity by the membership, which was blackout Thursdays. Which at that time member from both Locals wore Black I Am The Union Shirts with Black mask with their Local and Machinist logo
The insurance was the major issue with multiple salary bands . To which we heave never seen
We were able to suppress and succeed with one Band . This insurance was not going away with the higher deductibles.
As we moved through those items we did achieve transition monetary offsets. On dental , health care
As far as language we approved many items which is benefit to the members .
In regard to the monetary some of those are below
3 percent increases each year for all five years
Year 2022 and 2023 $.25 cents per hour added to the base rate on top of the 3percent
No more two tier members will progress year one 5 percent increase on top of contractual raises and following years at 4 percent increases till all achieve there respected top Rates
Increases each year to the pension on the multipliers
Additional ½ day on personal day’s up to 4 ½ personal days each year
Equity raises for the tool room each year of agreement (LL1968 )
Other increase through out the agreement
One such as while on A/S company covers all cost related to medical dental vision when off on A/S.
Again thanks to everyone
Submitted By Tim Buck ADBR