Contracts at Parker Lord Erie Pa

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