Regional Bargaining Report # 36
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met this week at the Rye Town Hilton in Westchester.
The Company passed modified proposals on Family Care Leave, Tuition Assistance Plan and Corporate Profit Sharing.
As you know, the Company proposed to eliminate the Family Care Leave (FCL) entirely. The modified proposal would eliminate the FCL for new hires and employees who have used 24 months of FCL throughout their career. For all other employees, the FCL provisions would be drastically reduced from what they have been since 1990.
The Company made a slight move on Tuition Assistance Plan (TAP) by moving a particular field of study from an excluded study list to a limited study list.
The Company eliminated the risk of not receiving a CPS award for 2015 (payable in 2016), however the risk of not paying the CPS for years 2016 and 2017remains.
Don’t be fooled by the small moves that the Company has made. All of the retrogressive demands that the Company proposed in June still remain on their agenda!
It is more important than ever that our members continue to Mobilize and that every member commit to spending at least 2 hours per week participating in off the job mobilization activities.
Call your local or talk to your steward and find out what you can do to help.
IT’S TIME TO FIGHT BACK!
NOW MORE THAN EVER WE NEED TO MOBILIZE!
Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!