Today is Monday October 24 2016, Remember United We Stand !

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

UPCOMING DATES !!

DATE              TIME               FUNCTION                                    LOCATION


NOV 1               6:00PM          NORWICH UNION MTG           SHERBURNE UNION OFFICE

NOV 7                                      BARGAINING                             HARRIMAN  OFFICE

NOV 7              7:00PM          MIDDLETOWN UNION MTG     HARRIMAN OFFICE

NOV 8                                      BARGAINING                             HARRIMAN OFFICE

NOV 10            6:00PM           JOHNSTOWN UNION MTG       HOLIDAY INN

Friday, October 21, 2016

October 21 Update

Brothers and Sisters,

Today we finished bargaining for the week with the company.  Economics is moving slow but we have been productive.  We have yet to speak about wages and benefits.  We should get to them at our next meetings.  Both sides will meet together on November 7 and 8 in Harriman.

At the end of our session today we signed an extension to our existing contract which extends it to 11:59pm on Tuesday November 8.

Thank you for all your support. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October 19 Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Talks are going very slow but we are progressing.  Stay focused, patient and be positive,

Thank you for All your Support !



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Oct 18th Update

Today both sides were able to agree to a Cell Phone Policy and Temporary Employees.

The following items were discussed today:

1. Standby
2. Beahrevement
3. Holidays: Easter & Good Friday
4. Boot Allowance for Com Techs
5. BuckStrap & Safety Jacket
6. Performance Bonce Com Techs
7. Meals & Lodging
8. Company Sponsored School Per Diem
9. Uniforms - Com Techs

Monday, October 17, 2016

October 17

Today the Company and Union will be heading back to the bargaining table to continue negotiations. Please continue to check the blog for updates.

Thank you for all your support !!
 
 
IBEW LOCAL 363
 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

October 12th Update

Brothers & Sisters,

On Thursday October 13th at 1:20am,  the Joint Bargaining teams have reached a point with Language Proposals where we now can commence bargaining on economic proposals.  At the beginning of bargaining we started with over 50 language proposals and we are now down to 10.

The 10 remaining language proposals deal with:

1. Temporary Employee
2. Part Time Employee
3. In Charge Pay
4. Make Up Time
5. Doctor Visits
6. Sunday Premium
7. Duration of Contract
8. Size of Bargaining Team
9. Cell Phones
10. Bridging

These proposals will be discussed in sync with our economic proposals.

Our next bargaining session starts Monday October 17th .  We are scheduled to meet the entire week.




Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October 11 UPDATE

Brothers & Sisters,


Today we met with the company and discussed four items.


1. A & L Policy. They feel its fair, We told them our members want A Sick day is a Sick Day

2. Day after Thanksgiving They need more than 30% of the members working. Example in

Collections Last year 30% of 100 worked. This year 30% of 150 will work.

3. Dress Code Still An Open Item. 

4. Cell Phone Policy Open

Members its Time for OMAHA !!!!!!!


Time to Show the company We will stand together as Verizon did.


WE ARE ONE !!!!


The Company believes the items listed above are more items from the bargaining team and not truly the feelings of the membership.



Let Your Voice Be HEARD, Not be an Echo

UNITED WE STAND !!!

What's Next ???? E DAY !!!



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Is the Grapevine Correct ??????????????





We heard it through the Grapevine that the general membership is OK with


1. The Current A & L Policy, That NO WAY NO HOW was it in the top 3 proposals State Wide


2. Day After Thanksgiving No Issues




SHOUT IT OUT LOUD AND CLEAR IF THE GRAPEVINE IS RIGHT OR DO WE CUT IT DOWN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Monday, October 10, 2016

UPDATE

Good Morning Brothers and Sisters,

Today we continue bargaining with the company. Our goal is to finish up contract language proposals this week. If we are able to finish our contract proposals this week we can begin on Monday October 17th with our economic proposals.

Last week Sam, Gil, Harry, Hank, Nancy and Jeff attended the TCC4 meeting were all of the IBEW Frontier Local Unions come together to discuss what is going on in their respective areas. We expressed our concerns and informed them about the issues at the table. All of our Brothers and Sisters from the other IBEW Locals have given us their support and will help us when we call on them.

Stay strong and committed to our cause and we will be able to achieve what we set out to do.


OMAHA


UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE ALL BEG !!!!



Saturday, October 1, 2016

Bargain Update !!



Dear Brothers & Sisters,

First we would like to thank everyone for supporting and participating in our drive to get a fair contract.

Secondly we would like to commend your Chairs, Vice Chairs and Recorders for  their commitment in the bargaining process.

As of Friday September 30th both sides have come to an understanding on about 60% of the language proposals presented from both sides.

The Day after Thanksgiving, A & L Policy, 5 Sick days and the Dress Code are  the major items that are left for language.

AS OF TODAY ONLY LANGUAGE PROPOSALS HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED. WE HAVE NOT ADDRESSED ANY ECONOMIC ISSUES, WHICH INCLUDE PAY, TIERS AND INSURANCE. THESE ITEMS WILL PROBALLY BE ADDRESSED DURING THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 17TH.

Please stay strong and committed to our drive for a fair contract that benefits ALL of our members.

Thank You

Fraternally,

Sam, Gil and Harry

UNITED WE BARGAIN, DIVIDED WE BEG