Contract negotiations continued with the Employer on September 14, 2017. Negotiating committee members were given copies of the Employer's proposal to distribute to members in each facility. While it is still early in the process and two additional dates have been scheduled, it is very likely that a tentative agreement will not be reached prior to the expiration of the contract; therefore, contract extensions have been agreed to for all three contracts. Negotiations will resume on September 19 and we will continue to update the members at these facilities.
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From The Union Advocate, 8/28/17:
Local organizer glimpses challenge of building worker power in South
Lured by generous tax incentives and low wages, foreign automakers have steadily increased their footprint in Southern states over the last two decades. Their employees earn less than union members at the Big Three domestic automakers, but attempts to organize workers in the South’s new, foreign-owned plants have almost always failed.
UFCW members and their families can now earn an accredited degree online through Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) with no out-of-pocket costs for tuition or books. Click on the links below for more information:
After our 7/5/17 meeting, the Union provided our proposal and updated to the Employer on 7/21. The Employer proofread it and responded with some changes, Union Proposals 072117.pdf which we will review with the committee at our next meeting. The Employer presented their revised proposal to the committee :