News and Bargaining Updates

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We're excited to announce that we've begun bargaining for the newsest members of Local 7600!

To those newly-organized members, also known as Status 5 employees, everything related to your work should remain status quo as we go through the bargaining process.

Time-off granting should be done as before; and if any position becomes vacant, it should be posted as USW 7600.

Congratulations to Our President Valery Robinson Awarded  Community Service  Medal by NAACP in recognition for her hard work and dedication to our community.

 

After careful preparation, months of organizing in unprecedented numbers, and long days and nights in negotiating sessions stretching from May to September, we have finally secured a strong tentative agreement (TA) that met our key goals: a good wage increase, better benefits, new LMP and educational trust funds for our Alliance union members, and a plan to get our LMP back on track.

With the expiration of the National Agreement looming at the end of the month, negotiations will resume in Los Angeles on Monday, September 17.

Some progress has been made in prior rounds of talks, but there is a lot of ground to cover in a short time. The meeting will be at the Sheraton Gateway near LAX.

Make your voice heard on Monday!

Since we'll be bargaining on Monday, please wear your union colors on Monday next week. Be sure to you're talking to co-workers and supervisors about the key issues.

A big thank you to everyone that made it to our second-annual Labor Day event. 

Check out some photos from the day below!

On Tuesday, August 28, national bargaining will resume in Los Angeles. If you haven’t yet signed our bargaining pledge​, please sign ​now! 

A NEW CONTRACT THAT WILL DICTATE HOW MUCH YOU GET PAID, HOW MUCH YOU PAY TO SEE A DOCTOR, HOW MUCH YOU PAY TO FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS, AND HOW MUCH CONTROL COMPANY HAS OVER YOUR SCHEDULE.

Company is serious about:

1.      Wanting the unilateral right to cancel your shifts at the last minute. That means you wouldn’t be able to plan or budget your life.

2.      Increasing copays to $20 every time you go to the doctor, get a procedure done, or fill a prescription. Those expenses would add up quickly and could turn one doctor’s visit into a lot of money.