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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 :
Grievances filed regarding the PTO cash outs with Golden Living have been settled for members at both Linden and Lynnhurst facilities for 75% of the total PTO accruals. Payouts will be made to members by October 1, 2017, with applicable tax deductions. Local 1189 will update members of this process and how payments will be received. In addition, Local 1189 is in the process of preparing proposals with Monarch for collective bargaining and members will be updated as this process moves forward.