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CBC Negotiation Committee Meets in Lynn

On March 14th, 2019 the General Electric Coordinated Bargaining Committee (CBC) met in Lynn, Massachusetts, hosted by IUE-CWA Local 201. All committee members were provided a tour of the Lynn GE Facility. Discussions were led by IUE-CWA Acting Conference Board Chairman and Lead Negotiator Jerry Carney and topics included committee structure, future timeline for negotiations, and upcoming negotiation preparation meetings.

Discussions were also held on the current environment over wage structures, financial report on the current CBC finances, and pitchouts on contract language, health care and retirement.

IUE-CWA President Carl Kennebrew provided an update on the progress and commended the negotiation committee on the achievements made in preparing the proposals. President Kennebrew also praised the vision of the committee for formulating a negotiation package on behalf of the membership’s voice.

A contract negotiation communications plan was presented and discussed with the negotiation committee.

The Main table negotiation committee will be meeting with GE Company Official for a benefits update on April 2-3, 2019 in Cincinnati, OH. The Healthcare CBC subcommittee will be meeting on April 10-12, 2019 for continued work on the proposals. The full CBC Steering committee meets in at IUE-CWA Headquarters in Dayton, Ohio April 15-17 to review the work of the subcommittees and put together final demand documents.