2014 Contract Negotiations Update October 19, 2014
Ratification vote held today at the Sun Center in Aston, PA.
Accept 1100 Reject 124
Contract accepted and ratified
Brothers and Sisters,
Today, the best membership in the UAW came together to vote on our tentative agreement reached this past week with the Boeing Company. They voted to accept this tentative agreement as our CBA for the next 8 years.
Serving as your President, I can’t think of a prouder moment in my time as a Local 1069 member here in Ridley Park. In the most difficult of circumstances, this Bargaining Committee and this membership joined together in a situation that, at other sites, brought about minimal GWIs, steeply increased medical benefits costs, and other things that hurt union members and their families.
However, in this case, the best membership and the hardest-working Bargaining Committee we’ve ever had, have been able to bargain a contract that provided for 1069 members of many groups, including senior members looking to move to the next stage of their lives, members needing increased wages and bonuses, and younger and newer members in the wage progression situation.
As I noted above, this is the proudest moment of my career, having our Local come together to ratify this agreement and reinforce the principle that STANDING UNITED is the key to the success of a union. It is my honor and pleasure to represent the best UAW local in the world!
Yours in Solidarity,