Late in the evening on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, your IAM & IBEW Negotiation Committees reached a Tentative Contract Agreement with GE Management. Your Committees negotiated an independent IAM & IBEW Collective Bargaining Agreement covering both memberships, working for GE. Your committees worked hard to cover issues and concerns of the membership, however we know that not everyone’s expectations were achieved in this Contract Offer.
Considering all the circumstances, your IAM & IBEW Negotiation Committees are recommending that the membership vote to ACCEPT the Tentative Contract Agreement.
On Friday, August 9, 2019, each IAM Local Lodge will hold a Ratification Vote of the membership. All IAM votes by each Local Lodge will be pooled for a total vote count. A Majority Vote will determine Acceptance or Rejection. A pooled Majority Yes Vote will result in an Accepted Contract. A pooled Majority No Vote results in a Strike beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, August 12, 2019.
IBEW votes will be tallied by a Majority Acceptance or Rejection.
Details of the contract offer are covered below for your review.