⚡️NEW IBEW 569 CONTRACT⚡️

July 22, 2020

IBEW 569 Brothers and Sisters:

​We have a new IBEW 569 Inside Contract!

A one-year contract with a 5.9% wage increase (+$2.65 to $47.65) effective August 31st, and we did not give up our sick time. 

IBEW 569 fought for a fair contract and higher wages, and CIR has issued their determination.

DECISION: After careful consideration of the evidence submitted, the Council rules as follows: 

 

1. The parties are instructed to amend Article I, Section 1.01 to show the period of agreement as being from June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021. 

 

2(a). The hourly wage for Journeyman Wireman shall be increased $2.65 per hour, effective August 31, 2020.

 

2(b). The present wage and fringe benefit differentials for all classifications other than those specifically mentioned in this decision shall be maintained in accordance with the present agreement. 

 

3(a). The hourly wage for CW1 shall be increased $1.00 per hour, effective August 31, 2020. 

 

3(b). The hourly wage for CW/CE 2-5 shall be increased $0.30 per hour, effective August 31, 2020. 

 

3(c). Any portion of the scheduled wage increase may be allocated to the existing Fringe Benefit Funds at the option of the Local Union. 

 

3(d). In addition to the above wage increases, the employer contribution for CE 5-6 to the existing Pension Fund shall be increased $1.40 per hour, effective August 31, 2020.

BACKGROUND: Our 2020 Inside Negotiating Committee met more than 20 times with our NECA counterparts. Unfortunately, NECA did not put anything fair or worthy of your vote on the table.

Your committee from day 1 decided that this Local was not going to buy our own raises or negotiate away our members’ sick time. Your IBEW negotiating committee values every member of the Local and fights for a fair contract, and we took our fight to CIR in West Virginia.

CIR (which stands for Council on Industrial Relations) hears grievances, interprets existing agreements, and arbitrates contract negotiations. We made our case to CIR for higher wages and a fair contract and CIR makes the final determination.

Thank you to the members of our 569 Inside Negotiation Committee for your service: Jeremy Abrams, Joe Heisler, Jose Martinez, David Saunders, Cory Hurley, Joe Page, and William Stedham.

In Solidarity,

Jeremy Abrams
Business Manager, IBEW 569 Card # A129528| 858-569-8900 | jabrams@ibew569.org

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