GE Appliance Park Workers to Vote on Contract
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Approximately 4,100 GE Appliance Park employees will vote on a proposed employment contract on Monday, December 7th. This is the third vote on the employment contract in as many months.
What you need to know
- GE employees will vote on a new employment contract on Monday
- It will be the third contract proposed in Appliance Park in as many months
- The union cites health and wages as a major concern for members
- If passed, all members will receive a payment of $ 1,500 on December 18th
In a recent memo, the union that represents workers said IUE CWA Local 83761, wages and health care were major concerns, why members rejected similar proposals in September and again in October.
The union said the latest contract proposal aims to fix this. The elements of the new contract proposal include:
- Much of the bumps would be front loaded. The union said instead of waiting a year or two for raids, it would take effect on ratification day.
- The most recent proposal would be a four-year contract. The previously rejected were three-year contract proposals.
- The union said health care would remain the same as in the previous agreement.
- Employees have the option of earning an additional week of vacation on top of the salary you received when you enrolled in the program.
The union also said many of the hourly workers would immediately receive a $ 1.50 hourly increase. The memo from IUE-CWA Local 83761 also states that all eligible members would receive a cash payment of $ 1,500 on December 18 if the proposed contract were approved.
Members will vote in Union Hall on Monday from 3 a.m. to 8 p.m.