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Results of May 15, 2018 vote at Aldrich Arena

Motion to accept the contract offer Failed 586 no votes to 12 yes votes

 Motion to Authorize the Executive Board to enact work rules as distributed Passed 562 yes to 24 no

   Motion to Authorize the Negotiations Committee to call a strike Passed 579 yes to 15 no

 


 

ATTENTION LOCAL 110

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MEMBER STRIKE ASSIGNMENT REGISTRATION FORM 

You can turn your form in at the meeting 

Forms will also be available at the meeting

IBEW 110 Contract/Strike Authorization Vote
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Aldrich Arena
1850 White Bear Ave.
Maplewood, MN  55109
Doors open at 5:00 – Meeting starts at 6:00

Your dues must be paid through May to attend and vote

 

 


 

 

ATTENTION LOCAL 110 CONTRACTORS

May 14, 2018

Dear Employer,

Unfortunately, as of now, IBEW Local Union 110 and St. Paul NECA have not been able to reach an agreement that we can recommend to our membership.  We will be voting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 to authorize our negotiating committee to call a strike. 

IBEW Local 110 fully understands the difficult times that we are all dealing with now.  It is our intention to continue to provide both you and our customers with the best services we can.  It is our continued hope to reach a settlement sooner than later.  If not, I encourage your company to sign this Interim Agreement as soon as possible, so we may continue to service our customers.  Once we have received the signed Agreement, the work rules will not apply to your company or its employees and your work force will continue uninterrupted.  The Business Manager and President of the Union will sign the agreement and then the interim pay ($3.00) above current total package rate will start.

Please sign and mail in the completed document to:

Chris Todora, Strike Captain
IBEW Local 110
1330 Conway St., Suite 110
St. Paul, MN 55106

 Respectfully, 

 Jamie McNamara
Business Manager / Financial Secretary
IBEW Local Union 110
 
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CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE


I was hoping to offer our members some better news but after our final negotiating session, your negotiating committee is unanimously recommending REJECTION of the contractors offer.

The contractors’ adamant requirement of a poison pill that would alter our journey level to apprentice ratio to a level that would jeopardize our training standards and our standard of living was absolutely unacceptable to our committee.

  Under their proposal it would allow 2 pre-apprentices and 10 apprentices on a job with only 6    journey level workers.

Our current ratio would permit 2 pre-apprentice and 2 apprentices on a job with 6 journey    level workers.

The journey level ratio language that the contractors are demanding would be a huge concession from our members.  Our sisters and brothers in our adjacent local made no language concessions for the same money that we are being offered.

I have my staff working on interim agreements, which will be sent out in the future to all contractors.  I anticipate many of our contractors signing interim agreements to avoid our work rules because our first year wage that we have been asking for is  $3.00 and that is what the contractors are currently offering the first year.

Our executive board work rules and the current contractor offer we will be voting on May 15th is here for your review.

Executive Board work rules

Contractors current offer

 

IBEW 110 Contract/Strike Authorization Vote
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Aldrich Arena
1850 White Bear Ave. 
Maplewood, MN  55109
Doors open at 5:00 – Meeting starts at 6:00

Your dues must be paid through May to attend and vote

In solidarity, 

Jamie McNamara
Business Manager

 

 


 

 

ATTENTION LOCAL 110

INSIDE WIREMEN and APPRENTICES

May 4, 2018

Re: Contract vote and possible strike vote

Brothers and Sisters:

I was hoping to write to you with better news regarding our negotiations.  We have held 7 negotiating meetings so far and unfortunately they have not been very productive.  In the past when times were slow and we had high unemployment, we all came together and made sacrifices by taking small or zero monetary increases. Times are much different now.  Now we are putting many travelers to work, and all of our members who want to work have had lots of opportunities.  Our union vs. non-union market share continues to grow. We are doing more work in our jurisdiction than ever. 

ON THE RECORD OFFER:
Contractors - $0/$0/$0

IBEW 110 - $5.00/$5.00/$5.00

OFF THE RECORD OFFER:
Contractors - $2.00/$2.00/$2.00
IBEW 110 - $4.00/$4.00/$4.00

Other highly skilled unionized construction trades in our area are currently receiving higher increases than that.  We must at least keep up with other crafts in our area.  We are a licensed trade and we deserve a fair wage.

IBEW 110 Contract/Strike Authorization Vote
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Aldrich Arena
1850 White Bear Ave.
Maplewood, MN  55109
Doors open at 5:00 – Meeting starts at 6:00

Your dues must be paid through May to attend and vote

We have one more scheduled negotiation prior to the vote.  Our negotiations committee is hoping for an offer it can recommend.  We will be discussing and voting on the contractor’s offer first.  If it is not ratified, we will immediately have a vote to authorize the negotiations committee to call a strike.  If the offer is unacceptable the contractors need to hear our message loud and clear that we are not falling any farther behind the other skilled trades in our area. 

We are asking all of our members to wear “Red on Wednesdays” to show solidarity for our contract negotiations.  We have shirts and flags available at the hall for sale to show your solidarity. The stronger our solidarity and unity, the greater our chances are for improving our families’ standard of living.

Our negotiating committee is very dedicated to giving the negotiating process every opportunity to work.   I want to thank you in advance for all of your help and solidarity in ensuring that we get a contract that we deserve.  I look forward to seeing you all on May 15th.

In Solidarity,

Jamie McNamara
Business Manager

 


 

 

From Brienna:  On Thursday, January 4, Miles was brought by ambulance to the hospital because he went unconscious…Nothing could have ever prepared us for what we are going through, this is a nightmare.

Brienna Quinn is a Local 110 member.  This is her baby, Miles Tyson.  His story has been on the news on Channels 4 & 5.  Please keep Brienna and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  

A Go Fund Me page has been set up:  https://www.gofundme.com/milestyson

 

The family has also started a Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1156364704497813   Positive posts only.

 

 

 


 

 

Brother Ryan Kelly, a 1st year apprentice, was severely injured in a head on collision on December 29, 2017.

  We all know that 1st year apprentices do not make a lot of money and the financial strain will be enormous. That is why his family has started a Go Fund Me page. It's easy to donate...I am donating $50 and I am asking you to donate in the name of brotherhood and solidarity. Click on the link to give. https://www.gofundme.com/ryankelly

 Ryan needs help and we should step up and help him in his time of need.

 For updates on Ryan's condition, his family has started a Caring Bridge site too. https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/ryankelly2

 Say a prayer that our Brother survives and recovers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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