Allocation for raise was decided.
Last night was the allocation for the final $2.50 raise of this contract. We will be negotiating next year for a new contract. Thank you to all that voted. The break down of the raise was as follows:
$1.00 to the Mid America POC
.72 cents to the Mid America SMA
.15 cents to the PAC Fund
.63 cents to the Check
I will post the packages soon.
The latest Connector is out and there has been some significant chnages! We still don’t have a complete handle on the changes but we are working on getting it done. As you likely have heard Local 393’s Charter was revoked. Local 498 has picked up some of there territory and mmebers. Just a reminder we could have been here not that long ago, so have some empathy for ALL the the 393 members that are now part of 498 and scattered within our council as you work with them.
We are also in the mioddle of a Suplimental Short Term and Long Term Disablity opion for our member, see the attached flyer. Remember we need 20% participation for this to happen.
The November Connector is out!
There is a lot in The Connector this month. Work out look, some proposed changes regarding Death Benefit Program, Savac Fund, as well as Pin Party next spring. Also, there is a flyer for those that may be intereted in Short and Long Term Disablity through Cornerstone for active working members. So check it out.
September 21, 2021
Friends of Iron Workers Local 498,
We really appreciate your sponsorship and/or participation in the return of our golf outing on June 13th, 2021. We hope everyone that played enjoyed themselves. We had 77 golfers this year, it was a great turn out! The Iron Workers Local 498 Golf Outing netted over $12,000 to donate to charities. We will return next year and do this again, so Mark your calendar for July 17th, 2022.
Just a reminder the Scholarship application process for the Blais Family – NW IL Building Trades Scholarship opens on Dec 1, 2021, at Community Foundation of Northern IL. www.cfnil.org which handles over 80 different scholarships.
Again, thank you for your donations and sponsorship. It was a success that we hope will get better every year.
The Golf Committee
Tomorrow is the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 please remember all of those who died and all of those that helped in the aftermath. Keep their families in your thoughts and prayers.
I just thought I would give you an update on what the Biden administration has done so far for Union Labor. I attached this Link to a video of Biden addressing the right to bargain.
In my lifetime I have not seen a President promote unionization so forceful as this one. Likely not since FDR have we seen a pro-worker president.
Some of the other things President Biden has done since taking office:
- Appointed Marty Walsh a lifelong union Laborer to become Labor Secretary. Not since the ’70s have we seen a Building Trades Union Official become the Labor Secretary.
- President Biden fired all the union-busting attorneys from the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board).
- President Biden has pushed all the Federal agencies back to the bargaining table after he fired all the members of the Bargaining Panel Trump used to override the Federal Workers’ contracts.
- He put an Executive order in place that was stronger and closed many loopholes companies used to get around the previous Buy American provisions.
- He appointed Peter Sung Ohr a pro-labor attorney as Lead Attorney to the Labor Board.
So far President Biden is shaping up to be the most Pro-Union President we have seen in a long time. Let’s hope he keeps pushing a pro-worker agenda that will only benefit workers and worker rights to collectively bargain.