The Bargaining Team and the Company met today. In yet another bizarre turn of events the Company, who for months has been saying they need to go to the 3P model due to cost and flexibility, REJECTED several of the Union’s cost saving proposals!
The Company and your Bargaining Team met today. The Company passed 10 proposals. While this may seem like progress most of the proposals were to continue existing language until June 30, 2019 subject to an “Effects Agreement” that is satisfactory to the Company.
During the Joint Retiree Healthcare Committee (JRHC) annual negotiations for upcoming Plan Year 2019 it became apparent, once again, that the Traditional Indemnity (TI) Plan option costs plan participants in excess of the costs of the United Healthcare Medicare Advantage PPO (MAPPO) for retirees who are over the age of 65.
The Company responded to several of the Union’s request for information regarding liability insurance for Installers who use their personal vehicles for company business as well as information regarding payroll processing.
Due to the many outstanding data requests and the ultimate goal of reaching a fair and equitable agreement, the Company and Union agreed to extend the current collective bargaining agreement for another month.