United Steelworkers Collective Bargaining Agreements

The United Steelworkers has a long-standing and proud history of negotiating contracts on behalf of its members, taking into account the concerns and realities of the economic environment. The union organizes industry conferences and works and industry councils that partner with local unions to negotiate model contracts in industries such as paper, steel, aluminum and tires. We can proudly highlight many innovations such as the Experimental Negotiation Agreement (ENA), which brought to the steel industry the arbitration of interests as the final solution to bargaining problems and not to strikes. This approach allowed employers to reassure their customers that there would be an uninterrupted supply of steel. In difficult times when companies were facing bankruptcy or bankruptcy, we restructured the agreements so that the employer would have competitive labour costs, but would continue to provide good salaries and benefits to our members and allow us to share the profits when the company regains its financial strength. In addition to working and maintaining industry-wide contract models in USW agreements, we are also working with other international unions to increase our bargaining power. In our agreements, we also negotiate the language of employee and union participation to better contribute to our members in their workplaces. It is common for locals to negotiate beyond the contract expiry date as both parties go through the negotiation process and approach an agreement. Detailed information on what you are eligible for can be found in your collective agreement (CBA), which is available from your local. If you have any other questions or need help, here is some information that can help. Negotiations take place at the bargaining table, where representatives of our employer and local meet to make proposals and discuss. The two sides meet (meet separately), make counter-proposals, test ideas, and look for ways to bridge differences.

Union members in good standing may vote to ratify or reject a provisional agreement. Your bargaining committee can make a recommendation on a draft agreement. Information on how agreements are made and how your commitment can help you win fair contracts. The following links represent the two contractual agreements with Kaiser Permanente (national and local). The national agreement is the embodiment of the national negotiations between Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance of Health Unions (made up of union representatives from across the country). Our local contract negotiation language is used specifically for purposes in USW Local 7600 service areas. Collective bargaining is the legal process in which a union and an employer negotiate a contract that covers the terms and conditions of employment. These include wages, hours of work, paid leave, benefits, job security, and protection from unfair treatment or dismissal. We need to strengthen our bargaining power. Bargaining power is the ability to achieve our negotiating objectives and strengthen our treaty. It comes from our solidarity – from our determination and our willingness to remain united. Note: Contract dates are from 2005 to 2010, but this is the current collective agreement.

To get a fair and reasonable contract, we must be prepared to take steps to show our employer that we are united and supportive of our collective bargaining committee. When we take steps to show our employer that we support our bargaining committee, it can send a message that we are not satisfied with the status quo or our employer`s demands. When our employer sees that we are united, it puts us in a stronger position at the bargaining table. Contracts also ensure that there is a grievance and arbitration process that protects members if the employer violates the agreement. A contract means that management cannot simply decide for itself to make changes, . B such as reducing wages and benefits, firing employees, playing the game of favorites or changing schedules and holidays. Click here for a copy of the 2018 national agreement proposals, ranging from wage increases to security conditions. In general, contract proposals fall into the following categories: The union and the employer have common interests: both want the employer to prosper and grow. However, the union and the employer may have different views on issues such as economic improvements and job security.

The goal is to reach an agreement that is acceptable to both parties and beneficial to the employer and union members. If the employer and the union have not reached an agreement by the expiry date of the contract, we have three options each. Click here for a copy of the Employment and Income Security Agreement (EISA) Our national agreement is the embodiment of the national negotiations between Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance of Health Unions. Our local agreement is used specifically for purposes in the service areas of USW Local 7600. As a member or retiree of our union, you and your family are entitled to various benefits. Benefits include everything from health, dental and other insurance to pensions, health care for retirees and other things. .