Tape release Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
The Annual bonus is going to be paid next Thursday. The payout for 2012 will be the minimum 4.5%. Without the minimum payout, the bonus would’ve been 3.6%. For those that were laid off or volunteered to leave, their payout is being prorated based on the number of months that they worked. Thanks goes to the entire membership for your hard work.
The Local held discussions with the company over the distribution of bucket trucks over the past week and were unable to come to an agreement. The Union’s committee, which consisted of Rich Sarkis, Andy Cimino, Bruce Cotton, and Tim Peffley, along with Carl and Myself, felt that we were very reasonable. The Company is moving forward with the distribution of trucks based on their ranking system. The Company’s intent is to distribute to those only who have been assigned to bucket trucks. We will monitor the situation and handle individual issues as they arise.
St. Patrick’s Day parade is coming up on March 16th. The parade committee has been working over the past two weeks putting our plans together. Flyers will be hitting the field and the website. Our meeting place and time will be determined next week and announced on the tape. Please call the hall if you plan on marching so we know how much beer to bring. We’ve also invited our friends throughout the Labor community to march as well.
The ballots for election of delegates to the convention must be in by March 18th. The results will be announced thereafter.
This is your President John Pusloskie thanking you for calling your Union tape, the place where we fight for the respect you deserve.