Teamsters 89 recently worked alongside other Teamster Locals as well as five other International Unions across the United States to negotiate a brand new National Contract with GE/Haier.
This new National Contract was overwhelmingly ratified by the Teamsters, as well as the other unions represented by the agreement, and will run through June of 2020. This contract was a long time in the making and, as a national agreement, represents a significant advantage for all the unions involved. The Teamsters, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Steamfitters, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), and the International Union of Electrical Workers (IUE) are all party to this agreement.
This is a first-time contract with the newly formed GE/Haier, and also the first time technicians were included in bargaining, as they had not had a voice at the table previously. The union negotiating committee was led by Chief Negotiator Randall Middleton from the IBEW, while Business Agent Roy Reynolds represented Teamsters 89 on the committee.
“It has been my privilege to represent the Teamsters in bargaining on this new National Contract,” said Reynolds. “It was from top to bottom the best committee I have been associated with.”
President Zuckerman and the rest of the Teamsters 89 E-Board wishes to congratulate and thank the Teamsters from Local 89 who made up the GE/Haier negotiating committee:
Business Agent Roy Reynolds
Steward Russ Crenshaw
Roy would like to personally thank Steward Scott Ruthe and Business Agent/Vice President Harold Walsh from Teamsters Local 560, who were also on this negotiating committee.