Five-year Agreement Ratified by K&T Switching Teamsters
Updated On: Feb 07, 2017
Feb 07, 2017
Members at K&T Switching who perform monitor work ratified a new five-year agreement on Tuesday, January 31st 2017, by a substantial margin. This was the second offer voted on by these members. After the first offer was rejected two days’ prior, the company returned to the bargaining table and improved their offer.
Some of the highlights of the new contract includes increases in wages, maintaining the current TeamCare insurance plan, and maintaining contributions to the members’ retirement plan. Other improvements included paid call in time, a reduced probationary period, and allowing any authorized agent of our union to meet with new hires during orientation to explain to them the benefits of being a Teamster. Finally, there were language changes including improvements to personal days, 7th day double time, employee movement between plants to cover additional work, and many others.
“The company came to the table with the intent to obtain concessions and to rush through negotiations in just four to five hours,” said Business Agent Rusty Villier. “But our committee held strong and blocked their plans, leading to us obtaining many improvements for our members over four weeks of bargaining.”
President Zuckerman and the rest of the Teamsters 89 E-Board wishes to congratulate and thank the Teamsters who made up the K&T Switching Negotiating Committee: