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Hello Brothers and Sisters,

It has been a very hot summer thus far with several weeks to go. Remember to stay hydrated and cool off as needed. Watch out for signs of heat stress and heat stroke.

Some things that I have going on,

Brunner Island –

There has been a rash of Management doing Bargaining Unit work. If you see a manager doing out work contact a steward.

Working with Chief Steward Jim Collins and the company to establish a new schedule for the Fossil Specialist progression line and a Hy-bird schedule for the E/I progression line for 2023.

Brookfield –

The contract with Brookfield expires on August 27, 2022. The Local negotiated with Brookfield last month and arrived at a Summary of Agreement on July 29th. Explanation meetings were held at both Wallenpaupack and Holtwood. Votes will be counted August 19th, Highlights of the agreement are;

6 year agreement.

3% GWI for each year of the agreement.

Improvements to vacation, shift differential, safety shoes, safety glasses and 401K for those that were hired after 2014.

Medical Plan intact with minimal contribution increases.

Upgrade to Leader increased to $5.00 per hour.

2.5x rate for all hours worked over 16 consecutive hours

Keep up the safe work.

In Solidarity,

Terry Elekes

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