Contract Ratification Meeting
When: Sunday June 13th, 2021
Where: IAM LL 700
82 Saybrook Road
Higganum, CT 06441
Meeting will be to discuss/vote on the ratification of a new Contractual Bargaining Agreement.
Question and Answer session will be provided. Social Distancing will be maintained.
To Fellow IF/SOA Members,
Nothing of significance to report. Nothing has changed. Elephant is still in the room. Stay tuned for more updates as we meet every day this week.
Your IF/SOA Negotiations Committee
The afternoon was the Q&A on our info request for cost of the scab services which company proposed on Day 1. They had a hard time explaining and have to get back to us for answers...
Right now this is a total joke. The committee is prepared to fight these unrealistic proposals and stop Karen Frank from busting our union! Solidarity Brothers and Sisters, we have a long way to go, but be ready if called on! Next round of bargaining is Wednesday June 2nd.
Your IF/SOA Negotiating Committee
To fellow IF/SOA Union Members,
Day One of negotiation’s:
The company said that they had no proposals during the first session this morning. When we reconvened Karen Frank, Senior Director of Global Security, delivered her proposal which was to model East Hartford and Middletown to be in line with all Global Security locations. They proposed to vend out security, which would include Communications (dispatch), Identification and all security duties in both East Hartford & Middletown and to retain only Fire Services in Middletown. By doing this the company claims they will save labor cost. The committee was in shock as she delivered the presentation. The Union will do everything possible to preserve all jobs across the sites. The Union is currently awaiting information from the company as to how they arrived at this decision. We will keep the membership informed as we learn new information.
Your IF/SOA Negotiation Committee
To all IF/SOA Members:
The time to negotiate our Contractual Bargaining Agreement is upon us. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have entered into an agreement with the Company to extend our contract for a few extra weeks. The current agreement will now expire on Sunday June 13th, 2021. All current CBA language will stay in effect until the new Ratification date. Along with this agreement is an understanding that the Memorial Day holiday will be paid per our usual holiday pay process.
We have tentatively scheduled our Ratification Meeting for Sunday June 13th, 2021, from 8:30am – 10:30am in East Hartford at the:
IAM Union Hall
357 Main Street
East Hartford CT, 06118
We encourage our members to watch for further notices as dates, times or locations may change.
We have posted the 2018 Contract under the tab - Contract & By-Laws.