Wear Your Local 36 Gear Tomorrow

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Please be advised that, pursuant to a motion passed at our May monthly meeting, the time of our future monthly meetings  will be changed from 5:00 PM to 4:30 PM.  The date and location will not change. Thus, our next regularly scheduled monthly meeting will be held on Thursday June 7th at 4:30 PM at the IBEW Local 86 union hall located at 2300 East River Rd Rochester NY.  An updated meeting notice showing this change will be mailed to the stewards so that it may be posted on your local bulletin boards.

We are coming in to the home stretch of contract negotiations for the RG&E bargaining unit.  The negotiating committees will be meeting 3 days next week and then 3 days the week after, which will take us up to the day that this contract expires.  We are utilizing all available tools at our disposal to bargain a fair and equitable agreement, including assistance from the IBEW International office through our International Representative and our health/welfare benefits consultant.  Our aim is to have a tentative agreement, subject to your approval through the ratification process, by May 31st.  Make no mistake, however, that we will not be pressured into a package that falls short of what is fair and just.  Information will be forthcoming as we progress.
In the meantime, please continue to support our bargaining team by wearing your Local 36 tee shirts when possible.  A special effort is being made to have a great showing of union pride on Mondays and Fridays so please make it a point to wear it tomorrow if you are able.  Buttons are on order and we will distribute them as soon as we get them.  Keep up the good work, stay strong, and we will prevail.

To our PeopleReady members, I appreciate your patience and understanding while our focus is on this task, and thanks for your support.