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Table Agreement Reached with Laborers' For Underground Construction

Tuesday, September 1, 2009   (0 Comments)
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A Table Agreement has been reached with the Laborers' District Council for Underground Construction.

Please see as follows:
Housekeeping throughout:  MITA name change, removal of Metro Annuity Plan, and other grammar.
Article III - Working Rules, Section 2, Page 5.  Change "in" to "on" in the last sentence:  " All checks shall be drawn on a Michigan bank".
Article XXV - Classifications & Wage Rates, Section 4.  Delete second to the last paragraph.
Article XVIII - Grievance and Arbitration, Section 7, Page 17:  Replace in its entirety with: "If the Joint Grievance Board cannot settle or adjust a grievance or dispute, the matter shall be submitted to a disinterested arbitrator who shall be selected by and be acceptable to the Joint Grievance Board.  In the event the Board is unable to mutually agree upon an arbitrator within five (5) days from the date of reaching impasse on a grievance or dispute, then the arbitrator shall be selected according to the rules and procedures of the American Arbitration Association.  The arbitrator's fee shall be shared equally by the Contractor and the Local Union involved".
Article XXII - Add:  "If during the life of this agreement the Union and the Association agree to a change in the employer's contributions to the above-referenced funds, the employee's hourly rate shall be adjusted accordingly.  Negotiated wage increases will be allocated first to satisfy any required pension fund contributions."
Article XXVII - Zones, Classifications & Wage Rates, Section 4.  Delete second to the last paragraph.
The Association and Union agree to a five-year Agreement which averages 1.9% over the five year period.  These increases will likely go towards fringe benefit contributions in all five years.  The rate changes go into effect the first full pay period on or after the date listed below.  The breakdown is as follows:
                  9/1/09           9/1/10             9/1/11               9/1/12                  9/1/13
All Zones      Freeze           [Article].60               [Article].83                [Article].95                    [Article].95       
Agreed to on August 31, 2009

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