Brothers and Sisters I hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend and enjoyed family and friends or had some down time in order to recharge the batteries. The October Quarterly Unit Meetings have been cancelled due to the ongoing contract negotiations. The Union is trying to schedule meeting dates for October to negotiate a new labor agreement. The parties have met on numerous days and have made a number of proposals to reach an “Industry Standard” agreement. The Union will continue to negotiate for benefits that the other utility companies in Texas already enjoy like Bereavement language, PTO, working on other utility property, and other negotiated benefits.
Oncor sent volunteer crews to Florida to assist with hurricane Dorian. IBEW Local 69 had a member sent home from Florida and his employment terminated when he arrived back home. IBEW Local 69 has filed a grievance and will meet with the Company and the affected employee when the Company schedules a meeting date. Work safe and have your brothers back.
Until next time may God bless you, your family, and our local union.
Bobby W. Reed