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PRESS RELEASE - BRS Reaches Tenative Agreement With Amtrak
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
UFCW Black History Program
UFCW Minority Coalition
A political history of economic inequality
Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Members Unite for Fair Pay
AFSCME Local 2067
Congratulations to Retiree Al Prame on His Recognition of Veteran of the Month
Teamsters Local 449
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March 17, 2018
New Grievance Process and Form

Sisters and brothers, Please be advised that the newly negotiated grievance process has been implemented as of April 1st, 2017. As such, we have developed a new grievance form and Grievance Investigation Kit to be used by members and Stewards to document important facts and dates that are relevant to the grievance.

Last and Best Offer recieved

Please see the article in the Member's Home section about the Last and Best offer recieved for the 2016-19 contract on Friday December 17th, 2016.

Begin 2016 Negotiations

Please log-in and see the article posted on 10/3/16 concerning the start of the 2016 negotiations session. Posted in the "Member Home" section.

Fossil Hydro Operations Florida Next Gen Severance & Job Opportunities

Friday, August 26, 2016 Dear Sisters and Brothers, Please see the Fossil Hydro Operations Florida Next Gen Severance & Job Opportunities MOU posted in the Member's Resources section.

CCCS Negotiations Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters: The System Council - U8 and Duke Energy have been in negotiations since about the 5th of January 2015. During that time, the Union has bargained in good faith to meet the needs of the Company while optimizing the outcome for the bargaining unit workers that will staff the soon to be built Citrus Combined Cycle production facility.

Shannon Smilee

2017 – 2021 Hines memorandum of agreement ratified by membership!
Dear Sisters and Brothers, The proposed 2017 – 2021 Hines memorandum of agreement has been ratified by membership! The IBEW’s mission is to bring the highest quality of safety, dignity, respect, wages, benefits, and balance in the work-life equation to the bargaining unit employees that we represent.
2016 – 2019 memorandum of agreement ratified by membership!
Dear Sisters and Brothers, The proposed 2016 – 2019 memorandum of agreement has been ratified by membership! The IBEW’s mission is to bring the highest quality of safety, dignity, respect, wages, benefits, and balance in the work-life equation to the bargaining unit employees that we represent.
Local Union 682 Ratification Vote Clarification of Times/Locations
Local Union 682 Ratification Vote Clarification of Times/Locations 682 Main Local Voting Dunedin Elks Lodge 1240 San Christopher Drive Dunedin, FL 34698 Hours – 7:00 am to 8:00 pm Unit 682.1 Site #1 System Council - U8 Offices 5396 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverley Hills, FL 34465 Hours – 7:00 am to 8:00 pm Unit 682.
Memorandum of Changes

Sisters and Brothers,

The System Committee has recently completed the 2016 negotiations and is recommending contract ratification. The Locals will be holding ratification votes in each area on January 17th. Please check with your Local officers or stewards for more information. Please see the MOC attached.


Restoration Facts & Message

To all of our IBEW sisters and brothers that are restoring power due to Hurricane Matthew: Please take exceptional care of yourselves while you perform your jobs. A lot of people do not realize that you are out there restoring power to people’s homes when you yourself may not have power at your home or that you may need to work on your own damaged property.
CCCS Contract Ratified!! 2016-01-11
Monday, January 11, 2016 Dear Sisters and Brothers, We have, after many months of negotiating, agreed to and signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Citrus Combined Cycle Site (CCCS). The MOA will be released in its electronic version as soon as the parties are able to finish compiling the MOA language into a formatted and easy to read final product.
2016 Annual Benefits Enrollment
Dear Sisters and Brothers, I received information from the Company today that there are still many bargaining unit employees who have not signed up for their 2016 benefits. If you miss signing up during the annual benefits enrollment period, you will receive the default benefits. Part of the default benefits menu is that you will not get the non-tobacco user (NTU) reduction.
2015-16 Wage & Benefits Re-opener Ratified!
Brothers and Sisters, Tonight membership voted to ratify the 2015-16 re-opener for wages and benefits. This agreement secures a 3% general wage increase that will be effective on December 7th, 2015 through December 4th, 2016. I would like to say thank you to all of the members that took the time out of their busy schedules to come out and vote their voice on the issue.
2015-2016 Wage & Benefits Re-opener Ratification - Voting Locations
The following locations will be utilized for the different Local Union votes: Local Union 1491 4454 Cave Lake Rd.
2015-2016 Wage & Benefits Re-opener Ratification Vote Date

Sisters and Brothers, Please be advised that the Wage & Benefits Re-opener proposal ratification vote date will be on Thursday, November 12th, 2015. We will post further information detailing the specific times and locations for the individual Local Unions as soon as those can be determined.
2015-2016 Wage & Benefits Re-opener Proposal
2015-2016 Wage & Benefits Re-opener Proposal Dear Sisters and Brothers, The Union and the Company have negotiated a final wage proposal for the 2015 contract re-opener. Duke Energy Florida presented a last best offer which, if ratified, would be effective from December 7, 2015 to December 4, 2016.
2014 Hines Energy Complex Negotiations Conclude
2014 Hines Energy Complex Negotiations Conclude Brothers and Sisters, On Thursday, March 13th, the Company and the Union concluded the Hines Energy Complex negotiations.
Hines Contract Negotiations Begin
Today was the first day of the 2014 Hines Contract Negotiations process. Local Union 626.1 will be meeting with the goal of negotiating a contract that is fair to the hard working IBEW Union employees at the Hines Energy Complex. Please show your strong support for your fellow Brothers and Sisters working under our Hines contract. More will be posted as we progress through this process.
Union Contract Ratified
Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Contract has been ratified by the membership. I would like to thank all the members that took the time to come out and vote. Many thanks to all of you for your unified support while we were at the table. Thank you to the Local Union officers and members who manned the polling sites.
Contract Vote is Today
Good Morning Brothers and Sister; This picture was taken at 07:00 on Friday, February 28, 2014, the morning of our System-wide Contract ratification vote. The parking lot at the System Council office was full, including overflow parking on the side and rear of the property.
Download: Voting Day 2014.JPG
Contract Voting Sites on Friday, February 28, 2014
2013 - 2015 Proposed Wage Rates
Attached please find two files with the proposed Exhibit “A” wage rates for the next 2 years. There will be a “wage opener” for the 3rd year of the contract. This is a preliminary draft of the proposed wages. If there are any errors, please email the information through our web site and we will review the document.
Download: 2013-2014 Wages Exhibit A.docx , 2014-2015 Wages Exhibit A.docx
Contract Overview - Power Point
Brothers and Sisters, Please see the attached Power Point presentation with an abbreviated overview of the proposed language for our new contract. The Full document with all the changes is already posted on this web site. We will be adding a separate document to our web site with the proposed wage increases for 2014 and 2015.
Download: Contract Power Point Presentation.pdf
Proposed Contract Language
Please see the attached document which contains some of the new proposed contract language changes. Additional documents and information will be posted in the coming days along with the dates, times and locations for upcoming information meetings. Please check back with us on a regular basis for the most current information. Please continue to work in a safe and professional manner.
Download: Clean Copy - Contract language to be voted on.pdf
Negotiations Close to Conclusion
Brothers and Sisters, On Tuesday night (2-11-2014) at approximately 22:00, the Company presented the Union with their final package in an attempt to conclude our 4 month negotiation process.  Your Union Committee is verifying the "details" of the agreement at this time and is hopeful a final package can be sent to our members on Wednesday afternoon.
1-22-2014 Brothers and Sisters: The purpose of this communication is to reiterate the message that has been communicated to the members at our regular Union meetings. The following is a brief outline of our negotiation process and the current status of our negotiations with Duke Energy here in Florida.
Duke Terminates Union Contract
My Fellow Brothers & Sisters; Sixteen months ago Duke bought Progress Energy. On December 5, 2013 Duke sent the Union a letter containing official notification of the Company's intent to Terminate our contract. Our existing Contract will terminate at 23:59 on February 3, 2014 unless the parties reach an agreement for a new contract.
Download: Duke Termination of Contract Letter.pdf
Contract Extension Agreement
Brothers and Sisters, The Union and the Company have mutually extended the February 3rd contract deadline in an effort to allow ample time to continue our negotiations in a productive manner. The parties will continue to meet with the goal of obtaininig an agreement which can be recommended by your Union committee and ratified by the members.
2013 Negotiations and Proposals
“The new DUKE Company is attempting to take away the benefits that our former Brothers and Sisters have gained for us over the past 70 years.” Ed Mobsby Brothers and Sisters, Attached you will find two PDF files.
Download: 2013 Duke Proposals 1-28.pdf , Union Final Package Proposals 1-74.pdf

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