May 13, 2015
After over two months of bargaining we have reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) at the Legacy T table. The team feels we were able to beat back the majority of the Company’s retrogressive demands. While there are increases in the cost of Health Care, they are much less than the Company originally demanded and we have added an option with lower premiums. We negotiated wage increases that will more than cover those costs and give our members significantly more money in their pockets during the life of this agreement. Rather than the pension freeze the Company wanted, we got a pension increase and maintained and improved our job security language.
A more detailed report will be posted within 24 hours and even more detail will be presented to the Local Presidents at the Contract explanation meeting and to you before your ratification vote.
Legacy T and District 4 are both announcing our TA’s today.
We want to thank all the Locals and Members who mobilized to make this agreement possible. It would not have happened without your participation.
Your Bargaining Team,
Mary Ellen Mazzeo