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General Membership Meeting

Date:             March 29, 2016

Location:       IBEW Local 400 Hall

                      3301 Highway 138 East

                      Wall, NJ   07719

Time:            5:00 Meet & Greet & Refreshments

                      6:00   Meeting Called to Order

The meeting is open to all FULL Union Members in any of the bargaining
units covered by Local 1075. Agenda to include updates on Local activities
and budget. Light food & refreshments will be provided.

 

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 County Contract & Local Budget are topics at General Membership Meeting

Local 1075 conducted a General Membership Meeting on September 29th at the IBEW Hall in Wall Township. The meeting was attended by members from many of the Local's jurisdictions, including County workers from Monmouth and Ocean counties and municipal workers.

President Kevin Tauro opened the meeting with the pledge of allegience and moment of silence before he and Treasurer Tom Fagan gave reports on each of the Local's more than thirty bargaining units. Many contracts are open or will expire at the end of 2015. As usual, the Local will be very busy.

Of particular interest and concern is the present state of affairs with Monmouth County and Middletown Township. Both employers seem intent on attacking the wages and benefits of their employees. Local 1075 is moving into Mediation in both locations.

President Tauro described the recent Monmouth County Freeholder's meeting that County workers attended to let the Freeholder's know how they felt. President Tauro and the workers challenged the Freeholders to make good on their promise to get involved in negotiations if the administration failed to settle a fair and reasonable contract.

The assembled members were also presented the Local 1075 budget for Fiscal Year 2016 and it was adopted unanimously.

Local 1075 Attorney Barry Isanuk also addressed the membership about legal issues affecting working people both locally and nationally.

OCEAN COUNTY BLUE COLLAR UNIT

CONTRACT RATIFIED

On December 2, 2014 members of the Blue Collar Unit of Ocean County approved the tentative contract settlement by a 4 to 1 margin.

The wide margin was a stamp of approval for the good job the Bargaining Committee did despite a post Hurricane Sandy storm damaged economy in New Jersey's hardest hit county.

The Committee put much effort into improving contract language to cut out the grey areas. Representing the largest single unit in Ocean County with nearly 500 workers, Local 1075 led the way in negotiations unlike last contract when the Blue Collar unit was without a contract for two years and was forced into concessions.

The new contract contains wage increases each year and No concessions!  

Local 1075 Wins Big Arbitration Case Vs Monmouth County

In a great start to the New Year the Local 1075 scored a big win for Monmouth County workers.

The County was ordered to reverse a unilateral 50% cut in promotional increases and payback all employees who were shortchanged.


After efforts to reason with the county administration failed, the Union took the case before an Arbitrator. The arbitrator rejected all five of the County’s arguments. Instead, the Union won on the principle that a Union contract protects Union Members and an employer must honor it and bargain fairly over wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

For as long as anyone can remember, a promotion came with an increase to the minimum of the new position, or 6% whichever was greater. The County administration unilaterally decided to cut that in half to just 3%, even though the County Administrator received a 15% increase when promoted.

Presenting the case to the Arbitrator were President Kevin Tauro and Local 1075 Attorney Barry Isanuk, along with Chief Steward and EVP Neil Broccoli and Shop Steward Ed Fitzgerald.

If you were promoted within the past two years and did not receive a full 6% increase, or better, you are entitled to be made whole. Please contact your Steward.

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Kevin P. Tauro President

Neil Broccoli Executive Vice-President

Tonya Medina Recording Secretary

Thomas Fagan Treasurer

Robert Hoyer VP for Monmouth County

Thomas Cutrone VP for Ocean County

Troy Flemming VP for Atlantic County

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