Navigation Bar

Home -> UE News -> 2001 Archives -> Article

As Penn Coil Heads Down the Monongahela —
Contract Gains
Follow Local 615 Members


Contract Settled!

In a contract negotiated last year with Pennsylvania Electric Coil, UE Local 615 members gained significant improvements in wages and benefits.

Wages increased by 3 percent the first year; workers will see a 3.5 percent increase the second year and a 4 percent increase the third year. The average base wage at the end of the old contract was $12.50. Workers also received a $100 signing bonus.

The weekly sickness and accident benefit rises from $265 to $295; life insurance goes from $16,000 to $20,000. The employer contribution to the 401(k) plan increases from 35 to 50 cents for each dollar contributed by employees. The vacation bonus is improved by $50 for those workers with 15 and 20 years’ service.

There is no change in the cost to employees of medical insurance. The prescription drug co-pay is reduced by half for generics, to $5. The brand-name co-pay goes from $10 to $15, but the company will reimburse $5 of the $15.


The shop is currently moving to a new location in the Mononagahela Valley community of Glassport. The move is expected to be completed by the end of February.

The Local 615 negotiating committee consisted of Pres. Walt Taylor, Chief Steward Mike Garofolo, Mary Ann Schmieder, Carl Geiger, Tom Campbell. They were assisted by UE Field Org. Jim Cook.

UE News - 02/01

Home -> UE News -> 2001 Archives -> Article

Home • About UE • Organize! • Independent Unions • Search • Site Guide • What's New • Contact UE
UE News • Political Action • Info for Workers • Resources • Education • Health & Safety • International • Links

Copyright © 2003 UE. All Rights Reserved