Local 1112 Settles
Contract Without Staff
Taking to heart the recommendation of the 64th
UE Convention that locals handle more of their own affairs, the UE Local 1112
negotiating committee successfully completed negotiations with Badger Die
Casting all on its own.
Keep your lawyer away from the table, UE local leaders told
the boss, and we will ask our staff representative to stay away, too, as long
as you make a serious effort to reach a fair settlement.
The contract received the overwhelmingly approval of the Local
Wage, Benefit Improvements
The three-year agreement raises base wages by 3 percent in
each year. These wage increases come on top of a special mid-term increase in
incentive rates of between 2 and 10 percent. In addition, workers in some
classifications will see additional increases: maintenance and set-up, an
additional $1.25; shipping, an additional $1; inspection 75 cents.
Badger Die workers maintain their health benefits, with a
slight increase in the employee contribution. They also continue their
company-paid dental plan.
Sickness and accident benefits will go up to $300 a week. The
life insurance is raised from $16,000 to $20,000.
The Local 1112 negotiating committee consisted of Pres. James
Byrd, Vice Pres. Sandi Jaskie, Sec.-Treas. Cindy Riedberger,
and Lenny Lovas.
UE News - 12/99