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Local 1112 Settles
Contract Without Staff


Contract Settled!

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 1112 membership.

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.

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