Local 19 Update

February 2017


Upcoming Union Meeting Dates and Locations:

May 23rd                    7:00 p.m.         Elmhurst (American Legion, 310 Butterfield Rd., Elmhurst)

June 28th                     7:00 p.m.         Huntley (American Legion, 11712 Coral St., Huntley)

July 26th                      7:00 p.m.         Montgomery (V.F.W., 1211 N. River Rd. Montgomery)

Note: watch the union bulletin boards for monthly meeting reminders and changes to scheduled meetings.


Contract Ratified:

On May 4, 2017 the Local 19 membership ratified our recent contract. Results are as follows:

Total Members      Total Voted     % Voted     Accept     % Accept     Reject     % Reject     Void

      1370                      1250            91.2%       1074          85.9%         180          14.4%        1

The term of the agreement will be from March 1, 2017 through February 29, 2020. Once the new contracts are printed they will be distributed to all members via company mail.

 

Grievances :

NOTE: Grievances that have been resolved or withdrawn since the last update are underlined.

11-17-19          Pecatonica Storage employee suspended for work rule violation. At the 3rd step.

10-17-19          Crystal Lake employee suspended for tardiness. At the 3rd step.

09-17-19          Elgin System operations employee given memo for work rule violation. At the 2nd step.

08-17-19          Aurora Meter Reader suspended for excessive CROM. At the 3rd step.

07-17-19          G.O. Contact Center employee terminated for zero tolerance. At the 3rd step.

06-17-19          DesPlaines FOD employee terminated for work rule violations. A the 4th step.

05-17-19          Glen Ellyn Fleet employee terminated for zero tolerance. Pending Arbitration.

04-17-19          G.O. Contact Center employee terminated for zero tolerance. At the 3rd step.

03-17-19          Crystal Lake Meter Reader suspended for drive cam incidents. Withdrawn.

01-17-19          Bellwood Meter Reader terminated for work rule violation. Withdrawn.

60-16-19          FOC Operators being improperly assigned gas welding. At the 3rd step.

58-16-19          Joliet Meter Reader terminated for an accident. Withdrawn.

57-16-19          GO Contact Center employee terminated for hanging up on customers. Withdrawn.

55-16-19          GO Contact Center employee terminated for hanging up on customers. Resolved.

52-16-19          Bellwood Meter Reader terminated for zero tolerance. At the 3rd step.

49-16-19          Glenwood Meter Reader terminated for time gaps. At the 4th step.

48-16-19          Dixon Meter Reader terminated for a backing accident. Withdrawn.

37-16-19          Companywide Fleet Dept. not following promotional sequence. Resolved in Negotiations.

28-16-19          Company denying proper crew make up for pavement openings > 4". Pending Arbitration.


Weingarten Rights:

If an employee has a reasonable belief that discipline or other adverse consequences may result from what he or she says during an investigatory meeting with a supervisor, the employee has the right to request union representation. This includes what has commonly become known as fact finding meetings. Note: the employer has no obligation to inform workers of their right to request union representation.