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MIFA I / Frontier Negotiations Update

Contract negotiations between the Local Unions in MIFA I and the company continued for the Fourth week in Myrtle Beach, SC. The bargaining sessions continued to be held at the Call Center located in Myrtle Beach.

As of this date, MIFA I passed forty-four (46) proposals to the company that improve your wages and benefits. The Union has received Ten (10) proposals from the company that are all reductions in benefits.

The Union has made it known that we are available to meet whenever necessary, including weekends, to reach an acceptable agreement. All proposals were passed across the table by March 22, 2018 as per the bargaining MOA. Now that we have gone beyond the date to pass Proposal’s, the next bargaining session is scheduled for the week of April 8, 2018. If the parties are not able to reach a tentative agreement by April 13, 2018, mediation will occur. The Federal Mediator has been contacted and will meet with the parties beginning April 16, 2018, through April 27, 2018 as per the bargaining MOA.

Please show support for your Union Negotiating Committee, as this is your contract! We need your voice to be heard telling Management that we expect a fair contract to work under and will do what it takes to get one. We will continue to keep you posted as developments take place.

Fraternally,

IBEW Negotiating Team
IBEW Local Union 71-OH, 289-NC, 1106-MI, 1431-SC

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MIFA I / Frontier Negotiations Update

Contract negotiations between the Local Unions in MIFA I and the company continued for the third straight week in Myrtle Beach, SC. The bargaining sessions are continuing to be held at the Call Center located in Myrtle Beach.

As of this date, MIFA I passed forty-two (42) proposals to the company. The Union has received eight (8) from the company.

The Union has made it known that we are available to meet whenever necessary, including weekends, to reach an acceptable agreement. All proposals must be passed across the table no later than March 22, 2018. So far, the parties have meet for three weeks and have scheduled three more weeks. The next bargaining session is scheduled for the week of April 8, 2018. If the parties are not able to reach a tentative agreement by April 13, 2018, mediation will occur. The Federal Mediator has been contacted and will meet with the parties if needed, beginning April 16, 2018, through April 27, 2018.

Please show support for your Union Negotiating Committee, as this is your contract! We need your voice to be heard telling Management that we expect a fair contract to work under and will do what it takes to get one. We will continue to keep you posted as developments take place.

Fraternally,

IBEW Negotiating Team
IBEW Local Union 71-OH, 289-NC, 1106-MI, 1431-SC

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MIFA I / Frontier Negotiations Update

Contract negotiations between the Local Unions in MIFA I and the company began on February 12, 2018, in Myrtle Beach, SC. The bargaining sessions are being held at the Call Center located in Myrtle Beach.

As of this date, MIFA I has passed forty two (42) proposals to the company. The Union has received two (2) from the company. The 1 st addressed the length of the agreement and the 2nd business attire.

We have put the company on notice that the Union shall be strictly adhering to the guidelines set forth in the structured bargaining agreement. The Union has made it known that we are available to meet whenever necessary, including weekends, to reach an agreement. All proposals must be passed across the table no later than March 22, 2018. If we are unable to achieve a tentative agreement by April 7, 2018, we shall enlist the services of a mediator from FMCS for thirty (30) days.

The company appears to be more concerned about the strike in West Virginia than it is about these negotiations. Our members deserve the company’s full attention throughout this process.

If your manager is one of those selected to participate in the company’s strike breaking efforts in West Virginia, we ask all IBEW members not to accept any opportunities for in-charge or work leader differential pay. We need to support our Sisters and Brothers in the CWA as this very same struggle will be at our own doorstep soon enough.

Fraternally,

IBEW Negotiating Team
IBEW Local Union 71-OH, 289-NC, 1106-MI, 1431-SC