The DOT requires every member that works in a classification that requires a CDL to sign this policy. It was not a issues we could bargain, but a Federal requirement and law that requires a signature.
Drug and Alcohol Policy for DOT (FMCSA) Drivers – FINAL 5-19-2015
The MIFA I bargaining team consisting of Telecommunications Director Martha Pultar, International Representative Robert Prunn, Business Managers Mike Brousseau (1106), Bill Erb (1431), Business Representative Fred Sabol (71) and Vice President Randy Howe (289) will meet with Frontier for the final step in the Escalation process on August 12, 2015, in Washington, DC.
The MIFA I bargaining team has completed its resolutions and counter proposals to the remaining issues that are still on the table. The remaining issues of contention are member contribution to healthcare, reductions in Sunday premium, overtime premiums, 401 K match for members with a pension, Short Term Disability schedule, the use of contractors and a respectable general wage increase.
The Union Bargaining team will not consider any of the aforementioned remaining issues as proposed. If a tentative agreement is not reached by the conclusion of this last bargaining session we will have no other choice but to move forward into Interest Arbitration.
It is truly disrespectful in how the Company wants to treat you. Especially when you see how they have resolved other current negotiations throughout the country. We have a great deal at stake, as does the Company.
Support your Union, your Negotiating Team, attend your Union meeting, be informed and have a voice in the process.
Your IBEW Negotiating Team
IBEW Local Unions 71 – OH, 289 – NC, 1106 – MI, 1431 – SC