JW and IT Vote on Allocation

JW and IT Vote on Allocation

On Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 Allocation votes were tallied for the Inside Wiremen and Transportation Wiremen classifications. Option A was the winner for the Inside Wiremen, while Option B was the preferred choice for Transportation members.

Of the 2,056 Inside Wiremen votes cast:

  • 1,070 voted for Option A, allocating $1.25 to wages, $.25 to the medical plan, $.25 to the Defined Contribution plan, $.10 to Health Reimbursement Account, and $.05 to Supplemental Unemployment Benefits.
  • 906 voted for Option B, allocating $1.90 exclusively to wages.
  • 76 voted for Option C, “other.”
  • 4 ballots were voided

Of the 78 Transportation Wiremen votes cast:

  • 43 voted for Option B, allocating $1.90 exclusively to wages
  • 34 voted for Option A, allocating $1.25 to wages, $.25 to the medical plan, $.25 to the Defined Contribution plan, $.10 to Health Reimbursement Account, and $.05 to Supplemental Unemployment Benefits.
  • 1 voted for Option C, “other.”

Local 11’s Executive Board was tasked with opening and counting the ballots to determine the tally. The election was verified by two tellers.

The following wage increase becomes effective Feb. 1, 2021:

For JW:

  • IJW hourly wage: $51.50
  • Health package $13.19
  • Pension (DB)   $9.03
  • Pension (DC)   $5.79

Total =                         $79.51

For IT:

  • T/S JW hourly wage: $51.30
  • Health package $13.14
  • Pension (DB)   $9.08
  • Pension (DC)   $5.99

Total =                         $79.51