Saturday, November 24, 2012

Contract Update

At the president nomination meeting held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, presidential candidate Dan Franco, asked Review Officer Dennis Walsh (RO) to give an update on the Wall & Ceiling contract.

Below is the RO's response.

“We are moving forward with the Wall & Ceiling. The District Council has engaged Standard Data Corp for the revisions for time to be entered. Stewards will be able to access the site on the computer with specific job numbers and passwords. It will then be sent to the employer. There will be a limited amount of time – 48 hours – to accept or correct any recorded time. Once in, every member can access the database to see the time that was entered in. Each person will have the ability to log on and inspect. They can report errors on or off the record. If there is a disagreement, there will be a mechanism to dial back and forth for corrections. Serious disagreements will be settled by grievance or arbitration.

There has been training for stewards, representatives, and employers. There will be live testing at job sites. I’ve seen the program, and it’s revolutionary. It engages the membership. Once the field is tested, it will be presented to Judge Berman and would then be signed on a provisional basis to make sure that it works.

Mike (Bilello) mentioned that there may be a one (1) to two (2) week delay due to the weather. They have been working with the employers and there has been a minor issue for the stewards having access to computers during work hours. If the Wall & Ceiling disagree with this...if they want the benefits of the contract, then they have to work with the District Council to get that. Willful violations will have penalties.”

1 comment:

  1. Why have we not received our new contract increase? Will it be rectroactive?


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