Updates

Their was an extension of the deadline for the vaccine mandate announced last week, so the Coordinated Bargaining Committee of each International Union representing GE workers went back to the tabl

*updated 11/2/21, their was a typo on point 3, the date was meant to say December 31st not December 21st. 

The CBC just wrapped up bargaining the effects of the vaccine mandate E.O.  Posted here is the letter from the CBC and the Memorandum of Understanding between the CBC and GE.

LOCAL 201 DEMANDS 2-WEEK PAID SHUT DOWN

April 2, 2020

Brothers and Sisters,                                                                                                                           

Official Statement on Local 201 5S Campaign for Safety and Jobs

3/31/20

IUE-CWA Local 201 considers our work manufacturing resources for the United States military to be an essential role.  However, the supply chain and the lives of workers are being jeopardized because we do not have the necessary supplies to keep our factory safe. We want to keep working, but we need some basic resources from GE to keep workers and the broader public safe. Our lives and those of our families and communities are essential.

MARCH 28, 2020 7:05PM

IUE-CWA LOCAL 201 – OFFICIAL NOTICE

REGARDING SAFETY AND WORKING CONDITIONS AT GE-LYNN (COVID-19)

Whereas a member of our approximately 1260-person bargaining unit, was sent home Friday evening after reporting that a member of his household has, or is suspected of having the coronavirus; 

Whereas he likely had contact with some number of bargaining unit members, as well as with various objects and items in Building 74; 

"We want to keep working, but we want to do it safely!"


Local 201 is advocating for Supplies, Sanitizing, Six Feet, Sick Days, and Serving the Public

Supplies
We get too many reports of periodic shortages of cleaning supplies, Personal Protective Equipment, sanitizer, soap, cleaning spray bottles, and rubber gloves.  We work with metal, cardboard, and other surfaces where the virus can live for long periods of time.  We need access to proper supplies at all times.
Sanitizing

 

Update #5 on COVID-19 Discussions with GE Lynn

March 19, 2020. 5:00pm

Talks with GE are not going well.  The GE Riverworks Plant in Lynn is currently an unsafe working environment.

The Company’s response to those that have medical conditions that make the virus even more dangerous are told to use their vacation and sick time and file a short-term disability claim if they require more time out.

Update #4 Information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic for Local 201 members - March 18, 2020

GE Update