201 News Special Election Edition: Hear from the candidates

Click the link below to read about the candidates in Local 201's Election on October 27th, 2020

We will be holding the September 15th Membership meeting online over the zoom video conference platform at 12:30 and 3:30pm.  It is easy to join the meeting via smartphone, tablet, computer, or lan

 ABG Back to Work Committee 

Next Meeting: Sep 16, 2020 05:30 PM 

Lynn Votes NO! on Tentative agreement with GE!

July 9th, 2019 7:15pm

Members of Local 201 in Lynn MA and reportedly in Local 301 in Schenectady, NY voted to REJECT the Tentative Agreement between the IUE and the General Electric Company today.  Per conference board rules this constitutes an IUE wide rejection of the national contract.  We are awaiting communication from IUE-CWA for more details and will release a flyer and communications on Facebook and the Website as soon as more information becomes available.

  • Absentee ballots can be cast July 2, any time from 8am to 4pm at the Union Hall, 112 Exchange St Lynn.
  • Two informational meetings will be held at St.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

On June 24, 2019, IUE-CWA reached a Tentative Agreement with the General Electric Company. The Tentative Agreement is subject to the following votes:

•             June 24, 2019 – IUE-CWA Local 201 Delegates vote.

IUE-CWA Local 201 Delegates vote to ACCEPT (2-1)

•             June 26, 2019 – IUE-CWA Local 201 Executive Policy Board vote.

Executive Policy Board votes to ACCEPT (6-4)

•             June 27, 2019 – IUE-CWA Local 201 Stewards Council vote.

IUE-CWA Local 201 Stewards Council votes to REJECT (30-3)

Please read the Memorandum of Settlement that contains the details of the Tentative Agreement.  Below as a .PDF file.  

Today, GE Retirees lead a demonstration outside GE Global Operations in Cincinnati, Ohio.  They were supported by the Coordinated Bargaining Committee, including 201 delegates Bill Maher, Adam Kaszynski, and Freddy Russell.  Retirees built GE, and the Company totally disregards their important contributions and attacks their benefits.  We say NO MORE! Watch the video of the rally here.

GE Retirees Speak Up!

Report from National Negotiations - Update 6

June 24th, 2019, 3:30am

By Adam Kaszynski

For 201 members convenience, here are the reports from the Unions' National Negotiating Team thus far.  Check www.GEworkersunited.org everyday for updates.  More info can also be found on the CBC Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GEworkersUnited.org/ 

CBC Negotiations Day 20 – Monday, June 24, 2019

According to CBC website GE Workers United, and confirmed by updates to the 201 Executive Board from 201 BA Bill Maher, "Halfway through week two of negotiations, significant distance remains between management proposals and union proposals on many important issues."

11 days until contract expiration. No progress will mean a "No" vote. 201 will be holding lunch time flagpole meetings Monday,  June 17th 3am, 11:42am, and 7pm.