System Council U-05 and Ameren met today to continue contract and benefit negotiations. SC U-05 made a counter proposal to the company’s Options health care plan that included phasing in the employee’s share of health care premiums over 5 years; improvements to early retirement reduction factors; pay credit increase to all tiers of the cash balance plan; and eliminating the spousal premium penalty. The System Council also countered the LTD plan.
The welding premium proposal was withdrawn by the System Council. Ameren withdrew their hi-visibility FR clothing proposal. We are meeting again May 31 and June 1 in Springfield.
The Local 51 Negotiating Committee