Ameren Illinois and SC U-05 met on May 31 and June 1, 2017, to continue negotiations on a new labor and benefits agreements. Counter proposals were made by both parties concerning benefit plans for all AmerenIP employees. The Company gave the System Council what they called their final position on implementing the Options Medical plan for IP employees and on other benefits. This included language on retiree medical premiums under the Options Medical Plan and the IP-Legacy Medical Plan; the inclusion of the Options dental and vision plans; increased 401K match for AmerenIP employees of 1%; and a phase-in of the spousal medical premium surcharge. Other minor changes were included in their final proposal on 401K and life insurance.
Included in their final position was language addressing the medical plan excise tax (cadillac tax), elimination of retiree medical for new employees hired after January 1, 2020, and inclusion of all AIC employees in the CIPS702 LTD plan, which contains a $6500/month maximum cap.
Contingent upon inclusion of the jurisdiction agreement in our new contracts, a gas subcommittee reached a tentative agreement on new language for tapping and stopping across jurisdictions.
The parties agreed to discuss clerical/technical issues and a meter specialist at CILCO in subcommittees when we meet again on June 8.
Future meetings are scheduled for: June 8, 12, 19, 23 and 26.
IBEW Local 51 Bargaining Committee