On Monday, June 19, AIC and IBEW System Council U-05 met to continue bargaining.
The subcommittee on the Company's proposal on contractors working live gas at CILCO met several times to discuss the proposal.
The Company spent a portion of the morning explaining where they believed the negotiations stood at this time. After lunch, System Council U-05 rejected the Company's June 12 comprehensive proposal.
The Council then presented a comprehensive counter proposal to the Company which includes a tentative agreement on the Meter Specialist at CILCO and a tentative agreement on a tuition assistance program for all contracts. After a review by the Company, the parties met to answer questions about our proposal. The Company was not prepared to respond to the proposal and the meeting adjourned at about 4:45 p.m.
We are scheduled to meet on Friday, June 23 and Monday, June 26.
John Johnson, Business Manager
and the IBEW Local 51 Negotiating Committee