Steward’s Meeting & General Meeting

The Local 778 Steward’s Meeting and General Meeting are held on the second Saturday of each month. Next meeting: Saturday,  March 10, 2018.

The Steward’s Meeting will be held at 9:00 am and the General Meeting will follow at 9:30 am

The meeting will be held at the Lodge 778 Union Hall.

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Has Your Mailing Address Changed?

If your mailing address has changed, please contact IAM Local 778 Secretary-Treasurer Cory Wallace at cwallace778@aol.com or call (816) 363-7070.

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BLOOD DRIVE

Kert Maul has made it possable for our local to go to a Community Blood Bank and donate blood. http://www.savealifenow.org

The code you would need to give them to make it count for our local lodge is EF7W.  Any one union member, friends and family can use this code and donate for this great cause. You must give them the code before donating, and it has to be done at a center.  It cannot be credited if it is done at a remote donation site.

If you have any questions, please contact Kert Maul @ 913-402-8984.

 

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KC Auto Dealers Negotiations Update | Feb. 1, 2018


After failing to garner the two-thirds majority votes needed to initiate a strike, IAM Local 778 members employed by the Greater Kansas City Auto Dealers have entered into a new three-year agreement with the dealership association, effective Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Although the results aren’t ideal and hard decisions had to be made, the IAM membership has spoken. Thank you to all those who came out and let your voice be heard.

The three-year agreement includes a pay increase of over 5 percent the first year and more guaranteed hours. The agreement reclaims pay for any lube work that technicians complete. It includes an increase in the employer contribution to members’ health savings accounts, plus an employer-provided payment for anyone who opts out of the health insurance plan.

While the main sticking point was the IAM Pension Plan, which prompted the assistance of a federal mediator during negotiations, due to the results of last night’s vote, the pension plan will now be replaced with an employer-based 401(k) plan. The 401(k) plan includes an employer contribution of $1.45 per hour, up to 40 hours, plus an employer match. Contributions made into the IAM Pension Plan, to date, will remain in place until you retire.

Members of Teamsters Local 41 approved a strike, however, the Union Executive Board has agreed to return to the bargaining table Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

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KC Auto Dealers Negotiations Update | Jan. 30, 2018

Talks between the union, dealerships and Federal Mediation Conciliation Service concluded last night with the dealerships presentation of a last, best and final offer to your Committee. Details of the proposal will be presented and put up for a vote at tomorrow’s contract and strike vote meeting. Please plan to attend. Your input in this process is vital.

The contract vote and strike vote will take place TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm at the Teamster Hall, 4501 Emanuel Cleaver Blvd. (Van Brunt), Kansas City, MO 64130.

For more information on the contract and strike vote process, see the image below.

For updates on the negotiations, visit the www.Lodge778.org website or follow the IAM Local 778 Facebook page.

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KC Auto Dealer Negotiations: Contract Vote Meeting Wed, Jan. 31, 2018

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KC Auto Dealers Negotiations Update

Your KC Auto Dealers Negotiating Committee has been hard at work and continues working hard on your behalf.

There’s been some progress on non-economic issues over the last few weeks; however, there’s still quite a bit of work ahead.

As we approach the expiration date of our contract, a federal mediator has joined us at contract negotiations to help find resolutions on the IAM Pension and other issues. Mediators do not make decisions about what a final agreement will look like, but they can help move the process forward toward a new contract.

While our goal remains to reach a fair deal by the time the contract expires, as always, we will not be rushed into a bad deal. We will be working until the deadline to get the best agreement possible.

Please continue to show your support and solidarity in the shop.  Your strength is our strength at the bargaining table.

A tentative contract vote and strike vote is scheduled for Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm at the Teamster Hall, 4501 Emanuel Cleaver Blvd. (Van Brunt), Kansas City, MO 64130.

For updates on the negotiations, visit the www.Lodge778.org website or follow the IAM Local 778 Facebook page.

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