Monday, May 3, 2010

Connecticut contract ratified by members

Members of the three carpentry Local Unions in Connecticut voted to ratify the proposed collective bargaining agreement in meetings held Friday night. More than 90% of voting members voted to approve the agreement and suggested allocations.

New hourly rates went into effect May 2. For information about new rates, contact the Contractor Relations Department at the New England Regional Council of Carpenters or one of the Local Unions in Connecticut.

The one-year agreement provides a $1.50 increase in the total wage and benefit package. Eighty cents will be added immediately with the remaining $0.70 being added in November.

Further allocation is as follows: contributions to the pension fund are being increased by $0.75 per hour in May and $0.25 in November. Also in May, $0.03 per hour is being added to wages and $0.02 per hour will be added to contributions to the UBC Training Fund. In November, $0.45 is being added to hourly contributions to the health fund.

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