BARGAINING REPORT OCTOBER 19 & 20, 2011
We would like to thank everyone who showed up to the Rally on Wednesday. Please know that it had the effect that was desired. It was an AWESOME turn out so Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Yesterday negotiations started yesterday at 1:00 and broke off at 4:30pm to give ADT time to review our counter proposals. There was no movement on Negotiations and we’re scheduled to resume at 10:30 Thursday morning. ADT did not come to the table with any counter offers on our proposals and there was no progress.
Today negotiations started at 10:30 and were concluded at 1:30 this afternoon. There was little to no progress in negotiations. Even though we had a federal mediator for negotiations to help facilitate in our efforts to get ADT to the table, there was little to no movement on ADT to come to an agreement. The company laid out their best and final proposal and it was concessionary at best. We will be holding a RATIFICATION MEETING ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 25 AT 6:00 p.m. At the Union hall. Full details will be given at this meeting, be prepared to vote on the latest proposal by ADT management. Here is a summary of where we are at:
Changes in Seniority language, the company wants two separate seniority pools for Commercial and Residential/small business installers. Due to concerns around layoffs we disagreed with the separation of seniority pools due to how it could impact employees in a possible lay off situation. We also proposed that they increase the dollar amount to an employee who would be impacted in that situation. The company has declined
New Compensation Plan for High Volume. The company’s proposal on the HV impacts the High Volume installers negatively. We provided three weeks of data showing how the pay structure would work under their model and it was very obvious that the HV installers would lose a significant amount of money under their plan as proposed. We did counter offer some changes to their plan the installers will not lose money on their jobs and there would be a modest increase in wages (approx 3%). ADT refused our counter offer and wants to go with their original model as proposed with no adjustments.
Changes in after Drive time language (35 mile radius) to 50 minutes from home on both ends of the day. The company has counter offered to agree to our proposal of 45 minutes from home both ends of the day.
Company proposed to do a wage increase to hourly employees of 2.3%, 2.5%, 2.5%, we counter offered with 5%, 4.5%, 4.5%. ADT acknowledges that it is not because they don’t have the money but it simply based on the market.
Company refused our proposal for increasing payment for getting a signature on the contract from $10 to $15 saying that they are unwilling to give us any payment for nothing.
ADT also advised us that there is absolutely no interest in having any successor ship language.
There is no movement on vacation time.
Based on the Company’s unwillingness to offer a fair and just contract, your Bargaining Committee unanimously agreed to request members reject this offer.
Lew Ellingson, Chair, Lisa Avila EVP Local 7704, James Muirhead and Billy Kidd 7704 ADT Elected Bargaining Committee