News Article month of December 2016

From the Desk of President Dave Jackson: The Union has drafted all amended language for the new Tile Agreement and the last details are being finalized and approved by Labor and Management. The new agreement will be sent to the printer when it’s signed and will be mailed to all Tile Layer and Finisher members. The Tile Defined Benefit Pension improvements have been adopted by the NCTI Trust Fund Board of Trustees. The first increase in pension contributions started on October 1, 2016 with allocations in 2017 and 2018 to follow. Journeyperson Training is also part of the new Agreement. All active Tile members have received a letter outlining the program and instructions for online OSHA training. Please review the letter and follow through on some courses soon. The Constitution Committee has drafted amendments to our Constitution, the first since Local 3’s inception in 1993. A mail referendum vote is being taken now. Ballots were mailed and are due at the Post Office by December 15, 2016. If you’ll recall, the issue is whether to adopt the Amended Constitution proposed by the Constitution Committee. The copy mailed to you shows all changes in red ink. If you do not have a current Constitution to refer to, you may view one on our BAC 3 website, www.bac3-ca.org. The amendments relate to initiation, dues, officers, delegates, and elections, etc. Many of...

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