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News Release from the Pension Rights Center

Below is a News Release concerning H.R. 4, the Pension Protection

Act of 2006. The Center states that this bill was a huge missed

opportunity for Congress to protect the retirement income security of

millions of American workers.

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Kentucky’s Rate Increase Information

The link below is paperwork associated with Duke Energy Kentucky

rate increase request.   This is a large document but there is some

interesting questions from the KY PSC concerning the rate increase. I

will keep adding to this site as the paperwork becomes available.

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Retirement Picture


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Contract Ratification Voting Results

The proposed contract has been approved.

Voting has been completed and the ballots counted. The election

committee has certified the results. Local 1347 membership has ratified the

proposed contract from the company. Also, on behalf of the Union’s

negotiating committee I want to thank all of our members for their support

we received during the negotiations.

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Contract Explanation Meetings

There seems to be some confusion about the Union explanation meetings

scheduled for tomorrow night at 7:30pm and Thursday morning at 8:30am.

As listed below these meetings are still taking place, the Wednesday night

meeting will be at the Local 647 UAW Hall (directions listed below) and the

Thursday morning meeting will be at our Union Hall. The fax that was sent

to the headquarters this morning was for changing the regular monthly

Union meeting night from Tuesday April 11 to Wednesday April 12. This was

done because of the voting dates for next week.

This week’s Schedule

The Contract Explanation Meeting will be April 5th at 7:30pm at the

UAW Hall

The Contract Explanation Meeting will be April 6th at 8:30am at our

Union Hall

Voting will be on Friday April 7 at Brecon BHE at 7:30am to 8:00pm.

Next week’s Schedule

Voting will be on Monday April 10 at Hamlet Dist at 7:30am to 8:00pm

Voting will be on Tuesday April 11at Florence Dist at 7:30am to 8:00pm

Voting will be on Wednesday April 12 at the Union Hall at 7:30am to


The regular monthly Union meeting will be on April 12th at our Hall at


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Captive Employee Meetings

The company has decided to meet with all employees to tell you how good

their “best and final” offer is. Apparently, the company does not think your

negotiating committee will tell you the truth. The company is also telling

some people that the “International” can take you out on strike if you vote

against the contract. The company admits they have done this, and they say

it should not have happened, but Jim Rogers refuses to retract these



Tell the company you will attend the Union explanation meetings of the

company’s “best and final” offer, and you do not want to attend their

meeting. If they give you a direct order to attend a captive audience

meeting you must comply. If this happens ask the company how much money

they will save with the new health care plans. Ask the company much money

they will save with elimination of up to 28 jobs. Ask the company if your job

can be eliminated, and you will be classified as a voluntary resignation.


These meetings are nothing more than to divide and conquer. You are

adults, and can make up your own minds about this “best and final” offer

without the company telling you what’s best for your family. I wonder why

the company feels they must sell this “best and final” offer to you. Could it

be that they know what is best for you and your family!

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Retirement Picture


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Action Needed by Membership

In our negotiating session today we made some progress on the minor

issues, but again the major issues still remain. I want to thank those of you

who have signed our petition, and encourage everyone to sign it and send

it to the Union Office. Your negotiating Committee is asking for volunteers

for a possible demonstration at the March 10th stockholders meeting at the

Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Contact the Union Office at

513-541-6200 to get the details and sign up for the demonstration. Please

stay informed and stay united.


Your negotiating Committee is meeting again tomorrow with the company.

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