Category Archives: Default
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.
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.
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.
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
The Contract Explanation Meeting will be April 6th at 8:30am at our
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
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!
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.