Understandably there has been a tremendous amount of frustration surrounding discipline, vacation time, PB time, and more. The Union has been actively engaged throughout the last few weeks with the Company, desperately trying to resolve these issues. When members ask a question, an answer should be able to be provided, simple as that. Unfortunately, for several reasons out of the Unions control, many of us have been in limbo, and with many questions going unanswered. By working with the FMCS Mediator, both parties successfully worked through the following that will be effective immediately.
June WILL count towards perfect attendance.
217 members affected by this will be purged and achieve perfect attendance.
91 members affected by this will have their discipline removed.
If you returned September 8th, 2020, you WILL still be able to accrue perfect attendance for September.
All discipline issued before strike will remain on your record for 12 months, which is and has been consistent as stated in the contract. Additionally, the months we were on strike will not affect that timeframe as previously stated by BIW. Therefore, if you were written up in March of 2020, you would come off your pink slip in April 2021. Anyone who has been told differently before today, your date will be adjusted.
Anyone who received a 5-day letter during the strike where BIW utilized the time frames through the strike to administer additional discipline, including discharge, are being dealt with through our legal department. Whereas BIW’s legal department has stated that those time frames do count for issuance of discipline, we must follow up with our legal team and take the necessary related action.
Local S6 is working as hard and fast as they can to resolve these and other issues. This commitment will continue and we will provide accurate information as quickly as possible. There is a tremendous amount of work that is and has to be done, with hundreds of phone calls flooding the Union Hall daily. We are not ignoring you or your issues. We have been utilizing many of our frontline Shop Stewards to help out. Understandably, you may not see a large Union presence on the shop floor currently. This is temporary. We encourage you all to continue to call your representatives and/or the Union Hall for assistance. We have not gone anywhere and will continue to proudly represent all the members of Local S6.
Local S6 IAMAW/IUMSWA Bath/EBMF, Hardings/Bissons/CW/Ace
Shop Steward Elections
Below is a listing for the upcoming Shop Steward Elections. The elections are listed by shift and then by classification(s). Please check your classification for the election date, polling place(s) and time. If your classification and shift are not listed, no election is needed. In the event that the election cannot be held on the stated date, the alternate date will be the following day (same time and places). If the yard is closed the election will be held the first day that the yard re-opens (same time and places).
1st Shift Bath/EBMF E02 (Vote for 3 Stewards) –Thursday, October 1, 2020; EBMF Tool Crib 5:48 a.m. – 6:13 a.m.; Bath- North, West, and South Gate 6:30 a.m. – 6:55 a.m.; MSC Lunch Room 11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Candidates: Andrew Bernier, David Clukey, Clint Downer, John Sevey, Shawn Tardif.
2nd Shift Bath/EBMF MAINT/M04/O04 (Vote for 1 Steward) Thursday, October 1, 2020; EBMF Tool Crib 3:00 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.; Bath-North, West and South Gate 2:30 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Candidates: Trinity Driscoll, Jeff Murray.
1st Shift Bath/EBMF T04 (Vote for 2 Stewards) – Tuesday, October 6, 2020; EBMF Tool Crib 5:48 a.m. – 6:13 a.m.; Bath- North, West, and South Gate 6:30 a.m. – 6:55 a.m.; MSC Lunch Room 11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Candidates: Tyler Cardillo, Brad Farrell, Kyle Michaud, Jon Mitchell.
Hi everyone, a benefit has been organized for Eric Jabbusch to help show support to him and his family during this tough time. #jabbuschstrong
About this Event
The benefit will have many great raffles, food, drinks and a good time. We look forward to seeing you while you show support for our friend Eric!
Eric Jabbusch from Turner, ME was injured in a work accident less than 2 months ago. He was just released from the rehab center down in Boston to continue rehab and recovery from home. He is still wheelchair bound from a crushed pelvis, is healing from broken ribs, a broken collarbone and sadly has lost his vision due to the accident. Eric has a very positive outlook that is continuing to drive him forward in his recovery. Please continue to pray for Eric. Thank you all in advance for your support. ♥