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GE seeks IUE-CWA contract revote

GE seeks IUE-CWA contract revote


BOSTON — General Electric said Monday it continues to talk with leaders of the IUE-CWA union and is looking forward to a revote on the proposed four-year national labor contract the rank and file rejected.

A numerical majority of members cast votes in favor of the tentative contract, which IUE-CWA leadership negotiated and then recommended members accept.

But a majority of members of locals in Schenectady and Lynn, Massachusetts, rejected the proposal. Under the rules of the vote, the entire local was thus counted as a no vote, and the vote went down.

Also Monday, GE said it would meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Kentucky with smaller unions that were part of the Collective Bargaining Committee whose members had not yet voted, and answer any questions they had. These include the IAM, IBEW, UAW, IFPTE and USW.

GE said these unions have indicated their members would vote as early as Friday.

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