Tag: Bridon American

UAW members reach new three year agreement with Bridon American

UAW members at Bridon American in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, who are represented by UAW Local 1612, Region 9, today ratified a new three-year agreement. The ratification, won by a vote of 95 percent in favor of the new contract, came one day after reaching a tentative agreement and ending a two-week work stoppage with Bridon American. This agreement preserved the current health care coverage with no changes, provided general wage increases in each year of the agreement, and gives members a signing bonus. The contract also includes increased life insurance coverage, increased safety glass allowance, increased employer match on their ... Read more

Local 1612 Members in Region 9 Strike Bridon American

On June 27, at 3:25 p.m., 175 members of UAW Local 1612, Region 9, went on an unfair labor practices strike at Bridon American. UAW members have been bargaining for a fair contract with Bridon for months. Unfortunately, Bridon American management has been unwilling to negotiate a fair offer on issues like health care and wages. Bridon American is a leading specialist in the manufacturing of high quality steel wire and rope solutions for cranes, oil fields, as well as surface and underground mining projects. It has two locations, Hanover Township and Pittston, Pennsylvania. It is one of many companies ... Read more