Tag: Local 1612

Philly: The cradle of liberty and a strong, diverse union city hosts the Democratic National Convention

As UAW members who are delegates to the Democratic National Convention make their way to The City of Brotherly Love, it’s an appropriate time to talk about Philadelphia. Or Philly. Or “Phil-delph-ya” in the language of the locals. They do “tawlk” a little funny here. It may be pronounced “wa-ter” elsewhere in the United States, but it’s “wooder” in Philly. As in, “Yo! I’ll have a churry wooder ice, please.” It’s a quirky city with passionate – sometimes too passionate – sports fans, more American history in a square mile than most entire states can boast, and some local eats ... Read more

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