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Dues Increase

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Effective May 1, 2017, District Council 38 will be increasing the Monthly Dues to offset the 2016 and 2017 Per Capita Tax increases levied by the International.

Section 17(a) of the General Constitution states in part…

  • Effective January 1, 1990, and effective each January 1 of each succeeding year, the Unions per capita tax shall be automatically increased by a percentage equal to 1.8 times the percent increase in the cost-of-living during a twelve-month period ending August 31 preceding each respective effective date, as determined by the cost- of-living index {The Consumer Price Index, All Items (CPI-U)} issued by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In 2016 the monthly Per Capita Tax we pay to the International increased $1.50.Although we are required to increase the Monthly Dues in conjunction with any increase in the Per Capita Tax, District Council 38 decided to postpone the 2016 increase.

Consequently, your Monthly Dues did not increase in 2016. On January 1, 2017, the Per Capita Tax increased a further $0.60.

There is never a good time to inform the membership of a dues increase, but we can not continue to absorb the increase.

Therefore, effective May 1, 2017, the Monthly Dues will increase by $2.00 for all members, excluding Life Members. Life Member’s dues will NOT be increasing.

Hazmat Update

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The negotiating committee met with the employers on October 6, 2016, regarding the non-ratification of the current offer of settlement. The employers stated that they were unprepared to adjust the offer and that the Union should treat it as a final offer.

Because of the previous low voter turnout, we will be conducting a re-vote of the Employer’s “Final Offer of Settlement”. DC38 and the negotiating committee will need a clear mandate from the membership before any further actions can be contemplated.

Please make every effort to attend and cast your ballot at the upcoming meeting in your area, on Saturday October 22, 2016. The official meeting notice will be sent out later this week.

Dave Holmes,
Business Manager.

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Aug. 16 Meeting One Of the Most Productive Yet

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On August 16, 2106 your Hazmat negotiating committee met with the contractors to continue collective bargaining.

The committee is pleased to report that the parties had constructive discussions regarding the industry and the renewal of the collective agreement.

Although we remain far apart from an overall settlement the meeting was one of our most productive. We have set additional meeting dates in August and September.