Q: How many members are there in Local 290?
A: According to UA 290′s website, there are:
- 3,028 active members
- 857 retirees
- 227 Life Members (members for over 50 years).
Q: How many people are working in Local 290?
A: Please see the historical UA 290 employment graphs below.
Q: What is the history of the Economic proposals during this negotiation and how do they compare with historical raises?
A: UA290 rejected the most recent offer from the PMCA of a 3 year contract with annual increases of $1.00, $1.00, $1.25.
The Union’s current counteroffer is a $3.75/hr annual wage increase in 2011 and $4.25/hr in 2012.
Please see the slides below for the history of offers during these negotiations and a comparison of these offers with historical raises:
Q: What is the history of raises for Local 290?
A: Please see the graphs below.
Q: What are the 5, 10, and 15 year averages for wage increases in percentage terms?
- The 5 year average is 2.6%
- The 10 year average is 3.2%
- The 15 year average is 3.9%
Q: What was the UA 290 contract settled for in 2009?
A: It was a 2 year contract with a $1.60 increase each year.
These amounts equate to 3.03% and 2.94% increases over previous packages.
Q: Isn’t Local 290 an employer that takes management positions in LaborNegotiations?
A: Yes. Local 290 employs members of Local 11 Office and Professional Employee’s International Union (OPEIU)
Q: What was the most recent contract settlement between UA 290 and its office staff who are members of OPEIU Local 11?
A: Last year, they settled on a 3 Year Contract with the follow economic terms.
- Freeze in Year One
- Freeze in Year Two
- Freeze in Year Three