NEWS

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With highest concerns for our members during this pandemic, the Membership Meeting for January 12th has been canceled. 

The USW Local 1-689 has created a Newsletter as another means of communicating important information to our members.  Please check back often for new editions.  Click on the following dates to read the newsletters.

December 9, 2020
December 22, 2020
January 21, 2021

Phillip Bradshaw, 66, Minford (Process Operator)
Carl Wicker, 78, South Webster 
Gary Dean Truman, Sr., 66, Wheelersburg (Maintenance)
Tom Lundy, 70, Jackson

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Please click HERE to read the recommendations from the USW International regarding the upcoming Local Union elections.

MCS is currently recruiting for an Operator Technician.  Please click HERE for more information.  The posting will end at the end of the day on Monday, January 25th.  Please call the Union Hall to have your name placed on the list.

Please see the following from the MCS contract regarding members not currently employed with MCS:

Previous Seniority

If a former USW represented Portsmouth site employee is hired by MCS into a USW represented position, such employee shall not receive bargaining unit seniority accumulated with other Portsmouth site employers as bargaining unit seniority with MCS.

COLA
Employees hired into Operations, Maintenance, and Site Services classifications after the ratification date of this Agreement will receive 50% COLA for a period of three years from the date of their hire. After their third-year anniversary date, the employee will then be paid any COLA due on scheduled increase dates with the rest of the Operations, Maintenance, and Site Services employees.

Probation is 180 days.

Please click HERE to read information from SOMC regarding the COVID-19 vaccination:

In accordance with Ohio's guidelines for Office environments, please contact your Division Representative to make an appointment prior to coming to the Union Hall.  Union Hall numbers can be found on this website under the CONTACT US tab.  

Please click HERE to enroll in One Call Now, the USW Local 689 automated message system.  You're information will not be shared, and you will only be notified of important events and information.  

Please click HERE for information on the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).

From John Knauff:

The D&D CBA expires March 28,2021. The USW Bargaining Committee is in the process of developing the Union Bargaining Agenda and Proposals. We would very much appreciate any suggestions the D&D Unit Members or any other interested Members suggestion. Please e-mail your representatives with your suggestion along with any explanations that may help Your Union.  Click HERE for contact information.