The UMWA and Energy West Mining met on July 16, 2013 at the UMWA District 22 office in Price,UT for negotiations.
Mike Dalpiaz demanded the re-instatement of the three employees that have been terminated. Also demanded that the Company re-instate the Employee's sick & personal days, Vacation, and Holidays.
The Union passed to the Company a proposal on the selection of Arbitrators.
Last week, the Union sent to the Company letters that were addressed to the Arbitrators as to their selection to the panel and asked the Company to sign these letters. Also a letter was sent to the Company stating that we would select the arbitrators rotation at the beginning of negotiations on July 16th, 2013.
Mike asked the Company to join us in the selection of the rotation of the arbitrators. The Company would not. We will select the rotation without the Company using a neutral party.
Mike asked Marty Hudson from the UMWA Funds to join us at the table to help with negotiations on cost containment. Marty has been involved in this issue since the early 80s.
The majority of the discussions during negotiations was on the cost of prescription drugs and what the Company has done to curb these costs.
The Union agreed to help control these costs.
Negotiations will continue July 18, 2013 in Salt Lake City at the Company offices.
Local 1769 is building a float to put in the upcoming parades. Dana Anderson is leading this effort. If anyone could help, it would be greatly appreciated. Please call Dana or the District office for information.
District 22, U.M.W. of A.