Printer Friendly

XEROX WORKERS RATIFY 3-YEAR CONTRACT THAT PROVIDES JOB SECURITY, WAGE/ BENEFIT GAINS, EMPOWERMENT COMMITMENT; 'SMOOTHEST' NEGOTIATIONS EVER

XEROX WORKERS RATIFY 3-YEAR CONTRACT THAT PROVIDES JOB SECURITY, WAGE/

BENEFIT GAINS, EMPOWERMENT COMMITMENT; 'SMOOTHEST' NEGOTIATIONS EVER
 ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A labor agreement that continues job-security guarantees, provides wage increases and improves flexible medical and dental benefits for production workers at Xerox Corporation was ratified here today by members of Local 14A, Xerographic Division, Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union (ACTWU).
 The agreement resulted from negotiations tailored after a non- traditional, non-adversarial dispute-resolution model, considered unique in a corporate-union negotiation.
 Approximately 4,000 members of Local 14A who were permanent employees of Xerox as of March 23 are covered by the new three-year agreement, the fourth contract to include a job-security guarantee.
 Employees covered by the agreement will receive a 6 percent lump-sum payment in 1992; a 3 percent pay increase plus a cost-of-living adjustment in 1993; and a 2 percent pay increase, a cost-of-living adjustment and a 2 percent lump-sum payment in 1994.
 A new provision commits both the company and the union to the concept of employee empowerment. The agreement establishes a joint union and company team that will explore and, where appropriate, apply concepts of employee empowerment in all operations.
 Other contract provisions include promotion and transfer flexibility, voluntary fixed shifts, a part-time work force, improved night shift pay rate differentials, bi-weekly pay mode, a Christmas-to- New Year's shutdown period, simplified overtime balancing, reductions in cleaning services costs and job consolidations.
 "This was the smoothest, most productive negotiation in recent company history," said Joe W. Laymon, director, Xerox Corporate Industrial Relations.
 Under a process considered unique in such talks, Xerox and the union agreed to reduce the size of their respective negotiating teams from a total of 84 people to 21. Prior to the bargaining session, team members underwent training in dispute resolution, problem-solving, and interactive skills. Both sides approached the talks with two common priorities: to ensure the health of the corporation and to equitably share in the benefits of that healthy business.
 "The successful negotiation of this agreement was due to the fact that Xerox has been working jointly with the union to resolve business issues and satisfy the needs of our members," said Gary Bonadonna, assistant manager of the ACTWU's Rochester Joint Board.
 Bonadonna, under the direction of Anthony J. Costanza, manager of the ACTWU's Rochester Joint Board, served as chief negotiator for the union. Laymon served as chief negotiator for Xerox.
 Negotiations for renewal of the labor agreement began last Dec. 12 and were concluded on March 20.
 -0- 4/2/92
 /CONTACT: Gary Bonadonna of ACTWU, 716-473-3280, or Jeff Simek of Xerox, 716-423-5230/
 (XRX) CO: Xerox Corporation; Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union ST: New York IN: SU: CON


KD-PS -- NY088 -- 4669 04/02/92 21:17 EST
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Apr 2, 1992
Words:457
Previous Article:LOCAL 250, HOSPITAL & HEALTH CARE WORKERS' UNION ENDORSES JERRY BROWN FOR PRESIDENT
Next Article:PARAGRAPH INTERNATIONAL AND GO CORP. COLLABORATE ON A PENPOINT (TM) PRODUCT TO RECOGNIZE CURSIVE HANDWRITING
Topics:


Related Articles
Collective bargaining in 1990: search for solutions continues.
ILLINOIS BELL FIRST AMERITECH COMPANY TO REACH UNION PACT; ANNOUNCES EARLY SETTLEMENT WITH LARGEST UNION
GTE CONTINUES ASSAULT ON JOB SECURITY, HEALTH CARE; CWA MEMBERS GIVE UNION PRESIDENT AUTHORITY TO STRIKE
SNET AND CUTW REACH CONTRACT SETTLEMENT
TEAMSTERS MEMBERS RATIFY NATIONAL FREIGHT CONTRACT BY MORE THAN 4-1; AGREEMENT PRESERVES GOOD FULL-TIME JOBS IN FREIGHT INDUSTRY
Job security in Xerox contract.
NEWS FROM UTILITY WORKERS UNION OF AMERICA, LOCAL 223
GROUP HEALTH AND LARGEST UNION BARGAINING UNITS AGREE ON JOB-SECURITY AND ECONOMIC RELIEF PACKAGE
Yokich, Shoemaker Announce Ratification of 1996-1999 UAW-GM Agreement
UAW Agreement With Magnequench International Ratified

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters