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Garment industry settlements.

Garment industry settlements Three employer associations in New York (bargaining for a number of underwear manufacturing firms) and Local 62-32 of the Ladies' Garment Workers reach new 3-year collective bargaining agreements. The contracts cover some 3,000 workers, and are expected to set a pattern for an additional 10,000 employees in the industry. The employer associations involved in the bargaining talks were the Allied Underwear Association, the Associated Corset and Brassiere Manufacturers, and the Intimate Apparel Manufacturers Association.

Terms provide for an immediate 4-percent percent wage increase, with additional 4-percent raises on July 1, 1991, and July 5, 1992; an increase in employer contributions to the health plan, to 2.125 percent (previously, 1.875 percent) of payroll in July 1991 and 2.375 percent in July 1992; a third day of bereavement leave (previously, 2 days), with coverage broadened to include the death of grandparents, grandchildren, brothers, and sisters; and new supplementary disability benefits, up to maximum of $170, payable once a year for the first week of an illness or disability, for employees with at least 1 year of service (State disability payments begin on the eighth day of disability).

"Development in Industrial Relations" is prepared by Michael H. Cimini of the Division of Developments in Labor-Management Relations, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and is largely based on information from secondary sources.
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Title Annotation:Developments in industrial relations.
Author:Cimini, Michael H.
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Date:Oct 1, 1990
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