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Philips Lighting-four unions

Four unions jointly negotiated 3-year contracts with North American Philips Lighting Group for 3,000 employees at plants in Fairmont, WV, South Plainfield, NJ, and Miami, FL. The unions' bargaining was coordinated by a conference board of unions, which oversees bargaining with Westinghouse Electric Corp. Also aiding in the negotiations at North American Philips was the AFL-CIO'S Industrial Union Department. The four unions are the Electronic Workers, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and the Flint Glass Workers, all members of the AFL-CIO, and the independent United Electrical Workers.

Settlement terms included specified wage increases totaling 55 cents an hour; lumpsum payments totaling $500; continuation of semiannual cost-of-living adjustments; pension rates ranging from $18 to $23 a month for each year of service; $1 million lifetime major medical coverage; increased education and retraining payments; and adoption of a provision requiring the company to give 6 months notice of plant closings.
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Title Annotation:developments in industrial relations
Author:Ruben, George
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Date:Jul 1, 1989
Words:153
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