IT&E inks collective agreement with electrical workers union

Posted on May 21 2019

Leaders of the International brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1357 and IT&E executives celebrate the ratification of a collective bargaining agreement at IT&E’s headquarters in Susupe. From left, Troy Benevides, business manager/financial secretary of IBEW Local 1537; Rose Soledad, general manager of IT&E; Andie Kahakui, assistant business manager of IBEW Local 1537; Velma Ann Palacios, director-network operations and engineering at IT&E; Shirley Dotts, human resources director of IT&E; and Rob Harrell, executive director of customer operations. (Contributed Photo)

IT&E announced yesterday that a collective bargaining agreement has been struck between IT&E and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1357.

Members of the union voted to accept the terms of the bargaining agreement on May 15.

The new agreement is effective from May 16, 2019 to Sept. 20, 2023 and provides job stability and labor peace, as well as steady wage increases, for union members during the five-year term.

“We at IT&E are glad that the collective bargaining agreement negotiations have come to a successful close that benefits all parties,” said Rose Soledad, IT&E’s general manager. “The agreement shows our commitment to providing a productive and fair work environment for our associates as we work as one to fulfill our vision and mission of delivering connections that matter to our community.” (IT&E)

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