Negotiations with Ameren are now complete, and the membership has ratified a new four-year agreement.
Local 148 members at the Ameren MO Meramec plant are assisting with the plants decommissioning. Ameren MO ceased operating the plant and officially closed it on December 31, 2022. All remaining members will transfer to other Ameren locations once local 148 employees have completed the various remaining job packages. It is anticipated that all members will be out of the plant by June 2023.
Ameren MO has also announced that the Rush Island plant will be closing in a few years. Local 148 and Ameren have begun discussions regarding the de-staffing of the plant, appropriate manning and classifications needed to remain on site until the plant is finally closed, and the transitioning of employees to other locations.
Negotiations with the City of St. Louis have begun. Operating Engineers Local 148 and 513, IBEW Locals 1 and 4, and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562 jointly bargain with the City and are collectively known as the Trades Group for bargaining purposes.
Negotiations with Illinois American Water will begin in the second quarter of this year, as the current five-year agreement is set to expire.
America’s Center has recalled all laid off employees. They are also looking at hiring additional workers soon. They are requesting stationary engineers or building maintenance workers. If you know of anyone who is looking for a job with these skillsets, feel free to have them reach out to us.
We have completed negotiations with the Habitat Company, and the members have ratified a new three-year labor agreement. Additionally, negotiations with the HVAC contractors have been completed and a new three-year labor agreement has been finalized, as well.
Lastly always remember it is always the “U” and “I” in “Unions” that makes us strong.