USW and Anchor Glass Contract Achievement Highlights: AMD/Hot End

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  • 4% wage increase of Journeymen Machine Operators each year: 4/1/2023, 4/1/2024, 4/1/2025; plus $0.25 skill adjustment.
  • Wage increase of Machine Upkeep, Machine Repair, Freederman and Group Leader from $1.25 to $1.40 on 4/1/2023.
  • Shift differential increases:
    • Second shift (previously called first night shift) - $0.35 (thirty-five cents)
    • Third shift (previously called second night shift) $0.40 (forty cents)
  • No changes to our contributions for health care.
  • No changes to our health care plan.
  • Increase pension trust contribution - $.05 1/1/2025 and $.05 1/1/2026
  • Life/ADD increase to $36,000.
  • Weekly Sickness and Accident increases to $500 effective April 1, 2023.
  • Dental Implants at 50% coverage under dental plan.
  • Bereavement leave increase to four (4) days in the event of the death of a grandparent or grandchild of an employee who has been employed of the Company for at least thirty (30) days.
  • Company and Union agreed to continue working to complete the agreement on 12 Hour Shifts.
  • This contract is for 3 years and expires 3/31/2026
  • Hourly employees who transfer to a different Anchor plant will be provided relocation in the amount of $3,000.
  • Juneteenth added as one of the holidays employees can request off.
  • Any employee who is called to active duty in the armed forces will receive his full pay for a period of one (1) month. Thereafter he will receive the difference between his military pay and his active wage rate for a period of five months.”

New Employees

  • New hires will be eligible for two (2) unpaid days off after sixty (60) calendar days from their employment date, effective January 1, 2024.
  • Insurance coverage for new hires to start on the first day of the month following completion of sixty (60) calendar days from their date of employment.
  • New Hires will be eligible for pension trust contribution starting on the first day of the month after sixty (60) calendar days from their employment date.

Seniority (Job Bid)

  • “Bids are awarded based on seniority once eligibility criteria are met. Employees must meet the Eligibility Criteria in order to place bids on jobs.”

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Attendance Eligibility – Employees must not be at or above 2nd Written Discipline except Elmira where it is 3rd Written (contingent on pending Elmira Attendance Program), for Attendance Discipline.

General Eligibility: 

  • Once an employee has been disqualified from a job, they cannot rebid on the same job for six (6) months.
  • Employees that voluntary relinquish jobs within trial period, will be ineligible to bid on another job for six (6) month

NOTE – Employees at or below 3nd Written Discipline and without an LCA will have attendance points zeroed.