This is Important

Posted March 10, 2023

Brothers and Sisters,

Due to a 60% increase of premiums in the last 2 years, the members of Local 1237 have voted to cancel Voya as one of our third-party death benefit.  This means that all working members will lose $10,000 death benefit and retirees will lose $2,500.00 – $5,000.00 depending upon age. The working members still have a death benefit with Met Life worth $15,000.00., we will reach out to them and see if they can include the retirees in this plan also.  If they are not able to accommodate us, we will still shop to replace what was canceled. In the mean time the members also voted to increase the local’s retiree benefit (paid from the local’s benefit fund) from $1,000.00 to $2,500.00 for retirees only. Letters will go out to all members confirming what has been voted and how it affects them.

Contract negotiation surveys were recently emailed to all members with a email address on file.  We will also be sending by text some of the questions daily. I can’t stress how important getting this information from all members. I have included the questionnaire below for your convenience.  As always, I can be reached at (916)407-8279.

Fraternally,

Randy Rojas
Business Representative

LOCAL 1237 2023 Floor Covering Contract Questionnaire:

Name (optional)                                                                                              

What is your classification?  Journeyman                                       Apprentice                                              

How many years in the trade?                                   

What would you like your contract duration to be?  1 year roll over             2+ years                4+ years          

What dollar amount per year would you like to see in the upcoming contract?

What language would you like to see changed or added to our new contract?

How do you feel about Designated Day Off (DDO)?  Yes, I like them              No, I don’t want them                

Please explain                                                     

Would you like to see an increase in subsistence pay? (it’s currently $45.00 a day in the Sacramento Jurisdiction) Yes                   No       

Should Shift Work increase to time and a half? Yes                 No                   

Is there anything that you would like to see in the new contract that is not on this questionnaire?

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