Who are the IUOE, Local 148?
Local 148 has its roots in the power plants of the Union Electric Company (known as Ameren Missouri today). In 1941, craftsmen at the various plants came together to seek better working conditions as well as dignity and fairness on the job.
2013 Ameren Missouri Negotiations
The membership working for Ameren Missouri recently ratified a new 4 year agreement by a 3 to 1 margin. The new contract calls for general wage increases of 2.25%, 2.25%, 2% and 2%.
Effective January 1, 2014 the Company will transition the membership to the Ameren Options health plan. The Union retained its bargaining right with respect to any changes to the plan.
The Operating Engineers, Local 148 Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for the 2014 Scholarship Program. A $1,000 scholarship shall be awarded as first prize, and a $500 scholarship awarded as second prize. The deadline for receiving the essays in connection with the Scholarship Awards is Friday, March 15th , 2014. All essays MUST be POST MARKED ON OR BEFORE MARCH 15th 2014 to qualify for consideration.
KNOW THE FACTS!
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING: Collective bargaining is the main purpose of our union. This means that the union acts as an agent for all of its members when dealing with an employer. Local 148 leaders have many years of bargaining experience and are experts in contractual issues affecting the workplace. These leaders establish bargaining committees involving rank and file members to address specific issues. The use of such committees ensures the input of the membership at large into areas that are important to them.
Local 148 also represents our members in day - to - day situations. A formal grievance procedure allows workers to seek justice should an employer treat the worker improperly or violates the union’s contract. In some situations, Local 148 calls in labor attorneys to argue the union’s position. The union may also file Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges against the employer with the National Labor Relations Board. appear on.