In preparation for the contract ratification meeting scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2021, the negotiating committee would like to provide an overview of what you can expect and how the day will proceed.
The meeting will be held at the Ameristar Casino, Discovery Ballroom, 1 Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, Mo. 63301. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 10 a.m.
In accordance with the District 837 Bylaws and IAM Constitution, the Negotiating Committee will provide the membership the final proposed changes and its recommendation to accept or reject. The Committee will also take questions.
At the conclusion of the question-and-answer session, the membership will vote on whether to accept or reject the contract. Only members in good standing are eligible to vote. You can contact the hall at 314-731-0603, ext. 101 to verify whether you are a member in good standing.
There are two separate ballots. The first one is to accept or reject the contract offer. If a majority of the members in attendance accept the contract, it goes into effect at midnight on Sunday, February 21, 2021.
If more than 50% of the members in attendance vote to reject the proposed contract, a second vote will be taken to authorize a strike. The second ballot is a “yes” or “no” to authorize a strike. A two-thirds majority of “yes” votes from the members in attendance is needed for strike action. If less than two-thirds of the votes cast are in favor of a strike, the contract offer is accepted by default.
The ballots will be counted immediately after each vote in the presence of the membership and the results will be announced as soon as the count is completed. We will also post results on this website.