Local 338 is an amalgamated union representing four separate bargaining units: Kaiser Aluminum - production/maintenance and clerical/technical workers, Kaiser Alutek workers, and LB Foster pre-cast/railroad ties division workers. We number more than 1000 private sector members who work primarily in manufacturing industries in North Eastern Washington.

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CXT Ratified 4 year Collective Bargaing Agreement

  • Preserved Healthcare
  • 9% Wage Increase over life of Contract

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2018 VACATION SCHEDULING

2018 vacation scheduling will begin the first week of November.  Before this process begins, you’ll need to make an election with regard to one day at a time vacations.  You will need to complete the form that was mailed out to you in mid-September and return it to the East Gate by Sunday, October 8, 2017. 

Under the vacation agreement employees are allowed to schedule one or two weeks of one day at a time vacation in 2018. The second week, if elected, cannot be taken during the prime time period. If you do not select 1 day at a time vacation(s) during this initial sign up period (this letter), there is a possibility that you could be denied conversion to 1 day at a times at a later date.  Human Resources will make every attempt to honor all requested changes. If you have questions call Kathy at x6423.


PENSION BENEFITS
If you have questions regarding your pension benefits and surviving spouse options please contact the Union Hall at 924-2650.

UPDATING YOUR BENEFICIARY
Have you taken time to update your current beneficiary? Keeping your intended beneficiary updated will ensure that the person you want to receive your benefits if something were to happen to you will receive them. There are beneficiary statements for your $54,000 life insurance policy through Kaiser, Fidelity Mutual 401k, Pension benefits through the Steelworker Pension Trust (SPT), and if you were employed by Kaiser Aluminum prior to April 30, 2004 the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC).  

To update your beneficiary statements, you can call the following phone numbers:

Kaiser Aluminum  927-6427
SPT                    1-800-848-1953
Fidelity Mutual     1-800-835-5095
PBGC                  1-800-400-7242 Case #19737000 


2018 OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR MEDICAL BENEFITS
Open Enrollment for 2018 will begin November 6 through the 18th. This is an active process which means you must enroll in order for dependents to receive medical benefits in 2018. You will soon receive enrollment information in the mail. Please take time to do this early to ensure your dependents are covered next year.

QUALIFYING EVENTS
Have you had any recent changes in your dependent’s status? A “Qualifying Event” is a change in dependent status that could include a death, birth, divorce, marriage, adoption etc. Under the IRS federal guidelines you must notify the Company within 30 days of any dependent changes. Failure to notify the Company could result in new dependents not having medical, prescription, vision, or dental coverage until January of 2018. To notify the Company of any change call Donna Schrader at Extension 6427.

 

Union Meeting DateSeptember 12th
Times:7:20am-3:20pm-5:20pm-7:20pm
Location: Union Hall
SOAR Meeting DateSeptember 19th
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Union Hall


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