MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Union workers at Mylan in Morgantown are expected to vote on a second contract proposal on Friday after rejecting a former proposal in April.

Members of the United Steel Workers Local 8-957 reportedly turned down the first contract in a 1,144 to 200 vote.

Union workers have concerns regarding “job consolidations and losing eight hour shifts with the addition of the 12 hour shift structure” according to a letter to membership posted on social media by Local 8-957.

There are an estimated 1,300 workers represented by the union. The letter to them indicates the “Best and Final” offer from Mylan removes language about job classification consolidation and removes some language pertaining to 12 hour shifts.

A pay ratification bonus is set at $3,000 in the contract proposal along with a 3 percent wage increase in the sixth and final year of the contract.

Mylan’s union workers will vote on the changes to a tentative agreement on Friday, May 5 from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A current contract extension expires Saturday, May 6 at 7:00 a.m.

The union negotiating board wrote “we sat across from the company leadership and saw the sincerity in their eyes and voices that Saturday, May 6, 2017 was a real deadline”.

The letter to membership reads “overall, as a whole we believe this is a good and fair contract” that includes:

19.25% raise over six years
minimal healthcare increase
30+% increase in 401K match
7.5% raise per year on 401K contribution
24 hour vacation will not require 14 day notice

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