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For Immediate Release:
Champaign, IL – February 29, 2016
LABOR CONTRACT AGREED TO AT CLIFFORD-JACOBS
Clifford-Jacobs Forging Company, an IMT Company, and three (3) union locals confirmed today they have reached a new collective bargaining agreement at its forging operation in
Champaign, Illinois. The Company and Unions issued the following joint statement:
We are pleased to confirm that the parties have reached an agreement as to a new labor contract. The skilled employees of Clifford-Jacobs Forging are some of the best in the industry, and the Company and Unions are pleased to have them back at work. Clifford-Jacobs has been a mainstay in Champaign County for over 90 years. Keeping good jobs in the region is important to all of us – and everyone has worked diligently to obtain this agreement.
Though the forging industry continues to go through some challenging times, our new contract maintains good compensation and benefits for employees while allowing Clifford-Jacobs to remain competitive in the markets it serves. That is important for customers, employees and the company alike.
Last but not least, we would like to thank Commissioner Conrad Bowling of the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service. His assistance was invaluable in bringing the parties to a successful resolution.
Unions covered in the Clifford-Jacobs labor contract include International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #601, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders,
Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, Local #1626 and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local #1000.
Clifford-Jacobs is a member of the IMT Forge Group, a North American manufacturer of forged, heat treated and machined metal components. Clifford-Jacobs is a leader in the closed die forging of parts for a wide variety of commercial, industrial, military, oil and gas, aerospace and mining applications.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jeffrey A. Baker, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Human Resources Manager
Clifford-Jacobs Forging Company
IAM & AW
Champaign, IL – September 29, 2015
Clifford-Jacobs Forging Company, an IMT Company, confirmed today it has reached an impasse in labor negotiations with three (3) union locals. A four (4) year Collective Bargaining Agreement expired at 7:00a.m. today after all parties had agreed to a one-day extension.
“We will take all reasonable measures to ensure continued business operations,” states Clifford-Jacobs’ Human Resources Manager Jeff Baker. A representative from the unions informed Clifford-Jacobs the unions had authorized a strike Monday evening.
“We respect collective bargaining and believe a mutually agreed to contract should be part of that process. Clifford-Jacobs is dedicated to continue providing quality service to our customers while also working diligently to obtain an
agreement”, Baker adds.
Clifford-Jacobs is a dependable mainstay to the industrial area which lies north of the City of Champaign and has been in business for over 90 years. “Keeping good paying jobs right here in Champaign County is very important during these times of economic uncertainty,” Baker adds. “We desire to remain in a position to meet our customers’ needs,” states Baker.
“We continue to be available to talk with the unions about contract proposals. Clifford-Jacobs hopes we can have a signed contract that is beneficial to our customers and employees as well as the company,” states Baker.
Unions covered in the Clifford-Jacobs labor contract that expired initially on September 28 include International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #601, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, Local #1626 and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local #431.
Clifford-Jacobs is a world-class leader in the closed die forging of parts for a wide variety of commercial, industrial, military, oil and gas, aerospace and mining applications.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jeffrey A. Baker, SHRM-SCP, SPHR,
Human Resources Manager for Clifford-Jacobs Forging
Clifford-Jacobs Forging will be closed between the dates of December 24th – January 5th 2015. Happy Holidays, We will see you in the New Year!
Holidays & Maintenance Shut Down Periods: CJ will be shut down during the following time frames.
INDEPENDENCE DAY: Closed Friday, 7/4/14, reopening for business at 7 AM CST on Monday, 7/7/14.
SUMMER MAINTENANCE SHUT DOWN: Closed Monday, 7/21/14, reopening for business at 7 AM CST on Monday, 8/4/14.
LABOR DAY: Closed Monday, 9/1/14, reopening for business at 7 AM CST on Tuesday, 9/2/14.