Brothers & Sisters: We are pleased to announce that Local 1-2 has closed on its purchase of a building to house our headquarters on E36st off of 5th ave. We will be renovating the space over the next few months and hope to move into the new space by the end of the year. We will keep you informed of our progress. Until then we will continue to operate out of our current office on 37th street.

We are pleased to advise that the Local 1-2 members at Astoria Generating Co. have overwhelmingly approved their Collective Bargaining Agreement. The new CBA will be effective for 4 years, during which the members will receive wage increases totaling more than 13.64% with compounding, a ratification bonus and increases in their 401(k) plan and meal allowance. Perhaps most importantly in these changing times, we were able to get improved protections for the members if the company should convert the facilities to renewable energy production, storage or transmission. As always, Local 1-2 fights and wins the best possible contracts for the membership.

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