NEW DEAL: Goulds union employees get new contract

Union employees at Goulds Pumps in Seneca Falls have a new contract after a weekend vote ratified the deal.

ITT Goulds Pumps LLC., an ITT Inc., company and United Steelworkers International and Local 3298 have entered into a new five-year agreement effective July 29th.

The contract provides improvements in wages, overall benefits and other terms and conditions, according to a press release sent out over the weekend.

Mike McKee, Seneca Falls Operations General Manager said, “This agreement will allow us to remain competitive in a challenging global market. The Bargaining Committee was professional and negotiated a comprehensive package that is fair to our employees while supporting business objectives going forward.”

Mision La-Seigna, President of United Steelworkers Local 3298 said, “Once again, I would like to thank the company for bargaining in good faith. This contract represents the ongoing commitment shared by the Company and Union to remain a world-class competitor while maintaining our hometown values.”

According to representatives of the union, approximately 300 bargaining unit members will be impacted by this new agreement.

La-Seigna continued, “With this new contract the company and union reaffirm our unity and commitment to our workers — that we may continue in the proud legacy of Made in America!”

ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life.

ITT is headquartered in White Plains, with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries.

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