Prysmian Cable and Systems USA, formally BICC General Cable in Marion, IN, ratified a 3-year agreement with wage increases of 4% plus $3.00 at ratification, 3.25% in year two and 2.5% in year three. Wages weren’t the only issue addressed at the table. A better vacation accruement schedule, notification of overtime, quicker wage progression and better healthcare benefits. The Union Committee was formed by Doug Budde (22 years), Jack Robinson (15 years) and Bo Greer (5 years). Steward Doug Budde statement when a tentative agreement was met “if we did not reach the wages and benefits in this agreement, I would have been forced to leave 22 years behind to better opportunities for skilled maintenance. This membership consists of maintenance of electrical, mechanical, machinist and maintenance support.