Even now, more than ten weeks after the United Steelworkers Local 10-86 voted in favor a new three year agreement at Merck's West Point, Pennsylvania facility, the company hasn't paid the workers their contract signing bonuses. Here's the most-recent update, from the USW 10-86 webpage:
. . . .The Negotiating Committee met again with our law firm and then the Company to clarify language in regards to about ten items in the contract. These meetings took place Tuesday, July 20th. There are still issues about what some of the language actually means. Once the language is clarified, the contract will be signed, and signing bonuses will be released. . . .
I'll keep you posted -- but it looks like the signing bonus won't come until the August paycheck runs are processed.