September 15th Bargaining Update

September 16th, 2015

Your CWA/IBT Association Bargaining Committee met last week on September 8, 9, 10, and 11. Take a look at this PDF icon downloadable PDF of the latest list of tentatively agreed upon articles.

On Tuesday, September 8 the Union Committee gave counter proposals for Article 3: Recognition/Scope, Article 4: Groups/Classification, Article 18: Sick Time, and Article 24: Shift Differentials.

The Company presented a counter proposal on Article 19: Holidays and Article 20: Vacations. The Union and the Company agreed to Article 18: Sick Time and Article 34: General and Miscellaneous.

Wednesday, September 9, was spent in unofficial discussions on the remaining articles of the contract. On Thursday, September 10, the Union gave counter proposals on Article 19: Holidays and Article 20: Vacations. On Friday the Company gave counter proposals on Article 19: Holidays and on Article 20: Vacations.

The Union Committee is meeting this week to work on the remaining proposals. We have two more bargaining sessions scheduled September 21-25 and September 28-October 1.

We are at the hardest and most complex part of the contract. We are still working on job protection language and economics, which includes wages and health insurance. We need to stay united to reach a fair agreement.

UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL!! 

MOBILIZE! MOBILIZE! MOBILIZE!