Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Your elected negotiations committee members have met with the company this past few days and have been working hard on Non-Economic negotiations. During these talks we have been met with very few road blocks. We have been able to productively negotiate resolutions to Union and Company proposals. In doing so we are aiming to bring the contract into the present to reflect the need of our membership. Reinforcing the seniority of the membership and reducing the ability of outsourcing our work to non-represented work forces.
We have currently reached 35 tentative agreements on both Union and Company interests.
The company has proposed general clean up language and we are working with them to accomplish this. Many positive changes and benefits to the membership are underway.