It's been a while since any posts here. The simple explanation for this is that bargaining is a slow and painstaking process. While some progress has been made, no tentative agreements have been signed. Proposals made by both sides require further investigation and consultation with parties not with us at the table. We will return the third week in February with high hopes for greater movement toward a final settlement.
We have been asked if we will be seeking an improvement in our compensation package. The answer to this question will always be a resounding "Yes!". Regardless of the language articles opened for discussion, salary and benefits are always part of our bargaining process. As we will for every issue, we will do our best to pursue a fair agreement for those we represent. Thank you for your support.
On behalf of your team,