The CWA Bargaining Committee worked throughout the day, on February 13, 2017, and then late into the evening to prepare a response to the Company’s first bargaining package. As you have read in Bargaining Reports #8 and #9 the Company’s first proposal has no chance of being accepted by your Bargaining Committee. The CWA Committee worked until 11:30 p.m. last night preparing a comprehensive set of proposals to present to the Company on February 14, 2017. We also plan to remind the Company that both the Union and the Company agreed to go into early bargaining to achieve a good contract before the expiration of the 2013 Labor Agreement.
The CWA Bargaining wants to thank all of our Locals and Members for ramping up Mobilization activities yesterday, and we have been receiving reports this morning that you are letting your Managers know what you think of the Company’s first proposal. Great Work, continue to tell your Managers that we are all in this together. We won’t give up and are determined to last one day longer than the Company to achieve a fair and just contract.
Your CWA Bargaining Committee