Regional Bargaining Report # 57
Friday, April 1, 2016
Bargaining continued this week in Philadelphia. Several Union
proposals were passed related to bringing work back into the bargaining
units. The proposals included a Call Sharing Agreement that would not only
bring work back to the bargaining unit but back to America. Securing
bargaining unit work secures everyone’s future. The week ended with no
significant movement toward a contract that would be fair to our members.
There was also an off table discussion with the company concerning the
Union’s proposal to make changes to the Medical Restriction Policy. The
Union addressed several concerns regarding unintended consequences that
resulted from previous changes to the policy. The Company has yet to respond
to our issues.
Many of us are getting water from a well we didn’t dig. We enjoy the
benefits of great contracts that were brought about by the blood sweat and
tears of retired and senior members. Now is our time to show this company we
will fight to keep and protect not only our benefits but the benefits of the
members who came before us. If this company thinks we will sit back and let
them pick us apart they are in for a rude awaking. A storm is coming.
IT IS TIME TO GET ANGRY, IT IS TIME TO GET
IT'S TIME TO FIGHT BACK!