Today we met with the Company and passed a counter proposal regarding their uniform and boot allowance proposal. There was much discussion around the need for a more generous Company contribution to both and we presented the results of our research to support our position.
We also passed a proposal to address personnel records and the length of time disciplinary entries remain in our files. As clarification, “passing a proposal” refers to bargaining language used to describe the act of presenting a proposed change to the contract by either party (passed across the bargaining table.) When the parties reach a tentative agreement on a proposal, it is described as a “TA”.
The Company took no action on any of our proposals and we adjourned for the day advising them we are subject to call by either party for our next meeting.
Thank you to the Mississippi Locals for preparing the fantastic fish fry Monday evening!
Thank you to Local 3212 for cooking the outstanding BBQ rib and chicken lunch Tuesday!
Thank you to the SAGE Group for the super BBQ lunch and banana pudding Wednesday!
Stay strong! Wear Orange/Red on Thursdays and Blue on Mondays! Continue your mobilization efforts!
IT’S OUR TURN!
Your Bargaining Committee:
Billy O’Dell – CWA Rep District 3 – Chair
Ben Price – Kentucky
Gail Shewalter – South Carolina
Jason LaPorte – South Carolina