The company showed up at the bargaining table and seemed somewhat ready to negotiate today. We are working on constructing counter offers that make sense. As we continue to work without a contract you will continue to be covered by the of the rules and protections that were in place before the contract expired.
Your bargaining team continues to meet with the company. We have proposed to upgrade Wage Scale 21 to Wage Scale 27. We insist that the company improve the work life in the Consumer and Finance environments. We once again proposed to give quota relief to employees on an excused or approved absence.
Your bargaining team had several meetings with the company today. We proposed a fair benefit package for all employees, including retirees. The company seemed taken aback that we asked them to consider bringing premiums down. We explained that we expect our healthcare and benefits to be just as important as corporate profits.
Your bargaining team met with the company and discussed several items pertinent to our overall success. The company made it clear that improvement to employees? healthcare and pension plans are dependent on how much work we are willing to allow to be shifted into the Wire Tech scope of work.
The bargaining team met today at the main table where the company presented a number of counter proposals to several of our proposals. We are caucusing among ourselves and have scheduled a meeting with the company to respond.