The Rank & File Reporter Update #16

The Making of an Exceptional Contract

An exceptional contract, the goal of these negotiations, is a composite of the hard work and tenacity of all our members. Here are some of the components:
Electing The Right Bargaining Committee

Elect a smart, committed, and diverse group representing all job titles and departments of the union. DONE.

Membership Surveys

Seeking out the opinions and desires of the members is critical in addressing the variety of needs of the membership. DONE.

Proposals, Current Language Review

Prior to bargaining beginning with Kaleida, our bargaining teams have written new proposals to reflect current situations and take into account member surveys. Additionally, as bargaining progresses, new proposals and proposed changes can be written in real time as the need arises.  IN PROGRESS.

Bargaining with Management

Proposals are exchanged by both unions and management. They are discussed and explained, and are either accepted or countered and negotiated until final language is agreed to by both parties. IN PROGRESS.

Membership Involvement

This is not a spectator sport! All members need to participate to ensure an excellent contract. Become a unit mobilizer in your department, attend open bargaining, wear your t-shirt on Thursdays, carry your bag, join in on job actions, or walk the informational picket. Being an active part helps to ensure an exceptional contract, it takes all of us. Call the union office NOW to see what part you can play!

Open Bargaining
Members are encouraged to sign up to attend open bargaining. It is an enlightening experience and an opportunity to observe the back and forth of bargaining with Kaleida. Current bargaining occurs on Wednesdays and Thursdays and sign ups are in two-hour increments. Negotiations are currently being held at BGH in Swift Auditorium. Be there to observe and support the bargaining committee.  Let our bargaining team know how you feel about Kaleida’s proposed PTO and call-in changes.

Sign up for Open Bargaining Here! https://bit.ly/37kJpUb

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