The Union had negotiations with NAES on August 8th and 9th and the talks went fairly well. We have one proposal left on language and we expect that to be settled in the next round of negotiations. As is with all negotiations, economics are discussed at the very end and this negotiations is no different. What is different, created by the company, and left for the union to fix, is the huge difference in hourly wages for employees in the same classification. Our next two negotiating sessions will take place on August 21st and September 5th.
This is your union and pressure on the company does not happen from a few men in the room. It happens when everybody sticks together, wears their stickers, is vocal and steps up when asked to. Remember to make safety a daily habit and pay attention to this email and text messages for future bargaining updates.