Thursday, August 30, 2018
The Union negotiating committee and the Company committee continue to meet and are working hard to reach a new agreement. The meetings have been productive, and progress is being made. Tentative agreements have been reached on many issues, however there are many more issues yet to be discussed and/or resolved.
We have 11 negotiation meetings scheduled with the Company in September but with all the outstanding issues the likelihood of finalizing an agreement before the expiration of the current agreement is low. As such, we have agreed with the Company to extend the expiration of the current agreement through November 8, 2018. This extension is consistent with our goal of reaching an agreement that best serves our membership.