Brothers and Sisters,
The two mediators assigned to our negotiations have notified the TWU-IAM Association and the Company that three bargaining dates have been scheduled: October 30, January 29-31 and February 12-14. While the Association welcomes the opportunity to negotiate during these dates, these three sessions are simply not enough.
We demand and challenge the Company to come out of hiding and schedule more dates in the interim.
The Company’s blatant delay tactics and an overall lack of respect for the negotiating process have only accomplished one thing; the failure to achieve a fair and equitable contract that our members deserve.
We encourage all Association members to voice your displeasure to the Company. Make it clear to them that by dragging their feet they are disrespecting you and your right to the contract you deserve.
Your Association Executive Negotiating Committee