Your Negotiating Committee has received a Last Best & Final offer from the Company this evening. The Committee will work on getting packets made up that should be available for pick up at the Union Hall beginning around lunch time on Wednesday November 30, 2016. The Committee would like to thank the Members for their continued support and understanding through the negotiation process. Remember we will be meeting at the Wood River High School at 10:00am on Sunday December 4, 2016 to discuss the Company’s final offer and to vote on it. Remember it is you that Is the Union and it’s your choice to accept or reject the Company’s offer.
The negotiating Committee would like to report to or members that the Company has counter proposed with another unfavorable insurance package.
Also, at this time the union has requested the use of a Federal Mediator during negotiation and the company has refused. More updates will be posted as soon as any becomes available.
The Negotiating Committee would like to report to our members that the Company has made a proposal that includes a substandard insurance package. Our goal as a Committee is to insure that the membership moves forward (not backwards) over the course of the pending Agreement. We have counter-proposed with a package that would result in just that, and we are waiting for movement from the Company.
In addition, the Company has given us a verbal proposal of weekends off but has yet to commit to that in writing.
Your Committee will continue to work diligently to obtain a fair and reasonable Agreement while keeping our jobs here in East Alton.
If you have questions, please contact your Business Representative, Jason Tetidrick, at (618) 259-7011, ext. 2.