Over the past two weeks, the bargaining team has continued to work hard at preparing our positions, and has met with the resource committees for Handbooks and Economic Benefits.
We met with the Board team again this week, and have two more meetings scheduled for next week. Meetings thus far have been collegial and productive. We are using these early meetings to exchange and discuss the initial language each side has prepared on many key issues. Thus far, despite some apparent differences, we see a lot of common ground.
After Tuesday, our next bargaining meeting will be in early June, which will give both teams time to produce thoughtful, well-considered responses to each others’ proposals. We will provide a more comprehensive update on bargaining during that interval also. Stay tuned for more.