Over the Summer we negotiated the non-economic portions of the contract and came to the economic negotiations. We submitted our first economic proposal and the State followed that with their first economic proposal. As you may have heard, the State was requesting nothing but concessions from the unit, including reducing salaries by TWO SALARY GRADES. After discussion, we realized that their proposal was composed of nothing but "non-starters" for us, meaning we were so far apart the negotiation process needed some help. So we have been working behind the scenes on all fronts. We have been working the political and even legislative angles and we have been monitoring any movement the State is making in the economic portion of negotiations with other Unions. We are seeing some movement by the State so we will be gearing up to head back into negotiation sessions soon. So, be watching your email, our website, and our Facebook page for updates.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.
Mike StoutBusiness Manager