A message from President Yvonne R. Walker on our Tentative Agreement
After nearly eight months of negotiations, I’m proud to announce that our bargaining team reached a tentative agreement with the state early on December 3rd on a contract we can all be proud of.
This is a victory we achieved by thousands of members standing together across the state, taking action in our worksites, and having an unrelenting willingness to strike if it became necessary. Together we showed the state the power of our commitment to each other, to our families and to our communities.
Our tentative agreement achieves many of the goals we identified as priorities in four areas: improvements in compensation, professional development, working conditions, and health and safety. At the same time, we protected the hard-earned rights we won during previous negotiations.
We will soon share with you the details of our tentative agreement.
On behalf of my fellow officers and our bargaining team, I thank you for your activism and dedication in supporting our efforts by standing strong and keeping your eyes on the prize: A contract we can all be proud of.
Yvonne R. Walker