12:49 PM - March 27, 2013
Local 1000’s bargaining team – more than 200 member-elected representatives – worked through the weekend to review the results of bargaining surveys and develop conceptual proposals that will drive our upcoming contract negotiations with the state, which are slated to begin April 10.
Protecting retirement security, preserving medical benefits, an end to furloughs and a wage increase were among the key priorities expressed by members. Our Bargaining Unit Negotiation Committee (BUNC) further parsed survey results – including member comments – to develop proposals specific to each of our nine bargaining units.
We just completed more than 200 meetings attended by thousands of members,” said Brenda Modkins, chair of Bargaining Unit 1. “Our aggressive effort to reach out and listen gives us a clear understanding of their priorities.”
Representatives from every bargaining unit also came together to discuss the importance of representing workers in each individual unit.