➤ Why aren’t members more included in the negotiation process?

  • Members participated in a contract survey. Close to double the number of members participated in the survey this time around. The bargaining committee studies the survey results closely prior to bargaining.
  • The regional council distributed t-shirts to encourage a show of solidarity among the members. #WWAContract
  • The regional council implemented electronic voting and text alerts to involve more members in the voting process. The text alerts are not a perfect system. Since we’ve identified that the texts haven’t reached everyone another postcard will go out to all voting members when the next TA is ready.
  • The bargaining team has more tool-carrying carpenters seated at the table than ever before. Many days, it was 50/50% (and more, some days).
  • Almost twice as many members voted on this contract than our last contract.
  • Reach out to the contracts department. Share your ideas about how to better engage the membership. We want to know.

Did You Know?

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