No. Ratification of a tentative agreement is decided by the members who vote. Not voting doesn’t count.
Hopefully. The bargaining team is advocating for retro pay but the retroactive pay is subject to negotiation for any hours worked after May 31, 2018.
Your bargaining team continues negotiating with the AGC. There is currently an extension through July 7 – members working under this contract will continue to work under the terms of the current contract until a new contract is ratified. Wages and benefits will remain the… Read More
The negotiations process goes something like this: Opening Letters are sent to bargaining parties Bargaining Team members are recommended by the locals (these are tool-wearing carpenters, not staff from the council) Survey of members Review of Survey The survey process asks specific questions and also gives… Read More
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…. Read More
The negotiating committee reviewed 3,000 surveys before crafting its first proposal, where most of the major issues were covered. Members cited “parking” and “pension” as two major factors in voting down the first TA The Committee listened and addressed both issues in TA #2 though… Read More
A strike can be a useful tool when used appropriately. We have gone on strike in this council in the past. However, when a solid wage and benefit package is on the table a strike is not an appropriate option. There is no guarantee that… Read More
The bargaining team is recommended by the president of each local in the bargaining unit. The only perk is the privilege of serving their fellow members in bargaining. They work hard, meet often, take time off work, plus numerous evening meetings and calls.