Bargaining Update

Negotiations for the 2019-2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) continue.

Thirty-three of the 41 articles of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and 7 accompanying Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) have or are being negotiated. One new MOU has been proposed. This is much higher than in previous contract negotiations. There have been tentative agreements (TAs) on 17 of the articles and 3 of the MOUs. In addition, 7 of the articles and 2 of the MOUs have been withdrawn and are no longer being negotiated.

There has been a TA on article 16 (health insurance). There will be no significant increases in health insurance costs during the period covered by the next CBA. The articles dealing with RPT, disciplinary, and other grievances (articles 7, 8, and 9), and compensation are still being negotiated.
Mediation could take place on outstanding issues, including compensation (article 10), later this month. In mediation, a third party would be brought in to attempt to resolve differences and broker an agreement.