The CWA Local 13500 Bargaining Committee reports:
The parties met today in two brief sessions discussing possible terms of an extension of the current contract as we are mutually dependent on State funding to address economic issues.
Without certainty of funding, it’s impossible to address the most basic issue in any bargaining; wage improvement.
We will resume bargaining tomorrow. We are committed to see that your rights continue during any extension that may be agreed upon.
Your CWA Bargaining Team,
John Petrini—CWA District 2-13 Staff Representative
Julie Daloisio—Local President
Mike Ahern----Central Division Executive Vice President
Tim Andreas—Chief Steward