In the members section of this website we have added a survey for our collective bargaining agreement. While our current agreement does not expire until April 30, 2011 the schedule for negotiations has already been set by government legislation. As a result of just taking office this means we have a very tight timeline to consult with our most important stakeholder, our members.
Our proposal for items to be negotiated in this round of bargaining must be put to the contractor’s committee by early September, 2010. Due to these timelines, I apologize that I am unable to involve membership to the level which we had aspired. Therefore I am asking for your assistance in completing this online survey as quickly as possible.
Once the survey results have been gathered we will go through each and every one of them and the results will be used to guide your negotiating team. I will also do a presentation at all the monthly meetings in September to update the membership on the results of the survey and the direction of the negotiating team.
I want to thank you for your understanding and your cooperation with this matter, and again urge you to return these surveys as quickly as possible so that your Bargaining Committee can rely on our memberships input to help guide them through the process.
A copy of the survey will also be mailed to you if you have already filled out the online survey there is no need to return the mail version.
Yours in Solidarity
Business Manager/Financial Secretary
Local Union 424 IBEW