Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September 22nd Mediation Session

AHEM and District negotiators met today at the Bureau of Mediation in St. Paul*. This meeting was to lay ground rules and educate our mediator on the status of our negotiations. Both sides presented our most recent economic and language proposals to clarify exactly where we agree and where we don't. We spent a significant amount of time explaining our positions and ideas very specifically. We are scheduled to meet next on Monday, October 19th.

We'll keep you posted,
Your Negotiators - Paul, Sandy, Vicki, LeMoyne, David, Gary, and Julie

*The Bureau of Mediation Services (BMS) is a state governmental organization that provides services including facilitating negotiations processes when the progress has become difficult. Our mediator will not be deciding what our contract will be, just helping us move the process along.