Friday, August 5, 2011

Bargaining Session #5 - Friday, August 5th, 2011

Today we started our bargaining session with more specific discussions of contract language items and then began broaching some economic items.  We believe both sides have shared their major priorities as far as contract language, though we still need to finish specifics in a number of areas. We ended the meeting by planning our next session.   

On Tuesday, August 16, we will be meeting for a full day to exchange economic proposals and discuss compensation ideas.  District Chief Financial Officer Michelle Vargas will kick off the meeting with a description of district finances.  This next meeting will tell us a lot about our chances for an early settlement.

Thanks for reading and we'll keep you posted, 
Your Negotiators - Paul, LeMoyne, Vicky, Jay, David, Gary, and Julie