Due to COVID, contract negotiations were placed on hold as of March 19. This was extended to July 31. It was agreed in writing that any wage increases would be applied retroactively to the end of our contract (4/24/2020).
Even so, negotiations are now up and running. Our team, Jon Wentz (attorney), Susan Wilson, Jim Weber, Hugh Williams, Oyama Hall and Deb Danter are set up with ample social distancing and safe protocols in place in our union hall to negotiate with the city’s team via video conferencing. The teams met July 16 and 17; August 11, 21 and 31. The city never established any dates to meet in September, but met with our team October 12 to make a presentation on City finances.
The next scheduled dates to meet and bargain are: November 9, 10, 18, 23 and 30.
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