Thursday, January 9, 2014

Negotiations for a new contract begin on Monday, January 13!  We're all expecting these negotiations to be difficult. Before the first proposals were even exchanged, a fight was necessary to get management to agree to ground rules that would treat the INA bargaining team with respect and as equals.  Previous negotiations were disrupted by managers receiving and responding to calls at the bargaining table.  After initially resisting the Bargaining Team's demand to shut off their phones, we were finally able to get them to agree and focus on negotiations.

The INA is anxious for negotiations to begin.  We know you are overworked, underpaid, and disrespected. We’re ready to present and fight for proposals that will address the concerns expressed by you in the contract surveys and at meetings.  But, if these negotiations prove to be as tough as we anticipate, we will need you to help us accomplish our goals. 

Check back here on Tuesday for an update.

When 800 members speak as one, we will get what we deserve!


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