Brothers and Sisters,
As the September 1st. contract expiration date closes in, it is apparent that
an agreement with the company will not be reached in that timetable. Your
bargaining committee is determined to attain an agreement that protects our
wages and benefits. It is of the utmost importance that you continue to
report to work as scheduled. During this time of uncertainty, maintaining
your focus not only on your job, as well as SAFETY, should be
your top priority. We, your bargaining committee, have extended
and offer to the company, which they have accepted, to continue working to
attain an agreement. Again, I cannot stress strongly enough that you make
SAFETY your top priority. As always, you will hear rumors pertaining to the
state of the bargaining committees' progress.
Unless you read it in one of
the updates, or hear it from an informed source, it very likely isn't true. I
will keep you informed as permitted going forward.
U.S.W. Local 979