COALITION BARGAINING RESULTS IN GUIDELINES TO ASSIST LOCAL TABLES
After several months of negotiations, the Lamont Administration and union leaders in SEBAC have reached guidelines that we hope will assist the local tables in reaching full agreements in the coming weeks.
Negotiating teams will continue to fight for fair contracts at each local table and the hope is that these guidelines will assist negotiators on both sides to reach a full agreement. Reaching full agreement, however, will require that the Lamont Administration offer honorable contracts at local tables that recognize the hard work and sacrifice members make in service of a public – a public that more than ever depends upon quality public services and the work we do. There are still many important issues at local tables that are still unresolved. If these important issues are not addressed, locals are ready to go to binding arbitration if necessary (please note that some tables have already filed for arbitration).