Stratcom Bargaining Update #2 - January 10, 2020

January 10, 2020 - On January 8th and 9th, your Bargaining Committee consisting of Al Pasternak (Unit 63), Benny Chou (Unit 63), Perry Pasqualetto (Union Representative) and Donna Hokiro (Acting President) met to review the member’s survey feedback and set the Union’s bargaining priorities for this round of negotiations.

Stratcom members can be assured that the entire Steelworker organization is here to support them throughout bargaining.

During the January 8th preparation meeting, Administrator Omero Landi met with the Bargaining Committee. Secretary-Treasurer Michael Phillips also took time to meet and discuss bargaining issues and concerns raised in the bargaining surveys.

“I want to thank Al and Benny for their dedication and commitment over the years and for taking on this challenge of negotiating a stronger collective agreement for our Stratcom members,” said Acting President Hokiro. “We are proud of these members and we are committed to working hard to protect their futures.  We look forward to productive negotiations with Stratcom.”

Even though your Collective Agreement expired on November 30, 2019, the terms and conditions of that agreement remain in full effect until a new Collective Agreement is ratified by the membership.

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Bargaining with Stratcom will commence from February 10-13, 2020.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the bargaining survey. Together, we are Union Strong. 

In Solidarity,

Your Unit 63 Stratcom Bargaining Committee

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