On Thursday, July 14th, the Negotiating Committee had another bargaining session with management. The session focused on several key issues that remain outstanding such as job security, random drug testing, FMLA, and staffing. We continue to make progress however it is important that we protect the rights of our members.
HPAE presented a revised economic proposal that would ensure every member is placed on the appropriate step as well as increases the wage scale each year of the contract. Management has not responded as yet.
At this time we do not have another date scheduled to bargain. HPAE will keep you posted on any updates as they develop. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to either contact your local union rep or email Dawn Baker, HPAE Staff Rep at firstname.lastname@example.org.