The parties met for negotiations on September 21, 23 and 24, 2016 at the La Quinta Inn Appleton, Wisconsin. Present for the Company were Tina Vos, Managing Director Human Resources; Katherine Lessard, Tech Stores Ops Manager and Ashley Krueger, Employee Relations Manager. Present for the Union were Jerry Lemke, General Chair, and the Negotiating Committee Members, Sartchander Vemuri, and Mark Holtz.
Several proposals were exchanged between the parties, including Articles 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 19, 22, 26, and 32. Discussions centered on full explanations behind each proposal. Dialogue between the parties was again positive and constructive. Articles 2, 13, 22 and 32 were tentatively agreed upon including Article 16 which was reopened this session.
Negotiations will resume on November 1, 2 and 3 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Future Negotiation meetings are planned for January 24, 25, and 26, 2017 in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Thank you for your continued solidarity and support during these negotiations. If you have any questions related to the negotiation process, please contact the Negotiation Committee or myself at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sincerely and fraternally,
Sartchander Vemuri Mark Holtz
NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS