March 11, 2010
Bargaining Update 03.11.10
Thursday, March 11, 2010, was another full day at the bargaining table with Dow Jones. It was our second bargaining session of the week, following up on sessions last Wednesday and Thursday.
The bottom line is that we're making real progress.
We are engaged in serious, frank and honest discussions of the big issues (health care coverage, retirement and wages) while wrapping up work on a number of secondary issues.
In each case, we're committed to doing everything we can to safeguard your money, your benefits and your job protections and to ensure that we KEEP IT IN THE CONTRACT.
We don't have a deal yet — there are still some critical issues to resolve — but it appears as if we might be closing in on the "end game."
We'll be back at the bargaining table next Wednesday and Thursday to continue the talks and we'll post an update as soon as possible after those sessions, and of course you can also follow the bargaining — and offer your comments — on IAPE's Facebook page.
You can also follow the bargaining — and offer your comments — on IAPE's Facebook page.
As always, if you need anything, let us know.
IAPE Bargaining Committee