After day-long bargaining, it became apparent to our bargaining committee that we were making no headway in reaching agreement on non-monetary issues. Union negotiators informed the Employer that we would no longer move on contractual language proposals without seeing equivalent movement from the Employer.
Currently SuperOne is proposing to eliminate health care benefits from over 300 of our members. This proposal alone has lit a fire under our members. Actions surrounding the protection of our health care benefits are being planned, so stay in communication with stewards and other Union activists for more information.
The federal mediator assigned to these negotiations recognized the stalemate and informed both parties that further negotiations would be suspended until she met with the lead negotiators. This meeting will occur today, Friday, June 27. At this meeting, future dates will be determined along with a process for achieving success in future bargaining sessions. We will continue to update and inform our members when we return to the bargaining table.