It has been over two months since your Guild negotiating committee and Kaiser management have been at the table. In that time, many of us have gotten on with our work (and our summer) and forgotten where things stood back in June and July.
When we last met, Kaiser was unable (or, more likely, unwilling) to deal with the serious issues still on the table—job security, wages, retirement security, health care for active and retired employees and more! We fought hard and extracted a price for Kaiser’s delays. That price was a $1000 bonus and retroactivity for any wage increase.
While we are proud that we stood strong and that Kaiser gave us something of value in exchange for its own self-serving delay, it doesn’t change the battlefield in any meaningful way. Northwest Pharmacists bring more value to the table than any other group. And Kaiser is unwilling to recognize that value in any tangible way—not with wages, not with benefits, not with job security. Kaiser wants us to lead in performance while settling for second rate pay and benefits.
Here in the Northwest, membership is up, but staffing is not. This means a heavier workload while quality and performance standards remain high. In these circumstances, http://other-ways.com/?trading=us-forex-reserves&290=87 us forex reserves it would be reasonable to expect that Kaiser would seek to reward us with better than average compensation. Instead, Kaiser is offering us a contract that leaves us with less buying power and security at the end of the contract than we had at the beginning.
http://arpwegenwaterbouw.nl/?nlbinary=binaire-opties-handel&55d=3d binaire opties handel Your Guild negotiating committee won’t accept a subpar contract—and neither should you. To be sure that Kaiser knows you stand with us, talk to your co-workers and encourage them to get and stay informed. Wear your Guild lanyards. Talk to your negotiation committee members and be sure you understand the issues and are ready to stand up for yourself and your co-workers.
A good contract is not going to be handed to us on a platter. It is only going to happen if we stand up and are ready to fight. That means being ready to take our fight for a fair contract to Kaiser’s members and the general public, and that means being ready to use all options we have – including to strike.
We are scheduled to meet on September 15 and 16. Your negotiating committee will demand that Kaiser be ready to deal with the real issues. http://ila.edu.uy/?enbinary=binary-options-time-decay&b81=ff binary options time decay We will update you once we have met.
TIME TO GET RE-ENGAGED AND STAY INFORMED!
MAKE SURE YOUR CO-WORKERS ARE GETTING THE BLASTS