Brothers and Sisters,
We want to keep the membership updated on the Local 612 Master Labor Agreement negotiations. Together with Local 302 we have been negotiating with the AGC since May 14, 2018 and have met with them six (6) times. During these meetings we have passed numerous proposals back and forth and have gained considerable ground from the initial meeting but we are getting to the tough issues and things are getting very contentious.
We want to make sure we bring a worthwhile proposal to the membership for a vote. With that being said we decided to take a step back and consider everything thus far. The current contract has been extended through Friday, June 15, 2018. We have set up three (3) dates to meet in that time frame, June 8th, 11th and 12th.
I will keep you informed as negotiations continue. When we have a tentative agreement, we will have a Special Called Meeting to address the potential changes prior to voting by mail.
Thanks for your patience
Todd J. Mickelson and your negotiating team