Bargaining Update – September 3, 2015
Your WEASO bargaining team met with management again today, September 3rd, and continued to work toward a tentative agreement.  We made progress on issues that you have told us are important to you, including greater RIF protections, workload relief, and restrictions against electronic monitoring of WEASO members.  Outstanding issues remain, so the parties agreed to meet again next Wednesday, September 9th to continue bargaining.  We are also continuing to hold the scheduled date of September 23rd with the federal mediator in case it is needed.
The WEASO organizing committee is meeting all day tomorrow, Friday, September 4th. Among other things, the committee will be discussing tactics to increase pressure on management if a tentative agreement is not reached next Wednesday.  In the meanwhile, please continue to wear your “Working without a Contract” buttons or stickers, display signs in your workplace and use the talking points that were previously provided to talk with WEA management and governance.
The Friday baginar will be held as scheduled, tomorrow, September 4th at noon.  The information to participate in the baginar is below.
Log in information:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/132779549

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States : +1 (408) 650-3131

Access Code: 132-779-549

For those of you at headquarters, the Maize room has been reserved for the baginar.
In Solidarity,
Your WEASO Bargaining Team