Contract Negotiations 11/26/13
(James Hennerty, CSEA Dep. Director of Contract Administration, November 26, 2013)
The UCS Team met with CSEA on November 19 and 20th. Management's intention is to make structural changes to the expired contract which will fundamentally reduce their costs and our pay and benefits. They were more specific than they have been before. As required by law, CSEA will review their proposals and respond. What the CSEA Team hopes is that both sides will work out an agreement that satisfies both parties. We have no intention of rushing or stalling-we want to do what is needed to achieve a good result.
It is more likely that this will be a lengthy process than a short one, but we want a contract that is fair and reasonable. We hope UCS shares our goal.