Your Collective Bargaining team has continued to work on your behalf in finalizing our next collective agreement throughout the spring and into the summer.  Since our opening exchange of proposals in April there have been twelve meetings with administration along with 19 caucus meetings in addressing our proposals and in responding to their proposals and counterproposals.  For those of you who have not participated in this process in the past, negotiations entail playing both offence and defence, sometimes simultaneously.

Negotiation meetings have been scheduled for July and if necessary, we will continue to negotiate into August.  Currently there are 16 items remaining that need to be addressed. At this time the Collective Bargaining Committee is hopeful that we will have an acceptable offer to present at the commencement of the fall term.  Would you please tentatively put aside Wednesday September 7 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm for a formal KUCFA meeting, contract update, and hopefully ratification vote.  We will continue to keep you updated over the course of the summer regarding the status of negotiations and to confirm the ratification meeting.

In solidarity,

Joanna Andrejkow, Rick Csiernik, Laura Lewis, Chris Roney, Derek Silva, Joseph Turnbull