Guild and management bargainers agreed yesterday to take a break in off-the-record negotiations so the Guild can work on a complete counter-proposal to management’s “alternative” proposal.
Management set a self-imposed deadline of December 15th to reach an agreement. Guild bargain- ers are working to have a comprehensive counter by Monday, while continuing to perform their regular job duties.
The Guild team is ready to bargain past December 15 in an effort to get BBNA employees the best contract possible. The deadline was set by management, and can be extended anytime it chooses.
Management has said if there is no agreement by the 15th, it will withdraw its “alternative” proposal and revert to its even more draconian demands.