Guild bargainers on Sept. 30 wrapped up talks with Solidarity Center management and later announced that a tentative agreement had been reached on a three-year contract to succeed the deal that expired Sept. 25.
“The SC and Guild will work on finalizing the new CBA language,” Solidarity Center Unit Chair Rob Pajkovski said in an email. When the review process is complete, he said, the tentative agreement will be forwarded to the two-dozen member unit for a ratification vote.
Other members of the Guild Solidarity Center bargaining committee were David Welsh, Geoff Herzog, Hind Cherrouk, Jana Silverman, Laurie Clements, Tristan Masat, Rick Hall, and WBNG Executive Director Cet Parks.
Launched by the AFL-CIO in 1997, the nonprofit organization assists workers around the world who are attempting to build democratic and independent trade unions. Funding is provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the departments of State and Labor, private foundations, and national and international labor organizations.
WBNG has been representing approximately two dozen Solidarity Center workers – many of whom are stationed outside the United States – since 2002.