Your AFA Negotiation Committee, Lee Wilkes, Austin Kukral and Alicia Brockers met with PSA management representatives in Dayton the week of January 30, 2017 to begin negotiating your amended Agreement. Your committee was assisted by AFA Staff Negotiator Suzanne Balzer. Representing PSA management was Matt Kernan, Deb Hoke, Joanne Dinkelacker, and Tony Bralich, F & H Solutions Group. Also, joining us on the first day was Michael Scrobola.
During this first session we were prepared to discuss the following Sections:
– SECTION 1 Recognition, Scope, Successorship and Mergers
– SECTION 11 Seniority
– SECTION 12 Probation
– SECTION 13 Union Business
– SECTION 14 Agency Shop and Dues Checkoff
– SECTION 15 Grievances
– SECTION 19 Job Vacancy Bid System/Filling of Vacancies
– SECTION 20 Opening and Closing of Domiciles
After discussion we were able to reach Tentative Agreement (TA) on the Sections 1, 12, 13, 15, 19 and 20. We are encouraged by this progress but we still have a great deal of work in ahead. Using your replies to the survey, we know that there are a number of serious changes that must be addressed in order to be successful. You may note that none of the Sections listed above have any economic impact. That is correct; economic issues are always among the last to be settled. Please know we do not underestimate the importance of these issues and we fully expect these to be among the most difficult to resolve but your committee is dedicated to present to you a total package that places the correct value on the work you do each and every day.
We are scheduled to meet again the week of March 27, 2017. Thank you for your support and encouragement.
Fly safe and take care of each other.
STRONGER TOGETHER, BETTER TOGETHER