First and foremost, THANK YOU for all of your support and encouragement while we have been bargaining - it has been a source of inspiration to know that we stand united in getting these demands addressed and your enthusiasm fuels us - the candid snapshots from the workplace and from the privacy of your homes (from those shy folks) wearing blue shirts, pants, scarves, jewelry, nail polish and other funky things has brought levity and smiles to us - also your emails and texts of encouragement keep us connected to you and reminds us that we are not just a few people at this table--we are LOCAL 291 at this table and we stand together for one another!!!!
Our collective skills, knowledge, strength and witness to operations in the workplace as a Local provides invaluable information to us at the table - having you there to answer questions, give examples and provide clarity of your sites and/or circumstances is so very helpful as we move further into the bargaining process.
We have been at the table two days this past week and shared with the employer our Demand Set -- we will continue to bargain again next week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
In Solidarity because An Injury to One is an Injury to All!!!!