To: All TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Members
From: TEAM Office
Date: July 5, 2013
Re: Negotiations Update
With the aid of the Federal Mediator, our Negotiating Committee met with the Company for three days this week. Although we have made progress there are a number of sticking points, including:
Negotiations resume on Monday, July 15th.
The mediator has reviewed the dates and informed us that the parties will be in a legal strike/lockout position on July 15th, the same day that we are in negotiations. We do not anticipate striking or being locked out on July 15th.
Termination of the Collective Agreement
There has been no change to the July 17th date that MTS has said it will terminate our Collective Agreement.
What Happens Next
We continue preparing for the worst, while hoping that an agreement is in sight. Let your Directors and VPs know that a fair and equitable agreement is important to you and “We Will If We Have To”.
Thank you for the strong show of support provided to our Negotiating Committee, it has already made a difference.