The meeting began on a positive note, with their bargaining team remarking on their appreciation of our work on the proposal we delivered on March 8th. They also voiced the shared goal of wanting the bargaining process to move quickly.
They did not, however, come with a comprehensive response.
The good news is that they have said they are not proposing any changes to the current contract. However, if we are going to move quickly, we need to have their comprehensive response. To help them arrive at one, we are meeting on Monday, April 1st to answer any questions they might have as they construct their comprehensive response.
Next Meeting: Monday, April 1st. Illinois Fire Service Service Institute Auditorium. 9:00am – 12:00pm