The session began with the Administration’s Bargaining Team presenting their counter proposal for Article IV: Union Membership and Union Activity.
The majority of the session included both sides asking clarifying questions regarding the language best suited to ensure that our Union receives accurate information about our membership in a timely manner. While their counter did not address our concerns, they were explicit that there is movement on these topics, and we feel that the conversation was in a spirit of compromise and meeting a win-win situation.
In response to our concerns that they did not present a comprehensive counter offer during Session 2, they have promised one for the next bargaining session, which will take place this Friday, April 5th. We are encouraged by this, and believe it is the best way we can meet our mutual goal of ending bargaining by this summer, as well as NTFC’s goal of reaching an agreement that best serves our membership.
Remember, sessions are open to members, and we encourage you to hear their comprehensive counter offer at the next bargaining session.
Friday, April 5th
9:00am – 12:00pm (You can arrive and leave at will.)
Illinois Fire Service Institute (Digital signs within the building will alert you to the room.)N