It’s the last day of June and before the 4th of July holiday, the General Committee is getting the word out on the tentative agreement reach with the MTA on the new contract. There is a lot of information to be shared including pay raises, part time promotion procedures and contributions to the Health and Welfare Trust. One of the biggest changes has to do with the complete overhaul of Article 27 and the enhancements to progressive discipline and job security. Packets will be mailed out by July 2 with the ballot, the synopsis and copies of the articles that received changes. Please review the ballot instructions and the informational material carefully before mailing back your ballot.
In order to help answer questions about the changes in the contract, the General Committee has scheduled three meetings for next week. These are informational meetings only and designed to help answer member’s questions about the changes to the contract. No ballots will be collected at these meetings. Meeting times and locations are listed below:
Monday July 7th from 7 – 10 pm
Double Tree by Hilton Los Angeles
888 Montebello Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770
Tuesday July 8th from 7 - 10 pm
Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel
12825 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
Thursday July 10th from 7 – 10 pm
Double Tree by Hilton, Carson
2 Civic Plaza Dr.
Carson, CA 90745
Also going on this week is the UTU Convention in San Diego, CA that started over the weekend. Delegated from your local unions are meeting and discussing the future of the union before the big SMART Convention later in July. Check back here for news and information coming out of the conventions.