SEA state master contract members in the North Country are encouraged to attend the upcoming collective bargaining informational meeting set for next Wednesday, April 10, in Berlin.
The meeting is set for 4:30-6 p.m. at White Mountain Community College, Room 143, 2020 Riverside Drive, Berlin. This meeting, and another set for the following week in Manchester, is a great opportunity to speak in person and in detail with your bargaining team leaders.
Jim Nall, bargaining chair, said these meetings are about getting in contact with as many members as possible.
“It’s your contract, and we want to make sure that everyone’s voice is heard,” Nall said. “We’d like you to meet with us and share your comments and/or concerns so we can bring them back to the negotiating process.”
Nall noted that the meetings between members are an opportunity for a more frank discussion of the issues facing negotiators.
“What’s disclosed in the public arena is often very different than what takes place in closed negotiations,” Nall said. “While we can’t publicize what’s happening in negotiations, we can discuss that among members. This is a perfect opportunity for that.”
Members in the southern tier are encouraged to attend the informational meeting set for Wednesday, April 17 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Teamsters Local 633 Hall, 53 Goffstown Road, Manchester.