Members of our bargaining team had a preliminary meeting on Oct. 23 with the neutral fact-finder, and we anticipate that the fact-finding report will be released to the involved parties on Nov. 12. That begins a 10-day window when the report is kept confidential to allow parties an opportunity to work out an agreement.
We have tentatively scheduled a meeting of the Bargaining Senate for Tuesday, Dec. 3, to either review a tentative agreement (if we’ve reached one) or to review the fact-finder’s report. The precise location and time of this meeting have yet to be determined, but please reserve that evening if you’re a member of the Bargaining Senate.
Sub-unit tentative agreements ratified
While the master bargaining team prepares for the release of the fact-finder’s report, sub-unit teams continue to work. The following sub-units have ratified tentative agreements:
Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Juvenile Justice Services
New Hampshire Employment Security
Department of Corrections supervisors and officers
Department of Corrections line staff
Adjutant General’s Office
New Hampshire State Liquor Commission
Congratulations to these sub-units. We are in the process of drawing up contract signing documents.