Bargaining Update Nov. 22

Yesterday, the UCATS bargaining team met with NYU from 3-8 pm. At the meeeting we responded with counterproposals to NYU’s consolidated proposal that they presented to us last week, which they said at the time was “a framework for an agreement.” Our discussions were pointed, difficult and lengthy, but we believe we are inching along. The major items remain to be settled, but the ball is back in NYU’s court and we will be meeting with them again next Tuesday. In the meantime, you can support your team at the bargaining table next Tuesday by doing the following:
1. Wear your UNION BUTTON at work every day to show your Union pride and to support your bargaining team;
2. Sign and distribute our online petition “NYU: Respect Your Workers . . .”; tweet it, post it to your Facebook page, email the link to your friends/family – and coworkers who have still not signed up for UCATS email;
3. Ask those coworkers “Why haven’t you signed up for UCATS email?!”

We don’t know what NYU’s response(s) to our counterproposals will be on Tuesday, if they respond at all, so:
Rally at the College of Dentistry
345 East 24th Street, at 1st Avenue
Wednesday, November 29, 11:30-2 pm

This is for YOU CoD and Nursing.
UCATS President Stephen Rechner is taking a vacation day to be there – and he’ll be taking attendance too!