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The MSII Bargaining is Now Complete!
As you may know, during the recently concluded representation elections, a number of MSII’s in Station Maintenance, Material Control, Homeless Outreach, and Car Equipment were excluded from the petition. As the newly elected bargaining unit representatives for the MSII’s, we made a commitment to the previously excluded MSII’s that we would try to get them included in the new bargaining unit as quickly as we could. I am happy to inform you that on January 8, 2016, the Union and Authority entered into a voluntary recognition agreement that will place these previously excluded MSII’s into the MSII bargaining unit.
On Wednesday, January 6th, the Officers and shop stewards met to develop our bargaining demands. We are scheduled to meet with the Transit Authority on January 11th to begin contract negotiations. Our goal for this round of negotiations will be to restore all of the Level I benefits that the Authority took away from you when they “promoted” you to a Level II. We will schedule a membership meeting in the very near future to discuss our contract negotiations and answer any questions you may have.
Again, I would like to thank everyone for choosing us as your representatives. Becoming your representatives is a great responsibility that we will not take lightly. I promise you that we will do everything we can to live up to the responsibilities you have entrusted us with.