Aramark employer representatives and the HEU bargaining committee met for two days of bargaining on February 14th and 15th, 2013. Progress continues to be made although it has been slow.
Bargaining committee member Jaime Abad Richmond says “the goals that we union members are fighting for are becoming brighter and closer, especially in these last two days of bargaining”. Fellow committee member Nelly Venzuela adds, “the union’s bargaining committee is making progress and really moving forward with its proposals for a renewed collective agreement”.
HEU’s bargaining committee believes that the progress made on OH&S language and protection has been largely due to the committee’s use of insufficient supplies forms which continually inform the employer of supply shortages. The union bargaining committee is also aware that workload continues to be an issue which must be documented, so HEU has developed a workload tool for members to use. Members are requested to contact bargaining committee members for insufficient supplies forms and the workload tool.
HEU’s bargaining committee continues to need member support to obtain its proposed goals and the committee urges members to be strong in upcoming discussions. As bargaining committee member Morena Perez urges, “strong determination is a strong weapon at the bargaining table!”