Today we had an unprecedented number of members participate in the strike vote, and your bargaining committee wants to thank you for this important show of support and solidarity. Your support matters and is making a significant difference at the bargaining table.
Negotiations with the employer are resuming tomorrow morning (Tuesday October 17), and your bargaining committee is doing everything we can to reach a deal at the bargaining table. As part of this effort, we are postponing the release of the strike vote result for the time being.
There is still a significant amount of work to be done before reaching a tentative agreement, but we continue to believe the most effective way to negotiate a deal is directly with the City, Library and Police Board. We also believe that both parties must prioritize negotiations to reach a deal.
Please watch for another bargaining update following our Tuesday meeting.