The Bargaining team met with the Company all day Thursday. We spent the entire day on Healthcare scenarios, which included the percent of cost share, Prescription Drug plans, surcharges to premiums, out of pocket maximums, deductibles and overall plan design. Both parties had numerous questions and discussed openly the effects on the members. Although we were not able to agree on each element, we did have a productive day of negotiations.

We are scheduled to meet with the company again this morning and continue our conversations on healthcare, which you know is a very complex process.

Mobilize!  Mobilize!  Mobilize!


Your Bargaining Committee,

Lisa Bolton

Ken Saether

Mary Ellen Mazzeo

Roy Hegenbart

LaNell Piercy

Cindy Neumeyer

Mike Lewis