Starting in mid-September, your Local Union will begin negotiations with the County over contracts for the Professional, Technical, and Administrative Support and the Joint Units Agreement (formerly Joint Crafts Council) bargaining units.
These agreements cover over 50% of Teamster 117 members at the County. Local 117 Secretary-Treasurer Tracey Thompson, President John Scearcy, and other Executive Board members have participated in several of the contract demands meetings in preparation for negotiations.
The County says it is interested in reaching an agreement prior to contract expiration on January 31. That goal seems wildly optimistic given the County’s approach to bargaining in the past, but we remain hopeful and will be scheduling weekly meetings with County negotiators in an effort to speed up the process.