Your SEIU Local 668 State Contract Negotiating Team met Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week to prep and bargain with the Commonwealth. On Wednesday, the team had a discussion regarding the PEBTF and how the plan functions. The team later discussed how and what we could most effectively bargain to protect our members’ healthcare in light of the national healthcare environment.
This week, the team reached an agreement on a few changes to the contract, including language that will improve our Leave Donation Program for bargaining unit members. We also spent considerable time strategizing a path forward as a team. While at the table with the Commonwealth, the parties spent further time analyzing existing language in the contract, further defining how new proposals would impact the contract, and exchanged proposals.
We will continue with back-to-back bargaining days on May 9th and 10th. We are working as hard as we can to win a fair and timely contract for our members; however, we need your continued support. Please continue to show your solidarity in our shops by participating in Purple Tuesdays. Also be on the lookout for messages in the coming weeks from the Statewide Mobilization Committee on lunchtime breakouts.