Earlier this week we worked long hours to reach a tentative agreement with GKN on the remaining non-economic / contract language.
Yesterday morning we exchanged economic proposals with the company and began the process to hammer out a fair and equitable contract for you to vote on Sunday, January 24th.
Your Bargaining Committee is working diligently to negotiate the best possible contract for our members. We are prepared to meet every day for as along as it takes between now and the end of this contract in an attempt to secure a new contract offer from the Company. The Bargaining process must address the concerns of our members and recognize your contributions in making GKN successful.
Please continue to show your support and solidarity in the plant. Your strength is our strength at the bargaining table. Please keep in mind that anything is subject to change at anytime, nothing is guaranteed until we get the best and final summary to vote on Sunday, January 24, 2016.
Also, make every attempt to attend your Lodge meeting on January 16th at 10AM. The entire Bargaining Committee will be available to answer any questions and give negotiation status reports.
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President/Directing Business Representative
IAMAW District 837