FROM YOUR EXECUTIVE BOARD
April 27, 2006
The parties met today in negotiations for approximately 37 minutes. The Company presented the Union with another “global” proposal incorporating its counterproposals to some, but not all, of the Union’s latest proposals. The Company declined to respond to any of the outstanding economic proposals of the Union, including Articles 17 (Pension) and 18 (Insurance). In regard to Article 9 (Discharges and Disciplinary Suspensions), the Company indicated that it has no interest in Justice and Dignity provisions. In regard to military personnel, the Company refused to commit contractually to matching contributions to the existing Military Reservist’s Joint Relief Fund. On a positive note, the Company finally responded to at least one proposal made by the Union on December 5, 2005.