Contract Arbitration Decision Expected Soon
06/30/2016 - The APWU expects a decision from Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg by mid-July, reports President Mark Dimondstein.
“We had hoped to have a ruling by now, but Arbitrator Goldberg has informed the union and management that he is still working on his decision,” Dimondstein said.
“I know that union members are eager to hear the outcome of our struggle for a good contract – as am I – but we will have to wait a little longer.”
More than three months of negotiations began in February 2015 and were followed by mediation and arbitration hearings.
During 18 days of hearings that focused primarily on the economic provisions on the new contract, the union and management presented their positions, called witnesses, submitted evidence, and offered rebuttals.
The three-member panel of arbitrators began its deliberations on May 4. The panel is comprised of a union-appointed arbitrator, a management-appointed arbitrator, and Neutral Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg, who will determine the outcome.
For more information on the negotiations and the fight for a good contract, click here.