BARGAINING HAS BEGUN
Guild leadership met with the Company this afternoon in a cordial first bargaining session that was more about establishing a framework for future talks than discussing actual detailed proposals.
The Guild did present the Company with some specific objectives, including a request for a wage increase.
Both sides expressed a desire for a swift and respectful process to get to a new contract that positions Philadelphia Media Network to carry out its business objectives while compensating employees well.
To get there, however, involves solving a major issue — funding our health care.
We have agreed to begin meeting every Monday, at a minimum, to work toward a mutually acceptable contract.
We will keep you informed every step of the way.