Friday was an interesting day. Following numerous site meetings and many phone calls between members, the tentative agreement was rejected by our membership. We had the largest turnout for a contract ratification (70%) that we've ever had, and the vote was 61% to 39%. I have mixed feelings - I don't look forward to more months of negotiations, but this vote sends us back to the table in a pretty powerful position. We can say that it's not just the YCEA leadership that is insisting we get a decent cost of living adjustment, it's the membership, too.
I think this'll be the last time I post for a while - tomorrow night's graduation (my master's degree - whoo hoo!), and we leave early Monday morning for our first camping/fishing trip.
See you at the end of June!
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