Teranet - Locals 397 and 399 - Bargaining Brief
Updated: Jan 30, 2023
Approx. Number of Members: 74
Current Contract Expires: March 24, 2022
MGEU Staff Negotiator: Wesley Whiteside
Elected Bargaining Committee Members: Pierre Krahn (Local 399 – President); Sherlyn Weselak (Local 397 - President); Stacy Gosman (Local 399 – Chief Steward); Curtis Christianson (Local 399 – Vice President)
LATEST BARGAINING NEWS
Unfortunately, the employer would not change their position in any meaningful way from the settlement position that was overwhelmingly rejected by Local 397 and 399 members in November.
The Committee remains prepared to get back to the bargaining table, but as of yet, no negotiations are scheduled for 2023. Stay tuned for more updates.
Overview of Bargaining So Far
The Teranet - Locals 397 and 399 Bargaining Committee began
with the employer re: non-monetary items like contract language and
working conditions on June 23, 2022 and continued on June 24, 27, 28 and
With non-monetary discussions concluded, bargaining dates to
discuss monetary proposals, such as wages and benefits, were scheduled
for August 17, 18 and 19, 2022.
However, it was clear after the first day of talks that the
employer’s funding mandate was not adequate to meet the Committee's
request for reasonable general wage increases. In the end, both parties
decided there was no point in continuing until the employer sought a
appropriate funding mandate from the Board of Directors.
The Bargaining Committee for Teranet Locals 397 and 399 received a
settlement offer from the employer on October 27, 2022 and organized a
ratification vote for November 9, 2022, with a recommendation of
"rejection." Local 397/399 members responded by voting overwhelmingly to
reject the offer.