So the University looks really, really, really pissed off. The Union said that they were going to present a new framework of proposals for the meeting this past Thursday, as I am sure most of you know by now. Instead, they basically just demanded the same proposals again and the meeting broke down in 15 minutes. The Employer’s bargaining team walked out, understandably. The Union had raised the hopes of everyone that an end to this strike was coming. The mediator has advised “both parties that in his assessment, there would be no productive use in further meetings at this time.”
The University is calling for more binding arbitration.
I try to remain as neutral as possible, as the moderator of this forum and personally, but this move by the Union was childish and cruel. Talk about breaking everyones’ hopes! This degraded the Union’s credibility in many eyes I am sure.
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