II. Negotiating Philosophy
The union is looking to maintain all gains made in the last bargaining session. All areas identified as primary objectives will be improved upon. In addition, we are also seeking to improve our condition on many secondary issues.
A timely settlement is our optimal goal and we are confident that one can be reached while achieving gains for our union members. However, the union will not sacrifice its goals just to reach
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been somewhat higher at around 5%. Still, it is considered a tight labor market.
Dupaint has a plant in Ives that is organized by the CEU. The wages we receive are comparable, but employees at their plant earn more than us. Big3Auto and PittsGlass maintain plants in California and Missouri respectively. Their wages are significantly higher. We believe these conditions will be favorable to wage gains. See the wage rate rankings below for more info.