The above article may help to explain why Port Authority IUOE Members are now confronted with a regressive Tentative Agreement brought forth by their leadership. This tentative agreement, viewed by many as a business arrangement between the Agency and external parties, would reverse years of hard-earned compensation gains for IUOE Members and it would expose other Port Authority collective bargaining units to an exploitative and unacceptable pattern. We urge you to consider the facts and potential conflicts of interest, ask questions and demand answers. Selling-out public sector workers is not the answer.
UPDATE: ON 4/22/14, OUR IUOE BROTHERS & SISTERS VOTED DOWN THE LATEST TENTATIVE AGREEMENT BY A 287 TO 4 MARGIN. WE COMMEND THEIR COURAGE AND PERSEVERANCE AND ASSURE THEM THE IBEW IS PREPARED TO SUPPORT THEM IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM. WE ARE PROUD OF THE ENTIRE IUOE MEMBERSHIP FOR THE STRENGHT & UNITY THEY HAVE SHOWN. THE MESSAGE WAS LOUD AND CLEAR...
Robert B. Reich - US Secretary of Labor, Clinton Administration
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