Throughout the upheaval of the past six months, the USFA Executive directed considerable efforts toward reaching a settlement at the negotiating table. We reached a tentative three-year agreement on July 30 and ratified it on September 2. We anticipate the Board of Governors will vote on the agreement at their meeting in early October.
We have put together this issue of Collectively Speaking in anticipation that the Board will accept the tentative 2014–2017 Collective Agreement. As with the topic of the presidential veto in this issue, we want to acknowledge in future issues the need to find ways to move forward. Over the next few months we will focus on some of the productive changes made to the Collective Agreement. (Read more….)