The AFA Negotiating Committee has finished presenting the Agreement in Concept for TA2 to the Master Executive Council (MEC).
This presentation led to a thorough discussion of the negotiated provisions. While all tentatively agreed and signed TA2 sections were available at the meeting, the MEC expressed a desire to see a complete, finalized document. The MEC unanimously agreed to delay the decision on whether or not to send out the TA for membership ratification pending a finalized document.
The entire Negotiating Committee supports this decision and will continue the task of proofing and finalizing the document, which must be performed in tandem with management’s team. Proofing the full-text language in contract form will take some time and will be dependent on coordinating management’s and AFA’s Negotiating Committee schedules. We are committed to making this a priority while ensuring it is accomplished with accuracy. This process could take up to a month to accomplish although we will aim to shorten this as much as possible.
AFA understands there will be concerns that details will not be released during this period. This course of action is required to ensure that all the language is fully vetted. This entails a comprehensive review of language, grammar, cross-referencing contractual citations and formatting. We know you are eager to enter the next step of the process; however, your Negotiating Committee is focused on ensuring both you and your leadership will have the proper tools to make an informed decision.
Your MEC—Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Yvette Gesch, Becky Strachan, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn, Sandra Morrow and Stephen Couckuyt; and
Your Negotiating Committee—MEC President Jeffrey Peterson, Kristy Stratton, Lisa Pinkston, Jake Jones, Christina Frees and AFA Senior Staff Negotiator Paula Mastrangelo