As we inch closer to a deal, wages remain a sticking point. We have agreements on many very good improvements for every group in the Orange Contract, but the Company still needs to reach into their pockets to secure fair raises.
As stated in the last few bargaining reports, we continue to make good progress at the bargaining table. It is very clear to the Bargaining Team that this progress is a direct result of the mobilization going on out in the field.
The Orange Bargaining Committee continues to meet with the Company every day, and unfortunately there is not a lot of positive movement to report. As we have said many times, Medical Benefits are a major issue.