On Friday May 19, SMART Transportation Division President John Previsich attended and observed contract negotiations between GO-875 and the LACMTA at the Union offices in Irwindale, CA. Previsich has attended a previous negotiation session and has continually monitored the progress through frequent status updates. He has also signaled his willingness to attend more sessions in the future. Previsich’s presence lets LA Metro know just how serious the entire SMART Union organization is taking these negotiations. General Committee 875 is grateful for SMART Transportation Division and John Previsich’s continued support through these negotiations.
Friday was a very good day with many articles moving forward with tentative agreements. Although no details on those tentative agreements can be shared at this time, it is significant progress that moves negotiations ever closer to a contract proposal.
There are six weeks left until the end of the current contract on June 30th, and there are at least nine negotiation sessions and meetings planned to bring a contract by that date. Although the MTA is eager for a contract before the June 30th deadline, the General Committee is dedicated to taking as long as is necessary to get the right contract for the members.