The Negotiating Committee for Local Lodge 282, along with their Business Representative from District 160, participated in the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the William W. Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD.
The local represents employees at the City of Bainbridge Island, WA, which provides public services for 28 square miles of island and 23,000 residents.
The current contract with the city expires December 31, 2019. Recognizing that this promises to be an exciting round of negotiations, the Committee strategized to shape bargaining history, put better language in the contract, and mobilize the membership and to build solidarity in the bargaining unit.
“The week at the Winpisinger Center was very informational and provided our committee with the tools to assemble and develop a detailed plan to secure the best contract possible,” said committee member Robert Golden. “The committee worked hard, and we leave the center better prepared and motivated to advance the needs of the Local Lodge 282 union members at the City of Bainbridge Island.”