There’s no question about it, negotiations for a new contract is a time filled with questions, uncertainty, and extreme anxiety; and, it is a roller coaster of emotions guaranteed to rival that of any amusement park ride.
It’s a process that has not occurred in 4 years and one that cannot be—nor should be—avoided. You and your families need a contract that ensures good wages, good benefits, and good working conditions. You deserve no less.
In this section of the website we will explain how the negotiations process works. We will also talk about YOUR role in the negotiations process, what you—as a member—can do to help ensure success. Additionally, there is a section on the website to help you cope with the pressures and anxiety (HERE) that we all experience during contract time. We will do this by exposing some of the tactics that the New Car Dealer Committee might try to use on you to put doubt in your mind and to create turmoil amongst our ranks. We have also provided an overview of members’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act (HERE). There is also a special section on frequently asked questions and answers that always surface during negotiations(HERE).
Please keep one thing in mind while going through this section of the website: Together, standing strong as one Union and speaking as one loud voice, we can improve our standard of living. Remember, we are only able to get what we are strong enough to take. United We Stand, Divided We Fall.
Your Negotiating Committee hopes that this information will help to answer some of your questions, help you to remain strong, and help you support each other in the weeks ahead. And, be assured that we will be available to help answer your questions and concerns.
Directing Business Representative