The CSEA Negotiating Team met with UCS on May 28 and 29. Management gave us new proposals on a number of topics. Both sides discussed at some length how various proposals would work. At one point, UCS suggested that CSEA was not willing to discuss management proposals. Given the fact that UCS had offered many of its ideas less than 24 hours ago, the CSEA Team thought we had done just the opposite. UCS also refused to agree on a final date for new proposals, as we have been asking for months.
We are scheduled to meet again in the third week of June. We hope to make some progress, even in light of the employer's seeming lack of interest in coming to an agreement.