GSU staff rep Steve Torgerson delivered copies of the memorandum of agreement to Local 6 (Wild West Steelhead) members today in advance of next Wednesday’s ratification meeting.
During the May 18 membership meeting in Lucky Lake members will review the terms of the tentative agreement and ask questions before voting to either accept or reject the proposed settlement. In the meantime, members are encouraged to closely examine the memorandum, discuss it with co-workers and raise any questions or concerns they have with their bargaining committee.
Since serving notice to bargain on Nov. 15, 2021 the two sides met April 28 and 29 to begin bargaining a renewed collective agreement for members at the Wild West Steelhead fish farm. Long days of open and constructive discussion on both sides resulted in an agreement on a tentative settlement.
“This may seem like a quick series of negotiations, but I think it is a testimony to the relationship between the Local and the Company,” said GSU staff rep and bargaining spokesperson Steve Torgerson. “They have a direct, reasonable but tough relationship that allows for honest dialogue and real decisions.”
GSU bargaining committee members are Dan Grenier, Connor Hartley, Logan Farwell, Paul Kennedy (alternate), Brian Lark (GSU staff), Steve Torgerson (GSU staff/union bargaining spokesperson).