Announce an imminent strike - 2
After negotiations broke down last night, union members voted to go on strike at midnight tonight. Demands yet to be met include a benefits package featuring an increase in medical benefits, a pay increase to bring Chris mechanics in line with other mechanics in the industry, and two additional paid holidays per year. Management has offered only a $1.50 an hour increase across the board. The union is willing to continue negotiations. As soon as we reach a tentative agreement, union members will vote again. We hope these issues will be resolved quickly so that we can resume work.