Kowalski's Bargaining Update

On April 19, 2022 the parties met for the first time since the Employers broke apart on March 23, 2022.  After a full day of discussions on both the Union and Employer non-economic proposals, the parties were able to agree on gender neutral language, schedules printed and posted in seniority order, and strong health and safety language, which includes providing an ergonomic chair or stool for cashiers who need one for medical purposes when medical documentation is provided as well as guaranteed Union participation in safety meetings.  The Union's negotiating committee prepared the Union's economic proposals, which will be presented to the Employer at the beginning of our next scheduled session -- April 25, 2022.