We are disappointed that our Comprehensive Best Offer to Settle failed to ratify. We remain committed to reaching an agreement. We have told union leaders we are ready and willing to meet in additional negotiations sessions to see how we might resolve any outstanding issues.
In addition, we understand the union has received strike authorization from West Virginia Bargaining Unit members attending and voting at union meetings.
We want to be sure you know what this means – it does not mean there will be a strike. It means that the union can call a strike, if it chooses to. At this point, the union has not called for a work stoppage. We hope they don’t. If you believe a strike is the wrong course to take, let your union representatives know. Call them, email them and let them know your feelings.
Until we know what the union will do, it is business as usual. Continue to report to work according to your schedule. No one wins with a strike.
Our goal, as always, is to reach an agreement that provides a solid compensation package of wages and benefits for our associates and is also right for our business, so we can remain relevant in today’s very competitive market.
Thank you for all you do for our customers and our store.Return To Front Page