To Our Membership,
Today, your committee met with representatives of the company, in an effort to resolve the remaining issues that have continued to persist in our attempt to reach a fair and just agreement.
The discussion between the two parties took place in sidebar, with the company refusing out of hand, our two proposals, with no discussion , or counterproposals.
We shall meet again tomorrow morning with the intention of going forward with alternatives and ideas that can satisfy both the needs of the company and the needs of the membership. Our goal, as it has been since February, is to bring you a satisfactory agreement for ratification.