May 18, 2016
Our bargaining committee members met with representatives of YP Holdings in Southfield, Michigan on May 16-18.
VP Hinton attended the opening session and stated in her remarks that CWA hopes that YP Holdings will bargain in good faith, recognizing the quality work that our members provide and negotiate an agreement that our committee supports and recommends for ratification.
During the three day meeting, our committee spent time learning about YP’s proposed sales roles and compensation plan, which is similar to what they have already negotiated in other regions. We were also presented with several other proposals, all of which are concessionary in nature.
Our committee will be preparing responses to these proposals and will return to Southfield to meet with YP for a week of bargaining beginning on June 13.
While this was only the initial meeting, there are huge hurdles that must be overcome in order for us to achieve a tentative agreement the committee can recommend.
YP Holdings needs to understand that we have the support of our membership and that YP needs to do the right thing!