As you have likely heard, TriMet ended mediation at 11:15 last night after 14 long hours of negotiation. We know that many of you will be disappointed by this news, however, we remain confident that we will come out of this with a Contract that will be worth the wait. We still plan to exchange proposals as we prepare for Interest Arbitration, and feel strongly that we will have a good case should we go to Interest Arbitration.
We all promised you that we would not sign a Contract that included take-aways and the Wage Committee stood behind that promise. You should all be proud of your representatives and the way they have advocated for you leading up to this point. TriMet tried to split the groups with various bargaining tactics and the Committee remained strong. We could not be more proud.
We will continue to keep you updated as this process continues. Thank you for your patience and ongoing support.