Employer’s Final Offer – EC and TR Ratification Votes

January 27, 2009 The EC ratification package has been mailed to CAPE’s EC members. The TR ratification package has been mailed to CAPE’s TR members. EC and TR members of CAPE will be receiving them shortly. Each kit includes a covering letter (see below), detailed information on the content of the final offer to the EC or TR bargaining unit (see below), ballots and voting instructions. All ballots are to be received by CAPE’s national office no later than noon, February 20th. Please visit the CAPE web site over the next two weeks: you will find additional information and analysis relating to the final offer, including analysis of how the compensation legislation that is expected to accompany the budget this week will affect the offer. The details of the legislation were never made clear to CAPE or to other bargaining agents. Therefore, CAPE is stressing the importance of waiting for more information before voting in order to properly ascertain what is at stake with your vote. Please consider that the current vote is unusual because it is the first time that you, the members of CAPE, will vote on an offer that is not an agreement reached in the normal course of bargaining.
EC Covering Letter
Content of the Final Offer to the EC Bargaining Unit
TR Covering Letter
Content of the Final Offer to the TR Bargaining Unit