The parties met in Chicago, in very small committee, to prepare and review language surrounding the agreement in principal. This work will continue next week. The NMB requested and was notified of the results of this week’s session.
On Friday evening (today) there will be a conference call with the full IBT committee to discuss what transpired during the week. Documents from the entire negotiation session are currently being reviewed for formatting and typographical errors. This task takes time and it is important to get it right.
Until a Tentative Agreement is reached, the parties remain under the NMB “gag order” as described in a previous Dispatch. As soon as possible after the TA is finalized, details will be released.