LifePath 2021 Bargaining News: Report 7

The CWA Local 13500 Bargaining Committee reports:

As previously reported, CWA and LifePath have extended the current contract until 60 days after the PA DHS updates the reimbursement schedule for facilities that provide services to the Intellectually Disabled. That agreement remains in full force and effect.

LifePath reached out to CWA with a growing concern that the State will not update the current schedule until mid-2022. LifePath and CWA have agreed to restart negotiations to see if we can reach an agreement while the State continues to work on upgrading the reimbursement that LifePath financially depends on.

Today we held our first meeting in an attempt to reach an agreement that meets all our needs. Some initial positive movement was made by both parties.

These talks are exploratory. Should we be unable to reach an agreement the terms of our current contract will remain.

Our next meetings are scheduled for May 27th and 28th. We will update you as progress warrants.

Your CWA Bargaining Team,
John Petrini—CWA District 2-13 Staff Representative
Julie Daloisio—Local President
Mike Ahern—Eastern Division Executive Vice President
Tim Andreas—Chief Steward

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