The Negotiations Committee is a team of engaged Guild members and committee leaders who volunteer to research and write the proposals that will be brought to negotiations. They help supply the data and arguments used to support different proposals during negotiations with the employers.
For this term, the Negotiations Committee has about 50 members, many of whom have been meeting regularly with members of their crafts for more than two years. One of the goals of the negotiations committee is to represent the breadth and diversity of our membership. Volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds, and bring the concerns and varied voices of the membership to the negotiation table.
Constitutionally, our Business Representative Steve Kaplan chairs the committee and provides his insights on how negotiations work; however, the ultimate deciding voices are the committee members.