Message to Members about Arbitration

July 7 2014

Dear AUNBT member,

This message is to let you know that yesterday, July 6, the parties made their presentations to the arbitration board. Next, the board will confer. The chair gave us to understand that we could probably expect a final decision by the end of the September at the latest, though this is not a deadline, merely an estimate.

It would be foolish to attempt to predict the outcome of such a complicated process but I can tell you this: our position was presented most ably by Lloyd Waugh and Jeff Houlahan, with the support of team-members Fran Holyoke, Charlene Mayes, and Melanie Wiber, along with members of the finance committee Glenn Leonard and Vlad Tasić and professional officer Robert Gagné. It was a privilege to be in the room with them during this, the culmination of sixteen months of hard work. The membership owes them an enormous debt of gratitude and while the outcome is still unknown, members can rest assured that they were exceptionally well represented.

We will of course update you as soon as we know anything further.

In solidarity,
Miriam Jones

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