Your Union bargaining committee met with the Employer on October 6, 2022, where the company put forward their offer to resolve your collective agreement. The offer, linked here, is, by no standards, a Cadillac offer. Still, short of a long-protracted strike, it is one that the committee feels contains significant improvements from the company’s original concessionary position.
Make sure to read all the way to the bottom for critical voting information.
We have included a copy of the company’s original proposal package for you to review. In the document, you will note sections where the employer failed to achieve their key concessions. They did not successfully roll back your wages; your benefits are still 100% company-paid. Tips remain under the direction of the tip committee, we have not allowed the employer to take it over, and the term is only 20 months going forward.
Please review the documents carefully and ask any questions you have in advance of the vote on October 20.
Your union negotiating committee will also be on hand at the vote should you prefer to bring your questions at that time before voting.
Alternatively, call your union office to speak with Dee Mae, your Union Labour Relations Officer. You can reach Dee Mae at 780-452-0362.
There will be two options for voting on this offer. You can join us for in-person voting on October 20 as outlined below, OR you can vote online if you cannot join us in person.
When: Thursday, October 20, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Match Eatery on site
Q&A: We will be on hand throughout the voting times to answer your questions
For members who cannot or do not wish to vote in person, you can vote online on October 25thth.
Date: Tuesday, October 25
Times: From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
You will receive an email to the email address your union has on file. Please let Dee Mae know if you need to update this information by sending her your correct/preferred email to: email@example.com.
This online voting will be conducted by a company called Converso. They ensure a secure and independent voting process. You will be given a secure code that is individualized just for you. The online voting platform will use a tracking system to ensure that voting credentials are only used once. Your vote will not be shared with anyone – your vote is 100% confidential. Your union will be cross-referencing in-person voting lists and online voting lists to ensure that each member only has the opportunity to vote once so the integrity of the voting process is maintained.
There will also be a support service available through Converso to assist members who have issues with online voting. Converso will send out comprehensive information about online voting to the email address we have on file for you.
Converso recommends that, where possible, you avoid using a Hotmail email address for this process, as Hotmail sometimes automatically blocks the emails you need to receive.
Please ensure we have your correct email as soon as possible.
The question on the ballot will be:
Yes – I accept the company’s offer
No – I reject the company’s offer
Please make sure you vote. Don’t let others decide for you!
Click here for Ratification Vote Information.
Your Union Negotiating Committee – Hellen Shiloff- Floor Supervisor; Cathy Hilderman- Floor Supervisor; Cynthia Hoffart- Gaming Dealer; Charlene Davies- Nova Bar Server; Mike Woolridge- Slots Attendant; Kale Hobbs- Security; Steven Vaughn- Halley’s Host
For a printable version of this document, click here.
Posted on: October 11,2022