Progress Through Unity

Social Media Restraint

I urge all Members of Local 60 and their families, to please refrain from discussing and/or debating our current contract negotiations on public forums. I understand these are very stressful times and some things that are reported in the press releases sometimes are not accurate. I further understand that the comments made by the public, who are unaware of all of the training required to do our profession, are sometimes unpleasant. Please do not comment on the articles since most of the derogatory statements are intended to provoke an emotional response. We have handled this unfortunate situation with class every step of the way and I intend on continuing to do so in the future. If you are using Facebook, that is absolutely not the proper forum to be debating the merits of what we are trying to accomplish. I am sure that there is only good intentions when these actions are taking place, but rest assure what you write on these forums is being evaluated by many interested parties, not all of them for a good reason.

Please rest assure they we are doing everything in our power to avert a work stoppage. We are also cognizant of the fact that it is almost 5 years without a contract that you all so rightfully deserve. Please ” Stay Calm and Carry On ” as the slogan goes, and we will continue to negotiate on your behalf.


Stephen J. Burkert

General Chairman