With the first meeting on fall contract talks complete, now comes the tough work for the City and CUPE Local 900 representatives.
Both sides exchanged proposals last week and went over a few details, City administrator David Trawin said Thursday.
“We’re dealing with some of the easy stuff right now. Basically it was an exchange of proposals, some back and forth on some stuff,” he said.
“Letters of understanding have been renewed, some housekeeping type of things. The meat of the negotiations haven’t started yet.”
Trawin said meetings are scheduled for later in October and in November. The next step is to discuss responses to each other’s submissions. Eventually, monetary issues will be brought into the discussion.
A representative of CUPE did not returned calls from The Daily News.
The City’s talks with the firefighters union have stalemated and are slated to go to arbitration in April 2014.
Trawin said both sides are willing to meet if there’s any movement, but so far, there is nothing happening on that front.