ASPTEA concluded negotiations, agreeing to a 3 year MOA with a 4.2% economic restoral as well as over 40 non-economic changes to our contract and additional association/management agenda items.
I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank the ASPTEA Executive Board: Colleen Ostrander, David Nieto, Beth Benning, Joe Niles, Donna May, Ron Ramirez and Lisa Huggins-Hubbard for all of their hard work as well as all of you for your support during this very trying and ultimately successful negotiation.
While on July 1, 2018, we will only return to where we were in 2010, there is still a possibility that the February 2018 trigger will be hit. Either way, this is the best package we have seen in a very long time. In addition, we have secured or will begin discussion on several employee rights that will improve working conditions, job security and the health and welfare of us all.
So thanks again for entrusting us with the opportunity to negotiate your contract.