The Hoffa administration promised members and local officers that there would be no information brownout this time. But, so far, the proposals for the national contract and almost all supplements have been kept secret from the members.
The national contract proposals were set at the two-person meeting in October. But in an unprecedented move, Hoffa’s Package Division confiscated the proposals from every local officer.
The excuse was that bargaining proposals could not be allowed to be “leaked” to the members, before management got the proposals. But the company already has the bargaining proposals for the supplements and members are still being kept in the dark.
Members have a right to see the proposals after they’ve been exchanged with management.
There is no excuse for Hoffa’s Package Division to keep the national and supplemental bargaining proposals secret from the members who have to work under the contract.