BandA wrote: ↑Tue Oct 11, 2022 1:54 am1. Did the BMWED leadership think that their workers were going to agree to the tentative contract? Did they do an informal poll? 1st rule is to not call the vote until you are sure of the result.I believe the union got the best deal that they felt they could get. If you read the union's cover letter it explains their rationale for accepting the TA.
BandA wrote: ↑Tue Oct 11, 2022 1:54 am2. So everyone else has a signed contract - that's what they get even if the BMWED get something sweeter?The final deal for the other unions will be sweetened to reflect any improvement over the agreements signed by the other unions. In effect, the hold out unions are negotiating for all parties.
Hopefully this will not lead to a strike. But if it does the policy of not crossing picket lines comes into play. The union striking sets up a picket line and the other unions honor it and no union person goes to work.