Team AFSCME spent the entire day in mediation with City management and a state mediator. Please see the posts Why we are going to mediation? and What is Mediation? (An FAQ) for information on this process. Today saw 8 TAs (tentative agreements definition in Issue #5 of the Bottom Line) on issues of lesser importance than our medical benefits and wages. Team AFSCME remains committed to continuing the mediation process in a timely fashion and looks forward to another session as soon as possible. Issue #8 of The Bottom Line will be posted very soon with more allowable details. Thank you for your support and energy as we continue the fight for a fair contract for us all. Please take a moment to ask questions of any member of your Team AFSCME. Stay tuned for a questionnaire headed your way.