The Guild and management are scheduled to begin bargaining on a new contract on Jan. 8. The Guild’s bargaining team has met four times in preparation for negotiations. Our current contract expired Dec. 31. However, the contract remains in effect. It contains an “evergreen clause” that states: “The terms and conditions of this agreement shall remain in effect during such negotiations.” If you have ideas or concerns you want addressed in our next contract, contact a Guild officer or steward.