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With a 72% Yay vote the UPRF Members have voted in favor of the Tentative Agreement.
Apr 24, 2023

On April 17, 2023, the ballots for the new agreement were counted by the American Arbitration Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Votes were returned via mail (400 votes), phone, and electronically (1089 votes). 54% of the UPRF membership sent in their ballots back with a result of 74% voting yay, and 26% voting nay.

“Our federation experienced an extraordinary moment this week, as we witnessed the highest ballot return and approval rating for an agreement in history exceeding 70 percent,” UPRF General Chairman Anthony Sessa said.
“I would like to thank Vice Chairpersons, who played a critical role in the negotiations. Their commitment was essential in reaching an agreement that benefits everyone. I would also like to express my gratitude to Brothers Jed Dodd and Steve Stearn, who selflessly delayed their retirement to lend their extensive experience to negotiations. Their dedication to the federation is an example for us all. 
I am grateful for the unwavering support of President Cardwell, Vice President Owen, and the National Division. Their support has been instrumental in achieving this historic milestone. 
A special thanks to the UPRF Women's Caucus and Susan Reardon, whose visionary advocacy and activism ensured that Paid Parental Leave was included in the agreement. Their relentless advocacy for this crucial issue has positively impacted countless families and set a new standard for our organization. 
Lastly, I am sincerely thankful to the rank-and-file members of our federation. Your unity and solidarity have been the backbone of our success. Your collective strength and unwavering dedication to the labor movement are exemplified by this agreement,” Brother Sessa said.

Resulting in the passing of the Tentative Agreement

Certification votes call be viewed HERE

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