On July 16, 2013 the YGDNA Negotiating Team met with CHS for a negotiation session. In an effort to get to an agreement, We offered CHS a counter proposal that included compromises on the Substance abuse policy and offered CHS a two year contract instead of the three that we preferred. In response to our effort, CHS surprised us by countering with what they termed their “final offer”. Their proposal lacked some pertinent information and we have asked for that information to be supplied to us for full consideration. While we await that data, the leadership of YGDNA, ONA and our National Union, AFT will be conferring about the next steps to be taken. As the discussion takes place, your leadership will keep you apprised. Thank you for your support in this extremely difficult process.