Monday, February 28, 2011 - 10:43am

Contract negotiations start today between the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) and AFGE Council 172.

Negotiations are being held in San Antonio, TX.  Negotiations are scheduled to run through March 11, but they may be interrupted if Congress does not pass a continuing resolution to fund the government past March 4.

Council 172 President Ray Cantu is optimistic about what AFGE can achieve in the new contract.

“Council 172 is looking to significantly improve the working conditions of Commissary employees,” Cantu said. "We’re looking for employees to get involved in helping AFGE achieve that goal.”