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Broward AFL-CIO Legislative Breakfast: House Bill 25

Officers of AFSCME Local 2432 attended the Broward AFL-CIO legislative breakfast this past Saturday where they received updates about bills being proposed in Tallahassee that will impact workers statewide.  The most egregious bill being proposed is House Bill 25 introduced by Rep. Scott Plakon (R) which should be called the “De-certify Your Union” bill.

This bill seeks to make it much easier for you to lose your union representation in bargaining for wages and benefits by automatically de-certifying  local unions and requiring that they re-certify from scratch when membership falls under 50%.   The bill is going to Senate committee on this Tuesday, December 5th @ 10:30 AM.  Please contact the Florida Senate  now to stop this new attack on labor unions which represent working families in Florida.

http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2018/25

Read The Bill Text

Contact your State Senator: Find your State Senator by entering your address here -> https://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/Find

Pictures from the Broward AFL-CIO Legislative Breakfast

2017 Broward AFL-CIO Legislative Breakfast


2017 Broward AFL-CIO Legislative Breakfast


2017 Broward AFL-CIO Legislative Breakfast


2017 Broward AFL-CIO Legislative Breakfast

Friday Dec.1st Deadlines – Open Enrollment/Holiday Party RSVP

RSVP by this Friday to reserve your seat at this year’s Union holiday party at Tropical Acres on Saturday, December 16th. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today!

REMINDER: – Open enrollment is mandatory this year and you will lose coverage if you don’t elect an insurance plan during this open enrollment. Please see the message below from HR and pass this on to your Union brothers and sisters. Contact HR at 954-921-3216 with questions about open enrollment

Members need to register for one of the open enrollment sessions at this link (Use Google Chrome) -> https://secure.e-registernow.com/cgi-bin/mkpayment.cgi?state=2061.

You can review your current plan at www.mybentek.com/hollywood – This is also the site for electing a plan during open enrollment.

Open Enrollment Presentation Schedule

Bentek Quick Tips

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Announcement: Broward Fair Coupons, Reminder: Open Enrollment

The Broward County Fair has returned to Gulfstream Park!  Brother John Gronvold with Parks and Recreation has provided a limited supply of $2.00 off admission coupons (Thanks Big John!). Please email afscmelocal2432@local2432.com if interested. Please email afscmelocal2432@local2432.com if interested.  The coupons are good for this Monday – Wednesday (11/20 -11/22) only.  For more info about the fair, visit the website at http://browardfair.org.

REMINDER: – Open enrollment is mandatory this year and you will lose coverage if you don’t elect an insurance plan during this open enrollment.   We have consulted with the Union attorney and have been advised that members need to comply as this is not explicitly addressed in the Union contracts.   Please see the message below from HR and pass this on to your Union brothers and sisters. Contact HR at 954-921-3216 with questions about open enrollment

Members need to register for one of the open enrollment sessions at this link (Use Google Chrome) -> https://secure.e-registernow.com/cgi-bin/mkpayment.cgi?state=2061.

You can review your current plan at www.mybentek.com/hollywood – This is also the site for electing a plan during open enrollment.

Open Enrollment Presentation Schedule

Bentek Quick Tips

Search doctors on Cigna.com

Nominations and Elections: Results!

The following Officers were elected at the November 14, 2017 nomination meeting (nominated and ran unopposed).

  • Vice-President – 2 year term – Barbara Armand
  • Secretary – 2 year term – Ian Albertson
  • E-Board General – 2 year term – Tim Foard
  • E-Board Professional – 2 year term – Glen Superville

The following members were nominated and accepted to run for the Trustee – 3 year term position:

  • John Berak
  • James Stokes

An election will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM for the Trustee – 3 year term position. Thanks to all that came out yesterday.

Reminder: Mandatory Open Enrollment Ends Dec 1st, Insurance Elections Won’t Rollover

REMINDER: – Open enrollment is mandatory this year and you will lose coverage if you don’t elect an insurance plan during this open enrollment.   We have consulted with the Union attorney and have been advised that members need to comply as this is not explicitly addressed in the Union contracts.   Please see the message below from HR and pass this on to your Union brothers and sisters. Contact HR at 954-921-3216 with questions about open enrollment

Members need to register for one of the open enrollment sessions at this link (Use Google Chrome) -> https://secure.e-registernow.com/cgi-bin/mkpayment.cgi?state=2061.

You can review your current plan at www.mybentek.com/hollywood – This is also the site for electing a plan during open enrollment.

Open Enrollment Presentation Schedule

Bentek Quick Tips

Search doctors on Cigna.com

Executive Board

The Executive Board has received and accepted the resignation of Vice-President Troy Porter. Troy has served and helped the members of our Union for many years and his service has been greatly appreciated.  He requested to step down due to personal matters and we wish him the best and continue to support him as a Union brother.

Per the Union constitution, the Board Secretary succeeds the Vice President if the position is vacated.  At yesterday’s Executive Board meeting, the Board secretary, Laura Cummins, was offered the interim VP position, but declined.  There is no other position explicitly indicated as next in succession per the union constitution.  Therefore, the Executive Board must appoint someone to the position of Vice President until nominations/election for the position occur.

President Christopher Cassidy passed the gavel, then made a motion to appoint Barbara Armand as Interim Vice-President to serve the remainder of the term which expires this December. The motion was seconded and the Board voted to appoint Barbara as Interim Vice-President.  Barbara Armand accepted the appointment.

This created a vacancy in the Professional E-Board position.  The Union constitution states that  General, Professional, and Supervisory Executive Board positions that are vacated are appointed by the Executive Board.  Barbara Armand motioned to appoint Glen Superville as the Interim Professional representative to serve the remainder of the term which expires this December.  Glenhas been a loyal Union Member since his initial employment in 1999 and is well respected by his peers.  The motion was seconded and the board voted to appoint Glen to the position which he accepted.
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Union Member Meeting Moved to November 14th @ 6:30 PM

The monthly member meeting will take place during the nomination meeting on November 14th @ 6:30 PM.  Any member with more than 1 year of active membership is eligible to be nominated. The Union Hall address is 2734 Hollywood Boulevard, parking is in the back lot. There will be no meeting on Tuesday, November 21st due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Upcoming Events – Nominations and Elections, Holiday Party, and Union Picnic

Nominations and Elections

Nominations for the following Officer positions will take place at a Special Meeting on November 14th @ 6:30 PM.  Nominations will close promptly at 8PM.    Elections will be held on December 5th (see flyer below).  Any member with more than 1 year of active membership is eligible to be nominated.   Member election notices have been sent in the mail.

  • Vice-President – 2 year term
  • Secretary – 2 year term
  • E-Board Professional – 2 year term
  • E-Board General – 2 year term
  • Trustee – 3 year term

Member Holiday Party 

The Member Holiday Party will be held on Saturday, December 16th from 7 – 11 PM.  Seating is limited, so RSVP is first come first serve.  Limit one (1) guest per member.  Email your full name and guest info to rsvp@local2432.com by December 1st to be added to the guest list which will be checked at the door. Non-member employees are prohibited. No exceptions.

Member Picnic – Save the Date! Saturday, February 24, 2018

A day of food, fun, music, and games for our members and their families.  More info to come!

Mandatory Open Enrollment beginning Monday, Nov. 6th

IMPORTANT – Open enrollment is mandatory this year and you will lose coverage if you don’t elect an insurance plan during this open enrollment.   We have consulted with the Union attorney and have been advised that members need to comply as this is not explicitly addressed in the Union contracts.   Please see the message below from HR and pass this on to your Union brothers and sisters. Contact HR at 954-921-3216 with questions about open enrollment

Members need to register for one of the open enrollment sessions at this link -> https://secure.e-registernow.com/cgi-bin/mkpayment.cgi?state=2061.

You can review your current plan at www.mybentek.com/hollywood – This is also the site for electing a plan during open enrollment.

Open Enrollment Presentation Schedule

Bentek Quick Tips

Search doctors on Cigna.com