The following members were nominated and elected or re-elected (ran unopposed) at the November 12, 2019 Special Meeting for Nominations:
- Vice-President – 2 year term – John Berak
- Secretary – 2 year term – Siana Thompson (*Brother Travis Morancie was nominated but withdrew)
- Executive Board Professional – 2 year term – Glen Superville
- Executive Board General – 2 year term – Tim Foard
- Trustee – 3 year term – Bogdan Corsovic
The installation of these officers will be held at the AFSCME Holiday Party on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Email email@example.com
to reserve your seat for the party. Congratulations to all of the re-elected/new officers and thank you for your service.
Reminder – Nominations for Union Officer positions will take place at a Special Meeting tomorrow, November 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Union Hall. Nominations will close promptly at 8:00 PM. Elections will be held on December 3, 2019 (see flyer). Any member with more than one (1) year of active membership is eligible to be nominated. Member election notices are being sent in the mail.
The Member Holiday Party will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 7:00 – 11:00 PM at Tropical Acres. Seating is limited, so RSVP is first come first serve. Limit one (1) guest per member. Email your full name and guest info to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, December 6th to be added to the guest list which will be checked at the door. Non-member employees are prohibited. No exceptions!
The vote to approve all three AFSCME 2- year contracts passed by a unanimous vote of the City Commission.
Thanks to our members for a great turnout at the Commission Meeting and a special thank you to AFSCME’s negotiation team!
A ratification vote for new General, Professional, and Supervisory contracts will be held on next Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Union Hall – 2734 Hollywood Boulevard (parking in the rear). This is a secret ballot vote and the ballots will be counted immediately after the closing of the vote. Below is the bargained contract information; please review prior to casting your vote:
A brief summary of the contract changes, pension article, and pension chart can be found here:
Below are full contract drafts:
Below are the pay grade ranges and classification charts:
WHAT: EARLY VOTING FOR PENSION BOARD TRUSTEE
WHEN: THIS Monday, JAN 28th – Friday, FEB 1st
TIME: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: CITY HALL, PENSION OFFICE 2nd Floor Annex Building
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE: FULL TIME EMPLOYEES
***UPDATE*** – It has come to our attention that full time eligible employees have been turned away when attempting to vote. We are working to get the situation addressed. Please reply to email@example.com if you were turned away by the pension office. Also, remember to bring your City ID badge.
The Pension Board trustee position representing City employees is up and Christopher Cassidy, AFSCME Local 2432 President, is being challenged by Lorie Mertens-Black who is an Executive in the City Manager’s Office. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE UNION MAINTAINS THIS SEAT ON THE PENSION BOARD. CHRIS NEEDS YOUR VOTE!
The City Manager’s Office and City Commission already control 4 seats on the 7 member Board, and we can’t afford to lose a Union voice. Christopher Cassidy is committed to following the ordinance as written, not as re-interpreted by different City Hall administrations. With contract negotiations on-going, this is a critical time for our Union to keep OUR voice on the Pension Board.
Since we elected Chris to represent us on the Pension Board 3 years ago, OUR pension fund has grown by $65 Million, from $285 Million to $350 Million.
Marjorie Cooper-Readon was elected to the E-Board at Large 2 Year Term position in Tuesday’s election. We thank both Marjorie and Levauris Pierre for their desire to serve the membership and thanks to the members who took the time to vote.
Nominations and Elections
Nominations for the following Officer positions will take place at a Special Meeting on November 20th @ 6:30 PM. Nominations will close promptly at 8PM. Elections will be held on December 11th (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.
- President – 2 year term
- Treasurer – 2 year term
- E-Board General – 2 year term
- E-Board At Large – 2 year term
- E-Board Supervisory – 2 year term
- Trustee – 3 year term
Member Holiday Party
The Member Holiday Party will be held on Saturday, December 1st 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by November 23rd to be added to the guest list which will be checked at the door. Non-member employees are prohibited. No exceptions!
On behalf of the Hollywood Municipal Employees, AFSCME Local 2432, we are happy to announce that we endorse the following candidates in the upcoming November 6th 2018 Hollywood Municipal Election.
District 1- Caryl Shuham
District 3 -Traci Callari
District 5 – Kevin Biederman
Please contact Barbara Armand at 954-593-7931
or William Clift at 954-658-9841
to volunteer during early voting. We are asking for four hours of your time to get involved during this very important election season.
Chris Cassidy President
AFSCME Local 2432
A CRA is a Community Redevelopment Agency which cities create to fight “slum and blight”. The City of Hollywood created its Beach CRA more than twenty (20) years ago to fight “slum and blight” on the beach. For those fortunate enough to own property on the beach, the Beach CRA District has flourished. Beach property values have exploded.
The CRA is run by a Board, the Hollywood City Commission. They are one and the same group.
As we know, every year, the City Commission grapples with City budget shortfalls. Jobs get threatened. Employees’ wages, healthcare and pension benefits get put on the chopping block. Despite the dramatic growth in beach properties, and the related growth in tax funding going to the Beach CRA. For everyone else, those tax dollars flowing from the beach — which is the economic engine of the city and that belongs to all residents — cannot be used to improve any of our neighborhoods outside of the beach. As things stand now, the Beach CRA does not expire until 2027.
To make things clear, when it comes to the Beach CRA, the City Commission can and does spend up to 1 million dollars on each street on the beach. Despite the Beach CRA being able to spend all of that tax money on beach properties, the City Commission’s hands are tied. They can’t use any of those funds outside of the Beach. Consequently, the recent capital budget for streets, beautification, etc. for the rest of the City outside of the CRA, has been around 1 million dollars. Just like City residents, we, the City’s employees have borne the brunt of the pain. A few of our elected Commissioners see the folly of this current setup and are ready for change. We need to help make more Commissioners see the light.