The AFSCME Local 2432 Executive Board held a Special Meeting to address succession in light of President Christopher Cassidy’s retirement. Per the AFSCME Local 2432 Constitution, the Vice-President fills the remaining term as President and the Secretary fills the term as Vice-President
Bogdan (Boki) Corsovic has accepted the position as President.
Siana Lakhan has accepted the position as Vice-President.
The position of Secretary will now be filled by Agne Treckione since Siana Lakhan has accepted the Vice-President position.
Brothers Daniel Chamblin and Joseph Schroeder have withdrawn their candidacies for Trustee. Therefore, members will be voting for the following candidates tomorrow:
Executive Board General – 2 year term –
Trustee – 3 year term –
Elections for Executive Board General and Trustee will be held tomorrow, December 7, 2021 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Union Hall. This is a Union Member only vote. Please bring ID to vote.
The City Commission approved the ratified contracts at the December 1st Commission meeting and the raises are now being processed by HR Payroll.
We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and received your member meal vouchers. If you still haven’t received it, please email email@example.com with your contact info so that we can follow up. See you tomorrow for the vote!
UPCOMING CONTRACT RATIFICATION VOTE
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
A ratification vote for new General, Professional, and Supervisory contracts will be held on next Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 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:
Full contract drafts, clean:
Full contract drafts, with mark-up:
Summary of items being proposed for ratification:
2% COLA on the base salary
1% one time Lump Sum on the base salary to be issued via a separate payroll check.
HRA Card amount Increases beginning 1 Jan 2022 as follows.
Employee only = $300 to $400
Employee + 1 = $400 to $600
Employee + 2 or more = $700 to $1000
Increased mental wellness counseling sessions (EAP) from 6 sessions to 10 sessions at no additional cost.
Changes to health care premiums as follows:
· Employee only = no change
· Employee + 1 = increase of $2.82 per pay period
· Employee + 2 or more = $6.20 per pay period
· Employee only = increase of $6.29 per pay period
· Employee + 1 = $12.59 per pay period
· Employee + 2 or more = $20.14 per pay period.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM AFSCME INTERNATIONAL:
For 20 months, we have answered the call on the front lines of this pandemic. We stood together to demand PPE, to protect our jobs and to fight for funding for public services. We know the power of joining together in a union and having a seat at the table.
Yet in about half of the states, public service heroes don’t have a voice on the job or basic workplace protections we deserve. That’s why Congress has reintroduced the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, which would set a minimum nationwide standard of collective bargaining rights for public service workers that states must provide.
Momentum is with us — a wave of working people across the country are mobilizing and even striking for better working conditions and respect on the job. There’s no better time to join together and demand what we deserve — the freedom to sit down with the boss and negotiate a fair contract.
Congress is going to need a strong push from all of us to pass this legislation. I hope you’ll join me in building support for the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act.
- 2% COLA on the base salary
- 1% one time Lump Sum on the base salary to be issued via a separate payroll check.
- HRA Card amount Increases beginning 1 Jan 2022 as follows.
- Employee only = $300 to $400
- Employee + 1 = $400 to $600
- Employee + 2 or more = $700 to $1000
- Increased mental wellness counseling sessions (EAP) from 6 sessions to 10 sessions at no additional cost.
- Changes to health care premiums as follows:
The following members were nominated and elected or re-elected (ran unopposed) at the November 10, 2020 Special Meeting for Nominations:
President – 2 year term – Chris Cassidy
Treasurer – 2 year term – Barbara Armand
Executive Board Supervisory– 2 year term – John Brummer
Executive Board General – 2 year term – Robert Kine
Executive Board At Large – 2 year term – Marjorie Readon
Trustee – 3 year term – Ameer Khan
Congratulations to all of the re-elected/new officers and thank you for your service.
Hollywood AFSCME Local 2432 has been working with the City to address concerns and guide its members regarding safety in the workplace due to COVID-19. Some of these concerns have been related to telecommuting to accommodate greater physical distancing in the workplace.
On July 7, 2020, Local 2432 representatives had a phone meeting with the City Manager to discuss our concerns regarding the status of the existing protocol for telecommuting and any possible updates to it due to the apparent increase in the spread of the COVID-19 in the South Florida area.
Per the meeting discussion, requests for telecommuting are still being accepted. AFSCME agreed to help get the word out to its members that employees who would like to telecommute, whether they telecommuted or were previously denied, may re-apply in writing for the City Manager’s approval. The City Manager advised that granting the requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.
AFSCME Local 2432
Brothers and sisters of Local 2432,
Yesterday an all employee email was sent out offering a day off plus a $25.00 gift card to participate in an antibody testing program. The Union leadership was not notified or involved in the development of this program. The Union is now reviewing the City’s offer for free antibody testing for employees.
The Union has many concerns.
We are asking that you please hold off on signing up for this program. The Union attorney has drafted a letter (below) outlining our concerns and are waiting for a response from the City. We will keep you posted.
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