Reminder: Monthly Member Meeting tomorrow @ 6:30 PM – Union Hall Address: 2734 Hollywood Blvd, parking in the rear.
Take Home Vehicle Policy
Last December, without any notice from the City, it modified Policy HR-038, which controls the use of take home vehicles.
Although Local 2432 has the right to contest the City’s unilateral action, upon review of the changes in the policy by our attorney, he advised that the changes appear reasonable in scope, and do not seem to place any substantial burden upon our membership. Consequently, Chris Cassidy, President, sent a letter to the City expressing the Union’s disappointment for the manner in which it adopted the changes to the policy, and warning the City that should it make any future changes to that policy, or any of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreements in place for our General Employees, Supervisory Employees or Professional Employees, that Local 2432 will promptly review its options, whether through the filing of a grievance or an unfair labor practice charge.
We are providing this e-mail, not only to explain what has transpired, but also to explain what is now required by Policy HR-038.
1. The City explains that by Florida law, as interpreted by the courts (Garcia v. Hollywood), when an employee travels to and from home to work (portal to portal use), the employee is not considered to be working at that time.
Memorial for Brother Richard Templeton and tree dedication for Sister Alice D’Emilio
Call the number below and tell your legislator to stand up for living wage laws in Florida!
Message from Florida AFL-CIO
This Thursday, April 20th, your state senators will be voting on SB 534, a bill that would eliminate local living wage laws and prohibit local governments from passing worker friendly ordinances in their communities on public works projects.
SB 534 reaches its final committee stop in Senate Appropriations on Thursday, marking our last opportunity to stop this bad bill before it hits the Senate floor.
Call 855-910-8513 to be connected with a state senator on the Appropriations Committee and tell them to vote NO on SB 534.
SB 534, represents one of the biggest threats to local control and working families this session. This bill creates sweeping new preemptions on local governments, restricting their ability to enact and enforce local ordinances designed to help workers and local economic development efforts.
This would make local living wage, prevailing wage, apprenticeship program requirements and other ordinances illegal on public works projects.
Aside from being a massive overreach by Tallahassee into the decisions of local governments, this bill boils down to a pay cut for thousands of workers across the state.
Call 855-910-8513 and leave senators with the message that you reject any attempts to limit local governments from passing pro-worker ordinances and urge them to vote NO on SB 534.
The following members were nominated and elected (ran unopposed) at Tuesday’s Special Meeting:
- President – 2 year term – Christopher Cassidy
- Treasurer – 2 year term – Rafael Quintero
- E-Board Supervisory – John Brummer
- E-Board General – Robert Kine
- E-Board At-Large – William Clift
- Trustee – 3 year term – James Babich (John Berak has withdrawn)
The members will be sworn in at the General Member meeting on January 17th.
Union Picnic Tomorrow (11/19)
We look forward to seeing our members and family tomorrow @ TY Park from noon – 4 PM. Feel free to bring a game ball as there’s plenty of open field space near the pavilion. We’ll also have a bounce house, face painting for the kids, and food from Scruby’s BBQ. Hope to see you there!
Nominations for the following Officer positions will take place at a Special Meeting tomorrow, November 14th @ 6:30 PM. Nominations will close promptly at 8PM. Elections will be held on December 6th (see flyer below). Any member with more than 1 year of active membership is eligible to be nominated.
- President – 2 year term
- Treasurer – 2 year term
- E-Board Supervisory – 2 year term
- E-Board General – 2 year term
- E-Board At-Large – 2 year term
- Trustee – 3 year term
VOTE TODAY! – Don’t take your solemn right to vote for granted – there is too much at stake locally and nationally this election.
This election will be pivotal in determining the City’s direction. As employees and residents, we’ve seen some of our best services outsourced (Sanitation, 911) and many City positions left unfilled. We’re doing more with less and as a Union, we’ve come to the table to try and bridge the gap with City management. Unfortunately, we are still a scapegoat and target during budget season.
AFSCME LOCAL 2432 ENDORSEMENTS
MAYOR – ELEANOR SOBEL
DISTRICT 1 – VICTOR DEBIANCHI, JR.
DISTRICT 2 – PETER HERNANDEZ
DISTRICT 4 – BARRY FASKE
DISTRICT 6 – JEFF LADNER
CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE GROUP 15 – BARBARA DUFFY
We have a new date! If you sent an rsvp for the previous date, please still rsvp to confirm. Thank you! – email@example.com
Come out for a day of food and fun on Saturday, November 19th @ TY Park – Pavilion 12 from noon – 4 PM. We appreciate the hard work and contribution of our members and look forward to a day of play for us and our families (immediate family please). Feel free to bring a game ball as there’s plenty of open field space near the pavilion. We’ll also have a bounce house and face painting for the kids and food from Scruby’s BBQ!
If you plan to come out, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and how many people you’ll be bringing by Friday, November 11th . Hope to see you there!
Eleanor Sobel has been a fighter for Hollywood for over 20 years. She has served the people of Hollywood with integrity and has been honored as an advocate for children and seniors. She has the experience to ensure that Hollywood residents’ voices are heard locally, in Tallahassee, and even in Washington. We need a fighter who knows how to get our fair share to improve our community.
As a State Senator, Eleanor exposed the “Financial Urgency” debacle by requesting a state audit into the shenanigans of City Hall’s financial mismanagement which resulted in the scapegoating of employees and a tax increase for residents. Eleanor is NOT endorsed by the current Mayor who lead us down the road to annual budget shortfalls, poor garbage pick up (sanitation outsourcing), and low employee morale. She represents a new and better direction for Hollywood.
From Eleanor’s website: “Hollywood needs a fighter, someone who cares passionately about our future and has the experience to make a difference for the people who call this city home”
Please see this great Sun-Sentinel bio of Eleanor -> Sun-Sentinel Bio
AFSCME supports Eleanor Sobel for Mayor of Hollywood!
We need your help this election, so come out on Tuesday to find out what you can do to help. Elections matter and we’ve already felt the consequences of poor leadership. DON’T SIT THIS ONE OUT…WE CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE! Call or text Bob Strauss at 954-881-2724 or email email@example.com to get started today!
Barry “Mr. Green” Faske has been a strong voice for a sustainable and resilient Hollywood. As a member of the City’s “Green Team”, he is for keeping Hollywood’s Sunset and Emerald Hills golf courses green and believes developers should be held to the City’s new green building standards. He’s also a strong believer in “One Hollywood” where no area should be left behind and every area benefits from the City’s prosperity.
From Barry’s website – “Support our Police, Fire, and City Employees as we expect them to support our best interest – Find ways to encourage those who go beyond expectations”
AFSCME Green is for Barry “Mr. Green” Faske – We support Barry for District 4 Commissioner.
Join us on Tuesday, October 18th @ 6:30 PM at the Union Hall to work to make sure Barry Faske gets elected as District 4 Commissioner.
AFSCME MEMBERS – WE NEED YOU!
Join us on Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30 PM for a special meeting to update you on the November municipal election and to find out how you can be the difference between a Hollywood that values it’s workers and invests in its people and services or a Hollywood that goes back down the road to mismanagement.
We need your help this election, so come out on Tuesday to find out what you can do to help. Elections matter and we’ve already felt the consequences of poor leadership. DON’T SIT THIS ONE OUT…WE CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE! Call or text Bob Strauss at 954-881-2724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started today and see you on Tuesday!
Victor “Vic” DeBianchi is a lifelong resident and civic minded citizen of Hollywood. His civic involvement includes President Hollywood Kiwanis Club , Hollywood Civil Service Board, Hollywood YMCA Board, as well as leadership roles in the Broward County and the Nativity Parrish.
Mr. DeBianchi, “Vic” clearly defines his purpose and goals for being a City Commissioner;
1) Safe, secure, happy and healthy environment for our city.
2) Improve integrity. Create community through respect, caring and honesty.
3) Support those who look after us; the police, fire and city personnel.
AFSCME Local 2432 supports Victor DeBianchi because Vic will try to understand our issues, and understands there are more than one side of the issues to be considered. Victor is not solely for Beach CRA. Vic is dedicated to improve life for everyone and everywhere in this city.
Vic needs our support. We need Vic as District 1 Commissioner.
Join us on Tuesday, October 18th @ 6:30 PM at the Union Hall to work to make sure Victor DeBianchi gets elected as District 1 Commissioner.
AFSCME MEMBERS – WE NEED YOU!
Join us on Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30 PM for a special meeting to update you on the November municipal election and to find out how you can be the difference between a Hollywood that values it’s workers and invests in its people and services or a Hollywood that goes back down the road to mismanagement