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Contract Ratification Vote – Results!

The vote to ratify all three AFSCME contracts passed overwhelmingly and is headed to the City Commission for a vote on next Wednesday, June 19th. Thanks to all who’ve worked hard during this process and to everyone who came out for the vote today.

We need our members to turnout for next Wednesday’s Commission meeting at 2:00 PM in your AFSCME green. Thanks again to our members for your continued support and see you next week at the Commission meeting!

TWO VOTES THIS WEEK: Pension and Contract

Pension Restoration Vote – Pension Plan Election
The next step for Pension Restoration begins today with early voting for the negotiated pension changes. Early voting will be held from Monday, June 10, 2019 through Friday, June 14, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM in the Employees’ Retirement Fund Office on the 2nd floor of the City Hall Annex building (door next to ATM).


Election day will be June 17, 2019, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM, in the 1st floor lobby of City Hall (east side). Full time employees who contribute to the pension plan are eligible to vote.



AFSCME Contract Ratification Vote
The contract ratification vote which includes Pension Restoration will be held on Thursday, June 13th from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the Union Hall – 2734 Hollywood Boulevard. All full time and part employees in AFSCME covered positions are eligible to vote.


Contract Ratification Vote!

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:

Negotiation Update: Proposed Two Year Deal

Below is the proposed deal for a two year contract for AFSCME General, Professional, and Supervisory bargaining units:

TWO YEAR CONTRACT (10/1/2018 – 9/30/2020)

MAJOR CHANGES YEAR 1
  •   3% wage increase effective October 2018 (lump sum if topped out)
  • Additional wage increase for PERC employee for loss of benefits due to move to AFSCME (General and Professional 1.5%, Supervisory between 1.5 – 2% depending on the position)
  • Paygrade ranges (bottom and top) increase by 3%
  • Lump sum $1,500 for full-time employees who are not eligible for Pension Restoration
  • Pension Restoration for employees who were employed and impacted by Financial Urgency
  • General Fund employees hired before October 1, 2011
  • Enterprise Fund employees hired before March 5, 2014
  • Option of Planned Retirement or DROP Plan
  •   Part-time employees receive all holidays
    • Employees who average 30+ hours receive 6 hours per holiday
    • Employees who average 15 – 29 hours receive 4 hours per holiday
MAJOR CHANGES YEAR 2
  •   2% wage increase effective October 1, 2019 (lump sum if topped out)
  • Paygrade ranges (bottom and top) increase by 2%
  • Healthcare
    • OAP Plan 80/20 cost split with plan changes (employee pays 20%)  LINK TO WORKSHEET
    • OAPIN Plan, no proposed changes
    • Free Lifescan Screening
    • Wellness program incentives (prizes including gift cards)
We will send more details once the language is ready for a vote. We are working to get this deal wrapped up ASAP. More info to come, so stay tuned.

Call to Action! – Budget Hearing, Wednesday, 9/12 @ 5:30 PM

We need our Brothers and Sisters of AFSCME Local 2432 to come out in force wearing your AFSCME green this Wednesday, September 12 @ 5:30 PM for the Budget Hearing – City Hall Commission Chambers.

Back in July, the City Commission in their role as the CRA Board, voted for the Beach CRA to give back the maximum amount that still allowed the Beach CRA to continue with projects.The CRA is now working behind the scenes to lower the amount of money that the Beach CRA will give back to help the City’s General Fund.

It is imperative that that the CRA Board/City Commission sticks to its word to make the Beach CRA give back the maximum amount to help the City’s budget. Many of the City’s needs INCLUDING OUR CURRENT CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS will be negatively impacted if the CRA Board/City Commissions back-tracks.

WE NEED A STRONG SHOWING TO SEND A MESSAGE! THE CITY CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT AFSCME – SPREAD THE WORD AND SHOW UP IN SOLIDARITY IN YOUR AFSCME GREEN!

Reminder – CALL TO ACTION for Today @ 5PM – Outsourcing of AFSCME Jobs!

City management has confirmed that the potential outsourcing of City departments is now under consideration!  Come to the Commission Meeting @ 5PM today (Tuesday), July 3rd at City Hall in the Commission Chambers, Room 219.

Your participation is critical in showing the Commission that AFSCME employees have a vested interest in the advancement of the City. The grass is not greener using contractors as they have learned with the (Waste Pro) Sanitation outsourcing debacle.

Wear your AFSCME Local 2432 T-Shirt. Don’t have one, wear a green shirt. Parking is available at the Union hall if you are unable to park at City Hall – 2734 Hollywood Boulevard (rear lot off Van Buren). Show the Commission that we help make Hollywood happen!

In Solidarity.

Christopher Cassidy, President
AFSCME Local 2432

CALL TO ACTION – Outsourcing of AFSCME Jobs!

City management has confirmed that the potential outsourcing of City departments is now under consideration!  Come to the Budget Hearing @ 5PM on Tuesday, July 3rd at City Hall in the Commission Chambers, Room 219.

Your participation is critical in showing the Commission that AFSCME employees have a vested interest in the advancement of the City. The grass is not greener using contractors as they have learned with the (Waste Pro) Sanitation outsourcing debacle.

Wear your AFSCME Local 2432 T-Shirt. Don’t have one, wear a green shirt.  Show the Commission that we help make Hollywood happen!

In Solidarity.

Christopher Cassidy, President
AFSCME Local 2432

Hollywood Outsourcing Your Job?

This afternoon, one City Commissioner put all of us on notice.

She told everyone, that she FOUND OUT that the City could OUTSOURCE ALL of the jobs in at least 2 departments. But, she made it known that she would never outsource the police or fire departments.

Beach Rescue?

Building Department?

Information Technology?

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts?

Public Utilities?

Public Works?

Other departments? She wouldn’t say.

And it only gets worse! Watch her tell everyone that your health and pension benefits should be slashed!

Don’t believe it?   See the following clip from this afternoon’s workshop meeting:

Come to the Budget Hearing next Tuesday, July 3rd at City Hall, in the Commission Chambers, Room 219. The Budget can affect your job, your family’s healthcare, and your pension benefits.

As soon as we can determine what time this will be brought up at the meeting, we will send you an update.

Wear your AFSCME Local 2432 T-Shirt. Don’t have one, wear a green shirt.

In Solidarity.

Christopher Cassidy, President
AFSCME Local 2432

Pending PERC Ruling – Financial Urgency

As most of you know, when the City took away some of our pension benefits back in 2011 in Financial Urgency, Local 2432, the PBA and IAFF Local 1375 filed unfair labor practice charges against the City with PERC to contest Financial Urgency, and ultimately, those claims ended up before the Florida Supreme Court.

The Florida Supreme Court held that the City violated the State Constitution, and ordered PERC to hold hearings to determine what remedies would be appropriate. Those hearings have now been held, and we are awaiting PERC’s decision as to whether the City will be required to restore all of the pension benefits back to what was in effect before Financial Urgency. Once the PERC process has run its course, we do not expect that the PBA, IAFF nor AFSCME will bring any additional litigation against the City regarding Financial Urgency.

During our first contract negotiations session, the City expressly stated that it recognized that it needs to treat all of its union-represented employees equitably, whether members of Local 2432, the PBA or IAFF Local 1375. Not only are we seeking to have our pension benefits fully restored, but also, to have the City address the shortcomings that we have all experienced with our healthcare coverage since the switch from Blue Cross Blue Shield to Cigna.
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