Category Archives: Elections

Your Pension, Your Vote!

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 afscmelocal2432@local2432.com if you were turned away by the pension office. Also, remember to bring your City ID badge.

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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. 
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Nominations and Elections – Results!

Election Results

The following members were nominated and elected (ran unopposed) at the November 20th Special Meeting:

  • President – 2 year term – Christopher Cassidy
  • Treasurer – 2 year term – Rafael Quintero
  • E-Board Supervisory – John Brummer
  • E-Board General – Robert Kine
  • Trustee – 3 year term – Warren Winston

An election will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM for the E-Board Board At Large – 2 year term position at the Union Hall – 2734 Hollywood Boulevard. The candidates are:

  • Marjorie Cooper-Readon
  • Levauris Pierre

All current members in the 3 bargaining units are eligible to vote. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events – Union Officer Nominations and Elections / Holiday Party 2018

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 rsvp@local2432.com by November 23rd to be added to the guest list which will be checked at the door. Non-member employees are prohibited. No exceptions!

Endorsements!

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.

Endorsements:

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.
In Solidarity,

Chris Cassidy President
AFSCME Local 2432

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: Nominations and Elections, Tuesday, 11/14 @ 6:30 PM

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

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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