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 3rd 2020 Hollywood Municipal Election.
Please contact Siana Lakhan at 954-381-1519 for signs and if you’d like to volunteer. Note: If you call please leave a detailed message and I will get back to you.
We will also need volunteers to help at the polls during early voting and on election day. If possible, are asking for four (4) hours of your time to get involved during this very important election season.
Siana Lakhan – Secretary
AFSCME Local 2432
Vacant Trustee and Treasurer Positions
The election of Trustee John Berak to the Vice-President position on the Executive Board created a vacancy in the Trustee position. Also, Treasurer Rafael Quintero’s retirement created a vacancy in the Treasurer position. Per the Union Constitution, the Union Executive Board nominates and elects members to fill vacancies for these positions during unexpired terms.
At the January 7th E-Board meeting, Sister Barbara Armand was nominated and elected to fill the vacant Treasurer position. Also, the members below were nominated to fill the vacant Trustee position:
- Ameer Khan
- Travis Morancie
- David Blum
The Executive Board elected Travis Morancie to fill the vacant Trustee position. Congrats to Barbara and Travis and thanks to all who were considered.
Holiday Party 2019 – Pictures
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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!
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.