Category Archives: Elections

Ratification Vote – MOU’s (Health Insurance)

Local 2432 Brothers and Sisters,

There will be a ratification vote held on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 between 7AM – 7PM at the Union Hall – 2734 Hollywood Boulevard (parking in the rear). All employees in AFSCME covered positions are eligible to vote. Below are highlights from Memoranda of Understanding that were negotiated with the City regarding health insurance changes that will affect all three of our bargaining units.

1. Additional Cigna Health Insurance “In-Network Only” Plan Option

Extensive negotiations were conducted with the City over its interest in reducing healthcare costs. After much discussion and meetings with the City’s health insurance consultants, a third plan was crafted that provided for lower City costs, as well as lower employee up front costs, with an in-network only plan.

Through this plan, if elected, employees electing single coverage (no covered dependents) will have 100% of their premium paid by the City, and if any dependents are added, then the City will pay 90% of the premium, with the employee responsible for payment of the other 10% of the premiums.

Employee co-pays under the alternative “In-Network Only” plan are $30 for primary care visits, $40 for specialist care visits, and $75 for urgent care visits.

2. Flexible Spending Accounts (“FSA”) and Health Reimbursement Accounts (“HRA”)
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Union Election Results/Picnic Reminder

Election Results

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  • Trustee – 3 year term – James Babich (John Berak has withdrawn)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!

Reminder: Nominations and Elections

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

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Vote!

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

Local 2432 Candidate Spotlight – Eleanor Sobel for Mayor

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!

http://www.eleanorsobel.com/


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 robert.strauss@local2432.com to get started today!
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Candidate Spotlight – Jeffrey Ladner for District 6

Jeffrey “Jeff” Ladner has been a proven leader for positive change in the Hillcrest community.  He was instrumental in making sure the residents received a fair deal with the developers who will be building new homes in his community.  As a health care administrator for the past 20 years, he brings a wealth of much needed knowledge to the City Commission.  He is a critical thinker and will listen, build consensus, and work towards positive change for Hollywood.

From Jeff’s website: “Jeff intends to bring his experience of proven leadership and consensus building to the residents of Hollywood. Jeff understands the importance of listening and responding to the cares and concerns of the residents and the business owners of Hollywood-particularly those of District 6.”

 

AFSCME Supports Jeff Ladner for District 6 Commissioner!

http://ladner4hollywood.com


 

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 robert.strauss@local2432.com to get started today!

MAYOR – ELEANOR SOBEL

DISTRICT 1 – VICTOR DEBIANCHI, JR.

DISTRICT 2 – PETER HERNANDEZ

DISTRICT 4 – BARRY FASKE

DISTRICT 6 – JEFF LADNER
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Candidate Spotlight – Barry Faske for District 4

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 robert.strauss@local2432.com to get started today and see you on Tuesday!
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Candidate Spotlight – Victor Debianchi, Jr. for District 1

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.
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Candidate Spotlight – Peter Hernandez for District 2

Pete “The People’s Commissioner” Hernandez has served the residents of District 2 with courage and integrity.  He has stood up to powerful developers and called out City mismanagement, so much so, that he has become a target on the City Commission.  He’s fought hard for the people of District 2 and has successfully pushed for infrastructure improvements for his community which had been neglected for years. 

AFSCME supports Peter Hernandez for District 2 Commissioner because he tells it like it is and has had the workers’ back.  As a business owner in Hollywood, he knows the value of hard work and has shown his support for the employees who do their best to make Hollywood a better place. 

Join us on Tuesday, October 18th @ 6:30 PM at the Union Hall to work to make sure Pete gets to continue his dedicated service to the people of Hollywood.

http://www.peterforhollywood.com/index.html

 


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.
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Call To Action for Election 2016 – Special Member Meeting, Tuesday, 10/18 @ 6:30PM

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 robert.strauss@local2432.com to get started today and see you on Tuesday!

MAYOR – ELENOR 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