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Meeting with the City – Return to Work Site Concerns

Local 2432 representatives met with the City yesterday to discuss our concerns regarding work site safety conditions and the short notice given for employees to end Telecommuting. The Union gave accounts of recent incidents where the Union had to intervene for employees who had been directed to return to a work site that had not been changed to meet CDC guidelines for social distancing or protective barriers put in place to protect both the employee and the public.

Deputy City Manager George Keller and Human Resources Director Tammie Hechler both committed to ensuring that employees have a safe work site. They advised that Management had been directed to ensure that work sites met social distancing guidelines and arrangements be made for employee and public safety.

If you are at a work site that does not meet social distancing guidelines (6 feet), please email us at and Deputy City Manager Keller assured us that those sites would be addressed.

Per Deputy CM Keller, approval for continued Telecommuting requires documentation from your doctor showing COVID related concerns. Deputy City Manager Keller advised that the City Manager’s Office and Human Resources are reviewing applications from employees to continue Telecommuting. The final approval or denial will be done by HR/City Manager’s Office (not the Department). All requests will be forwarded to HR/City Manager for review. If you completed a request and you believe it was not sent to HR by your department, please notify HR.


Return to On-Site Work – Member Concerns, Request to Meet with the City

In response to the City Manager’s memo directing employees to end telecommuting and return to their work sites on Wednesday, June 10, members have reached out to report that they have concerns about the safety of their on-site work areas due to COVID-19.

President Christopher Cassidy has requested a meeting with the City to discuss your concerns and get these issues addressed. Please see the attached letter to the City.
In Solidarity,
AFSCME Local 2432

Reminders: Healthcare Survey and Member Picnic, Saturday, Feb 24th @TY Park

If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to complete the healthcare survey.  Your input is important as we give feedback to City Management about the current Cigna  plan  – healthcare survey link

Also, there’s still time to RSVP for the picnic!  E-mail with your name and number of guests (immediate family please). 


Come out for a day of food and fun on Saturday, February 24th @ 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, games, and face painting for the kids and food from Scruby’s BBQ!

If you plan to come out, please send an email to with your name and how many people you’ll be bringing by Friday, February 2nd.  Hope to see you there!

Reminder: Union Member Meeting, Tuesday, 3/21 @ 6:30 PM

AFSCME Local 2432 Brothers and Sisters,

Just a friendly reminder that our monthly Union member meeting is tomorrow, 3/21 @ 6:30 PM at the Union Hall: 2734 Hollywood Boulevard (parking in the rear).  Come out every 3rd Tuesday of the month to share your concerns, meet other members, and hear the latest on topics that are of interest to our members.

Ratification Vote for 4 – 10 Workweek


The proposed contract article changes are at the links below:  The vote is tomorrow from 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM @ 2734 Hollywood Boulevard (parking in the rear).

General Employees CBA – 4 Day Workweek Changes

Professional Employees CBA – 4 Day Workweek Changes

Supervisory Employees CBA – 4 Day Workweek Changes


AFSCME Local 2432 Brothers and Sisters,

Toward the end of June, the City notified Local 2432 that it wanted to implement a one-year pilot program, to explore the possibility of achieving cost savings by changing employees’ workweek from 5 days, 8 hours per day, to 4 days, 10 hours per day.

Local 2432 held several meetings with the City to address concerns raised by our membership, including potential scheduling conflicts, and impacts upon work and meal breaks, holiday pay, vacation pay, sick pay, and upon employees’ child care arrangements. The proposed changes will not impact employees who are in one of the job classifications listed in the joint letter from the Union/HR that went out with last week’s paycheck.  A link to the letter is below.  We will post the contract language changes shortly.

If approved, Local 2432 will monitor this program with the City on an ongoing basis, in order to address and fix any issues that result from this change. Additionally, the City has agreed to incorporate some measures of flexibility to take into account the individual needs of, and personal circumstances facing our membership.

Reminder: Union Member Meeting, Tuesday, 7/19 @ 5:30 PM

AFSCME Local 2432 Brothers and Sisters,
Just a friendly reminder that our monthly Union member meeting is tomorrow, 7/19 @ 5:30 PM at the Union Hall: 2734 Hollywood Boulevard (parking in the rear).  We’ll share what we know so far regarding the proposed four-day work week and we’d appreciate your feedback.  Come out every 3rd Tuesday of the month to share your concerns, meet other members, and hear the latest info about what Local 2432 has been doing on your behalf.

Contract Ratification Vote: Results!

The vote to ratify all three AFSCME contracts passed overwhelmingly and is headed to the City Commission for a vote  tomorrow (Wednesday, 4/6) @ 1PM at City Hall.  Thanks to all who’ve worked hard during this process and to everyone who came out for the vote today.

Come by the Commission Chambers tomorrow @ 1PM  in your AFSCME green as a show of solidarity if you can and thanks again to our members for your continued support.

Ratification Vote! Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The contract negotiations have finally been completed.  A ratification vote will be held on next Tuesday April 5th 2016 from 7:00 AM to 5:30 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.  All employees should receive their letter explaining their classification and wage changes based on the Evergreen implementation by this coming Friday April 1st 2016. Below is the bargained contract language changes; please review them prior to casting your vote on April 5th 2016:

Below are the new job classifications and pay grades:

A brief summary of the changes can be found here:

Our union’s bargaining team has fought long and hard on your behalf with the City to get fair contracts to bring back to you for ratification. Although we all know that no contract is ever perfect, we believe that the proposed agreements have us heading back in the right direction for restoring our rights, pay and benefits, toward where they were before the cutbacks we all endured as a consequence of financial urgency.
We hope you will agree that these agreements are fair, that they will move our union forward, and that they deserve your vote for ratification.