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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

***UPDATE***

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.
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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.

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**Updated** Ratification Vote for increase in Flexibal Spending Account (FSA) – Tuesday, Dec. 22nd

The Union and City have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding to increase the City’s Flexible Spending Account (FSA) contribution to the following:

$300.00 – Employee only

$400.00 – Employee +1

$700.00 – Employee + 2 or more

Changes to the FSA accounts must be made by the end of each calendar year or else cannot be changed per IRS rules.  The  M.O.U  allows the increase to take effect in January  2016 pending a ratification vote by the membership and approval by the City Commission.  This vote is only for the increased FSA benefit.  Full contract negotiations are ongoing.

The M.O.U. requires an in person Ballot Vote from AFSCME covered employees to approve. Voting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 22nd from 7:00 am through 7:00 pm (updated times from previous notice) with ballot counting to begin immediately afterwards.  Voting will take place at the Union Hall located at 2734 Hollywood Boulevard  – parking located in the rear.

The M.O.U. language can be found at the links below.

If you have questions please email afscmelocal2432@local2432.com.

R-2015 Memorandum of Understanding (GE) AFSCME TASC Cards – General

R-2015 Memorandum of Understanding (PRO) AFSCME TASC Cards – Professional

R-2015 Memorandum of Understanding (SUP) AFSCME TASC Cards (1) – Supervisory

Holiday Party Reminder – RSVP by next Friday!

AFSCME XMAS

It’s that time of year again!  To show our appreciation for our Union members, we’re planning a party to celebrate the holidays on Saturday, December 19th at Tropical Acres, 2500 Griffin Road, from 7PM – 11PM.  We had a great event last time and look forward to seeing you there.

Please click the attached flyer with RSVP coupon here–>  Holiday party invitation –>  fill out and return it to your union steward or Barbara Armand (I.T. Helpdesk) or mail/drop in the Union Hall mailbox  – 2734 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33020.  MEMBERS ONLY – AND THE RSVP DEADLINE IS NEXT FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2015!