We met with Mayor Bober last Tuesday regarding his “letter” to the residents. He says he wants to “un-ring the bell”. We told him he can do that by issuing a retraction and working with us rather than pitting the residents against us. Actions speak louder than words.
Thank you to all who made it out to last week’s Commission meeting during citizen’s comment. President Chris Cassidy, Secretary Bob Strauss, E-board rep Barbara Armand, and union attorney Barbara Duffy all spoke. Sun Sentinel’s coverage of the meeting can be found here>>Sentinel_BoberLetter
The full citizen’s comment video >> http://hollywoodfl.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=387&meta_id=24626
Below is a clip of President Cassidy’s comments:
If you are available to attend citizen’s comments today at City Hall, please come by the Commission Chambers @ 5PM…and wear your AFSCME green. We will be commenting on Mayor Bober’s letter to the residents. Your support is appreciated.
For those of you who’ve not yet read the Mayor’s message to the residents in the latest issue of “New Horizons” click here ->BoberLetter
The vacation payout issue for Supervisory Group has been resolved.
Please see the attached email to President Chris Cassidy from Matt Lalla: VacationPayoutsUpdate_Supervisory
- The Union is scheduled to meet with Mayor Bober on Tuesday regarding his “letter” to the residents in the latest issue of “New Horizons”. We will be posting a detailed response soon.
- The Union met with Dr. Wazir, the new city manager, this week to discuss pending issues. More info will be discussed at this Tuesday’s member meeting.
- The Union is requesting a contingency plan from HR for employees who miss the open enrollment deadline due to many being out on vacation in December. The December 4th correspondence to HR regarding late open enrollment can be read here: Late_OpenEnrollment.pdf
- Also see the December 4th correspondence regarding miscalculation of the Supervisory Group vacation payout here: VacationPayouts_Supervisory.pdf
Member meeting, this Tuesday @ 5:30 PM
Holiday Party RSVP’s due by December 19th
Local 2432 Executive Board Election Results – No Elections Today
The following members were nominated and elected (ran unopposed) at the November 18th meeting:
President – Chris Cassidy
Treasurer – Rafael Quintero
Secretary – Robert Strauss
E-Board General – Bernadette Roelofs
E-Board Supervisory – Larry Breighner
E-Board at Large – Victor Swackhammer
Trustee – Laura Cummins
The Officers will be sworn in at the Holiday Party on January 3, 2015 (Tropical Acres). Hope to see you all there!
Its been a couple of years since we have been able to do something like this (click image below)….
Its time to celebrate!
Ask your local Steward or any of the Officers for more information.