Local 2432 Update – Evergreen, Negotiations, and more

Evergreen has completed the draft compensation study for the General Bargaining Unit. The Union is scheduled to meet with the City on Thursday, September 3rd @ 2 PM in City Hall room 215 for Evergreen to present their findings.  Click here to read the draft report ->> Draft Report – Compensation Study for the City of Hollywood FL (AFSCME).

Professional and Supervisory Bargaining Units negotiation session is scheduled for this Tuesday, September 1st @ 2 PM in City hall room 215.

The City held a Joint City/CRA workshop in which the CRA has agreed to work with the City to give back money to the City’s General Fund.  Hats off to Commissioner Callari for pointing out that it is very disappointing that this offer wasn’t made during “Financial Urgency” (FU). The CRA’s response was basically – nobody asked (seriously).

Any General Bargaining Unit members who are due a FY 2015 merit increase (not topped out), but either has a past due performance review, or has received a satisfactory review but has not received their PA for the increase, please contact HR if you have not already. President Chris Cassidy has brought this issue to the attention of Tammie Hechler, HR Director,  who has sent the message to the Departments to process the PA’s per the contract.

Memorial Service for Walter Crosson, South Florida union leader and friend of Local 2432

It is with much sadness to report the passing of Walter Crosson, a local community activist and a true friend of the working man and the labor movement.  We encourage our members to attend the memorial service tomorrow (see below for info).  Walt’s helped our Local many times in the past and will truly be missed.

Message from Mike Williams, Florida AFL-CIO

Sisters and Brothers, 

As a reminder, the memorial for Walter Crosson is this Sunday.  See below for the details.

When: Sunday, August 9th, at 3PM-6PM
Where: Fred Hunter’s Funeral Home
Address: 6301 Taft St. Hollywood, FL

Walt Crosson, 70, of Miami passed away July 22, 2015 at Aventura Hospital after a short illness. Walt was a lifetime Miami resident, born August 9, 1944. He graduated from North Miami High School and served in the U.S. Air Force.

Following his discharge, Walt went to work for Florida Power and Light. He retired after over 46 years of service.

Walt was a community and labor activist. He was a member of the IBEW, the Broward County AFL-CIO, the United Way and many other community agencies.

Survivors include Walt’s wife, Dayna; daughter, Rachel and his beloved Maltese companion, Livi. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley Walter and Margaret L. (Keplinger) Crosson.

Walt was laid to rest near his parents at Southern Memorial Park in North Miami, Florida.