Ratification Vote – Holiday Pay Part 2

Many of you have asked about the Memo of Understanding on the Holiday Pay, what is it, when is it, do we support it, what did we give up….. The very shortest answer is “we support it.”

Barbara Duffy has given us the official explanation (below) for the three M.O.U.’s and we have attached them for your review. All of these letters will be available for your review on Tuesday, Oct 30, at the Union Hall. ALL Employees who are covered by any of these three contracts are eligible to vote even if they are not an active member of the Union.

 

General Bargaining Unit Members:

From:  Barbara R. Duffy, General Counsel

Re:      Explanation of Holiday Pay MOU – General Employees Unit

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The attached MOU pertaining to Article 32 of the General Employees Unit will, if ratified by the Bargaining Unit, reinstate the 6 days of Holiday pay which the City eliminated via its declared Financial Urgency. However, by ratifying the attached MOU the Bargaining Unit will be agreeing to waive any and all claims it may have against the City as it relates to the actions the City took in its modification of Article 32.

In addition, the Bargaining Unit will be agreeing to withdraw, with prejudice, all grievances related to the City’s modification of Article 32 via its declared Financial Urgency.

Finally, the Bargaining Unit will be agreeing to eliminate the long standing past practice of the City of allowing ALL non sworn members of the PD, Beach Safety and the Golf Course to be eligible for the two floating holidays per calendar year as provided in Section 3 of Article 32. Instead, only those employees in the job classifications reflected in paragraph 4 of the MOU will be eligible for those floating holidays.

PDF copy of the HoilidayMOU-General

 

Supervisory Bargaining Unit Members:

From:  Barbara R. Duffy, General Counsel

Re:      Explanation of Holiday Pay MOU – Supervisory Employee Unit

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The Supervisory Employees Unit in currently in negotiations with the City for a successor Collective Bargaining Agreement. During these negotiations, the City has offered to reinstate the 6 days of Holiday pay it eliminated via its declared Financial Urgency. It offered to do so via the attached MOU. However, by ratifying this MOU the Bargaining Unit will be agreeing to waive any and all claims it may have against the City as it relates to the actions the City took in its modification of Article 19.

In addition, the Bargaining Unit will be agreeing to withdraw, with prejudice, all grievances related to the City’s modification of Article 19 via its declared Financial Urgency.

Ratification of this MOU will not impact the ongoing negotiations with the City. The City acknowledges that this MOU pertains solely to Article 19 of the CBA and that the rest of the CBA will continue to be negotiated by the parties.

 

PDF Copy of the HoilidayMOU-Supervisory

 

Professional Bargaining Unit Members:

From:  Barbara R. Duffy, General Counsel

Re:      Explanation of Holiday Pay MOU – Professional Employees Unit

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The attached MOU pertaining to Article 22 of the Professional Employees Unit will, if ratified by the Bargaining Unit, reinstate the 6 days of Holiday pay which the City eliminated via its declared Financial Urgency. However, by ratifying the attached MOU the Bargaining Unit will be agreeing to waive any and all claims it may have against the City as it relates to the actions the City took in its modification of Article 22.

In addition, the Bargaining Unit will be agreeing to withdraw, with prejudice, all grievances related to the City’s modification of Article 22 via its declared Financial Urgency.

PDF Copy of the HoilidayMOU-Professional