Living Wage Laws Under Attack!

Call the number below and tell your legislator to stand up for living wage laws in Florida!

Message from Florida AFL-CIO

 

This Thursday, April 20th, your state senators will be voting on SB 534, a bill that would eliminate local living wage laws and prohibit local governments from passing worker friendly ordinances in their communities on public works projects.

 

SB 534 reaches its final committee stop in Senate Appropriations on Thursday, marking our last opportunity to stop this bad bill before it hits the Senate floor.

 

Call 855-910-8513 to be connected with a state senator on the Appropriations Committee and tell them to vote NO on SB 534.

SB 534, represents one of the biggest threats to local control and working families this session. This bill creates sweeping new preemptions on local governments, restricting their ability to enact and enforce local ordinances designed to help workers and local economic development efforts.

 

This would make local living wage, prevailing wage, apprenticeship program requirements and other ordinances illegal on public works projects.

 

Aside from being a massive overreach by Tallahassee into the decisions of local governments, this bill boils down to a pay cut for thousands of workers across the state.

 

Call 855-910-8513 and leave senators with the message that you reject any attempts to limit local governments from passing pro-worker ordinances and urge them to vote NO on SB 534.
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Call to Action – Florida House Bill – HB 11, Attack on Public Employee Unions

The politicians in Tallahassee are taking aim at working families once again.   See the below urgent message from AFL-CIO Florida President Mike Williams.  Call your State Rep. at (855) 235-2469 to voice your opposition to this union busting bill!

This Thursday, March 30th, your state reps will vote on HB 11, the union busting bill that would eliminate public unions in a workplace if voluntary dues paying membership falls below an arbitrarily set percentage.

After workers packed committee meetings last week to voice their strong opposition against this bad bill, house leaders continued their push to roll back workers’ rights in our state.

HB 11 would allow for the decertification of any public sector bargaining unit that can’t demonstrate that their voluntary dues paying membership represents 50% or more of the total number of employees in the workplace.

Make no mistake, the intent of this bill is to strip our teachers and public servants from having a voice on the job. This bill would eliminate their ability to collectively bargain for fair wages and benefits, and silence their advocacy for the rights of all workers in Florida.  

HB 11 is one of the perennial favorites for anti-worker legislators, and template legislation from big business backed organizations like the American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC.
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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.

Union Election Results/Picnic Reminder

Election Results

The following members were nominated and elected (ran unopposed) at Tuesday’s Special Meeting:

  • President – 2 year term – Christopher Cassidy
  • Treasurer – 2 year term – Rafael Quintero
  • E-Board Supervisory – John Brummer
  • E-Board General – Robert Kine
  • E-Board At-Large – William Clift
  • Trustee – 3 year term – James Babich (John Berak has withdrawn)

The members will be sworn in at the General Member meeting on January 17th.

Union Picnic Tomorrow (11/19)

We look forward to seeing our members and family tomorrow @ TY Park from noon – 4 PM.  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, face painting for the kids, and food from Scruby’s BBQ.  Hope to see you there!

Reminder: Nominations and Elections

Nominations for the following Officer positions will take place at a Special Meeting tomorrow, November 14th @ 6:30 PM.  Nominations will close promptly at 8PM.    Elections will be held on December 6th (see flyer below).  Any member with more than 1 year of active membership is eligible to be nominated.

  • President – 2 year term
  • Treasurer – 2 year term
  • E-Board Supervisory – 2 year term
  • E-Board General – 2 year term
  • E-Board At-Large – 2 year term
  • Trustee – 3 year term

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Vote!

VOTE TODAY! – Don’t take your solemn right to vote for granted – there is too much at stake locally and nationally this election.


 

This election will be pivotal in determining the City’s direction.  As employees and residents, we’ve seen some of our best services outsourced (Sanitation, 911) and many City positions left unfilled.  We’re doing more with less and as a Union, we’ve come to the table to try and bridge the gap with City management.  Unfortunately, we are still a scapegoat and target during budget season.

AFSCME LOCAL 2432 ENDORSEMENTS

MAYOR – ELEANOR SOBEL

DISTRICT 1 – VICTOR DEBIANCHI, JR.

DISTRICT 2 – PETER HERNANDEZ

DISTRICT 4 – BARRY FASKE

DISTRICT 6 – JEFF LADNER

CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE GROUP 15 – BARBARA DUFFY

AFSCME Local 2432 Member Picnic, Saturday, Nov. 19th @ TY Park, Noon – 4PM

We have a new date!  If you sent an rsvp for the previous date, please still rsvp to confirm.  Thank you! –  rsvp@local2432.com



Come out for a day of food and fun on Saturday, November 19th @ 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 and face painting for the kids and food from Scruby’s BBQ!

If you plan to come out, please send an email to rsvp@local2432.com with your name and how many people you’ll be bringing by Friday, November 11th .  Hope to see you there!

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Local 2432 Candidate Spotlight – Eleanor Sobel for Mayor

Eleanor Sobel has been a fighter for Hollywood for over 20 years.  She has served the people of Hollywood with integrity and has been honored as an advocate for children and seniors.  She has the experience to ensure that Hollywood residents’ voices are heard locally, in Tallahassee, and even in Washington.  We need a fighter who knows how to get our fair share to improve our community.

As a State Senator, Eleanor exposed the “Financial Urgency”  debacle by requesting a state audit into the shenanigans of City Hall’s financial mismanagement which resulted in the scapegoating of employees and a tax increase for residents.  Eleanor is NOT endorsed by the current Mayor who lead us down the road to annual budget shortfalls, poor garbage pick up (sanitation outsourcing), and low employee morale. She represents a new and better direction for Hollywood.  

From Eleanor’s website:  “Hollywood needs a fighter, someone who cares passionately about our future and has the experience to make a difference for the people who call this city home”

Please see this great Sun-Sentinel bio of Eleanor -> Sun-Sentinel Bio 

AFSCME supports Eleanor Sobel for Mayor of Hollywood!

http://www.eleanorsobel.com/


We need your help this election, so come out on Tuesday to find out what you can do to help.  Elections matter and we’ve already felt the consequences of poor leadership.  DON’T SIT THIS ONE OUT…WE CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!  Call or text Bob Strauss at 954-881-2724 or email robert.strauss@local2432.com to get started today!
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Candidate Spotlight – Jeffrey Ladner for District 6

Jeffrey “Jeff” Ladner has been a proven leader for positive change in the Hillcrest community.  He was instrumental in making sure the residents received a fair deal with the developers who will be building new homes in his community.  As a health care administrator for the past 20 years, he brings a wealth of much needed knowledge to the City Commission.  He is a critical thinker and will listen, build consensus, and work towards positive change for Hollywood.

From Jeff’s website: “Jeff intends to bring his experience of proven leadership and consensus building to the residents of Hollywood. Jeff understands the importance of listening and responding to the cares and concerns of the residents and the business owners of Hollywood-particularly those of District 6.”

 

AFSCME Supports Jeff Ladner for District 6 Commissioner!

http://ladner4hollywood.com


 

We need your help this election, so come out on Tuesday to find out what you can do to help.  Elections matter and we’ve already felt the consequences of poor leadership.  DON’T SIT THIS ONE OUT…WE CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!  Call or text Bob Strauss at 954-881-2724 or email robert.strauss@local2432.com to get started today!

MAYOR – ELEANOR SOBEL

DISTRICT 1 – VICTOR DEBIANCHI, JR.

DISTRICT 2 – PETER HERNANDEZ

DISTRICT 4 – BARRY FASKE

DISTRICT 6 – JEFF LADNER
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