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News and Notes from the President of AFSCME Local 2432

Candidate Spotlight – Victor Debianchi, Jr. for District 1

Victor “Vic” DeBianchi is a lifelong resident and civic minded citizen of Hollywood.  His civic involvement includes President Hollywood Kiwanis Club , Hollywood Civil Service Board, Hollywood YMCA Board, as well as leadership roles in the Broward County and the Nativity Parrish. 

 

Mr. DeBianchi, “Vic” clearly defines his purpose and goals for being a City Commissioner;

 

1) Safe, secure, happy and healthy environment for our city.

 

2) Improve integrity. Create community through respect, caring and honesty.

 

3) Support those who look after us; the police, fire and city personnel.

 

AFSCME Local 2432 supports Victor DeBianchi because Vic will try to understand our issues, and understands there are more than one side of the issues to be considered.  Victor is not solely for Beach CRA. Vic is dedicated to improve life for everyone and everywhere in this city.

 

Vic needs our support.  We need Vic as District 1 Commissioner. 
Join us on Tuesday, October 18th @ 6:30 PM at the Union Hall to work to make sure Victor DeBianchi gets elected as District 1 Commissioner.

 AFSCME MEMBERS – WE NEED YOU!
Join us on Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30 PM for a special meeting to update you on the November municipal election and to find out how you can be the difference between a Hollywood that values it’s workers and invests in its people and services or a Hollywood that goes back down the road to mismanagement.
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Candidate Spotlight – Peter Hernandez for District 2

Pete “The People’s Commissioner” Hernandez has served the residents of District 2 with courage and integrity.  He has stood up to powerful developers and called out City mismanagement, so much so, that he has become a target on the City Commission.  He’s fought hard for the people of District 2 and has successfully pushed for infrastructure improvements for his community which had been neglected for years. 

AFSCME supports Peter Hernandez for District 2 Commissioner because he tells it like it is and has had the workers’ back.  As a business owner in Hollywood, he knows the value of hard work and has shown his support for the employees who do their best to make Hollywood a better place. 

Join us on Tuesday, October 18th @ 6:30 PM at the Union Hall to work to make sure Pete gets to continue his dedicated service to the people of Hollywood.

http://www.peterforhollywood.com/index.html

 


AFSCME MEMBERS – WE NEED YOU!

Join us on Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30 PM for a special meeting to update you on the November municipal election and to find out how you can be the difference between a Hollywood that values it’s workers and invests in its people and services or a Hollywood that goes back down the road to mismanagement.
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Call To Action for Election 2016 – Special Member Meeting, Tuesday, 10/18 @ 6:30PM

AFSCME MEMBERS – WE NEED YOU!

Join us on Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30 PM for a special meeting to update you on the November municipal election and to find out how you can be the difference between a Hollywood that values it’s workers and invests in its people and services or a Hollywood that goes back down the road to mismanagement.

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 and see you on Tuesday!

MAYOR – ELENOR 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

 

Reminders: NO PICNIC TODAY & Candidate Endorsements

The Member Picnic has been postponed until further notice.  We are working to schedule a new date.

CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS

We have interviewed the candidates and AFSCME Local 2432 proudly endorses:

MAYOR – ELENOR SOBEL

DISTRICT 1 – VICTOR DEBIANCHI, JR.

DISTRICT 2 – PETER HERNANDEZ

DISTRICT 4 – BARRY FASKE

**NEW** DISTRICT 6 – JEFF LADNER

**NEW** CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE GROUP 15 – BARBARA DUFFY

Visit the candidates’ websites to learn more and to volunteer.  We need to be a part of the solution and get people elected who will support the workers of Hollywood.

 

AFSCME LOCAL 2432 ELECTION 2016 ENDORSEMENTS

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.

We have interviewed the candidates and AFSCME Local 2432 proudly endorses:

MAYOR – ELEANOR SOBEL

DISTRICT 1 – VICTOR DEBIANCHI, JR.

DISTRICT 2 – PETER HERNANDEZ

DISTRICT 4 – BARRY FASKE

The members of Local 2432 made a difference in 2012 and we need to do it again this election.   Visit the candidates’ websites to learn more and to volunteer.  We need to be a part of the solution and get people elected who will support the workers of Hollywood.

AFSCME Local 2432 Member Picnic, Saturday, Oct. 8th @ TY Park, Noon – 4PM

Come out for a day of food and fun on Saturday, October 8th @ 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 this Friday, September 30th .  Hope to see you there!

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Call to Action! – Budget Hearings, Sept 14th and 28th

Local 2432 Brothers and Sisters,

We are again faced with the burden of AFSCME employees bearing the brunt of budget cuts.  The Union is calling on this administration to do the right thing and preserve jobs. There is the option of using the reserve fund that WE THE EMPLOYEES funded over the past several years.  The current shortfall is temporary and the City admits that better financial days are just two years away.  It would be shortsighted to impact employee levels when all signs point towards growth and prosperity.   Hollywood Beach needs it’s Lifeguards and the rest of Hollywood needs more employees to move this City forward not less.

Come out to City Hall next Wednesday, 9/14 @ 5:30 PM in your AFSCME green to show your solidarity and tell the Commissioners to vote NO on job cuts!

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.