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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.

Nominations and Elections

Nominations for the following Officer positions will take place at a Special Meeting on November 17th @ 5:30 PM.  Nominations will close promptly at 7PM.    Elections will be held on December 8th (see flyer below).  Any member with more than 1 year of active membership is eligible to be nominated.   Members will  also be receiving notice in the mail soon.

  • Vice-President – 2 year term
  • Secretary – 2 year term
  • E-Board General – 2 year term
  • E-Board Professional – 2 year term
  • Trustee – 3 year term

 

Notice of Regular Election - 2015

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.
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Local 2432 Executive Board Election Results – No Elections Today

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!

It’s Election Time

Yes, today is election day. You did vote today, didn’t you? You did? Good!

But that is not what we’re writing about today. Today we’re writing about the upcoming Local 2432 Elections. It’s that time of year again, the time of year when you, the members of Local 2432, choose who is in charge.

This year the Nominations will take place at a Special Meeting on November 18 beginning at 5:30 pm and ending promptly at 7:30 pm.

The positions available are:

President – Any Member with more than one year of continuous membership in the Union is eligible to run for this position.

Treasurer – Any Member with more than one year of continuous membership in the Union is eligible to run for this position.

Secretary – Any Member with more than one year of continuous membership in the Union is eligible to run for this position. This position is only for one year to bring the position back in line with the Local Constitution.

Executive Board, General – Any Member represented by the General Contract with more than one year of continuous membership in the Union is eligible to run for this position.

Executive Board, Supervisory – Any Member represented by the Supervisory Contract with more than one year of continuous membership in the Union is eligible to run for this position.
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MOU and a Ratification Vote

During the latest contract negotiations, Local 2432 and the City negotiated many new benefits for part-time employees.  One of those benefits entailed the City contributing $1,000 on behalf of each eligible part-time employee to a 457 Plan.  Unfortunately, given the length of negotiations, some eligible employees, whose anniversaries fell between October 1, 2013 and the ratification date of the current contract (plus the 60 day waiting period), will miss out on receiving that $1,000 contribution until their next anniversary date.

This M.O.U. corrects that unintended result by changing the effective date for those regularly scheduled part-time employees (as defined in Section 2 and Section 3 of Article 52) employed as a regularly scheduled part-time employee on the ratification date of this M.O.U., so that the City shall make the new $1,000 contribution to the 457 Deferred-Comp Plan of those regularly scheduled part-time employees who had an anniversary date that occurred on or after October 1, 2013, through May 4, 2014, within thirty (30) days of the  ratification date of this M.O.U. which you are voting on.

This change requires a ratification vote from the members.

Voting begins Tuesday, July 8, at 7:30 am and goes until 5:30 pm at the Union Hall. This a secret ballot vote and the ballots will be counted immediately after the closing of the vote.

2013 Election Positions

It’s that time again…. the 2013 Officer’s Positions for Nominations. The following positions will open for nominations at the Special Meeting on Tuesday  November 12, beginning at 5:30 pm:

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First Vice-President – 2 Year Term. 

Any General, Supervisory, or Professional Member is eligible for this position.

Executive Board – General – 2 Year Term. 

Any Member represented by the General C.B.A. is eligible for this position.

Executive Board – Professional – 2 Year Term.

Any Member represented by the Professional C.B.A. is eligible for this position.

Executive Board – Supervisory – 2 Year Term.

Any Member represented by the Supervisory C.B.A. is eligible for this position.

Trustee – 3 Year Term.

Any General, Supervisory, or Professional Member is eligible for this position.

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 You must be an active member for at least one year for eligibility in any of these positions.

2013 Election Notice

Yes, it’s that time again. Well, almost…. Officer Elections!

Prepping the Election Notice
Prepping the Election Notice

There will be a Special Meeting on Tuesday, November 12th beginning at 5:30 p.m. for Officer Nominations.

Those nominated will have the opportunity to accept or deny their nominations, and anyone who winds up running unopposed will be automatically declared the winner for their position.

The elections will be held on December 3, 2013. You can vote from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and the ballot count will be begin promptly at 6:15 p.m.

You will need to bring your employee badge, or some other form of photo identification to cast a ballot.

If there is a tie for any position, a Run-Off Election for the tied position(s) will be held on Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013, from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and the ballot count will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m.

Stay Tuned for a list of positions that will be open for voting.