Most of you are aware that Local 2432 represents Three different Bargaining Units; General, Professional, and Supervisory. And if for whatever reason you didn’t know that, now you do.
It’s Contract Time and all three Units are at the bargaining table beginning this week. Technically Supervisory was there already as they have negotiated since last October, but this is the week it is all supposed to go from being tick marks in a calendar or email and switch to actual real negotiations.
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
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. (more…)
Local 2432 and the City of Hollywood have come to terms about the six holidays taken away last year as a result of the Financial Urgency. A Memo of Understanding for the three Bargaining Units (General, Supervisory, and Professional) will need a Ratification Vote from the Employees to formally accept the agreement.
A Ratification Vote is scheduled for Tuesday, October 30th, from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm at the new Union Hall.
ALL Employees covered by the three A.F.S.C.M.E. Local 2432 contracts are eligible and encouraged to vote.
Copies of the Memo of Understanding specific to your Bargaining Unit will be available at the Union Hall the day of the vote and Union Officers will be available to answer any questions you may have.
The City of Hollywood, Florida, regularly scheduled meeting is in session. Being presented at this particular moment is the Resolution that is ‘formally’ imposing the contract changes on the three bargaining units represented by AFSCME Local 2432.
By the time you read this the meeting, at least this part of it, will be over so you will have to either wait for the re-broadcast or file a Public Records Request.
We, as Local 2432, will be filing a request for the records so we can share here some of the specific issues the Commissioners and their outside Legal Counsel point out as being the fault of us, the employees of Hollywood.
Yes, today’s presentation is just a formality. It is the last step of many in a process that started over a year ago with the Special Referendum.
We as Local 2432 know something the City Commission doesn’t….. it’s an election year. And after today’s presentation, or maybe because of today’s presentation, we as Local 2432 are more willing than ever to put time, money, and effort into making a change in leadership this November.