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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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Contracts!

Contracts for your review. The links below are to PDF versions and they will take a moment to download or open. If you just want to see the short list of changes then click on the Fact sheet link for your particular contract.

Your steward should have a hard copy available for review on Friday and they will also be available at the Union Hall.

We are scheduling a vote on next Tuesday, February 4th, to ratify these contracts. More information on that will be posted shortly.

The Contracts:

General

General Contract Fact Sheet

General Contract

Strike-through Version

This version includes the markup of all changes. 

 

Professional

Professional Fact Sheet

Professional Contract

Strike-Through Version
This version includes the markup of all changes. 

 

Supervisory

Supervisory Fact Sheet

Supervisory Contract

Strike-Through Version
This version includes the markup of all changes. 

 

 

Edited – links are fixed and go to correct contracts.

Proposed Contract – Update

“Where’s the contract?”

Indeed…. where is the contract?

The back and forth of the process of ‘finalizing’ the contract is stalled on the City’s side for the moment. Now that the holidays have passed the process should be back on track, at least that is what we are being told.

There are still some things to schedule, and still some things to review, but the tentative plan is to have the contract ready for review later this week, the ratification vote by the members in about two weeks, and the ratification vote by the Commission and Pension Board by the end of the month.

We’ll update everyone as we get more information here and through the Stewards.

We don’t want to….

Today’s spotlight comment from the negotiations was Management saying “We don’t want to pay more to the employees.”

 

2:30 – Update

We’re in a side-bar caucus at the request of Management.

So far its an interesting meeting:

  • Cathy made it to this meeting, which is her first.
  • The City’s proposal is actually worse than the last meeting.

 

3:00 – Update

Sneaky…. They are trying to get rid of bumping and hoping we don’t notice.

 

3:15 – Update

No merits. Just a one-time merit for anyone who isn’t already maxed out. Just once, not a repeating thing. Doesn’t matter how good a job you do, no raise for you. No more pay for performance.

 

3:30 – Update

Back from side-bar. Cathy didn’t make it back.

No change to the recall process, if you don’t accept recall you get cut (grade AND pay) to the lower grade.

Done for now.

Thank you to everyone who made it out for today’s meeting. Having an audience was really great considering this is the first time the City Manager has bothered to join us.

Merit

mer·it (ˈmerit), noun

1. the quality of being particularly good or worthy, esp. so as to deserve praise or reward.

synonyms: excellence, quality, caliber, worth

The City used to have a system of Merit  in the pay scales. The better you do at your job the more you get paid. It would seem that mediocrity is the new standard our leaders are aiming for because they no longer want a merit based pay scale.

 

Join us at tonight’s regular monthly meeting and share your opinion…. is a Merit System important to you? Or is a simple raise every two years regardless of performance a better idea?

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.