Ratification Vote, Tuesday Feb 4, at the Union Hall.
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First, Congratulations to our new Trustee Mr. Gerald Jones! And congratulations to all the Officers, new and old, of Local 2432. We’ll have more about the Officers, when they officially take their positions in a couple of day.s
Then on to today’s Ratification Vote about the Contract Imposition because of the Financial Urgency in Fiscal Year 12 (The FU in FY12). The vote was NO, we do not accept the contract changes.
What does this mean? It means that we do not accept the changes the Commission imposed on our contracts. It means there is a chance that in the future we will get our pay and benefits restored to the levels they were at in September 2011 when all this took effect. It means there is a chance that in the future we might get everything taken away given back. It means that as Local 2432 we still have some fight in us and Management’s attempts at breaking our spirit and busting our Union have failed.
Congratulations to Bernadette and Barbara who won in yesterday’s Officers Elections! We’ll have more details about all the new Officers next week because…. We have a Run-Off election next week for the Trustee position between Gerald and Steve. Tuesday, December 11th, from 7 am to 7 pm at the Union Hall.
And that’s not all for next week:
Tuesday is also a Ratification Vote on the Contract Imposition because of the Fiscal Urgency for Fiscal Year 2012, or as we like to call it the vote for the FU of FY12. Obviously we are recommending you vote No, unless of course you are happy with what the City did to our employment contract.
Thursday is a Ratification Vote on the Contract Imposition from the Wage Reopener. Again, unless you are happy with the reduction in pay and benefits we are recommending you vote No.
You can ask your Stewards or any of the Officers for more information about the Ratification Votes and copies of the updated contracts will be available at the Union Hall.
Busy busy next week!
Update: Sorry, wrong date for the Runoff election. Next Tuesday, December 11th from 7 am to 7 pm.
On Tuesday, December 11th, we have a Ratification Vote scheduled on the changes the Commissioners imposed on our contracts because of Fiscal Urgency in Fiscal Year 2012.
On Thursday, December 13th, we have a Ratification Vote scheduled on the changes imposed on our contracts from the Wage Re-opener finalized and approved by the Commission in September.
Both days the voting is from 7:00 a.m until 7:00 p.m. and immediately after the voting hours the ballots will be counted and the results announced.
If you need any more information about either of these Ratification Votes ask your Shop Steward or any of the Officers of the Executive Board. The changes to the contracts will available for review at the Union Hall on their respective days.
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And speaking of elections, don’t forget Officer Elections are on December 4th!
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.
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Download the PDF flyer to print and share: HolidayPayRatification.pdf