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Virtual Union Hall

Communication is important!

Members being able to communicate with each other is even more so.

In support of the idea that Communication is important we now have a Virtual Union Hall.


This does not replace the real and physical Union Hall, meeting face to face is still the absolute best method of communications. Meeting face to face, however, is not always an option for when you need to ask someone something or share some bit of information. And we can’t forget that the City is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week operation. Sometimes you just can’t get together because you are on opposite sides of the clock, or week, or City.

Click the link above, add it to your book marks or favorites, and join us in the Virtual World until we can get together in the real world.

Basic Instructions on how to register in the system are below:


In the top area under the logo is the Registration Link.

Standard Terms and Conditions are next, read them and click I Agree (if you actually do agree).

Please register with your real name, or at least something like your real name. The moderators are not going to know you are a member if you register as sillyman423.

Once you have completed the registration you can begin posting in the Public Forums. Within about 24 hours the moderators will confirm your member status and apply the right access level to your account.

While we wait so more….

Typical Government…. Hurry up and wait.

Still waiting on Management to return our calls and set a date so we can continue negotiations.

While we wait there are  a couple of things to share….

First, Labor Day! Not just a long weekend, although that is very much appreciated! Check out the history of the day from the Department of Labor website.

Next Tuesday, September 3, the City is having its Budget Workshop starting at 4:00 p.m. There will be a couple of updates about this in separate broadcasts today and Tuesday, stay tuned! And get your Union Colors ready so we can represent!

And if you have a few minutes to kill here are some previous posts to look at…

From just a couple of days ago, now you can get notices from the Union via text message.

From back in June, the ‘great salary survey‘ that no one has heard about since it was announced. What ever happened to that project?

And from back in March, the Voice of the Employee. Another project that was a big deal but then kind of fizzled and faded away with no real resolution, or even much of an announcement of what it revealed.

And lastly, the Communication Committee is still looking for anyone interested in photography or writing to help with the website and newsletters. No experience needed, just the desire to help.

Updates via Text Messaging

One of the biggest hurdles to overcome as a Union is Communication. We have over 700 people scattered over 28 different office locations, shift workers covering all 24 hours on the clock, and field workers covering all 31 square miles of our City…. sharing information in a timely manner is, to put it mildly,  a challenge.

We are rising to that challenge!

Your Executive Board and your Communication Committee are using every channel of communication available to make sure that you, the members of Local 2432, have access to the most up to date information when you need it, where, and how.

This website was the first step. The current display is ‘adaptive’ and should be readable on both your desktop or your mobile device. Up to the top is the navigation menu, down to the bottom are the options and settings and fiddly-bits.

Email Notices and Email  Newsletters was the next step. Approximately once a month you should receive an email digest of the news articles from this website, if you signed up that is. Scroll down there to the bottom and put your email into the Join Our Newsletter box. Like we said, about once a month you will receive an email digest, and if something interesting or exciting is happening we’ll send a specific email notice with the required information.