Tired of negotiations dragging on? Insulted by Management’s weak wage offer? December 12th is your chance to pressure the Board of Directors to bring negotiations to a positive resolution. Fill out a vacation leave slip for 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm and tell the Board what you want from negotiations or stand in solidarity with your Union Brothers and Sisters. Wear your GREEN AFSCME shirts.
The EBMUD Board is offering slightly LESS than a CPI salary increase (Feb 2017 data) for the first 13 months of the new contract. The Board is NOT yet offering salary retroactivity. The Board has REFUSED to increase the monthly Transit Subsidy which has been unchanged for well over 10 years. The Board has NOT acknowledged the major concession the unions have made from exchanging Health Net insurance with Sutter medical, effective January 2019.
During 2007 negotiations, it took a Board action like this and a subsequent weekend demonstration in Lafayette at then General Manager Dennis Diemer’s house to bring about a fair contract. It appears Locals 2019 and 444 are heading down that same path again.
Please consider taking advantage of an opportunity to learn important disaster response skills. See flyer below for training offered for Richmond residents. There is also training available in other cities. Search by clicking here
Please see below for the latest AFSCME Local 2019 Election results. Thank you to all those that participated in the process.
Officers (seven elected)
President: Mark Foley
1st VP: George Cleveland
2nd VP: Jamie MacDonald
Chief Steward: Kasie Evans
Treasurer: Gus Cicala
Recording Secretary: Wendy Ibarra
Membership Secretary: Susan Bell
E-Board (two elected)
Stewards (ten elected)
Joe Scornaienchi has been appointed to a vacant steward position whose term will expire in 2018
Please click on the image below for information about the Rosie Rally in Richmond on August 12th.
And in related news, a WWII “Rosie the Riveter” passed away on April 13, 2017. Please see here for the program from the Celebration of Life for Mary Lee “Peace” Head.