Please see below for 2 upcoming events. The deadline for the Leadership School has passed, but if you act fast you may still be able to grab a spot.
AFSCME Local 2019 Contract Ratification Voting is scheduled for Tuesday (02/06/18) and Wednesday (02/07/18) at the times and locations listed below.
A tentative agreement summary is attached. Copies of all tentative agreements included in the ratification vote are available at AFSCME Local 2019 TAs.
Members of the negotiation team will be available at all voting sites to answer your questions.
Tuesday, February 6
Wednesday, February 7
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