This afternoon the City and Local Union concluded sessions and moved toward March 13th as the date for proposals from both sides to be final. The Chairs (Adrian and Theresa,) coordinated an effective discussion in which thus far over forty proposals have already changed hands.
The City has made initial proposals that include eliminating Parking, Travel Pay, and other things while requesting a contribution to the Healthcare in the amount of %2 to start. The Union has proposed language related to representation, stewardship, jurisdiction, lead pay, PTO, shift bidding, professional organization fees, and other things. In the meantime, representatives from the DHR continue to request to reopen the current agreement to eliminate the scheduled wage increase.
Terry McDevitt, Joan Vellutini, Nikki Mixon, Edison Fincher, Larry Montoya, Manny Bustos, and Alex Alvarez have all brought top notch representation to the table for all of us! Check back for a continuously updated list of these items.