Brothers & Sisters:
Many have asked for copies of the new 2009/2010 - 2010/2011 MOU. They should be available soon. In the meantime, please follow the link at the top right side of this web page to view the current language in PDF format from the City's website.
Reason for Delay Oscar/Vince won't sign: Of particular concern is the fact that;
1. Overtime Restrictive Language:
The Union and City reached a tentative agreement that was not accurately reflected in the Collective Bargaining Agreement that was voted on by the Board of Supervisors. The parties agreed to the removal of the language that held that calling in sick (or seeing a doctor) on Monday would not result in a forfeiture of OT compensation on a Saturday if you agreed to work it.
2. Drug and Alcohol *Testing (nonrandom)
The Union and City reached a tentative agreement that was not accurately reflected in the Collective Bargaining Agreement that was voted on by the Board of Supervisors.
*The City and Union appear to have reached an agreement that provides for the execution of a letter of understanding that addresses the Union's concern.
This week the SF Department of Public Works (as well as the SF Housing Authority) were subjected to significant layoff notices! The Laborers' Union will immediately file a case alleging violation of the collective bargaining agreement at Appendix 2 & 3. We will also request to expedite the case to arbitration, (it should be noted that the Union filed a similar case earlier this year, and the parties are in the process of selecting an arbitrator in pursuit of a "make whole" remedy.) If you have any question or concern, please attend the City Committee Meeting this month and raise under "new business."