City Hall: Today, Chief Stewards and Vince Courtney met with City representatives to go over many particulars related to to the City-wide layoff proposal. For the past few weeks, the labor unions have been meeting to come up with alternatives. At the Local 261 meeting on 2/24, the members voted to open the contract in order to move forward, even though the contract expires 6/30/2010. In his letter (see post from earlier today, below,) the Mayor indicates the potential of an "alternative," so long as City-servcies are not significantly impacted. Therefore, today, the proposal was made by our TEAM and the City accepted. Later, the move was authorized by Business Manager Ramon Hernandez. The negotiations team meets again with the City on Friday, March 12, 2010 at 10:00am. Check back often for updates!