Monday, May 14, 2012

MAY 21st, 2:00pm City Hall 4th Floor - SUPPORT GARDENER APPRENTICES, JOBS FOR LOCALS. Attend Civil Service Commission Hearing, let them take Gardener Test.

To eliminate from consideration current 3410 Assistant Gardeners, who have been enrolled at the City College of San Francisco, and have been consistently evaluated in the field for actual work ethic (not to mention the fact that 75% of the candidates are from San Francisco,) is unconscionable.


This is without question the most successful, unique and beneficial public sector local hire apprenticeship program developed to date in the City and County of San Francisco.  These excellent candidates deserve our consideration!" - DECLARATION OF VINCE COURTNEY
2. Entire contents from
3. The current Class is 75% Local Hire!
4. Current roster at both SFRPD & SFDPW 
(denotes local hire/ #eligible for test.)
Biddle, Omari *
Castillo, Gustavo *
Dalton, Valerie
Deweese, Parke *
#DeWolf, Joseph *
Gordon, Cary *
#Hill, Shawn *
#Johnson, John *
Linnane, Brenden *
Martin, Lisa (Sid)
#McGovern, Lisa *
Mejia, Marcos *
Morris, Mark
Murchison, Jordan
Murphy, Daren
Perez, Teresa *
#Reed, Douglas *
Reed Jr, Antoine
#Schmidt, Edward *
#Su, Eric *
Thorson, William *
#Wheatley, Patrick *
Vincent, Whitaker *
#Xe, Henry *

cellular/text: (415) 810-4500

Thursday, May 10, 2012

CCSF/LiUNA! 261 MOU Vote Members from all City Departments Say YES 277 (93%) NO 22 (7%) Contract Ratified!

Officers and Chief Stewards call the Ratification Vote at 5:20pm. The 93% rate of Support is indicative of a rank and file that trusts and expect that their Brothers and Sisters did the best possible job at the bargaining table. Brother Ramon Hernandez announced that Theresa Foglio (7514 SFDPW,) will be accepting new responsbilities at the Local Union, and that a BBQ celebration will be scheduled to honor the 2012 Negotiations Team for their efforts...well done!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tentative Voting Arrangement.

Pursuant to the CBA, Article I. I. STEWARDS  & Article III. H TIME OFF FOR VOTING, the Union hereby requests that all Stewards who served us as bargaining team representatives be released for their shifts on Thursday to administer the ratification vote in the folowing locations:

1. Local 261. 
3271 18th Street
San Francisco, CA
9:00am - 5:00pm
(employees at SFDPW, MTA, PORT)

2. McLaren Lodge
501 Stanyan St.
San Francisco, CA
11:00am - 2:00pm
(employees at SFRPD)

3. SFPUC Milbrae Yard
El Camino Real
Milbrae, CA
11:00am - 2:00pm
(employees at SFPUC, SFIA)

4. Hetch Hetchy
location tbd
11:00am - 2:00pm
(employees in remote locations)

Vince Courtney
LiUNA!, NCDCL/Local 261
cellular/text: (415) 810-4500

CCSF/Laborers, Local 261 Package Proposal *Summary A (*items outstanding affect less than 1% of unit.)

CCSF/Laborers, Local 261 Package Proposal *Summary A City-wide
(Summary B will be uploaded and include all details remaining)

City 2: Term (already a tentative agreement)
2 years: July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014

City 3: Wages
• Effective July 1, 2013. ​1%
• Effective January 4, 2014. ​1%
• Effective March 29, 2014. ​1%

City 30: Medical
- Employee-Only – Effective 1/1/14
o "90%-90%" – The City shall pay 90% of the cost of the entire health insurance premium for Kaiser or Blue Shield, respectively, capped at the second highest cost plan (e.g., currently, Blue Shield).
o Phase-In for City Plan Enrollees-
• For calendar year 2014 only, for employees who elect City Plan (Employee- Only), the City will contribute 50% of the cost of the increase for employees in City Plan (Employee-Only) using the current FY2011-12 formula and the cost of City Plan (Employee- Only) using the formula described immediately above.
• For example: If on January 1, 2014, the employee share of the premium at Employee-Only is $700, the City will pay $350.00 to subsidize. As of January 1, 2015, employees will pay the entire difference between the cost of City Plan (Employee-Only) and 90% of the second highest cost plan (e.g., currently, Blue Shield).
o Wellness Committee with re-opener only by mutual agreement.

City 18: Dental
Beginning July 1, 2012, the bargaining unit agrees to pay $5 (individual) - $10 (employee +1) - $15 (employee + 2 or more) per month respectively towards dental premium costs.

City 33: Retirement- Clean up
III.M. Retirement
314. Effective July 1 2006, rRepresented employees agree to pay their own employee retirement contribution to SFERS in an amount equal to seven and one-half percent (7.5%) of covered gross salary. For employees who became members of SFERS prior to November 2, 1976 (Charter Section A8. 509 Miscellaneous Plan), the City shall pick up one-half percent (.5%) of the total eight percent (8%) employee retirement contribution to SFERS

Floating Holidays
• One-time award of two (2) floating holidays in 2012-13.

Additional Proposals
• City 4: build the 1% Public Outreach/Public Safety Cross Training Premium into the base rate.

cellular/text: (415) 810-4500

Union Members to VOTE this Thursday!

Laborers' LiUNA!, Local 261 Public Employee Committee Bargaining Team reaches tentative agreement with City! Union Agreement to post here this evening. Ratification vote called by Committee for Thursday 9:00-5:00pm at multiple locations including Local 261, McLaren Lodge, Milbrae Water, and Hetch Hetchy. Details to follow!

cellular/text: (415) 810-4500

LiUNA!, Local 261 Negotiators released to SF City Hall today for bargaining..

Please meet in the Rotunda at 11:55am.

Vince Courtney
LiUNA!, NCDCL/Local 261
: (415) 810-4500

Saturday, May 5, 2012

All Negotiators are to be released for formal Mediation with City Monday 10am. Department of Human Resources - One South Van Ness Avenue.

3rd Annual LCTF Cinco De Mayo Fundraiser
All team members, please be prepared to attend all day mediation with the City before Arbitrator Chris Burdick, esq. this Monday at 10:00am. The session will be held at One South Van Ness, we will meet on the 4th floor. Above: Promote the workers, promote the work, & promote a strong union!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Union & City to continue talks Today.

With City & Union proposals dropping off quickly, RPD members of the bargaining team are all requested to attend this morning's session at the RPD Commission meeting room. The day will conclude with the afternoon session at the Laborers' Union Conference room, commencing at 1:30pm.

Vince Courtney
LiUNA!, NCDCL/Local 261
: (415) 810-4500

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Re: Mediated Settlement - Local 21, Others - CITY & Union to Negotiations Table Thursday & Friday (10am,) with potential for talks through the weekend!

Brothers & Sisters:
The parties have agreed to add this Thursday to the bargaining calendar.  We will start at ten o'clock (please arrive at 9:30.). For Thursday, we request Nikki Mixon to Chair, Alex Alvarez, Adrian Rojo, Theresa O'Brien, Dan Feerick, Dave Gibbs, Jon Beazor, Bruce Ricci, Sean Healy, Edison Fincher, Tyrone Burney, and John Raulli.

On Friday (same time,) we request Nikki Mixon to Chair, Joan Vellutini, Keith Roberts, Steve Elder, Lavonda Williams, Jose De La Mora, Anthony Travis, Zac Salem, & Norflis McCullough.

Meetings will be at Local 261, please continue checking in.
Also, the Local Union has a party for Cinco De Mayo Friday at 6:30, please plan to attend.
cellular/text: (415) 810-4500

Monday, April 30, 2012 
Contact: Mayor's Office of Communications, 415-554-6131

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today made the following statement on the mediated settlement reached in contract negotiations with Plumbing and Pipefitting, Local 38, the union representing City employee plumbers, steam fitters and mechanics, and the Consolidated Craft Union representing carpenters, teamsters, painters, sheet metal workers, pile drivers, glaziers and others: 

"We have reached an agreement with Local 38 and other City employee unions that balance the need for structural budget reforms while recognizing the vital City services our employees provide to residents. I thank members of the bargaining teams and the arbitrators for their efforts in reaching these tentative agreements." 
No details will be released until the union members conclude ratification of the tentative agreement. 

Other City employee unions include Municipal Executives Association (MEA) and Municipal Attorney's Association (MAA). Last week, Mayor Lee announced a mediated settlement reached in contract negotiations with the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), Local 21.