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ATTENTION ATTENTION AFSCME LOCAL 199!!!!!!
THE COMMISSIONERS HAVE OVERTURNED THE MAYOR'S VETOED DECISION. THE 5% HEALTHCARE CONTRIBUTION WILL BE RESTORED.
General Membership Meeting
When: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Members and Non- Members are welcomed to attend.
Want To Stop The Mayor From Taking 3.5 % From Your Pay?
Want To Stop The Mayor From Taking
Then go to the Impasse Hearing on
January 16, 2014
Show Mayor Gimenez and the County Commission that you need ALL of your money!
Time: 8:30 AM
All AFSCME Members meet in the lobby of Govt. Center
THE TIME IS NOW- THE 5% Healthcare Contribution Needs to Stop
ALL BARGAINING UNIT H MEMBERS
On December 5th AFSCME Local 199 will go before the Miami-Dade County Commission to present their case on why the Mayor’s forced 5% “healthcare contribution” must stop.
The agenda will include Local 199 Employees, the Miami Dade County Water & Sewer Employees (AFSCME Local 121), The Transportation Workers Union, Jackson Memorial Hospital Employees (AFSCME Local 1363 and SEIU Local 1991), Miami Dade Police (PBA) and Government Supervisor’s Association.
The County Commission has decided to stop forcing the 5% on AFSCME Local 3292 Solid Waste Employees but the Mayor has been making his case public that the “contributions” must continue for everyone else.
Show your support and send a message to the Mayor.
Come to the Commission Chambers on
WHEN: DECEMBER 5, 2013
On July 16, 2013 AFSCME Local 199 and other Unions in Miami-dade County stood together in solidarity The Board of County Commissioner Meeting Impasse Hearing. Read more >>>
Our County Commissioners need to hear from all of us to hold the Mayor accountable.
The heads of three county labor unions fired up their troops outside County Hall on Tuesday afternoon, castigating Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s administration for carrying a $42 million surplus in the county’s health-insurance account while asking employees to contribute more toward healthcare costs. Read more >>>
Hello AFSCME Local 199,
Contract negotiations are scheduled to reopen in June and AFSCME will be at the bargaining table! The focus will be on the four articles of the contract scheduled to be discussed, Wages (Article 42), Call Back (Article 38), On Call (Article 39) and Group Health Insurance (Article 56). Although not one of the agreed to reopener articles, we will also attempt to address Holiday Premium Pay and Leave (Article 35).Read more >>>
Committee Meeting information below:
State Legislative Acton Alert!!! Call Miami-Dade Senators and tell them to VOTE NO On the Precourt Bill
The Time Is Now For Immigration Reform!!! South, FL REPRESENTS a true diverse workforce, with hard working men and women from all over the world and living in South, Florida.
Statement by AFSCME Florida Council 79 President Jeanette D. Wynn
All Local 199 unit members will get their step increases based on the date they reached the fifth year, if it was reached after February 2011. For those employees which the step increase has not been honored because the County applied a policy of counting one additional year after such date, will be receiving the step increase with a retroactive pay.
Collective Bargaining Agreement Between Miami-Dade County Florida and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
The paid Holidays not affected by the furlough days (the ones you get paid for) for Fiscal Year's 2012-13 and 2013-14 are the following:
The AFSCME Local 199 contract provides for union members to be "released from duty with pay to administer the contract"
Attention Local 199 Union Members
Regarding the 4% Healthcare Contribution Elimination
AFSCME Council 79 President Jeanette Wynn Statement on State Circuit Court Ruling on Florida Retirement System
TALLAHASSEE, FL -- March 6, 2012 --
Today, AFSCME Council 79 President Jeanette Wynn released the following statement after the Leon County Circuit Court ruled the Florida Legislature’s effort to cut state and local government worker salaries by three percent as “unconstitutional:”
“I applaud Judge Fulford’s decision to uphold the law and stand against the state legislature’s unfair attack on workers’ rights,” said AFSCME Council 79 President Jeanette Wynn. “Rick Scott and his supporters at the Florida legislature need to focus on job creation, instead of attempting to close the gaping budget hole on the backs of hard working middle class families. Thanks to today’s court decision, these workers can continue to make ends meet and retire with dignity.”
Here is a link to the actual ruling by Judge Fulford
We Said NO to the 4%!
98% said NO to taking 4% more from our salaries for the NEXT three years.
1. Commissioners need to see us and hear from us. Click here to get active by coming to county commissioners meetings.
2. Tell Your Story. How will this 4% increase hurt you and your family? What will it do to your budget? Click here to tell your story. We will carry these stories to the commissioner meetings.
3. We elect the County Commissioners. County Commissioners who said yes to the 4% increase will be up for re-election this year. Click here to join us in these district for our neighborhood walks. We will let our neighbors and friends know the truth about their commissioner. Our first Neighborhood Walk will be Saturday, April 28th from 10 AM to Noon. Click here to join us!
Take a stand. Talk with the activists in your department, email us or call the Local at 305-805-1075.
On Saturday February 4th over 60 AFSCME Local 199 activists gathered at the Miami Transportation Workers Hall to strategize tactics for pushing back on attacks against Miami-Dade County Employees, develop strategies to grow our union, and identify ways to better communicate with our members and the public. During the meeting members shared their stories of sacrificing pay and benefits as the county balances the budget on the backs on their lowest paid employees, were briefed on the always looming threat of privatization, and committed to being active taskforce members as we move our union forward. Read more >>>
Some employees may think it is a good idea to go to impasse and let the County Commissioners determine what our contract should look like. The following proposals, made by the County could be imposed by the Commission as a result: Read more >>>
Mayor Gimenez has published his proposed budget for 2011-12. His budget is bad for residents, bad for our economy and bad for Miami-Dade county employees!
See how he's cutting the budget on our backs by clicking here and reviewing his proposed budget.Read more >>>
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