|Hialeah Local 161|
The Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) issued reports recently detailing how the right-to-work (RTW) scam hurts workers by weakening collective bargaining and unions’ ability to negotiate good wages and benefits.
The Negotiating Team appointed by AFSCME Local 161's Executive Board and The City of Hialeah have reach a tenative agreement that will bring to a vote a proposed 3 year contract. The proposed contract will be discussed in detail with AFSCME"s legal team on March 14, 2011,at 5:30 pm in the City Council Chambers at 501 Palm ave. All bargaining unit members that wish to delve deeper into the the nuances of the agreement are welcome to attend.
On or about June 30, 2010 special Magistrate Thomas Terrill returned a recommendation in reference to the impasse hearing that favored the city of Hialeah. On July 13, 2010, the City of Hialeah and it city council illegally imposed a contract on it's employees that totaled 20 - 30 % in pay reduction, contributions and benefits value. On or about August 22, 2010, AFSCME Local 161 legal council Ben Patterson filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against the City of Hialeah. On or about September 1, 2010, PERC General Council Stephen Meck stated that " I have determined the charge is sufficient" a statement that references the vaildity of the ULP filed.
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