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For Immediate Release:
December 29, 2011

Media Contact:
Suzy Trutie

305-375-1545

Vanessa Puig

305-375-2193



Miami-Dade County Labor Contracts and Impasse Items Public Notice

- Meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. -

 


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
A meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County will be held on January 5, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., where among other matters to be deliberated, a public hearing will be held to consider impasse items for the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) Rank and File, and Supervisory units; and Government Supervisor Association of Florida (GSAF) Local 100 Supervisory and Professional units.  The County and the unions are at impasse regarding the issue of an additional five percent employee contribution of base wages towards the cost of health care. 

Additionally, the County has reached tentative agreements with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 291; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3292 Solid Waste Employees; AFSCME Local 121 Water and Sewer Employees; and AFSCME Local 199 General Employees unions.  Members will vote on the contracts on January 4 (TWU); January 6 (Solid Waste); January 9 (Water and Sewer); and January 20 (General Employees). 

If the TWU collective bargaining agreement is approved by the membership on January 4, it will be placed on the January 5 agenda for ratification by the Board.  If the agreement is ratified by the union membership and the Board, the parties' impasse regarding the issue of an additional five percent employee contribution of base wages towards the cost of health care  will be placed on the January 5 meeting agenda for a public hearing to resolve the impasse.

The County and the four unions are at impasse regarding the issue of an additional five percent employee contribution of base wages towards the cost of health care.  In each instance, an agreement has been reached with the unions to waive a hearing before a Special Magistrate and bring the matter to the Board for resolution of the impasse.  The County and the unions have agreed to waive the insulated period during this impasse period, thereby permitting communication between the parties and the Board on the impasse item.

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format, please call 305-375-1545 at least five days in advance.


 
Who: Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez

What:Labor Contracts and Impasse Items Public Notice at Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners Meeting

When: January 05, 2012, 10:00 a.m.

Where:Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street
2nd Floor Commission Chambers
Miami, FL 33128



 

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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street, 29th Floor Miami, Florida 33128
(305) 375-5071