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06, 2013

Fernando Figueredo

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez vetoes resolution resolving collective bargaining impasse between Miami-Dade County and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and Solid Waste Employees, Local 3292

(MIAMI, September 6, 2013) – Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez vetoed Resolution No. R-649-13, which was adopted at the August 29, Board of County Commissioners Meeting. The resolution eliminated the current five percent contribution of base wages that employees covered by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Solid Waste Employees, Local 3292 (AFSCME – 3292) pay toward the County’s cost of health care, effective January 1, 2014.     

“This resolution sets a dangerous precedent for the seven bargaining units with a reopener for the same five percent contribution,” said Mayor Gimenez. “Additionally, by restoring the five percent contribution to the members of AFSCME – 3292, two classes of County employees are being created – those working in general fund departments and those in proprietary departments. Furthermore, different classes of employees in the same department are being created.”

“I do, however, want to commend the Board for their support of the Administration’s recommendation to continue the other concessions also addressed in this resolution,” added Mayor Gimenez.

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