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Imposed "City Employment Terms" from Financial Advisory Board (9 MB file)

MASTER AGREEMENT (2008-2012) between Council 25 and the City of Detroit

1989 SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT

Documents

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notice to DWSD (10/12/12)
Local 207 motion to 6th Circuit for stay (12/14/11)
Cox denial of motion to intervene (12/13/11)
Local 207 motion to intervene (11/28/11)
Local 207 motion to dissolve Judge Cox's order (11/28/11)
Local 207 motion to disqualify Judge Cox (11/28/11)
Declaration by Local 207 President John Riehl (11/28/11)
Declaration by Senior Accountants, Analysts, and Appraisers Assocation President Susan Glaser (11/28/11)
Judge's order denying intervention (11/18/11) AFSCME Council 25's Motion to Intervene (11/14/11) (11 MB file)
Dave Bing's Latest Outrageous Concession Demands
Judge orders dues deduction schedule (11/10/11)
Judge Cox's order (11/4/11)
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Procurement Policy (11/2/11)
Root Cause Committee Plan of Action (11/2/11)
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department's Improvement Plan (9/30/11) 7.8 MB file

"How the City Wastes Money on Contracts"

Local 207's REPORT to Detroit City Council showing how the city wastes money.

General Membership Meeting

Second Thursday of every month, 4:30pm, Basement Rm. C, AFSCME Building, 600 W. Lafayette @ Third (park free behind building)

Coming Up

Other Links

AFSCME International
Michigan AFSCME Council 25
Student civil rights organization BAMN (Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, & Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary)

July 17, 2013

All union members, city employees, retirees & residents

RALLY & PICKET
Thursday, July 25, 4:30pm
City-County Building

STOP the ATTACKS
On DETROIT

  • HANDS OFF OUR PENSIONS & ANNUITIES
  • STOP PRIVATIZING CITY SERVICES
  • STOP REGIONAL TAKEOVER OF DWSD
  • GET EMA OUT OF DWSD – STOP JOB CUTS, JOB COMBINATIONS, PILOT PROGRAMS AND RESOURCE POOL
  • END FEDERAL JUDGE COX'S ANTI-UNION COURT ORDERS
  • END EM DICTATORSHIP – FULL DEMOCRACY FOR DETROITERS
  • BAIL OUT DETROIT – NOT THE BANKS
  • FEDERAL FUNDS NOW TO SAVE DETROIT

Get your church, union or community organization to endorse and build this rally. We need to flyer the entire city – and we can do it with your help. Call 313-995-5691.

May 12, 2013

DON'T LET DWSD PRIVATIZE OUR FUTURES AWAY

DEFEND OUR JOBS!

Rally & Attend the Public Hearing
Monday May 13, 5:30pm
Delray Community Center
420 S. Leigh St. (go west on Lyon St. which is off Dearborn – behind Sewage Plant)

On Monday at 5:30pm there will be a public hearing on DWSD's plan to build a sludge dewatering and drying facility across the street from the Detroit Sewage Plant. This facility would be designed, built, operated and maintained by the N NEFCO Corporations for at least the next twenty years. Be there to say HELL NO!

We must make it clear that we will not let our jobs be privatized. Don't let the formal nature of the hearing or the technical jargon they throw around intimidate you. Don't let bought-off so-called community representatives that will be paraded out to support the project make us feel isolated. Don't let the presence of the recently imported DWSD big wigs silence you. All we have to remember is this: we will not let DWSD, our jobs and our city be sold off like so much scrap metal.

See the FULL FLYER

April 16, 2013

Judge to Hear Local 207's Case Against CET (including 10% Pay Cut)
Tuesday, April 30, 10:00 am

State Building Corner of W. Grand Blvd and 2nd Avenue, Detroit
DEMONSTRATE AT 9AM. PACK THE COURTROOM AT 10AM

MERC hearing notice

April 16, 2013

6th Circuit Rules Judge Cox's 2011 Order Was Abuse of Discretion

New Hearing to be Scheduled

See the 6th Circuit's ruling

March 22, 2013

AFSCME Local 207 Members Reject DWSD Contract Offer - 301 NO to 36 YES.

Thanks to All the Members.

March 19, 2013

All AFSCME Local 207 Members:
Attend One of Two Special Membership Meetings
THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20th
NOON – 2PM, and 5PM -7PM
600 W. Lafayette @ Third, Auditorium

207 Flier and Summary of Management's Offer in PDF
Contract Offer in PDF (11 MB file)

(Some browsers might have trouble reading the large file -- right-click and "Save" to your computer before opening.)

At the meetings there will be information and discussion of a contract offer from DWSD Management (See reverse side of this flier for an outline of the offer. Complete details will be available at the meeting).

RATIFICATION VOTE FRIDAY
March 22nd, 6am-6pm
AFSCME Building, 600 W. Lafayette @ Third
Basement Room C.

The Local 207 Bargaining Team Recommends a NO Vote

MANAGEMENT'S OFFER

  • The 5 year contract would require Local 207 to withdraw our federal legal appeal of Judge Cox's orders and the 10% pay cut/CET (our appeal is at the 6th Circuit Federal Appeal Court in Cincinnati awaiting decision). NOTE: Local 207 was just granted hearing on April 30th with Michigan Employment Relations Commission on our charge that the imposition of the CET was an illegal! We now have a chance to get the CET overturned and win retro pay for the 10% cut!
  • Management Could Reopen Contract on the Following Issues starting July 2013 (if there is no agreement in 30 days, Management allowed to impose changes):
    • Wages
    • Health Insurance (active and retired workers)
    • Pensions
    • Sick & Vacation Banks
    • Unemployment Compensation
    • Supplemental Unemployment Benefits
    • Workers Compensation, Shift and Location Preference
    • Shift Premium.
  • Management would collect union dues.
  • Tuition refund reinstated
  • The 10% pay cut would be eliminated (no retro pay for money we lost).
  • A $700 bonus would be paid to each member (minus taxes). Management would pay that when their payroll system could make it happen, no earlier than May.
  • Shift Premiums restored to 0.70 afternoons, 0.75 night shift (Management may change this in reopener).
  • There are no raises. Step increases would be at management's discretion.
  • Health Insurance & Pension Formula: the same current concessions as under CET (Management may change this in contract reopener).
  • Current workers must 5% of all your earnings to stay in Defined Benefit Pension Plan (Management may change this in contract reopener).
  • New Defined Contribution Pension Plan for workers hired after contract is ratified:
    6% - DWSD contribution. Up to 3% voluntary employee contribution. Up to 3% DWSD matching or employee voluntary contribution. The CET Defined Contribution Plan has 5% DWSD contribution & 5% employee contribution.
  • Retiree Optical & Dental Benefits restored (Management may change this in contract reopener).
  • Out-of-Class: back to 2 consecutive, or 4 days in calendar month (but now Management has sole discretion over who is qualified).
  • Judge Cox's Order Would Become Permanent, Including Management's Right To:
    • Contract our jobs without limitations
    • Change our classifications
    • Choose who to give overtime to
    • Grant promotions based on Management's discretion (regardless of seniority)
    • Assign anyone to 10 or 12 hour days
    • Eliminate past practices
    • Limit excused union time to grievance hearings & contract negotiations
    • Restrict meeting with steward to worker's and steward's breaks or after work
    • Maintain discipline on your record for 36 months (was 14 months).
  • Mediation eliminated for resolving older grievances.
  • Promotional trial period (probation) expanded from 3 months to 1 year.
  • Shift and Location Preference no longer in effect for life of contract.
January 9, 2013

FINAL ELECTION RESULTS

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OFFICERS

President: James Williams
Vice-President: Michael Mulholland
Secretary-Treasurer: Lekita Thomas
Recording Secretary: Keisha Ford
Sergeant-at-Arms: Tanya Glover
Operators Unit Chair: Jujuan "Juan" Moore
Operators Unit Vice-Chair: Aurelia Morgan
Operators Unit Secretary: Rissa Holmes
General Unit Chair: Dominic Lane
General Unit Vice-Chair: Keith Coffin
Trustees: Larry Carson, Marcel Coleman, Edward Collins Jr.

RUNOFF RESULTS:

President
John Riehl - 97
James Williams - 158 (Elected)

Vice-President
Michael Mulholland - 137 (Elected)
Willie Collins - 116

Secretary-Treasurer
Lekita Thomas - 145 (Elected)
Kendra Bridges - 106

Recording Secretary
Susan Ryan - 99
Keisha Ford - 152 (Elected)

Sergeant-at-Arms
Tanya Glover - 145 (Elected)
Michael Jimmerson - 102

Operators Unit Chair
Janice Dowdell - 34
Jujuan Moore - 40 (Elected)

Trustees
Marcel Coleman - 117 (Elected)
Allen Raybon - 85
Amber Strickland - 97
Edward Collins, Jr. - 111 (Elected)
Ken Gray - 108
Larry Carson - 117 (Elected)

Total Ballots Cast - 258
Spoiled Ballots - 2
Challenged Votes - 0

 

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