The County shall supply the Council monthly with a data processing run of the names and classifications of all employees in the units represented by the Council. Such lists shall indicate which employees were having dues withheld from their pay checks as of the date the roster was prepared, whether names were added to or deleted from the previous list, and whether each such change in status was by reason of leave of absence, termination or withdrawal from the Council. The lists shall be supplied without cost to the Council.Read More →

The County and the Council shall continue to work on best practices to ensure labor access to new employees for the purpose of educating them on their representation opportunities. Toward that goal, the County shall administer an opportunity for the Council to meet with new employees as follows: All new employees are encouraged to attend the first new employee benefits orientation following the commencement of their employment. New employee Benefits Orientation is scheduled for every other Monday, and the Council will have up to thirty (30) minutes at the end of each session to provide information regarding its organization to its represented employees and members.Read More →

Except in cases of emergency as provided below, the Council, if affected, shall be given reasonable, advance, written notice of any new or change to an existing ordinance, resolution, rule or regulation directly relating to matters within the scope of representation proposed to be adopted by the County and shall, upon request, be given the opportunity to meet with the appropriate management representatives prior to adoption. In cases of emergency when the foregoing procedure is not practical or in the best public interest, the County may adopt or put into practice immediately such measures as are required. At the earliest practicable date thereafter the CouncilRead More →

The Council shall be allowed by a County department, in which it represents employees, use of available bulletin board space for communications having to do with official organization business, such as times and places of meetings, provided such use does not interfere with the needs of the department. The Council may distribute materials to employees within the unit it represents through County mail distribution channels if approved by the Director of Human Resources. This privilege may be revoked in the event of abuse after the Director of Human Resources consults with representatives of the Council. Any representative of the Council shall give notice to theRead More →

If, after all other involuntary and insurance premium deductions are made in any pay period, the balance is not sufficient to pay the deduction of Council dues required by this Section, no such deduction shall be made for the current pay period. 2.3.             The Council agrees that it has the duty to provide fair and non-discriminatory representation to all employees in all classes in the units for which this section is applicable regardless of whether they are members of the Council. 2.4             The Council shall indemnify, defend, and hold the County harmless against any and all claims, demands, suits, orders, or judgments, damage related toRead More →

2.1.             Dues Deduction The Council may have the regular dues of its members within the bargaining unit deducted from employees’ paychecks under procedures prescribed by the County Controller. Dues deduction shall be made only upon certification from the Council that an employee has authorized such deduction, and shall continue until: (1) such certification is revoked, in writing, by the Council; or (2) the employee transfers to a unit represented by another employee organization or transfers to another unit that is unrepresented. Employees may authorize dues deductions only for the organization certified as the recognized employee organization of the unit to which such employees are assigned. Not moreRead More →