Section 26. Contracting/Subcontracting
The County will notify the applicable Union of its intent to contract or subcontract work customarily performed by members of the AFSCME or SEIU Extra-help bargaining units where such contracting or subcontracting to non-County entities would result in loss or potential loss through attrition or release of such bargaining unit members. The County will make such notification at least sixty (60) calendar days in advance of such action. The notice shall include an explanation of the County’s reason for the contracting/subcontracting out. The Union shall be given the opportunity to meet and confer with the County on the effect of such contracting out upon its members, and shall have thirty (30) calendar days from the date of such notification to propose effective and economical alternative ways in which such services could continue to be provided by usage of extra-help hours. Upon request from the Union(s), the County will provide a list by department of all contract workers or vendors who are contracted by the County and perform work covered by this bargaining unit. The County will make a reasonable effort to identify the names of the vendors on the list and the nature of the work provided by each vendor.