AFSCME Synopsis of Article Changes to Contract

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Contract Terms for the Tentative Agreement

All Article and language not mentioned below will remain as is in the new Agreement.

Changes to the following Articles:

  • Article 2 Definitions – Progressive Discipline has been defined to help employees and supervisors understand its purpose.
  • Article 5 AFSCME Activities – The Union will be provided quarterly with a list of new employees that will include job title, department and mail point.
  • Article 6 Grievance Procedure

o   Section 6.1 H; when pressed for time the Union now has until the STEP 1 Grievance meeting to obtain signature of the grievant.
o   Section 6.3 C 10; Cost of arbitrators shall be divided equally.

  • Article 7 Just Cause and Disciplinary Actions – New language that stresses supervisors must treat employees with respect even during reprimands.
  • Article 8 Layoffs and Recalls – No layoffs of permanent employees until comparable nonpermanent employees in the same layoff unit are laid off first.
  • Article 18 Learning Opportunities – The Union will be a member of the USF Committee exploring the possibility of tuition assistance for spouses and children
  • Article 21 Wages

o   January 2, 2015 – 3% for all members hired on or before June 30, 2014 and with an current evaluation of Achieves or above
o   2016 – to be negotiated
o   2017 – to be negotiated

  • Article 29 Worker’s Compensation – The Agreement recognizes USF Regulation 10.203 instead of Compensation Law F.S. 440.

Ratification vote to be held:

DATE: Friday, November 21, 2014

TIME: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

PLACE: TBA