AFSCME holding emergency meeting/vote

Somethings afoot with AFSCME, who is notifying “All City of Dayton blue collar, clerical and part-time AFSCME Local 101 union members” to come to the hall for a presentation tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7, 2009.

Presentations at the union hall, 15 Gates Street in the Oregon District will be held at 7:15 am, 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 5:15 pm with voting open from 7 am to 6 pm.

The subject: reopening the third year of the contract- on wages and healthcare.

I’ve also heard the union is still wanting to put the residency issue into the negotiations.

It’ll be interesting to see if there will be union support of the incumbents in the next election. Typically, the union backs the party picks before the party does (wink).

If anyone has more insight on this vote, please feel free to add to it in the comments. Thanks.

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5 Responses

  1. Joe April 6, 2009 / 10:08 pm
    David, What is your position on residency for City of Dayton employees?
  2. David Esrati April 6, 2009 / 11:19 pm

    My stance on residency doesn’t matter Joe. The voters spoke.
    I’m willing to consider putting it back on the ballot- but, honestly- I don’t have a problem living in this city. Do I think we should work to make it better- sure.
    Do I think a mass exodus of city employees would be a good thing- for the city or for them- no.
    Would I be willing to discuss a compromise- sure-
    but the voters have to agree.

  3. Greg Hunter April 7, 2009 / 1:12 am
    It is very interesting that the City workers do not realize they are Part of a Pyramid Scheme. If they leave the City then the City eventually goes bankrupt. I assume everyone thinks they will be that last one to go. Nice!
  4. Brad April 7, 2009 / 2:28 pm

    The voters have nothing to do with it anymore. A state law is on the books that prohibits residency. Period. Hopefully the Supreme Court decision will come out very soon and resolve it once and for all.

    And a “mass exodus” of city employees is laughable. Will some move out as soon as they possibly can? Sure. But it won’t be anywhere near what the City makes it out to be.

    I like my house.

  5. David Esrati April 7, 2009 / 2:46 pm

    @Brad- we’ll see what the Supreme Court says. In the mean time, the rules were voted on by the voters.
    Glad you like your house. I like mine.

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