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Member Update

42nd International Convention

First we would like to thank all the elected delegates for representing our membership at the International Convention. Thousands of delegates from around the Country came together in a sign of brotherhood and strength. The attack on labor unions that continue in this Country was the main topic of discussion. There were many guest speakers and we also heard from the Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton. During mid week a rally was held in downtown Las Vegas to support the Food Service Workers Union. At this convention, fifty-nine resolutions were passed and ten amendments.


Our local was asked to introduce resolutions 35 which were titled Support for Fallen Heroes. We recommended a friendly amendment to add the word minimum next to $150 on line (15).
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Resolution 53, which was titled AFSCME and SEIU (Unstoppable Unions that Never Quit). Our local was not happy with language on line 63, which states consideration of an institutional merger. We attempted to make a friendly amendment at the committee level but did not have enough support to remove said language. When this amendment came for ,a vote on the floor, we voted no but it passed by a super majority.
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As we get closer to electing a new President of our Country, we must remember what's on the line. All Labor Unions would be at risk if they appoint a Supreme Court Judge who does not care about labor, their benefits or collective bargaining.


Vote Democrat!

In Solidarity,

Israel Miranda

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Member Update

Lenny Joyner Softball Classic Scholarships

There are two scholarships in the name of Lenny Joyner for $2,507.00. These two grants are for any child of a member who will be attending a New York City College or a New York State College.

EMT Course

Jose Prosper from the F.D.N.Y. Hispanic Society is donating two seats in an Emergency Medical Technicians Course given at several locations by his company Emergency Aid Training. These grants and free courses are for any child of a member.

Interested applicants should submit a two paragraph letter of interest and how it will benefit their future career and any contributions to their community or other special interests.

Please address the letter to Local 2507 at 4709 30th Street, Suite 300, Long Island City, New York 11101 by August 25th, 2016.

In Solidarity

Israel Miranda

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Member Update: Contract

Local 2507

TOTAL NUMBER OF BALLOTS COUNTED: 2076

ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF ACCEPTING THE PROPOSED AGREEMENT?
YES- ACCEPTED 1361
N0 - REJECTED 686
BLANKS/VOIDS 29

 

Local 3621

TOTAL NUMBER OF BALLOTS COUNTED: 355

ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF ACCEPTING THE PROPOSED AGREEMENT?
YES- ACCEPTED 269
N0 - REJECTED 84
BLANKS/VOIDS 2

Scott Boswell
Directors of Elections
Dated: July 15, 2016

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Member Update: Contract

We received the tentative vote count from the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

The totals are:

Total members who voted Yes - 1630

Total members who voted No - 770

Although this is not the official vote count, these numbers indicate, by a vote greater than 2 to 1 we have a contract. The official vote tally will be certified by AAA tomorrow.

In Solidarity,                      In Solidarity,

Vincent Variale                   Israel Miranda
President Local 3621           President Local 2507

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Members Update

Ballots for Ratification of Tentative Contract

Please be advised that the American Arbitration has mailed out ballots to members on Thursday June 23, 2016.

Members are asked to wait until Thursday June 30, 2016 before requesting duplicate ballots to allow ballots a week to be delivered.

The duplicate request line is 1-800-529-5218 and will fulfill requests Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Votes will be counted on Thursday July 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM.

In Solidarity;

Israel Miranda
President

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FDNY EMS SOFTBALL TEAM !!!!!

Final Tryouts #2 #3

Once again FDNY EMS ls putting together its team, to play different agencies throughout the city, Games to include FDNY, NYPD, Sanitation and other agencies! 

Friday June 24th C Platoon Off, and Monday June 27th A Platoon Off in Fort Totten once again at 10 am!

Experience is a must!!. Bring your own bats and gloves. looking for strong pitchers, as well as players who are motivated, Participants will be notified via email and phone calls if they have made the cut!! Details to follow shortly for the "Lenny Joyner Softball Tournament 

Positions open to anyone, including Captains and Lt's. 

All teams wanting to participate in the tournament, details will be posted soon, as well as a mandatory meeting to be held at the union office II Until then all who want to be represent FDNY EMS bring you're A game! We are being called out, and challenged this year, and losing is not an option! 

Miguel Flores 646•229•7229 email: Flores This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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With Deepest Regrets We Announce the Untimely Passing of

Lieutenant
Joann Restko
Station 7

May Our Sister Rest In Peace

Arrangements Will Follow When They Become Available

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Schedule of Station Visits
for the Tentative Contract

Friday, June 17th - Bronx

10:30 AM -- Station 20
2:30 PM -- Station 18
6:00 PM -- Station 14


Monday, June 20th - Brooklyn

10:30 AM -- Station 32
2:30 PM -- Station 39


Tuesday, June 21st - Brooklyn

10:30 AM -- Station 57
2:30 PM -- Station 43
6:00 PM -- Station 58


Wednesday, June 22nd - Manhattan

10:30 AM -- Station 4
2:30 PM -- Station 10


Thursday, June 23rd - Manhattan

10:30 AM -- Station 7
2:30 PM -- Station 16


Friday, June 24th - Communications

9:30 AM - 11:45 AM -- Communications


Friday, June 24th - Bureau of Training

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM -- BOT


Saturday, June 25th - Queens

10:30 AM -- Station 49
2:30 PM -- Station 45


Monday, June 27th - Staten Island

11:00 AM -- Station 22


Tuesday, June 28th - Queens

10:30 AM -- Station 50
2:30 PM -- Station 47

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2507 – FPI Titles Only 
Terms of Proposed Contract Agreement 
Contract Value:  12.97% Overall
10.41% in compounded wage increases over contract term

FPI: March 3, 2010 - April 5, 2018 
EMS Titles: September 6, 2010-April 5, 2018 


1.Wage Increases

March 6, 2015: 1.5%*
March 6, 2016: 2.5%* with compounding equals .04 over base salary
March 6, 2017: 3.0%   with compounding equals .071 over base salary
September 5, 2017: 3.03% with compounding equals .041 over base salary

*Retroactive pay on these wage increases

2.$1000 Ratification Bonus
Lump sum payment to members on active payroll on date of contract ratification; Pro-rated for other than full-time; pensionable, consistent with applicable law

3.Incorporation of all FPI and AFPI provisions from Engineering & Scientific Unit Contract into EMS Contract

4.September 6, 2017:  current 10 year longevity increases from $1556 to $2000
September 6, 2017:  current 15 year longevity increases from $1556 to $2500

5.September 6, 2017:  All members will receive an annuity of $261/year

6.Effective August 7, 2016:  Workweek will change to 37.5 hours/week (1957.5 hours/year). Annual salaries will be adjusted by 7.14%. Members will continue to receive half-hour unpaid lunch break.

7.Department will continue to provide a dress uniform

8.Department to provide at least 14 days electronic notice to Union of intended changes to existing policies or programs and for new policies or programs.

9.Workplace Initiatives/Gainsharing
Opportunity for joint initiatives that generate workplace savings with shared compensation for members 

10. Agreement to participate in health savings and welfare fund contributions as determined by the Municipal Labor Committee and the City.

Prepared by the Department of Research and Negotiations, District Council 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, June 13, 2016

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2507 - EMS Titles Only
Terms of Proposed Contract Agreement
Contract Value: 12.97% Overall
10.41% in compounded wage increases over contract term September 6, 2010-April 5, 2018

 

  1. Wage Increases

    March 6, 2015: 1.5%*
    March 6, 2016: 2.5%* with compounding equals .04 over base salary
    March 6, 2017: 3.0%   with compounding equals .071 over base salary
    September 5, 2017: 3.03% with compounding equals .041 over base salary

    *Retroactive pay on these wage increases

  2. $1000 Ratification Bonus
    Lump sum payment to members on active payroll on date of contract ratification; Pro-rated for other than full-time; pensionable, consistent with applicable law
  3. September 6, 2017: new in title 3 year longevity-$1,171
  4. September 6, 2017: HazTac assignment differential for EMTs and Paramedics assigned to and working in HazTac units: 3% added to base salary for the first year of assignment;
    additional 3% after one year of assignment (total of 6%)
  5. Department to provide at least 14 days electronic notice to Union of intended changes to
    existing policies or programs and for new policies or programs.
  6. Workplace lnitiatives/Gainsharing
    Opportunity for joint initiatives that generate workplace savings with shared compensation for members
  7. Agreement to participate in health savings and welfare fund contributions as determined by the Municipal Labor Committee and the City.

12 HOUR TOUR PILOT PROGRAM FOR EMS TITLES

A. The pilot will run initially for one year in the following stations: Brooklyn: 32 and 39; Queens: 45 and 49; Staten Island: 22 and 40; Manhattan: 4 and 1 O; Bronx: 18 and 20. Some 8 tours will remain at these stations. With mutual agreement more stations can be added during the pilot period.

B. 2507 Work Schedule: a 36 hour workweek and a 48 hour workweek each pay period except that every 4th pay period there will be two workweeks of 36 hours. Days off will rotate so that each participant will have at least one weekend off every other week. Annually 160 hours of overtime are built into the schedule.

C. 3621 Work Schedule: a 36 hour workweek and a 48 hour workweek. Days off will rotate so that each participant will have at least one weekend off every other week. Annually 208 hours of overtime are built into the schedule.

D. Productivity and Gainsharing: After the initial pilot, savings, operating efficiencies and productivity gains resulting from 12 hour shifts will be shared equally between the Department and the Union.

E. After the initial pilot either party can terminate 12 hour tours with 30 days' notice.

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