All TWU LOCAL 200 Members
Ratification Vote on TA
YES - 71
NO - 78
June 21, 2010
CONTRACT TENTATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN
TWU L200 & SFMTA
TWU Local 200 - SFMTA
Service Critical TA Updates
The agreement also gives us protection from the MTA in trying to re-organize your jobs to possible part time and for possible layoff in the future. The PEC also calls for meeting quarterly with the MTA to go over jobs and to check the finance of MTA. Other committee's are being formed by the PEC to check on Personal Service Contract (PSC) that management likes to do in out sourcing the works. The PEC also calls for checking on the use of Prop F workers. This agreement does not call for a re-opener even if the budget next year is worse than this year.
Comprehensive Agreement Between
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and PEC (Service Critical Units):
SFMTA Counter Proposal
On Friday, April 30, 2010 the CCSF side of TWU Local 200 ratified their Tentative Agreement on a 2 year contract. Attached are the 2 tentative agreements which pertains to Classification 8126 (click_here) and the Comprehensive Agreement Between the City and PEC: Tentative Agreement (click_here), which have been agreed by both parties and ratified by the members.
The Public Employees Committee (PEC) is the big table consist of all unions that have contracts with SFMTA like Local 21, SEIU, MEA, TWU 250A, TWU 200. From the city side, it was found out that negotiating together with the other unions at the big tables gives us more leverage to negotiate.
On the SFMTA side, the Public Employees Committee (PEC) is still meeting to conclude everything on the big table so the small tables can address the rest of the issues in their locals. The PEC/SFMTA will be closely similar to the CCSF/TWU Local 200 Tentative Agreement with the PEC which was ratified.
In addition, we are also negotiating to insert the Public Employees Relations Board (PERB) Notes and the PERB Settlement (click_here) that was agreed with the city last year into our contract.
Update on GSU:
Due to the need to complete contract negotiations, the GSU has been delayed until after the negotiations.
On Friday, April 30, 2010, a meeting was held with Mr. John Haley, where Union and management mutually agreed to re-sign. We are now setting up a meet and confer to resolve the inequities that were found on the original GSU.
Update on Financials:
In the past year, the Executive Board has resolved the issues and filings that were not done since 2005 due to lack of proper accounting. Most of the $20,000.00 fines is due to failing to file 990s since 2005 has been refunded.
The Union will address management’s excessive use of 100 days. Management continues to refuse to address the eligibility list thus violating the 100 days rules.
If you want to comment on any issues regarding your work or content of the website, please email us. The issues will be addressed at the weekly grievance committee meeting.
Congratulations to the new 9150s
Happy Memorial Day
Results of 9139 (Transit Supervisors) & 8121 (Transit Fare Inspector Supervisors)
TWU Local 200
Local 200 represents supervisory, managerial and
professional employees of the City and County of San
Local 200 members work in a variety of jobs
serving the people of San Francisco.
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Contract Negotiations Updates from the President:
The Executive Board of TWU Local 200 decided unanimously to be part of the San Francisco Labor Council and its Public Employee Coalition (PEC) to secure a better contract. We firmly believe that we will get a better result with working with the coalition of Unions. The formulation of the PEC was a decision that will save the members of this union the expense of hiring experts like accountants and attorneys.
As you know Mayor Gavin Newsom came forward with his plan that would save the City 100 million by imposing a 37.5 work week and changing the Civil Service classification of all workers.
The PEC began negotiating on behalf of its member Unions with the City and County of San Francisco and the results have been favorable and were ratified by all the Unions in the coalition. The impact, if the 37.5 was implemented would have cost each employee a 6.25% permanent wage cut but instead we opted for the temporary 4.62%. One other issue on the table was the City wanted every one to also pay the 2% toward the retirement health care. The City then wanted every one to take a 6.25% pay cut through furloughs that would have been 16 days. This was then negotiated down through the PEC to 12 days this year and up to another 12 days next year pending on how big the deficit is. This two year contract does not allow any re-openers except to lower the furlough days for the second year. Also this contract would not allow any reorganizations as the City had threatened this year. In two years our furlough days, which are being converted to floating holidays that we can carry over until 2015, will end and our salary will be reinstated.
The SFMTA has agreed to negotiate with the PEC and we are still negotiating with terms similar to what was agreed to with the City. We have until about June 15 to resolve all issues with the MTA on our contract. When the PEC has come to agreement with the MTA we will then conclude all our non economical changes to the contract, which has not been updated or strengthened to protect our members in over nine years. We anticipate having a special membership meeting before June 15, 2010 to discus all the Tentative Agreements (TA) with the SFMTA.
As per the last General Membership meeting in April 28, it was voted to accept the present sign up with its irregularities and violations of seniority. Several managers were at the meeting and we requested that they not vote on this issue since they do not sign up, but they felt that they should vote anyway. It was explained to all at this meeting that there were outstanding grievances to the sign-up that are being addressed with Mr. Haley. If the grievances are up held, which we think they will be, there will be a new sign-up.
We thank you for your patience in waiting and I do apologize that the updates have not come sooner due to the workload of the negotiations of both contracts. If any member has a question please contact myself or one of the officers or you can e-mail us, the link is below.
Executive Vice Presidents' Corner
Contract negotiation's are beginning. The City is faced with a projected 522 million shortfall, MUNI has a 102 million shortfall and the SFUSD has a 113 million shortfall, for a total of $737 for FY2011. Needless to say we will have our work cut out for us this year.
We have made available the Met Life form here. Each member is insured for $10,000 in a group policy with Local 200, but you need to fill out the Met Life form. If you have not do so or wish to update your beneficiary you can fill out the form and return it at the next membership meeting.
Schedule of Membership Meetings for 2010
January 27, 2010
February 24, 2010
March 24, 2010
April 28, 2010
May 26, 2010
June 23, 2010
July 28, 2010
August 25, 2010
September 22, 2010
October 27, 2010
November 2010 - Thanksgiving
December 2010 - Holidays