Council President Nancy Floreen plans to introduce a bill in the County Council that would gut collective bargaining law in the Montgomery County Code. Her plan, she says, is to make collective bargaining more "transparent."
In reality, she would destroy our rights and our ability to present the best arguments possible at the negotiating table.
Over the years, lots of Councilmembers have said “sacrifices” we’ve made are more than we should expect to bear. That sacrifices need to be shared. That hasn’t stopped them from continuing to abuse us, while taking home a 17 percent raise themselves.
Three general membership meetings have been scheduled for this month. The meetings are to provide a forum in which members may ask questions or discuss any issues of general interest with Local 1994 staff or Executive Board.
Despite your union’s best efforts the council voted unanimously to send all of the us, fire fighters, police and school board unions back to the bargaining table. The parties must come to an agreement by May 10.