Athena Thursday Bargaining Update

Local 1994 and the bargaining team is currently in negotiations with Athena’s attorneys.  You might receive a letter and email from Athena about “raises.” The Union and the bargaining team did not agree to the raises as we believe that you all deserve more. For that reason, the Union has filed an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP). Athena should not have implemented any new economic provisions without members’ approvals and a ratified Tentative Agreement. The Union and the team will continue to negotiate with your employer but may need to take more aggressive measures. With that said, we ask that you stand in solidarity with your Union as we fight to get you raises that reflect your hard work and dedication. Another priority at the bargaining table is to require the company to include us in orientations to reduce confusion.    If you have any questions or need help, please see your shop stewards (listed below), or call the union office and ask for Alejandro or Ryan (contact info below). It’s YOUR UNION, YOU MAKE IT WORK! Become a member: https://sidekick-app.ufcw.org/join/1994/77777777  Athena Employee Town Hall with Local President coming soon! Stay tuned! 

We are stronger together! 

Shop Stewards:

Naqiya Ghulamali

Cristina Escobar

MCGEO Staff:

Alejandro Mirandaamiranda@ufcw.org

Ryan Conlon rconlon@mcgeo.org

Ray Leerlee@mcgeo.org

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M-NCPPC Ratification Meetings – Locations & Times

Ratification meetings have been scheduled, for which you will be granted administrative leave.  These meetings are to answer any questions or concerns that you may have, after which a secret ballot vote will be held to either accept or reject the agreements.  Over the years, your Union has significantly increased or maintained your wages.  These new enhancements underscore our commitment to continue to fight for progress where employee wages are concerned.

Due to the continued presence of COVID, there will be three (3) meetings held in Prince George’s County, one on Tuesday September 13th and two on Wednesday, September 14th.  There will be three (3) meetings held in Montgomery County on Thursday, September 15th.  Face coverings and masks are recommended to attend these meetings.

With an emphasis on adhering to all applicable safety and health protocols during this time, the meetings will be scheduled by division so please look at the schedule below to see when your division is meeting:

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Prince George’s County

DATE:     Tuesday, September 13th

TIME:       9:00-11:30AM

LOCATION:    Showplace Arena14900 MD-4 SUpper Marlboro, MD 20772

Divisions:

·           Aquatics and Athletic Facilities (AAFD)

·           Arts and Cultural Heritage (ACHD)

·           Natural and Historical Resources (NHRD)

·           Park, Planning and Development (PP&D)

·           Southern Recreation and Leisure Services (SRLS)

·           Southern Region Parks (SRPD)

DATE:     Tuesday, September 13th

TIME:       12:30-2:30PM

LOCATION:    Showplace Arena14900 MD-4 SUpper Marlboro, MD 20772

Divisions:      

·           Maintenance and Dev (M&D)

·           Info, Tech, and Comm. (ITC)

DATE: Wednesday, September 14th             

TIME:  8:00-10:30AM

LOCATION:    Prince George’s Ballroom

2411 Pinebrook Avenue

Landover, Maryland 20785

Divisions:      

·       Northern Region Parks (NRPD)

·       Special Programs (SPD)

·       Youth County Sports (YCSD)

·       Northern Recreation and Leisure Services (SRLS)

·       Resource Development Unit

·       PG Park Police (PP)

·       Park and Rec. Admin Services

***Prince George’s County Planning

(***The Prince George’s County Planning department can attend any of the above sessions)

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Montgomery County

DATE: Thursday, September 15th

TIME:  8:00-10:00AM

LOCATION:    Green Farm Maintenance Yard1st Floor Training Room8301 Turkey Thicket DriveGaithersburg, Maryland 20879

Division:        

·       Facilities Management

·       HFEE

·       NP – Green Farm Area

DATE: Thursday, September 15th

TIME:  10:00-12:00PM

LOCATION:    Green Farm Maintenance Yard1st Floor Training Room8301 Turkey Thicket DriveGaithersburg, Maryland 20879

Divisions:      

·       Enterprise

·       Northern Region

·       Park Police

·       PPSD

·       PACP

·       Planning Southern Region

DATE: Thursday, September 15th

TIME:  12:00-2:00PM

LOCATION:    Green Farm Maintenance Yard1st Floor Training Room8301 Turkey Thicket DriveGaithersburg, Maryland 20879

Divisions:      

·       Southern Parks                       

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As a reminder, you must be an active union member to cast a vote.  If you are not currently an active member, you can complete the appropriate paperwork at either of the meetings prior to voting. 

We look forward to seeing you at one of these meetings.  Please bring this packet with you.

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