MNCPPC Contract Ratification meetings

I am pleased to announce that after seven (7) months of intensive negotiations, your Union and the Commission have reached a tentative agreement.  I would like to thank the following members who served on the Union’s bargaining team during these negotiations: Noel Bassett, Yacir Diaz and Kevin Smith. 

Ratification meeting have been scheduled, for which you will be granted administrative leave.  These meeting 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 and enhanced your benefits/working conditions.  These new enhancements underscore our commitment to continue to fight for progress in all areas of your employment. 

Due to COVID, there will be three (3) meetings held in Prince George’s County, two on Tuesday September 7th and one on Wednesday, September 8th.  There will be four (4) meetings held in Montgomery County, two on Thursday, September 9th and two on Friday, September 10th.  Face coverings and masks are required to attend these meetings.

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

As a reminder, you must be a union member to cast a vote.  If you are not currently a 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 your ratification packet with you. 

MEETINGS SCHEDULE

PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY – TUESDAY, SEPT. 7

Prince George’s Ballroom 2411 Pinebrook Avenue Landover, Maryland 20785

9am – 11:30amNorthern Region Parks (NRPD) | Special Programs (SPD) | Youth County Sports (YCSD) | Central Area Operations (CAO) | Northern Area Operations (NAO) | Resource Development Unit | PG Park Police (PP) | Park and Rec. Admin Services | ***Prince George’s County Planning12:30pm – 2:30pmMaintenance and Dev (M&D) | Info, Tech and Comm. (ITC) | ***Prince George’s County Planning

PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY – WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8

Showplace Arena14900 MD-4 S Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

9am – 11:30amDivisions: Aquatics and Athletic Facilities (AAFD) | Arts and Cultural Heritage (ACHD) | Natural and Historical Resources (NHRD) | Park, Planning and Development (PP&D) | Southern Area Operations (SAO) | Southern Region Parks (SRPD) | ***Prince George’s County Planning

MONTGOMERY COUNTY – THURS., SEPT. 9

Green Farm Maint. Facility 1st Floor Training Room 8301 Turkey Thicket Drive Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879

9am – 11:30am Southern Region

12:30pm – 2:30pmNorthern Region

MONTGOMERY COUNTY – FRIDAY, SEPT. 10

Green Farm Maint. Facility 1st Floor Training Room 8301 Turkey Thicket Drive Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879

9am – 11:30amFacilities Management | HFEE

12:30pm – 2:30pmPark Police | Enterprise | PPSD | PACP | Planning

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Agreement Reached at M-NCPPC

Local 1994 has negotiated a new tentative agreement with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). The agreement is retroactive to July 1, 2021 and will expire in 2024.

Highlights of the new agreement include:

Merit Increases – bargaining unit members will receive a 3.5% Service Increment (Anniversary increase) in FY2022 that will go into effect during the first full pay period following full ratification of the agreement. Bargaining unit members shall receive a 3.5% FY2021 make-up merit increase if they (1) were employed by the Commission during the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 (2) qualified for a merit increase in accordance with the performance evaluation system at that time, and (3) otherwise were eligible to receive a merit increase at that time.

Expansion of Salary Range/Top of Grade – Effective July 1, 2021, the Commission agrees to expand the top of all bargaining unit salary scales by 3.5%. For FY2022, employees who are top of grade will receive an increase of 1.75% that shall be effective at the beginning of the pay period in which their assigned anniversary date occurs in FY2022.  Payment will occur after full ratification of the agreement.  Employees who were top of grade in FY2021 will receive a second increase of 1.75% effective the last full pay period in FY2022.

No increase to health insurance premiums.

Administrative Leave (for Bereavement) – the language was expanded to include “or other relatives or spouses’ relatives if living under the same roof as the employee at the time of death”

Reclassification to a Higher Grade – Upon reassignment or reclassification to a higher grade, a bargaining unit member shall receive an increase in base pay of up to 5%.  A higher increase shall be provided if necessary to meet the minimum salary of the new grade

The Commission shall designate Juneteenth as a Commission Holiday for MCGEO represented employees

Thanks go to the Park and Planning Bargaining Team members Noel Bassett, Kevin Smith, and Yacir Diaz and to MCGEO staff John Barry, Tyler Enceneat and Lisa Blackwell-Brown for negotiating the new agreement.

A copy of the agreement will be uploaded soon. https://www.mcgeo.org/contracts/#24-165-m-ncppc

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ARE YOU READY TO BECOME A U.S. CITIZEN? NOT A U.S. CITIZEN BUT WANT TO APPLY TO BECOME ONE?

Contact Alejandro Miranda at 202-341-3455 or via email @ amiranda@ufcw.org or call the union office at 301-977-2447

WHO CAN APPLY?

Local 1994 members in a good standing (immediate family members too*) who are permanent US residents (a green card holder) can qualify to become a US Citizen. Local 1994 Union will help you complete the N-400 application for naturalization and provide legal assistance.

*family: wife, son/daughter, family member mother/father.

HOW THIS WORKS:

✓ Make pre-screen by calling to: Alejandro Miranda (202) 341-3455 or email: amiranda@ufcw.org

TO BE ELIGIBLE YOU MUST

✓ Have been Legal Permanent Resident for 5 years, or 3 years if married to a US Citizen

✓ Have NO problems with the law

✓ Speak, write and read BASIC English

PRE-SCREEN DATES: FROM AUGUST 1- AUGUST 2O

APPLICANT CHECK LIST

❏ Your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)

❏ Driver’s License or any other Photo ID

❏ Social Security Card

❏ List of home addresses for the past 5 years and the dates which you lived at that address.

❏ List of employer names and addresses for the past 5 years and the dates you worked for that employer.

❏ Dates you have been outside of the U.S. for the past 5 years, and the countries you traveled to. Bring your passport, itineraries, tickets, etc. for all trips made outside of the U.S.

❏ Complete names, dates of birth, addresses and A#s (green cards) for all your children.

❏ Your most recent tax return.

❏ A money order for $725.00 payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security”.

IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR CITIZENSHIP BASED ON MARRIAGE, PLEASE BRING:

❏ Marriage certificate and/or divorce decrees, if applicable.

❏ Evidence that your spouse has been a resident for at least 3 years, such as his/her birth certificate, passport or certificate of naturalization.

❏ Documents referring to you and your spouse: bank statements, leases, mortgages, IRS tax returns for the last 3 years.

❏ If you changed your name, the court decree that legally changed your name

If you think you may be eligible for a fee waiver, please bring your most recent tax returns and proof that you are receiving food stamps, public housing assistance, medical assistance, etc.

UFCW Local 1994 can assist you with filing the necessary paperwork to apply to become a U.S. Citizen. Contact the Union office at 301-977-2447 for more information.

ABOUT UCAN:

The UCAN Program is made possible by  UFCW International in partnership with a law firm to benefit Local 1994 Union members and their families without any cost to you! Your Union understands how expensive becoming a citizen can be for you and family and we want to bring this benefit to you.

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