HOC Seeking to End Covid Differentials

The COVID-19 Memorandum of Understanding with the Housing Opportunities Commission expired recently and we have been in bargaining with them to extend the agreement. Management has told us that they want to end the COVID pay differentials while keeping the rest of the agreement in place.
We don’t agree. We are filing a grievance against HOC for emergency pay. We have also declared an impasse for bargaining and are asking for arbitration on the issue.
This pandemic is far from over and is, in fact, getting worse. HOC employees deserve to be compensated appropriately for the hazardous conditions they are encountering at work. The union will exhaust all avenues to ensure that you are adequately and fairly compensated.

HOC COVID-19 MOU Executed 10_2020

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Cost Efficiency Employee Survey

Last week you should have received an email from apennington@matrixcg.net with a subject line entitled: “CEX – Cost Efficiency Employee Survey.” Please know that if you did receive this email, it is not a spam message, or a phishing scam. Conversely, the link in question is from the firm Matrix Consulting Group, who have been tasked by your Union and the County government with providing an analysis and report in relation to our collectively bargained “Cost Efficiency Study Group.”

The purpose of this study group is to evaluate the service delivery model of your respective departments/agencies in order to identify if there are changes/modifications that can be made to these areas to better improve operations i.e. instituting new technology, changing processes, adjusting staffing levels, etc. It is imperative that Matrix Consulting Group hears from you directly about ways in which your particular service area could be adjusted in this way, as you are the ones who are tasked with directly providing these services to the residents of this County (and are ultimately the “Subject Matter Experts.”) In completing these surveys, please ensure that you speak freely, and give your honest feedback and suggestions. The responses you provide will in no way be shared with anyone in your management structure, or within County government.

If you haven’t already, please take the time to complete this survey. Please only complete the survey one time. Additionally, if you have any further questions or concerns, contact Ryan Conlon at the union office at (301)-977-2447.

In Solidarity,

Gino

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Third MOU Reached with HOC

Local 1994 members working at the Housing Opportunities Commission in Montgomery County have bargained an extension to their COVID-19 Memorandum of Understanding covering the period of October 3-October 30, 2020.
This MOU also has new language covering customer service and technology. This agreement gives HOC the opportunity to see if we can get partial FEMA reimbursement for the COVID-19 differentials.
Any questions can be directed to the union office at 301-977-2447.

See the full agreement:

HOC COVID-19 MOU Executed 10_2020

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MNCPPC Health Insurance Virtual Meetings

UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO is inviting MNCPPC members and their spouses to join us for an important meeting to discuss health benefit options for members in the coming year. We have scheduled the following four Zoom meetings for members to learn more about their health insurance options. Please join us for one of the following meetings ON Oct. 19, 20, 21, 22 beginning each night at 6 p.m. details and call in information below.

Questions, contact John Barry 202-510-0865

DAILY MEETINGS

Monday – 6-8pm

https://zoom.us/j/94376530574?pwd=VlQ3cVNYZ1FSMmRtRjFGYURwY1RVQT09 

Tuesday – 6-8pm

https://zoom.us/j/93355031831?pwd=cS92U3BDLzROVnpCT2MwYW9GZ0psdz09 

Wednesday – 6-8pm

https://zoom.us/j/93340422665?pwd=VUNTTFNoMDF6cFFBRFhXTE81S01rQT09 

Thursday – 6-8pm

https://zoom.us/j/92404660937?pwd=M1dydWdvNUduQzRHeG9pWmtPU3F5dz09 

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Union & Park and Planning Commission Agree to 5th Covid MOU

Local 1994 has signed its 5th Memorandum of Understanding with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission dealing with Covid-related issues. This temporary MOU, valid from October 4 through November 28, awards four hours of paid time off (PTO) per pay period (2 hrs per week) for members working over 20 hours per week; one hour of PTO for members working up to 20 hours a week. It also advances 80 hours additional sick leave to members who have been quarantined due to COVID.

Most importantly: the Commission has emphasized importance of maintaining CDC guidelines. If you see anything in the work environment that violates those guidelines, let us know. We will bargain for the next MOU when necessary.

Any questions can be directed to your field representative John Barry at 202-251-0865 or to the Union office at 301-977-2447.

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