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Sick Leave Bank 2019 – Montgomery County Bargaining Unit

TO: MCGEO Members FROM: Office of Human Resources MCGEO UFCW Local 1994 DATED: November 13, 2018 The SLB continues to be a great success. To date, the 2018 SLB has 4,551 members and has been able to assist members who met the criteria for using SLB hours. The SLB...

Welcome New Executive Board Member Beverly Bierman

Welcome New Executive Board Member Beverly Bierman

Health and Human Services Steward Bev Bierman has been appointed to the Executive Board to fill out the term of Tara Huber. Huber left her current position to take a job in the Mental Health Court which makes it difficult to continue as a Vice President. “We’re happy...

Volunteer to Canvass

The election this November is going to be significant - and the race for Montgomery County Executive promises to be close. Can you join us in persuading your Union Brothers and Sisters to get out and vote? [ninja_form...

Union Ends Wage Compression for Mechanics

The union created a separate wage scale for mechanics that will place both incumbent members and new hires on a wage scale commensurate with the relevant experience as mechanics. The new wage scale is designed to end wage compression that was caused by hiring new...

Mechanics Re-classification at DGS Saves Jobs, Increases Pay 

Mechanics in the Montgomery County Department of General Services secured reclassifications that will raise wages but also create a new promotional opportunity for mechanics. DGS had issued an order requiring all the mechanics in the Dept. to have a “Master” mechanics...

Member Reinstated After Wrongful Termination

Member Reinstated After Wrongful Termination

Department of Liquor Control member Antoinette Addison won reinstatement to her position and more than a years’ worth of back pay, back leave, and other benefits for a wrongful termination for alleged theft. "Stand by and in your truth,” said Addison. “Thanks to the...

HHS Member Has Leave Restored

On April 11, 2018, HHS bargaining unit member Melissa Ferguson asked management if she would be able to receive Administrative Leave for attendance at a training to become an election worker for the County. Later on that day, Management responded in the affirmative to...

Community Service Aides Win Huge!

Community Service Aides Win Huge!

Community Service Aides in the Street Outreach Network of the Department of Health and Human Services recouped a shift differential that was owed to them. Local 1994 was able to secure a settlement with HHS that will see these employees receive a prorated amount of...

Members at Ride-On Win Grievances

Members at Ride-On Win Grievances

A member at Ride-On was issued a 10 day suspension for allegedly operating his bus while wearing ear buds - FIVE MONTHS AFTER THE ALLEGED INCIDENT. The bus operator was made whole after Local 1994 filed a grievance on the member’s behalf. *** In July 2017, Bus...

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