CORTLAND COUNTY DINNER MEETING – MARCH 30TH
We will be holding an informational dinner meeting on Thursday, March 30th, 2017, at The Community Restaurant, 10 Main Street, Cortland. The meeting is open to all members of the Local. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, March 22nd. Vendors have been invited to attend. Visit with vendors between 4:30-6:00, dinner meeting to start at 6:00.
CORRECTION - LONGEVITY PAYMENT/LUMP SUM PAYMENT
UCS has clarified that those eligible for a “end of contract” $750 Lump Sum payment should see that paid out in the April 19th paycheck. Employees on payroll in active status as of March 31, 2017 are eligible for the one-time Lump Sum $750 payment, which is not part of basic salary but is pensionable.
Longevity Payments and those eligible for Increments will see those in the May 3rd paycheck.
COMP TIME – CONTRACT LANGUAGE
By mutual agreement between CSEA and UCS, the 2011-2017 contract language that ends the ability to accrue comp time between 35-40 hours effective April 1, 2017 will not go into effect and will be a subject of our continued contract negotiations for our successor contract.
EBF CO-PAY REIMBURSEMENT
A reminder to submit your CSEA EBF co-pay reimbursement form by the deadline of March 31st, 2017.
CSEA/UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE
(Kathy Guild, CSEA Dep. Director of Contract Administration)
CSEA and UCS met on March 1, 2017 and March 2, 2017 for the first round of contract negotiations. The current Collective Bargaining Agreement expires on March 31, 2017. All increments, longevity payments, uniform and equipment allowance payments, health insurance and dental and vision benefits will continue to be paid per the Triborough Amendment until a successor Agreement is agreed to and ratified by the membership.
Both sides exchanged initial proposals and discussed the issues that the CSEA UCS members told us were important to them in the contract survey. It was a productive session and both sides agreed to go back and work on some language to be discussed at the next round.
The next session will be held on March 14, 2017 and March 15, 2017 with additional sessions planned in April and May. We will continue to keep you updated as we go through the negotiations process.