We Will NOT Allow the City to Make Threats or Sabotage Our Bargaining Process
Stand Up to the Mayor's Bullying at City Hall, Tuesday, June 18, at 5 p.m.
The City is trying to scare our members by threatening layoffs and falsely claiming bargaining is at impasse: We need to show we will NOT be intimidated.
City Administration took two outrageous actions this week, emailing our members and threatening them with layoffs for supporting City Council President Rebecca Kaplan’s budget and then claiming contract negotiations are at an impasse.
We have filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge with the Public Employee Relations Board about the threatening email, and, to be clear: there are no layoffs in Rebecca Kaplan’s Budget.
We are filing another ULP charge about the City’s premature declaration of impasse. “The day the City declared impasse, they had given us two counter-offers to consider and a possible tentative agreement to review. The two sides were obviously still bargaining productively, and the elected Bargaining Team remains committed to bargaining productively, even if the City wants to walk away from the table,” said Chapter President and Bargaining Team member Felipe Cuevas. “We need every member to come to City Council on Tuesday to show that we’re unified, that we support Kaplan’s budget and reject the Mayor and City Administrator’s attempts to scare us.”
Stand Up to the Mayor’s Bullying
Tell the City Administrator We Won’t Be Intimidated
Show Up and Support Kaplan’s Budget for City Services
And a Strong Contract
If you can’t make it on time, come when you can: this meeting
will go long, and we need a strong showing at this meeting from
beginning to end.