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File #: O-015-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 1/6/2022 In control: Law Department
On agenda: 1/18/2022 Final action: 1/18/2022
Title: Approving the revision of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Clerk of Toledo Municipal Court and AFSCME Local 3411, for a successor agreement, consistent with the bargained understandings; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Audio: Agenda Review January 11, 2022, 2. Audio: City Council January 18, 2022
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AFSCME Local 3411 Tentative Agreement
Law Dept- Michael Niedzielski (x2182)

Title
Approving the revision of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Clerk of Toledo Municipal Court and AFSCME Local 3411, for a successor agreement, consistent with the bargained understandings; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The Clerk of Toledo Municipal Court and AFSCME Local 3411 have reached a tentative agreement that revises the current collective bargaining agreement, which expired on December 31, 2021, for a successor agreement, for the new term of January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024. The Union ratified that tentative agreement on January 4, 2022. Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code section 4117.10(B), the economic provisions of that agreement are now being submitted to City Council for consideration and passage. If not acted upon by Council within 30 days, the agreement is deemed approved.

Pursuant to the statutory bargaining process under the Ohio Revised Code, the Clerk of Court and the Union met in December 2021 to negotiate the terms of a successor agreement, and a tentative agreement was reached.

Regarding the economic terms, the agreement provides for salary correction to the base wage effective the first full pay period in January 2022. That new wage rate remains unchanged for the contract term. This salary correction is necessary to improve employee retention and morale, as employees have been leaving the Clerk's office for similar and better paying jobs in the suburbs and the City of Toledo because the current pay scale for Clerk employees was far below the local labor market. For similar reasons, attracting new hires has been challenging because of the current pay scale. Additionally, as Juneteenth was recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, the new agreement also adds Juneteenth as a paid holiday.

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NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

SECTION 1. That...

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