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File #: O-259-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 5/19/2022 In control: Human Resources Department
On agenda: 5/24/2022 Final action: 5/24/2022
Title: Approving the revision of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Toledo and AFSCME Ohio Council 8, Local 7, for a successor agreement, consistent with the bargained understandings; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A, 2. Exhibit A, 3. Memorandum
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AFSCME Local 7, Tentative Agreement
HR Dept-Tyrome Alexander (x1031)

Title
Approving the revision of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Toledo and AFSCME Ohio Council 8, Local 7, for a successor agreement, consistent with the bargained understandings; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The City of Toledo and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Ohio Council 8, Local 7 reached a tentative agreement over terms that revise 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 May 18, 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 within 30 days, the agreement is deemed approved.

Pursuant to the statutory bargaining process under the Ohio Revised Code, the City and the Union met multiple times over the past three (3) months to negotiate the terms of a successor agreement.

The tentative agreement reached simplifies the process for management to open the work rules of their respective units. Specifically, the agreement requires that the work rules open after each successor agreement is ratified, which allows antiquated work rules to be updated where needed and mutually agreed upon. In addition, the tentative agreement clarifies the layoff and recall process by limiting the number of times a laid off employee may bump less senior employees or take vacant positions. The language the parties agreed upon is attached hereto as Exhibit A.

Regarding the economic terms, the agreement provides for a 4% base pay increase in January 2022, a 4% increase in January 2023, and a 4% increase in January 2024. In addition, the agreement provides for a one-time COVID premium paymen...

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