The Famous Friday Drop.
After everyones gone home for the night, surprise an email pops up near 9Pm.
In the Excuse filled email the latest contract agreement.
After carefully reviewing the New Revised Draft Agreement which supercedes are previous ERIP, and our current contract, one thing is clear. Were Still Screwed!
We were fed half holidays unpaid, which came up to a couple hours, now we are forced to randomly take 3.5 hours Every Single pay period.
Coalition members will be Willingly Furloughed nearly Two Weeks – 59.5 Hours
Bonuses no longer compound losing there importance and recognition of the hazardous life threatening duties performed Costing Workers Thousands! LAPD Officers Would NEVER tolerate this.
NO CASH OVERTIME – Comp time only. Federal Limit of 240 hours.
NO RAISES – EAA MEMBERS GOT THERE RAISES
There are no Real tangible savings other then the Furloughs.
We continue to put off Real cost savings which will only make us suffer in the long term putting everyone’s future at risk. If the council isn’t told no you can’t continue to spend in this fashion, one day we will wake up to a headline blasting City of Los Angeles files for bankruptcy.
It is up to us to be responsible and Vote NO on this deal the furloughs are a given, but risking our financial future on the hope the city will magically come up with money in the next year and not spend it on more cops is foolish.
Consider this, LA City council instead of actually saving money by canceling the Police Academy Class has only delayed it in the hopes that if we give back all of these things in our contract we will allow them to continue spending at an unsustainable rate. No Other Union has had to give up this much, why are we giving away so much?
Paying more for Early Retirement and adding these latest concessions will leave us far behind other workers, and Sworn will continue to make out like bandits.
We Do NOT have to keep shouldering the costs for early retirements and our failed unions desperate attempt to save face.
Look at the numbers and the long term consequences of this deal.
If We VOTE NO:
We Get a +3.0% Retro Raise
We GET another 2.75% Raise in Two Months
We Keep our CASH Overtime.
We KEEP our pride, and our contract whole.
We will still have a contract after the economy improves, and we will be able to negotiate things that will prevent using employee wages as a savings account.
If we Don’t we are opening ourselves up to continued abuse and more of the same.
Employees will not have there retirement increased without proper bargaining.
If we Vote Yes we are setting ourselves back 30 years.
We are going to allow the city to transfer people against there will, we are hurting everything as a collective bargaining group we are suppose to stand for.
Stop getting used as an ATM.