Public records lawsuit; somewhere between the PBA private investigator and the process-server the suit was not served on te City four weeks after we filed it. Sorry, and It will be addressed. Now the city has until 4/20/12 to answer.
Yesterday the Public Employees Relations Commission, which has jurisdiction over labor disputes between employer and employee’s issued a Final order in the Miami FOP Unfair Labor Practice case. CA2010-119. This is the first final order challenging the Cities ability to declare financial urgency to circumvent the impasse procedure . Many facts are similar in both of the Hollywood ULP’s 2011 and 2012. In a 2 to 1 vote PERC dismissed the FOP case and sided with the City of Miami. This is the first final order issued in this type of case. Unfortunately Hal Johnson, The General Consul for the Florida PBA believes we will receive a similar final order in both of our cases. The FOP has 30 days to appeal to the district court which is the first, Leon County as PERC is based in Tallahassee. This is the administrative process ruled on by Commissioners appointed by Rick Scott. We still have the courts which have not been corrupted by Scott.
Last night the PBA attended the Hollywood Democratic Club meeting on the beach. All four dem. commissioners were there but there was nothing substantive debated.
Today Ed Holidak attended a pension presentation by Dave Williams, our pension administrator. Dave presented the historical concessions made by us and the results of those give backs. Ed was impressed with the pension facts.Please thank Dave and the Hollywood Police Pension Trustees for thier hard work and efforts when you get a chance. Ed is a candidate for Hollywood commissioner. Justin Serian,Ralph Kenol, and Traci Callari are also candidates and have attended the presentation.
Tonight the PBA will cover two kick offs in the downtown, Justin and Ralph. Hopefully there will be as much energy as there was at the Callari kick off.
As for the 2% comment made by LALLLLLLAAAA in the Miami Herald. The PBA called the City Manager and expressed the impact the comment had on moral. He listened and stated he understands. The city can give back any thing they wish under the status of financial urgency, simply amend the resolution where the pay cut of 12.5% was passed. The city acted unilaterally on the take away and therefore can unilaterally restore any benefit at any time. It is election time, they are in a panic election mode and feeling the heat. KEEP it up and stick together! We can turn F/U into FTC at the polls in November.