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Friday August 4, 2017 UPDATE
Updated On: Aug 04, 2017

Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014

Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers,
Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel

1014 Friday August 4th 2017 
UPDATE
Negotiations

As per our MOU we have sent a letter to the County notifying them we are ready to begin negotiations for bargaining units 601 and 602.  The actual sitting at the table with the County will begin shortly but prior to that we have our work cut out for us.

We will be gathering facts and figures from the County on all things within our department as well as all other bargaining units in the County.  We will read through every contract and evaluate what other bargaining units in the County receive that we do not and may be in our best interest to pursue.

We have a list of items that we will ask for at the table and off we go.

For those that are new to 1014, our last negotiations took many months which involved MANY meetings.  We asked for simple items that would benefit us all to complex items involving the firefighter ranks.  We will once again be pushing hard for everything we can.

We are committed to once again taking as long as necessary to get a fair contract that will benefit the members of 601 and 602 going to as many bargaining sessions as needed and doing whatever it takes.


V days

If you remember when we negotiated the County Coalition of Unions Contract (CCU) a few years ago one of the items we received was more vacation hours for 20 – 24+ year employees.

Previously after 12 years you earned only 240 hours of vacation per year.  With the new agreement, as of January 1, 2016 the new accrual rate changed to the following for 56 hour employees:

Vacation years of service

Vacation accrual per pay period

Maximum hours

20 to less than 21 years

10:58

252

21 to less than 22 years

11:30

264

22 to less than 23 years

12:00

276

23 to less than 24 years

12:32

288

24 years or more

13:03

300

The problem with this agreement is the County felt that once you accumulated a maximum of 720 hours you would stop accumulating.  The agreed in negotiations that the couldn’t do that because using those numbers it would be possible to stop accumulating hours in 2016 near October if you were a 24+ year employee that started the year with 480 hours and did not take any vacation time off during 2016.

To our surprise the County chose to stop allowing those employees that had reached 720 to accumulate any more vacation hours.  This affected anyone who began 2016 with 480 hours and took no vacation time.   So if you were 24 year employee you stopped accumulating in October.

The County chose to give those employees who stopped accumulating hours their “excess” hours on their January 30th, 2017 paycheck.

if you are a 24+ year employee and have not taken any vacation time in 2017 you will stop accumulating vacation time again very soon.

As we all know the maximum hours you can be paid off in January is 240 hours.  With the addition of the excess hours you now have time you can take off in your “highest year” without affecting those 240.  If you did not take any time in 2016 and you are a 24+ year employee you have 60 “excess hours”.  If you have not taken any in 2017 by December 31, 2017 you will have a total of 120 hours (5 shifts).

If you have stopped accumulating hours you will see you have 240 hours in excess with a total of 720 hours.  If you take a shift of vacation off you will drop below the 720 and begin to accumulate once again.

Where are with getting this resolved?  We are now going through the administrative process, meaning we have filed to get relief from an arbitrator.

We will get this resolved.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please feel free to contact Andy Doyle at (562) 307-7045 or by email at andydoyle@local1014.org or you can contact any board member at (310) 639-1014.


F days

Again, in the CCU negotiations EVERY County employee was given another holiday (Cezar Chavez day).  This new holiday was the first in MANY years.  What this translated to for a 56-hour employee was a half shift.

The County has been fighting us on this as well.  There is a document from the 1950’s agreed to by the Board of Supervisors (BOS) that directed the County to give 56 hour fire series employees to use as we wish and like vacation time have a maximum accrual.

The County has said they will have the BOS draft and sign a new agreement soon.  That day has not come soon enough.

We have filed for administrative relief on this as well and are moving through the process.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please feel free to contact Andy Doyle at (562) 307-7045 or by email at andydoyle@local1014.org or you can contact any board member at (310) 639-1014.


LACERA

LACERA ELECTIONS - 100% Local 1014 Candidates Prevail! 

On behalf of the over 3,300 members of Local 1014, we would like to congratulate David Green and David Muir on being elected to the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) Board of Investments and to Herman Santos and Les Robins on being elected to the Board of Retirement.  

With Brother Will Pryor and this team we can be sure our retirement interests and investments are sound and protected to ensure our retirement funded. 

As Local 1014 Firefighters, we know that it is essential that we have smart, responsible people on our LACERA retirement board who understand Firefighter issues both on the job and into retirement. Your Union is constantly making sure YOUR needs are represented at every level of County government. 

www.lacera.com

2nd Member-Board of Investment

2nd Member-Board of Retirement

8th Member-Board of Investments

8th Member-Board of Retirement

David Green

Herman Santos

David Muir

Les Robbins

4,035 votes

2,945 votes

8791 votes

7789 votes

64.73%

47.79%

65.99%

58.46

As always THANK YOU for allowing us to work for you every day!

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