District Council 37 (DC 37) and the bargaining committee met on January 24, 2023, for the third time to discuss contract negotiations. The union, representing its members, brought forward several demands, including the implementation of a telework/hybrid schedule for job titles that are able to work a few days during the week from home. Previously, the city had made it clear that they were not interested in negotiations regarding telework/hybrid schedule for the union’s members. However, after the persistence of the union and its representatives, the city has changed its position and will now review this demand.
Other demands that the union brought forward include a pay increase, retroactivity, and a continued fight for zero percent health care premiums. These demands were made to ensure that our members receive fair and just contract. It is important to note that these demands are not the only ones being considered, and the union continues to push for the best possible outcome for its members. As negotiations continue, members are encouraged to follow their union for updates and the latest developments.
Henry Garrido, our Executive Director for DC 37, and the bargaining committee that consists all local presidents is leading the charge for the union and is dedicated to securing the best possible outcome for our members.
In conclusion, the union’s persistence has led to the city changing its stance on the telework/hybrid schedule demand, and negotiations are ongoing for the remaining demands. The union will continue to advocate for members rights and fair compensation.
Continue to follow your union for the latest contract negotiations updates as they become available.
Vice President for Negotiations and Research