Please fill out this form and return it to AFSCME Local 2960 after contacting your City Council Member. The bottom section will be forwarded to City Council on your behalf. If returning electronically, forward to OfficeStaff@afscme2960.org
SAVED YOUR PENSION by defeating Prop 487.
Won the initial lawsuit on the Sick leave snapshot which affects the retirement of
90% of our members.
Decreased pension contributions for Tier 2 and 3 employees so they have more take
home pay and stop huge pension payouts for upper management which hurt OUR
pay. (WON Prop 103).
Stopped the city from freezing merit (5% for OUR unit) and longevity pay (up to
$6,000/yr for OUR unit) which the city some council members want to do EVERY
Held fundraisers for injured members and members who lost their lives.
Working with Police union, won back union release in Supreme Court, allowing full
representation to members on city time, ability to release stewards from all
departments to protect our members rights and right to negotiate contracts on city
time like management.
ENDED CONCESSIONS and FURLOUGH days in 2016-2019 contract!
Stopped the city from charging 10% increase in health care coverage in 2017-2019.
Saved over 100 members from losing their jobs from RIF’s and wrongful
termination in 2018-2019
Stop the privatization of dozens of employees in 2018.
Stopped unfair severe discipline for over 100 members in 2018.
Got dozens of members transferred to departments away from bad managers or
transferred the managers themselves.
Changed the hiring process in multiple departments to make sure promotions and
hiring process were more fair and transparent.
Got bullet-proof vests for our detention officers and police assistants when the city
refused to pay.
Brought back budget and research job studies in 2017.
Saved paid lunches for most Police Secretaries in 2017.
Increased Membership by over 400 members from 2015 to 2018.
Started free college benefit program for union members.
Two step increase in pay for Sky Harbor Communications in 2018.
One step increase in pay for Fire 911 Dispatchers in 2018.
Two step increase in pay for Detention Officers in 2018.
Got bullet-proof vests for Police Assistants and Transit in 2018.
Got 3 years back wages for Municipal Guards at Water Treatment Plant-2019
Water Customer Service Dept was denied lunches because they were paid lunches.
The union changed policy and changed the MOU to protect this.-2019
Started a volunteer pilot program for flex-time to help employees with scheduling
Made FMLA and sick leave improvements to extend to more families and situations.
Developed sick leave bank for those employees in need starting in 2019.
Established first civilian honor guard in the city of Phoenix.
Got uniform allowance for Fire Prevention Specialists in Planning and Development
and winter jackets for Water Transit employees in 2019.
Established job interview and resume classes at union for members.
And the fight continues…
AFSCME 2960 Water department member (and scribe for Negotiations) Sheila Yellowhair is helping her daughter Marialena hit her goal to be able to take an educational trip with EF Explore America. It will be a great opportunity for her to explore our nation and learn outside of the classroom in new, exciting ways. She is really looking forward to it and its on her wish list this year. We hope you will help her take this trip. You can make a donation through the secured online Giving Page at this link: https://personal.efexploreamerica.com/secure/make-donation.aspx?poid=D3A97B7E
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Sisters and Brothers,
As we move closer to this monumental day and as Labor continues to look for ways to provide support, here is a list of ways in which we can help.
Looking for volunteers to:
Remember: The rally at the Capitol starts at 12 noon. Teamsters Local 104 is organizing have a section of Arizona AFL-CIO affiliates to show Solidarity and our support for Educators, Students and our affiliate Teachers Union AFT local 8002 and their members!
If you have questions or would like to volunteer you can contact: Fred Yamashita at (480)217-1920 firstname.lastname@example.org or Joe Murphy at (480)865-5149 or email@example.com
An election was held at the last membership meeting for delegates who will attend the AFSCME International Conference in July. The following delegates were elected.
Joe Witt Jr.
In addition to these delegates, the following alternates were elected.
Congratulations to all and thank you for representing us in Boston!
Did you know that AFSCME Local 2960 has it's own Honor Guard? Our Honor Guard has attended multiple funerals and Memorial Services in the last 2 years to represent our Union formally at these events. We have an opportunity to provide volunteers at the upcoming Ragnar Relay Del Sol to raise funds for needed materials such as flags and other expenses. The dates will be February 9th and 10th, and most likely in the Scottsdale or Mesa areas. Please contact Union Officer and Honor Guard organizer Chris Radoian ASAP if you are available to help out. This can be a family opportunity as some stations will allow volunteers 13 years and older. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Legal Services for Crime Victims in Arizona non-profit is holding a "Wine and Paint" event on Tuesday Jan 23rd from 6-9 at Fry's Wine Bar in Peoria. Tickets are $27.86 and go to support LSCVA's work on behalf of AZ crime victims. More information about the event and the organization may be found at:
To all employees,
On November 29, 2017, the City Council adopted recommendations from the citywide Sick Leave Work Group to implement changes to FMLA leave.
Effective January 1, 2018, the current FMLA leave codes “F1” and “F2” will be eliminated from eCHRIS. Under the new changes, employees will be able to choose whether to use FMLA leave from their available sick or vacation banks, whether the employee is caring for themselves or a qualifying family member. Once the employee has identified which leave bank to use, FMLA leave will be designated under one of the following codes: “FMLA Sick” or “FMLA Vacation”. This change allows the employees the freedom and flexibility to manage their FMLA leave and leave banks based upon their preferences.
Note: The employee is responsible for selecting whether to use “FMLA Sick” or “FMLA Vacation” leave code. Additionally, the immediate supervisor has the ability to enter the employee’s requested leave code.
Please be advised that no changes have occurred with FMLA administration through FMLASource. All current processes will continue to be administered as usual. Please continue to follow your current call-in procedures.
If there are any questions or concerns, please contact your department HR Liaison or the FMLA Administration team at email@example.com.