Mar 24, 2020 —
Again, we want to thank you all for all of your support! It truly means the world to us to have our community support us so wholeheartedly. We are in awe by the response!
The good news is that a lot of city workers are returning to work this week and the option to work from home is in the works. We strongly believe it is because of our mobilization that we are able to return to work. This is a victory! But there's still some more work to do.
We had originally planned to close the petition Monday, but we have to decided to keep it up until Wednesday morning. Monday was the original deadline because that was when union leadership had to sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). Knowing that all other other of the 24 unions signed it, AFSCME felt we lost leverage and didn't want to lose what it offered. However, the MOA as written is lacking protections for our part time members. While Union leadership has signed the Memorandum of Agreement that we have been fighting against, it still needs to be approved and signed by Mayor Carter and the City Council.
We urge you all to call and email them all, even if you have already. We are asking them to amend the Memorandum of Agreement to better protect and support city workers. If we can put more pressure on them tomorrow, we can convince them to submit amendments that will allow us all to remain safe during this public health crisis.
Thank you all so much!
Activists and Members of AFSCME
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