November 19, 2013
Update on Current Contract Negotiation
The Sheriff’s Office made a “take it or leave it” proposal during today’s bargaining. We have rejected their offer. In an effort to reach agreement, we agreed to the Sheriff’s current wage proposal, as attached. We would not, however, agree to the proposed language changes which would include, reducing promotional test scores from 85% to 75%, and resume review for an additional 13 specialty units.
Reducing the test scores to 75% would effectively give the Sheriff more control over the promotional process based solely upon his preferences. Providing for an additional 13 specialty units in the resume process, rather than the Transfer Review Board process, would allow resume review to dominate the transfer process. Lodge 93 believes the transfer process should be based upon objective criteria, such as seniority and merit, not subjective criteria (Sheriff’s preference).
The Sheriff’s Office did not accept our counteroffer of accepting their wage proposal but leaving the prior contract language in place regarding the other issues. Instead, they stated that their offer was, in essence, a package deal and if not accepted would be withdrawn as of 3 p.m. today. Therefore, we rejected their offer.
Throughout the bargaining process we have made numerous concessions on articles in an effort to reach agreement. We have not been able to come to an agreement during these most recent rounds of negotiations.
A labor committee informational meeting will be held on November 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
The meeting will be held at:
Fraternal Order of Police
5505 Hansel Avenue
Orlando, FL 32809
BE THERE! Your attendance and participation at this meeting is crucial to our success.
Should you have any questions, please contact your labor committee members for further information.
FOP Lodge #93 Labor Committee