Please watch the message below from Local President Bob Coyle about OnePhilly updates.
Message Text: Good afternoon brothers and sisters,
Today is Thursday, January 10. I realize that it has been awhile since we chatted. I hope all of you had a happy and healthy holiday season and I wish all of you a happy new year. I’d like to update you on a meeting that the Local leadership had with the City of Philadelphia earlier this week, with the Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations. We discussed several issues. First: OnePhilly. I know that there are a lot of rumors out there, but the City and the Union have agreed to meet on a regular basis to make sure that OnePhilly is rolled-out with as little distraction as possible. The most important parts about OnePhilly, time keeping and payroll, will not be rolled-out until the end of March. The Union realizes that some of you have already attended OnePhilly training. If you have had any questions or concerns as a result of any of the information that you have received at these trainings, please contact your Local Executive Board Liaison or Staff Representative, so that we can address these issues. These second issue that we discussed were the four (4) Comp Days that members were entitled to for being designated Essential Employees during last Winter’s inclement weather. The City has assured the Union that everyone has been credited for that time and that you will be able to review those Comp Days on your paychecks over the next few weeks. If that’s not the case, please reach out to your Local Executive Board Liaison or Staff Representative so that we can address this issue. The last item that we addressed was on the subcommittees. As you know, at the recent contract negotiations we agreed to four subcommittees. They were: Exempt Employees, Essential Employees, Alternative Work Schedules, and Training. The Local has had ample opportunity over the past few months to ask members to volunteer for the Union’s internal subcommittees on these issues. We plan on scheduling our meetings over the next few weeks, and for those who have already signed up, you will be receiving notice from us. [With the internal committee work] we will then be prepared to meet with the City afterwards to discuss these issues. I look forward to doing more regular videos. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time. Thank you very much.
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Meet in the parking lot outside of the Masquerade shop on 9/3 at 1100 S. Columbus Blvd. at 9AM.
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