Should 3090 Authorize a Strike?

Dear 3090 member:

Since early summer, your bargaining chairs and principal negotiators have been meeting weekly with the Coalition of City Unions bargaining teams and the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to bargain over COLAs, minimum wages, retention, and recruitment payments, as well as benefits and retirement issues.

Our partner union, SEIU, held a 24 hour strike in August, over the City’s lack of good faith bargaining and multiple unfair labor practices. There was some movement on the City’s part  as a result of that strike, but now things have stalled.

We have been staging rallies across the City to bring our Coalition Union members together to show our seriousness about getting a fair deal. Our message: it is time to respect us, protect us, and pay us! We want nothing less for our civilian employee members than what was recently given to sworn, uniformed City employees.

We have decided to take a strike authorization vote to send a clear message to the City: We’re ready to escalate if necessary and sound the alarm on the City’s repeated labor law violations. A Strike Authorization Vote does not mean that we will strike. But it does lay down the prescribed foundation for taking that action if conditions warrant it. What conditions can warrant a strike? Unions may strike over unfair labor practices, an impasse in negotiations, or the lapse of a contract. 

There will be significant amounts of communication prior to calling a strike, so please watch for emails.

Voting will be live from Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 8:00 a.m. until Wednesday, December, 13, 2023 5:00 p.m.

In solidarity,

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