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File #: 23-0462    Name: Collective Bargaining Public Hearing
Type: Other Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/3/2022 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 11/22/2022 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing on the Fiscal Impact Study of the Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Alexandria Chapter of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association (SSPBA) and Consideration of a Resolution indicating City Council's Good Faith Commitment to the Appropriate Funding Necessary to Implement the Agreement. [ROLL-CALL VOTE].
Attachments: 1. 23-0462_Attachment 1_ SSPBA Resolution, 2. 23-0462_Attachment 2_ Collective Bargaining Agreement
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: NOVEMBER 15, 2022

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

THROUGH: JAMES F. PARAJON, CITY MANAGER /s/

FROM: KEVIN STOKES, ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER/CHIEF LABOR
RELATIONS OFFICER

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Public Hearing on the Fiscal Impact Study of the Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Alexandria Chapter of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association (SSPBA) and Consideration of a Resolution indicating City Council's Good Faith Commitment to the Appropriate Funding Necessary to Implement the Agreement. [ROLL-CALL VOTE].
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ISSUE: Consideration of resolution to make a good faith commitment to appropriate funding necessary for the City to meet its obligations under the tentative collective bargaining agreement reached between the City and the Alexandria Chapter of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association (SSPBA).

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council adopt, following a public hearing, the attached resolution which reflects Council's commitment to fund the tentative collective bargaining agreement between the City and SSPBA, subject to accrual appropriation with the approval of the budget in each fiscal year it is in effect.

BACKGROUND: At a public hearing on April 17, 2021, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to adopt a public employee collective bargaining ordinance. The authority for Virginia municipalities to undertake collective bargaining was enabled by new state legislation that took effect May 1, 2021. Alexandria was the first locality in Virginia to authorize collective bargaining under this new state law. The ordinance authorizes exclusive representatives of bargaining units to negotiate, among other things, wages, leave, insurance, and retirement plans presently made available under city authority. However, ...

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