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File #: 24-1553    Name: Collective Bargaining
Type: Written Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/30/2023 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 11/14/2023 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing on the Fiscal Impact Study of the Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees 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. 24-1553_Attachment 1- Resolution, 2. 24-1553_Attachment 2- Tentative Agreement, 3. 24-1553_ Presentation for Public Hearing, 4. 24-1553_signed resolution
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: NOVEMBER 7, 2023

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

FROM: ADESSA BARKER, CHIEF LABOR RELATIONS OFFICER

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Public Hearing on the Fiscal Impact Study of the Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees 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 American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees District Council 20, Local 3001 (AFSCME).

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 AFSCME, subject to actual 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, the ordinance and state law make clear that any agreement reached by collect...

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