TRIAL SHIFT SCHEDULE CHANGE VOTE RESULTS
With 76.28% of the 601/602 members voting and a simple majority of 50% plus one threshold, we, the members, have voted to pursue a one-year shift schedule change trial with the 48/96 schedule.
On the question of Trial Schedule Change, the Yes votes prevailed with 56.3% vs. 43.7% No.
On the question of Shift Preference 48/96 prevailed with 58.4% vs. 4/8 with 41.5%.
This is the largest vote return of any election California Elections Company has ever handled in their history- 76.28% of all ballots returned! We are very satisfied with voter turnout and the representation of the membership's voice.
Following the March 3rd Election when our Measure FD ballot item will be decided, we will begin the process for the trial shift schedule change. We need our members to be united in solidarity behind this critical funding measure which will ensure our future and future generations. As you are aware, the primary goal in the short term is hiring for our vacancies and we will be continuing to focus on that goal to reduce the impact of recalls to our members. As soon as the March 3rd election is over, we will take this matter up with negotiations and a discussion with the Board of Supervisors.
We had an open debate and vigorous discussion with both veteran and new members, members who live close and far, with members who favor the trial and those who do not, but the fact is that we can proudly claim that nearly 73% of our membership voted and nearly 60% said they want the trial with 48/96.
We have one of the best jobs in the profession as it stands and we will continue to have that as we progress through the trial shift schedule.
We want to thank the membership who handled the debate and the discussion which was at times volatile and for turning out the largest historic vote percentage of any Labor Union.
We have been in contact with the AOC to discuss impacts on their group numbering 120 or so and will continue to keep them informed as we move forward. Specials thanks to the AOC Board for keeping us in the loop also with their questions and or concerns as the vote and voice of the 601/602 members is heard.