Monthly Archives: April 2007

Blind Attorney Reader Jobs Saved

The Union is happy to announce a small victory in the layoff process.  We convinced the County this week that they should rescind the layoff notices given to the paralegals who work as readers for our blind attorneys.  This move would have left our blind attorneys without the necessary tools to effectively represent the clients […]

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No Agreement Between Union and Management on Involuntary Transfers

Local leadership met with members of Management this afternoon (Thursday) to further negotiate the involuntary transfers to Civil and 1st Municipal.  Our proposal (see previous posting) was fair and consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement: transfer the least senior attorneys in the Office not already assigned to Civil and 1st Municipal.  Management chose not to adopt our […]

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Update on Filling Spots in Civil and 1st Municipal

The pending layoffs will disproportionately effect the Civil and First Municipal Divisions.  Therefore, the Union Executive Board has been negotiating with Management about a plan to fill these gaps in the Office that is fair and consistent with seniority. Management’s current proposal includes an initial step of posting for volunteers to fill 7 positions in Civil and 7 […]

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President Resigns

As many of you know that I have been dealing with a major health issue for the past six months. This illness has prompted me not to run for re-election to the next executive board. Also, I believe it is not in the best interest of the membership to have a lame duck president at […]

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Union to Meet with Members Being Layed Off

Members of the executive board have scheduled meetings with affected local members for Friday, April 20, 2007. For members assigned to the Child Protection Divison, the meeting will be at Noon at Juvenile Court. The exact location TBD. For members assigned to First Municipal, the meeting will be at 69 West Washington at 3:00 pm, […]

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LegalEdge Input

Currently, the LegalEdge system is in limited use in the Office, mainly at Juvenile, MDD, and LRD.  We are interested in assessing the value of this system, and providing feedback to the Office about the system.  If you have used the system and have some opinions about how the system could work better, please call […]

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Layoff Proceedings

As a result of the layoff notices received by some of our members, the Union Executive Board is taking steps to make sure that the rights of our members facing layoff are protected and our members are fully informed during this process.  For this purpose, the Executive Board is scheduled to meet with AFSCME representatives […]

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