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Concessions by Other Cities April 20, 2011

(Sources: Human Resources Representatives, newspaper articles, and/or City websites)

*Cities Represented By AFSCME CITY Brea

CONCESSIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

No COLA 2-year Golden Handshake through PERS (13 employees accepted) Hiring freeze: “Vacancy Review Board� No merit increases Contract expired end of 2010 Currently in Meet & Confer

Buena Park

1. City-wide furloughs effective January 1, 2010: 5% reduction in pay, one Friday a month through the end of 2011 2. Hiring freeze (11 vacancies, includes police): City Manager approves on a case-by-case basis 3. Additional 3% cut in pay across the board approved October 12, 2010 4. Continued furloughs through June 2012 5. Employees to pay additional 3% into PERS (Employees pay a total of 7.421% of EPMC) 6. Technical Office and Professional Services employees lose 7 days of holiday pay 7. Management will pay an additional 3% into PERS (Management pays a total of 7.421% of EPMC) 8. Contract extended until June 2012 9. City conceded no layoffs until June 2012 10. Not anticipating any more changes through contract expiration date

Costa Mesa

1. Furloughs effective August 31,2009: 5% reduction in pay ends August 31, 2010 2. Holiday closure of City Hall (for 2010 and 2011) closed between Christmas and New Years 3. 2-year Golden Handshake through PERS (54 employees accepted end of 2009) 4. Hiring freeze 5. Continue suspension of retirement health savings plan for 52 pay periods 6. Recreation Programs were cut for July 2009 to June 2010 fiscal year 7. Layoffs effective July 3, 2010: 20 full-time non-management 8. Contract extended to March 31, 2013 9. Employees to pay 7.52% of EPMC by March 2011 10. Cash out option for Floating Holiday time suspended 11. Implemented Tier 2 retirement formula: 2% @ 60 12. Layoff notices mailed out to 200 employees in mid-March 2011 to be effective mid-September 2011

Downey

1. No increases 2. Hiring freeze: City Manager approves on a case-by-case basis 3. Still negotiating: No changes right now


Fullerton

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

5% salary reduction for miscellaneous employees 5% salary reduction for management employees Hiring freeze: City Manager approves on a case-by-case basis Budget cuts: about 4% reduction for every division Layoffs effective July 3, 2010 (17 full-time, non-exempt) Contract in effect until June 30, 2011 No further concessions

Irvine

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

No COLA Suspend merit increases Suspend annual incentive bonus Suspend probationary merit increases Hiring freeze Contract in effect through August 10, 2011 Employees pay 5.448% of EPMC No furloughs No pay cuts

Lakewood

Long Beach

Lynwood

Newport Beach

1. No concessions 2. Contract expired in June 2010. Negotiated to extend current contract 1 more year with no COLA 3. City contribution to cafeteria plan increased $25/month 4. Negotiated 0% COLA but salary enhancement to: Personnel Clerk (5%), Deputy City Clerk (10%), Accounting Technician (2.5%) 1. Cut dozens of police positions and implemented rolling brown-outs at Fire Stations 2. Negotiating with police and firefighters to forgo their contractual pay raises, which would avoid $11.3 million in cuts 3. FY 2010/2011 layoffs of unclassified and 1 classified employee 4. 2% COLA effective October 1, 2010 5. Contract expires September 30, 2013 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

102 full-time and part-time employees placed on a lay-off list Additional changes under review Employees hired after January 1, 2011 pay 8% of EPMC Contract expires June 30, 2011 No other concessions made

1. Early retirement through PARS: Additional 2 years (52 employees accepted/36 vacancies will not be filled) 2. Cut training expenses 3. Hiring freeze 4. Cut budget by 5% overall: underfilling positions 5. Parking meter fee increases 6. Employees pay 4.92% of EPMC; by January 2012 employees will be contributing the full 8% 7. Increase to cafeteria plan: $100/month effective January 1, 2011 and $100/month effective January 1, 2012 8. COLA in 2012 based on CPI (minimum of 1.5%, maximum of 3%) 9. Contract expires June 30, 2012 10. Layoff notices mailed out to 50 people in April to be effective July 1, 2011


Norwalk

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Orange

1. 2% COLA effective July 1, 2010 (in lieu of 3.5% they were owed) 2. Hiring freeze 3. 5% Work furlough July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011: 1 Friday per month (13 Fridays). All City Hall employees outside of Police and Fire 4. Freezing vacation buy-back 5. In exchange, received 12-month guarantee of no layoffs 6. Completed non-sworn negotiations 7. Contract expires June 30, 2011 8. Employees pay 2.64% of EPMC

Paramount

1. 6 furlough days in FY2010/2011. 3 days to be taken between JulyDecember 2010, and 3 days to be taken between January-June 2011 2. Changed contract with PERS to where employees are now required to pay 15% of their medical premiums across the board 3. Hiring freeze

Redondo Beach

South Gate

Tustin

No COLA Hiring freeze Layoffs (60 total employees/40 from the Recreation division) 2-year Golden Handshake through PERS (19 employees accepted) Contracted out Dial-a-ride from Transit Dept. Released 7 employees from their City Transit Dept. 6. Contract extended through June 30, 2011 7. No change in contribution for health insurance: remains $770

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Salary reduction of 6% effective July 1, 2009 Furloughs: 54 hours implemented July 1, 2009 Layoffs (8 employees) Hiring freeze Contract expires July 1, 2011 No COLA

1. Salary reduction of 10% effective July 1, 2009 for miscellaneous employees 2. Management employees elected to pay 8% EPMC in lieu of salary reduction 3. Management employees pay $200 a month for health insurance 4. Offered 2-year Golden Handshake through PERS (27 employees accepted) 5. Suspended accrual cash outs 6. Hiring freeze 7. Layoffs effective June 30, 2010 – Only 2 full-time 8. Contract extended until June 30, 2011 9. Reduced the budget for all City events such as 4th of July 10. Cut Parks and Recreation programs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

No COLA Wellness program for management approved until June 30, 2011 Hiring freeze Layoffs (9 employees) Contract expires June 30, 2011 City will contribute 3.5% and employee will contribute 3.5% to PERS


Whittier

Yorba Linda

La Palma

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

No COLA Hiring freeze Layoffs (5 employees) Contract expires June 30, 2011 Council has not authorized any raises Committed to no layoffs 13 hours floating holiday for FY 2010/2011 only City will split cost difference of employees insurance premium retro back to August 1, 2010 (the cost difference between last plan year & new plan year) 9. Employees pay 3.40% of EPMC 1. Furlough: 1 Friday per month effective October 9, 2009 (5% reduction in pay) 2. Layoffs (2 part-time employees and 1 full-time Office Assistant in Building Department 3. 2-year Golden Handshake through PERS (15 employees accepted) 4. Hiring freeze 5. No COLA 6. No vacation buy-back 7. One-year contract expires June 30, 2011 1. No concessions 2. Receiving 4% COLA increase July 1, 2010 3. 3-year contract expires June 30, 2011

*Bellflower

1. Furloughs: 2 days per month (10% reduction in pay) 2. Layoffs: 57 Recreation employees plus 80 part-time employees in 2009 – no further layoffs 3. 2-year Golden Handshake through PERS: 4 accepted in 2009 – none since 2009 4. No COLA 5. Hiring freeze: 13 full-time positions 6. Some promotions frozen 7. Cut Recreation after school programs 8. Currently in Meet & Confer: still in negotiations 9. November ballot: Increase in Utility users tax 2% for 5 years – failed by 13 votes 10. Cut back on swimming pool hours of operation; only 1 of 2 pools open

Santa Fe Springs

1. Layoffs (2 employees). Some employees bumped to lower positions 2. General employees took a 7.9% salary reduction effective July 5, 2010 through July 3, 2011 3. 2-year Golden Handshake through PERS (16 people) 4. Eligible part-time benefited employees (non-PERS) being offered $12,500 to retire by May 17, 2010 (7 employees accepted) 5. Meet & Confer: 1 year contract – expires June 30, 2011 6. Furloughs implemented; City has 9/80 work schedule, now closed every Friday, plus week between Christmas and New Years 7. Deferred Compensation City Match from 3% to 1.5% effective July 5, 2010


*Carson

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Hiring freeze No COLA Budget passed with $1.8 mil from employee give-backs No full-time layoffs Part-time employees cut back to 10 hours per week AFSCME employees took COLA of 2.4% effective with first pay period of January 2011 7. AFSCME employees: 10 furlough days per FY 8. Contract extended until 2013 9. Employees to pay 2% of EPMC upon signature of contract amendment 10. Implement Tier 2 retirement formula: 2% @ 55 upon signature of contract amendment

*Pasadena

1. Reduced COLA from 4% to 2% 2. Hiring freeze 3. 4% COLA implemented July 1, 2010 from old contract (City will implement layoffs unless Union agrees to reverse the COLA) 4. Currently in negotiations 5. Employees pay 4.61% of EPMC

*Torrance

1. Contract expired June 30, 2008 2. Started Meet & Confer in July 2010

*Artesia

*Lawndale

1. Contract expired: Negotiations not started yet 2. Furloughs effective February 2010: 2 days per month (every other Friday) continued through June 30, 2011 3. No COLA 4. Hiring freeze 5. 2-year Golden Handshake through PERS (3 people) 6. Layoffs: July 2, 2010 Full-time and part-time (13 employees) 1. Hiring freeze 2. Contract expires June 30, 2011

*Ontario

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

*Covina

1. 2. 3. 4.

*Hawaiian Gardens

*Compton

Hiring freeze: City Manager approves on a case-by-case basis 2-year Golden Handshake through PERS (4 in 2009, none in 2010) No COLA’s in 2009 through end of contract, June 30, 2013 No furloughs Contract expires June 30, 2013

No COLA in 2009, 2010, 2011 Hiring freeze Re-opener in March or April of 2011 for salary & benefits MISC employees given a longevity step 2.5% increase; must be with City for 7 years; retro to July 1, 2009; 18 out of 50 employees got increase 5. Employees pay 3% of EPMC 6. Contract expires June 30, 2012 1. No concessions 2. 2% COLA effective July 1, 2010 3. Contract expires June 30, 2011 1. No COLA


*Cathedral City

*Commerce

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1. 2/3 hours cut from part-time employees to pay for cost of 3.5% COLA that was given to full-time employees on July 1, 2009 2. MOU extended until June 30, 2011 3. At impasse since March: Mediation in process 4. No layoffs 5. No furloughs 6. Have not adopted a budget 7. 2.5% salary reduction for full-time employees effective August 23, 2010

Inglewood

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Fountain Valley

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Palo Alto

*Pleasanton

Rancho Santa Margarita

4/20/11

Layoffs (12 employees in 2009) Furloughs: 6 days per year Hiring freeze Employees to pay 3.5% of EPMC until December 31, 2011 Contract expires June 30, 2012

Layoffs (27 full-time employees) Eliminate 33 vacant positions Early retirement packages offered; 21 employees accepted Eliminate 33 part-time jobs Contract expires December 31, 2012

Contract expires June 30, 2011 Implemented Tier 2 retirement formula: 2% @ 60 No COLA Golden Handshake in 2009: 18 employees accepted Implemented Tier 2 medical benefits: City contribution is based on the following: Single = $475, Employee +1 = $950, Employee + family = $1200 6. Furloughs implemented January 1 – July 1, 2010 1. Contract expires June 30, 2011 2. Implemented Tier 2 retirement formula: 2% @ 60 3. No COLA 1. 2. 3. 4.

Tentative 2-year agreement expires March 31, 2013 No COLA Employees to pay 2% of EPMC Retiree medical benefits only for employees, not spouses (single party), until they turn 65

1. Implemented Tier 2 retirement formula: 2% @ 60


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