WHAT ITEMS WILL CIVIL SERVICE EFFECT
City Council final Vote
WE DID IT!
Over the last three years AFSCME reps have been working tirelessly at getting Civil Service protections for City of Austin employees. On Thursday, June 26thAustin City Councilvoted on and unanimously passed the Civil Service rules. Just Cause protections will go into effect on July 7th 2014. The Civil Service Commission will start hearing grievances on terminations, demotions and other items at this time. You now have property rights to your job. You can only be terminated with Just Cause !
The remainder of the procedures that will impact city employees will be implemented over the next 120 days. You will be receiving information from your Human Resource department on upcoming training sessions on the Civil Service rules. AFSCME will be holding our own training programs on the rules. Watch your email as we will be sending out notice of our training schedules in the next few weeks.
A special thanks to Council memberMike Martinez for helping get 17 changes made to the rules that AFSCME recommended. The support of every Council member and the Mayor is greatly appreciated. The passing of the these rules has shown the power of our union and the importance of our PEOPLE program. The people we elect determine the quality of our lives and our livelihood. Our wages, benefits, working conditions, health and safety, and even whether we have jobs at all, are in the hands of officials who influence our future. Our activism in politics is incredibly important. Through our PEOPLE program we help elect candidates who stand for what matters to AFSCME members. There is no more important time than now to join PEOPLE. We will be holding candidate interviews for Mayor and all 10 district council positions in August. We need your input and your support so we can help choose the most qualified candidates. These candidates will be making decisions every week that will affect every City of Austin employee. From pay raises, health insurance and retirement to the policies that impact your daily work. Contact the AFSCME office to find out how you can participate in PEOPLE.