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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #35


Subject
Ratification of Collective Bargaining Agreement between Manatee County and the International Association of EMT's, Local R5-747

Briefings
All

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Robert Smith, Director Public Safety - extension 3511

Stephen Krivjanik, EMS Chief - extension 3563



Action Requested

Motion to ratify and authorize the County Administrator to execute the collective bargaining agreement between Manatee County and the International Association of EMT's, a Division of the National Association of Government Employees, Local R5-747.



Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida Statutes ยง 447.309



Background Discussion

Manatee County EMS voted in 2012 for representation by the International Association of EMT's, a division of the National Association of Government Employees, Local R5-747.  The Public Employees Relations Commission certified this in Case No RC-2012-016, EL 2012-034, Cert. No. 1810, on January 4, 2013.  Negotiations began, and over twenty five negotiating sessions were held to get to tentative agreement on the many articles included in the attached agreement.  Final agreement was reached on January 6, 2016, and the membership voted to ratify on February 9, 2016.  The agreement is consistent with the bulk policies of Manatee County Government, and includes the pay for performance as provided to all Manatee County employees.



County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

Attorney Eschenfelder advised the administration on the law, and assisted in the negotiation, drafting, and review of the terms of the final agreement.



Reviewing Attorney
Eschenfelder

Instructions to Board Records

Executed copies to:
William Shick, EMS Union President, Public Safety Department
Rodney Barnes, HR Director
Manatee County Clerk of Courts, Board Records



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
n/a

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
n/a


Attachment:  EMS Union Contract 2016.pdf