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    Default How does your Union do it?

    We are looking into methods of sharing the burden on Union officers during contract negotiations. Does your Union have any mechanisms in place to help the negotiating team recoup from the Union body, some of them time they donate to negotiations or other Union functions?

    Thanks for the help.
    Qben Oliver


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    Yes, we have a union time pool. Every year six hours are taken out of every ones personal leave(vacation time) and placed into a bank by the city so members can attend functions like contract negotiations. This is in our contract.

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    Thanks Firemedic. That's exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for. Do you have a link so I can see how it is worded in your contract? Which local are you? If anyone else uses the same type of system or anything completely different, please speak up.
    Thanks

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    We have three principal officers (President, Secretary, & Treasurer). They are all paid a monthly salary out of the union general fund, around $300 / month. The other officers (3 shift vice-presidents & 3 grievance committee members) do not have a salary.

    During negotiations, e-board meetings, or when conducting official business all e-board members are allowed to collect $15/hour. Meals are also covered during negotiations, and hearings.

    We also pay for some travel to IAFF educational events. Registration, plane ticket, hotel, and a daily meal stipend. We have recently cut back on this due to the expense associated with the locales the IAFF selects to hold events.

    All of this is covered in our by-laws.

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    The link is
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    . I don't know if you can view the contraact without loging in, but the union office phone number is listed so you can call and they should be able to help.

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    We have it in our contract that they get the time off from the city.
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    Our contract also allows for time off to attend negotiations, but the negotiation team often spends dozens, if not hundreds, of hours on their own time. I was looking for some of the different ways that your Union gives back to the negotiation team to help spread the burden among the body. Also, our contract does not allow time off for conventions, conferences, etc...
    Thanks for the replys thus far.
    I hope to hear more.
    Qben

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