Wednesday, April 20, 2011
CSEA Unit 7400 to enter Fact-finding with Monroe County
“The County’s lack of interest in bargaining is the factor that brings us to where we are today”, stated CSEA Unit 7400 President Cris Zaffuto. “If they had come to the table with any effort whatsoever to work out an equitable deal, we could have continued to negotiate or even came up with a tentative agreement. Unfortunately, I believe their lack of action shows they just don’t care about the workers, despite all the ‘praise’ they have publicly gave workforce”. Zaffuto added, “We believe the Fact-finding will be in our favor and the County has the economic ability to correctly compensate the county workforce, whose only purpose is for the betterment of the community”.
As a reminder, this is how the Factfinding process works. PERB appoints a neutral Factfinder (mediator) to meet with both parties. It is a somewhat more formal process, where both parties meet with the Factfinder and then submit written briefs (similar to legal briefs) and research documentation supporting their positions and proposals. At the end of this stage, the Factfinder will make a written recommendation that is given to both sides. This report is not binding and can be rejected by either side. The Factfinder’s report is usually released publicly once both parties have had an opportunity to review it. This process can also take several months to complete.
Important dates to remember:
Monday April 25th, 5:30 - Unit 7400 Contract Negotiations Mobilization Taskforce Meeting, Rochester Satellite Office Please call 328-5250 to confirm attendance!