Union negotiations

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

The Marion County Board of County Commissioners works with two unions, each consisting of two bargaining units.

Negotiations status

International Association of Firefighters - Local 3169

Supervisory Unit
A collective bargaining agreement was ratified by the unit on Dec. 10, 2014 and approved by the County Commission on Dec. 16, 2014 for the year in progress (Oct. 1, 2014-Sept. 30, 2015). The first meeting to negotiate the next contract took place on April 15, 2015. Management is currently reviewing the proposed contract.

Rank and File Unit 
Fire Rank & File union leadership rejected the multi-million dollar wage offer Marion County proposed back in July. In an email dated Aug. 12, Jay Boardman, president of Professional Firefighters of Marion County IAFF Local #3169, notified county management of their refusal of the all-inclusive offer. The email was signed by Boardman and union secretary Ryan O'Reilly.

County management's nearly $3.5 million offer included salary raises totaling approximately $3,000 more per year for all single-certified firefighters, EMTs and firefighter/EMTs, as well as approximately $6,000 more per year for all certified paramedics and firefighter/paramedics. Likewise, the minimum starting pay would have gone up $2 for paramedics and $1 for EMTs and single-certified paramedics. The offer would have gone into effect Oct. 1.

Laborers' International Union of North America (LiUNA)

Blue Collar - General Unit
The county and the union have tentatively agreed to a full collective bargaining agreement contract. On March 11, 2015, the bargaining unit voted 40-10 in favor of the tentatively agreed-to contract. The contract came up before the County Commission in April for board approval.

Blue Collar - Marion Oaks MSTU Unit
Negotiations are pending.