Labor Contracts Committee (Special)

The RTM's Labor Contracts Committee is responsible for reviewing labor agreements and advising the RTM on them.

Information You Can Find Below:

Current Officers, Members, and Alternates  

Information on Individual Bargaining Units and Contracts

RTM Rules Governing Labor Contracts Committee


Current Officers, Members, and Alternates:

Joshua H. Brown, Member

Michael Basham, Member

Lucia D. Jansen, Member

Danyal Ozizmir, Member

Michael Spilo, Member

Nancy Cooper, Member

W. Brooks Harris, Member

Mareta Hamre, Alternate

Patricia Roberts, Alternate


Information on Individual Bargaining Units and Contracts:  


Employee Organization

Duration of  

Current CBA


Negotiating Authority


Legislative Authority

Local 1042 IAFF

(Firefighters and Officers)

July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2019

MERA –

First Selectman

Negotiated Agreement:  RTM required to approve funds necessary to implement and approve any conflicts with local charter.

Arbitration Award:  RTM may reject an arbitration award.

Local 136 LIUNA (professional and technical, Town & BOE)

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019

MERA –

First Selectman / RTM

Negotiated Agreement:  RTM required to approve funds necessary to implement and approve any conflicts with local charter.

Arbitration Award:  RTM may reject an arbitration award.

Local 136 LIUNA School (para-professionals and security)

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2023

MERA – Superintendent

Negotiated Agreement:  BOE required to approve.

Arbitration Award:  RTM may reject an arbitration award.

Silver Shield Association (Police Officers, Sgts & Lts)

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2021

MERA –

First Selectman / RTM

Negotiated Agreement:  RTM required to approve funds necessary to implement and approve any conflicts with local charter.

Arbitration Award:  RTM may reject an arbitration award.

UPSEU (school and public health nurses, Town & BOE)

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019

MERA –

First Selectman / RTM

Negotiated Agreement:  RTM required to approve funds necessary to implement and approve any conflicts with local charter.

Arbitration Award:  RTM may reject an arbitration award.

Greenwich Organization of School Administrators (GOSA – certified school administrators)

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022

TNA –

BOE / RTM

Negotiated Agreement:  BOE required to approve; RTM may reject.

Arbitration Award:  RTM may reject an arbitration award.

Greenwich Municipal Employees Association (clerical & administrative, Town & BOE)

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019

MERA –

First Selectman / RTM

Negotiated Agreement:  RTM required to approve funds necessary to implement and approve any conflicts with local charter.

Arbitration Award:  RTM may reject an arbitration award.

Teamsters Local 465

(Town & BOE blue collar, trade, custodians, CNAs, park gardeners, tree & highway employees)

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019

MERA –

First Selectman / RTM

Negotiated Agreement:  RTM required to approve funds necessary to implement and approve any conflicts with local charter.

Arbitration Award:  RTM may reject an arbitration award.

Greenwich Education Association (GEA – teachers)

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023

TNA –

BOE / RTM

Negotiated Agreement:  BOE required to approve; RTM may reject.

Arbitration Award:  RTM may reject an arbitration award.

 


RTM Rules Governing Labor Contracts Committee:

VI.A    LABOR CONTRACTS COMMITTEE 

1. Function. The Labor Contracts Committee shall examine and analyze each proposed labor contract which has been imposed by arbitration or tentatively approved by the Town or the Board of Education of the Town of Greenwich and a labor union. For those contracts negotiated by the First Selectman, its scope of review shall be limited by the Municipal Employee Relations Act. It shall advise the RTM as to the desirability of ratifying all labor contracts.

The Labor Contracts Committee will also review personnel policy and compensation practices including: fringe benefits such as vacation, sick days, life and medical insurance, pension contributions and benefits, performance evaluation, incentive plans and awards, and employee classification plans.

2. Composition. The Labor Contracts Committee shall consist of seven delegates and two alternates, all of whom shall be members of the RTM and who shall be appointed by the RTM on nomination of the Appointments Committee for terms expiring at the end of the term of the RTM during which they are appointed, provided that the term of each delegate and alternate shall continue thereafter until a successor shall have been appointed, and further provided that said delegate or alternate continues to be a member.

3. Election of officers. A chairman and vice chairman shall be elected by the delegates of the Labor Contracts Committee from among their number as soon as convenient following their appointment. Alternates shall not be eligible to serve as officers. After appointment of the Labor Contracts Committee by the RTM, the Town Clerk shall notify the delegates and alternates of the organization meeting. The preceding chairman, vice chairman or the senior delegate on the committee in that order, shall act as temporary chairman of such meeting until a chairman is elected. All voting for such offices shall by written ballot, and a majority of the committee delegates shall constitute a quorum. The newly elected chairman shall promptly notify the Town Clerk of such elections, and the Moderator shall announce the election of the committee chairman at the next meeting.

4. Meetings. The chairman shall convene a meeting of the committee when notified by the Town’s negotiating party that a contract has been tentatively reached by both parties. The chairman shall notify the Town Clerk of this meeting in order that it may be posted on the Town Hall bulletin board as a public meeting. Only delegates may vote, except that an alternate may vote in the absence of a delegate. The chairman may convene the committee to meet in executive session for discussion of a proposed contract, but no votes shall be cast at such meeting.

5. Reports. The chairman shall report to the RTM the committee’s vote on the proposed contract, along with an analysis of its salient features and the reasoning of the committee. The chairman shall also promptly report to the Town Clerk the committee’s vote on all actions. In turn, the Town Clerk will notify each district chairman of the vote.

6. Minutes. The minutes of each public meeting of the committee, in the form of the recorded votes of the delegates, shall be kept by the chairman and shall be filed with the Town Clerk. Such records shall be public records and shall be maintained for one term after the term to which they apply.