Compensation: Oct 2013: 3.5%; Oct 2014: 3.25%; Oct 2015: 3.25%
Health Insurance: Jan 2014: SHL Solutions PPO $20 Plan
Holidays: Holiday Pay restored to 2x from 1 1/2 x as previously proposed by AMR.
Personal Leave of Absence: Employees may request a Personal Unpaid Leave of 30 – 45 days.
CCT Paramedic Bonus: Full time CCT Paramedics will receive a lump sum bonus
Probation for Part Time Employees: Improved language regarding probationary period for part-timers.
For more info. contact a Bargaining Team Member or Susan Smith @ 702-358-5738
Results of the AMR Contract Ratification Vote
71% – No
29% – Yes
Michael Urban will be contacting management to reschedule future bargaining sessions.
Greetings AMR Bargaining Unit!
We are happy to announce that negotiations with AMR have come to an end.
One of the most significant articles during bargaining was Article 16, Compensation. When we first started negotiations, Union and AMR were very far apart regarding wages.
AMR’s beginning proposal:
The Union’s proposal:
Throughout bargaining, AMR did not want to move off of the ‘lump sum’. Although a lump sum can be helpful the moment an employee receives it, it is a one time benefit. A pay increase compounds and is financially much better for the employees; therefore we fought hard to obtain pay increases for each year.
During our final bargaining session, AMR proposed:
The Union countered with:
AMR countered with (their last, best proposal):
The Union did not agree upon their last, best proposal. Therefore, it is being presented to you, the members of AMR, to vote on it. We are in the process of determining the dates/times of the vote. We will keep you all informed on voting times, days and location.
It’s clear management wants to cut back on our benefits and salaries. We’ll start you off here with the bad news — management’s proposals on 7 articles. We vehemently oppose these and have offered our own detailed response to each.
You’ll find AMR’s articles first and our response immediately after. Please check out what the boss wants to do to you. And then read how we want to protect your wages, benefits and rights. Then get involved to make sure AMR doesn’t get what it wants.
AMR Article 4 dealing with Union Security
AMR Article 13 dealing with PTO and Holidays
AMR Article 15 dealing with Health Benefits
AMR Article 16 dealing with Wages
AMR Article 34 dealing with Orientation and Weingarten Rights.
AMR Article 35 dealing with Union Successorship
AMR Article 36 dealing with the length of the contract.
Additionally, AMR submitted the following memorandum of understanding AMR MOU CCT-P
After management submitted those articles, SEIU gave a stellar response. You can click below to see SEIU’s proposals back to management.
SEIU Article 4 dealing with Union Security.
SEIU Article 13 dealing with PTO and Holidays
SEIU Article 15 dealing with Health Benefits
SEIU Article 16 dealing with Wages
SEIU Article 34 dealing with Orientation and Weingarten Rights
SEIU Article 35 dealing with Union Successorship
SEIU Article 36 dealing with the Length of the Contract
Please contact your team for more information on how to get involved to fight for a better contract.
AMR bargaining with management continues. We’ve got the following articles still open:
Article 4 on Union Security
Article 13 on PTO
Article 15 on Employee Benefits
Article 16 on Compensation
It is very important that all bargaining unit employees are informed! Your bargaining team would like to answer any questions you have about bargaining sessions. Please contact your team for more information:
Alex Ocampo: (702) 285-7854
Ruthann Lasher (702) 418-9065
All bargaining unit members are invited to attend the AMR-November Bargaining Update. It will be held Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon and Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more details, please contact your bargaining team members, Alex Ocampo, Darald Lewin, Sarita Lundin, Chelsie Hunter or Ruth Lasher. The AMR Union Rep is Kevita White-Leslie at (661) 675-6089.
CCT Paramedics have won an important decision that protects their right to a voice in the workplace! Tuesday, March 13, the National Labor Relations Board handed down a decision ordering AMR to recognize CCT Paramedics as part of the SEIU bargaining unit (an excerpt from the decision can be read below). This means that ALL CCT Paramedics are protected by the grievance process and are entitled to all the rights and protections our Union has to offer.
This also means CCT medics will be able to attend our upcoming bargaining session on Monday, March 19. Please attend. We fought to have your voice at the table!
“Having carefully reviewed the record, we agree with the Regional Director that the disputed Critical Care Transport paramedics (CCT paramedics) are included in the unit represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 1107 (the Union).” – NLRB CASE 28-UC-60436