Brothers and Sister:
A week ago, Chief Hester and AC Jones gave a presentation at a special union meeting. Attendance was good, and a lot of discussion was held. Attached is a copy of the powerpoint presentation they gave. A motion was made at the meeting to post a poll on our website to express interest in working the shift.
Unfortunately, the hours mentioned at the meeting will not work. 4 10 hour days only averages 35 hours a week which apparently will not be feasible. The admin is still looking into alternate schedules, one example of an option is attached. The example is a 12 hour shift - 2 on, 2 off, 3 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off. The specifics of the schedule would be negotiated, but that's down the road.
Primarily this is a poll to express PERSONAL interest in working some fashion of a day shift, "squad shift". It's difficult to commit to something that's still unknown, but please take the time to consider it and vote accordingly.
The poll will go live on our website at 5 pm tonight, and be open until 5 pm on May 3rd (the night of our union meeting). More discussion and direction will be held there, please consider attending.
The poll can be viewed by logging in to our website (www.local8iaff.org), clicking "Member Resources" on the left side and clicking "online voting".
Here's a direct link (assuming you're logged in):