TO: SPFPA, Local Union 650 Members
FROM: Arthur Poopaa, Local Union President
Rodney Kim, SPFPA Pacific SOAR Director
RE: Local Union Negotiations Update
DATE: January 6, 2022
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Yesterday, January 5, 2022, the International Union, SPFPA and your Local 650 Executive Board met with Allied Universal Representatives for continued bargaining on a new collective bargaining agreement. With several important items still on the table to include: Overtime, PTO, Wages, Benefits, and several other items, negotiations have reached a standstill with the Employer on these important issues for you and your families. At present both the Union and Allied Universal have agreed to Federal mediation in further continued bargaining.
As part of our continued efforts the ULP charge filed by the Union as a result of the Unilateral Changes in working conditions, wages and benefits made by Allied Universal in June 2021, the NLRB Trial will begin Monday before the NLRB Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Additionally, a Section 10(j) injunctive relief petition has also been filed on Tuesday, January 5, 2022, with the U.S. District Court in Hawaii. This historic and unprecedented Petition seeks an injunction requiring Allied Universal to restore the terms and conditions in place when Securitas left in June 2021. This includes restoring the wage rates for the TSO/ASOs, restoring PTO credited time for members with 3 years’ service to 3 days and restoring the eligibility criteria for medical and life insurance. We will send updates on any progress on all of these matters.
The Union has also confirmed from the Company that employees do accrue PTO per the Policy issued June 29th, 2021, from John Constable, Former Branch Manager. Full time employees (32 hours or more per week) earn two (2) days of PTO to be used by June 29th, 2022. Part time employees (24 hours work per week) are eligible for one (1) PTO day.
Also, as you may already know, the Employer had erroneously deducted Union Dues and Service Fees from every employee which your Union immediately addressed with the Employer. As such, all employees should have received refunds by Friday, January 7, 2022. It is the Union’s understanding the Employer has corrected the issue and future deductions will be made appropriately for Union members and non-member service fee payers.
We want to thank the International Union, SPFPA and Staff for all its continuous efforts, support, and unwavering dedication to our members and our Local Union. We also want to especially thank the SPFPA Law Firm of Greggory, Moore, Brooks, & Clark for their exemplary support and assistance throughout this process.
Your Local Union Executive Board and the International Union, SPFPA continues to bargain and fight for your rights for the best possible Collective Bargaining Agreement and working conditions for our members.
Arthur Poopaa II
SPFPA Local 650