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Legislation #: 951494 Introduction Date: 10/26/1995
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 11/16/1995
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS GLOVER, WILLIAMS-NEAL, DANAHER AND FORD
Title: Defining the roles of the Council and the City Manager during labor negotiations.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
10/26/1995

Prepare to Introduce

10/26/1995

Referred Neighborhood Development Committee

10/27/1995

Referred Finance & Administration Committee

11/1/1995

Be Adopted

11/2/1995

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

11/9/1995

Held on Docket

11/16/1995

Adopted


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RESOLUTION NO. 951494, AS AMENDED

 

Defining the roles of the Council and the City Manager during labor negotiations.

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 105.520 R.S. Mo. 1994, the City must meet, confer and discuss proposals relative to salaries and other conditions of employment presented to the City by the exclusive bargaining representative of employees within an appropriate bargaining unit; and

 

WHEREAS, the City is preparing to enter into these discussions with Local 500, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees and Local 42, International Association of Fire Fighters with hopes of developing new Memoranda of Understanding; and

 

WHEREAS, it is critical that every party involved in the labor discussions and negotiations understand and agree upon the process to be followed; NOW THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

1. That the Council directs the City Manager to commence negotiations on December 1, 1995, or as soon thereafter as practical, and to use his best efforts to complete all labor negotiations by February 15, 1996.

 

2. That the Council will determine the overall policy for the negotiations and will convey this information to the City Manager and allow him to represent the City in the negotiation process.

 

3. That the Council hereby expresses the policy that individual Council members shall not attempt to influence the process of negotiations from the time negotiations begin until such time as negotiations are either concluded or abandoned.

 

4. That the Council directs the City Manager to apprise the Council on the progress of negotiations through periodic meetings and to request meetings with the Council during the negotiations when a policy decision must be made.

 

5. That the Council directs the City Manager to present final issues to the Council for adoption, modification, or rejection.

 

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