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,
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.