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Allegheny County Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Executive Board
RICH CAPONI, AFSCME DISTRICT COUNCIL 84
116 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh PA 15222
412-471-1218 fax 412-288-9025
Richard Caponi, director of ...
Richard Caponi, director of AFSCME District Council 84, said he still hopes to get the dispute resolved without a strike.
"We started bargaining in July of 2006.This is August of 2008," Caponi
said it would be difficult to operate the schools without the work of his members; Colaizzi said the district has a contingency plan.
The answer is, it is not," ...
The answer is, it is not," said Richard Caponi, director of District Council 84 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
The grievance was filed last month ...
The grievance was filed last month after council voted to award a three-year contract to Veolia Environmental Services of German Township, said Richard Caponi, director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 84.
We believe they improperly voted to contact out that service," Caponi
The grievance, which seeks to settle the dispute through arbitration, alleges council failed to follow a contact provision obligating council to meet with the union and explain why retaining an outside contractor is being considered, Caponi
said the two sides might have been able to settle their differences through the "meet-and-discuss" contract provision.
"They were obligated to meet and discuss.They failed to do that," Caponi
Council never notified the union that hiring a private contractor was being considered and didn't notify the union that it was going to be replaced with a private contractor until after the grievance was filed, he
"They didn't notify us until after the grievance was filed," Caponi
We understand it's a costly thing," Caponi
said."That's the frustrating part.A lot of this could have been resolved."
Among the topics the union would have liked to discuss, Caponi
said, was the city's garbage billing, collection and delinquent bill collection processes.
"Our people should be doing that work," Caponi
hopes the arbitrator orders council to cancel its contract with Veolia
, even though the city could appeal that decision to Fayette County
Common Pleas Court.
April 28, 2000 E-mail
Richie Caponi, business manager for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said the day is sad for workers, not just because it means the impending loss of their jobs, but also because the people they watched grow up are leaving.