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International Union of Operating Engineers AFFILIATED WITH THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR AND CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS VINCENT J.GIBLIN GENERAL PRESIDENT CHRISTOPHER HANLEY GENERAL SECRETARY-TREASURER September 18,2009 To the Officers and Members of Local Union No.501 Dear Brothers and PRESIDENTS WILLIAM C.

"WAGGONER BRIAN E.

HICKEY GARY KROEKER JOHN M.HAMILTON PATRICK L.SINK JERRY KALMAR RUSSELL E.BURNS JAMES T.CALLAHAN RODGER KAMINSKA MARK HOLLIDAY JAMES M.

SWEENEY ROBERT T.

HEENAN TRUSTEES JOHN M.HOLLIDAY III ~ CHAIRMAN JOHN T.

AHERN MICHAEL GALLAGHER KuBAj.BROWN GLEN D.JOHNSON GENERAL COUNSEL RICHARD GRIFFIN Over the course of the past year, my office has received numerous complaints concerning the operation of Local Union No.

501, including allegations of $105,770 accumulated vacation payout to the former Business Manager, embezzlement of union funds, personal use of union credit cards, travel outside the jurisdiction by fulltime employees for no union purpose, removal of union property without authorization, acceptance of cash from vendors, employment of former employ-ees as consultants in violation of trust agreements, a sexual harassment law suit filed by a current employee against the Local and certain officers, decertification losses and possible decertification efforts in Unit 12, electioneering on union time, and breaches of computer security concerning members' personal information.I have had inquiries made concerning these allegations and have yet to receive adequate explanations refuting the allegations.Moreover, my office continues to receive, on almost a daily basis, additional allegations despite my understanding that Local Union employees have been directed to have no communications with the International Union.

As General President of this International Union, it is my responsibility to assure that Local Union officers conduct the business of the Local Union in compliance with their fiduciary obligations.I am also obligated to assure that you, the members of Local 501, receive the representation and service to which you are entitled.

Therefore, in light of the constant flow of complaints and allegations my office has received, I have decided to send an investigative team of internal auditors and the Interna-independent accounting firm under the direction of James VanDyke,itJ0:ErCrrref trf Staff, to conduct an investigation at Local 501's offices and provide my office with a report.Once the report has been received and evaluated, I will be communicating with you further.Fraternally, J.General President VJG:rg cc:
Dennis Lundy, Regional Director, Western Region International Union of Operating Engineers AFFILIATED WITH THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR AND CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS VINCENT J.

GIBLIN GENERAL PRESIDENT CHRISTOPHER HANLEY GENERAL SECRETARY-TREASURER September 18,2009 To the Officers and Members of Local Union No.

501 Dear Brothers and PRESIDENTS WILLIAM C."WAGGONER BRIAN E.HICKEY GARY KROEKER JOHN M.HAMILTON PATRICK L.SINK JERRY KALMAR RUSSELL E.

BURNS JAMES T.CALLAHAN RODGER KAMINSKA MARK HOLLIDAY JAMES M.

SWEENEY ROBERT T.

HEENAN TRUSTEES JOHN M.HOLLIDAY III ~ CHAIRMAN JOHN T.AHERN MICHAEL GALLAGHER KuBAj.

BROWN GLEN D.JOHNSON GENERAL COUNSEL RICHARD GRIFFIN Over the course of the past year, my office has received numerous complaints concerning the operation of Local Union No.501, including allegations of $105,770 accumulated vacation payout to the former Business Manager, embezzlement of union funds, personal use of union credit cards, travel outside the jurisdiction by fulltime employees for no union purpose, removal of union property without authorization, acceptance of cash from vendors, employment of former employ-ees as consultants in violation of trust agreements, a sexual harassment law suit filed by a current employee against the Local and certain officers, decertification losses and possible decertification efforts in Unit 12, electioneering on union time, and breaches of computer security concerning members' personal information.I have had inquiries made concerning these allegations and have yet to receive adequate explanations refuting the allegations.

Moreover, my office continues to receive, on almost a daily basis, additional allegations despite my understanding that Local Union employees have been directed to have no communications with the International Union.As General President of this International Union, it is my responsibility to assure that Local Union officers conduct the business of the Local Union in compliance with their fiduciary obligations.I am also obligated to assure that you, the members of Local 501, receive the representation and service to which you are entitled.Therefore, in light of the constant flow of complaints and allegations my office has received, I have decided to send an investigative team of internal auditors and the Interna-independent accounting firm under the direction of James VanDyke,itJ0:ErCrrref trf Staff, to conduct an investigation at Local 501's offices and provide my office with a report.

Once the report has been received and evaluated, I will be communicating with you further.

Fraternally, J.General President VJG:rg cc:
Dennis Lundy, Regional Director, Western Region International Union of Operating Engineers AFFILIATED WITH THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR AND CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS VINCENT J.GIBLIN GENERAL PRESIDENT CHRISTOPHER HANLEY GENERAL SECRETARY-TREASURER September 18,2009 To the Officers and Members of Local Union No.

501 Dear Brothers and PRESIDENTS WILLIAM C."WAGGONER BRIAN E.HICKEY GARY KROEKER JOHN M.HAMILTON PATRICK L.

SINK JERRY KALMAR RUSSELL E.BURNS JAMES T.CALLAHAN RODGER KAMINSKA MARK HOLLIDAY JAMES M.SWEENEY ROBERT T.

HEENAN TRUSTEES JOHN M.HOLLIDAY I
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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between CITY OF OXNARD and

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL NO.501, AFL-CIO
October 31, 2009 through November 23, 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS Preamble 1 Article 1 Implementation Article 2 Recognition Article 3 City Rights Article 4 IUOE Local 501 Rights Article 5 Employee Rights - Personnel Files Article 6 PERS/Wages Article 7 Salary Plan Article 8 Promotions Article 9 Longevity Pay Article 10 Overtime Compensation Article 11 Standby Pay Article 12 Callback Pay Article 13 Compensation for Night Work Article 14 Bilingual Pay Article 15 Out-of-Class Pay Article 16 Deferred Compensation Article 17 Tuition Reimbursement Article 18 Personal PrArticle 19 Educational Incentive Award Article 20 Tool Allowance Article 21 Mileage Compensation Article 22 Uniform Allowance Article 23 Insurance Article 24 Vacation Leave Article 25 Sick Leave Article 26 Leave of Absence Without Pay Article 27 Bereavement Leave Article 28 Family and Medical Care Leave Article 29 Jury/Witness Duty Article 30 Military Leave Article 31 Industrial Disability Compensation Article 32 Holiday Leave Article 33 Part-time Employees Article 34 Americans With Disabilities Act Article 35 Hours of Work Article 36 Transfer Article 37 Seniority Article 38 Resignation Article 39 Reduction in Force Article 40 No Strikes or Lockouts Article 41 Other-thanArticle 42 Labor-Management Committee Article 43 Grievance Procedure Article 44 Disciplinary Action Procedure Article 45 Term of MemoArticle 46 No Reprisals Article 47 Savings Clause

PREAMBLE This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is

Operating Engineers AFL-CIO, Local No.501 lete agreement of City and IUOE Local 501 for the term hereof concerning wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment.ARTICLE 1 IMPLEMENTATION City staff agrees to recommend to the City Council and IUOE Local 501 representatives agree to recommend to its members the adoption aand until approved by the membership of IUOE Local 501 and duly ratified by the City Council.ARTICLE 2 RECOGNITION This MOU shall apply only to regular full-time, regular part-time and accreted limited classifications specified as comprising the MainAttachment “A” (Unit Employee Schedule).ARTICLE 3 CITY RIGHTS ill continue to retain, whether exercised or ght to operate, administer and manage its municipal services and workforce performing those services in all respects, subject to this MOU
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Memorandum Of Understanding - City Of Oxnard
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between CITY OF OXNARD and INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL NO. 501, AFL-CIO … (iuoewatch.info)
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Memorandum Of Agreement
MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT Between the County of Ventura and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 501 2005-2008 (cao.lacity.org)
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IUOE Local 501 recognizes that the City Manager and department directors have and will continue to retain exclusive decision-making authority on matters not expressly modilimited to, the right to determine the organization of City government and the purpose and mission of its constituent agenciesrtment directors to exercise implement administrative regulations and employment rules and regulations consistent with law and the specific provisions of this MOU, to direct employees, to classify and reclassify positions, to take disciplinary action for just cause, to relieve employees from duty because of lack of work or for other legitimate reasons, to determine whether goods or services shall be made, purchased or contracted for, to determine the methods, means and numbers and kinds of persincluding the right to schedule and assign work and overtime, and to otherwise act in the interest of efficient service to the community.Memorandum of Understanding - Maintenance, Operations and Repair Unit International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 501, Term November 24, 2007 through November 23, 2008 ARTICLE 4 IUOE Local 501 RIGHTS Release Time for Stewards City agrees that the stewards of IUOE Local 5time spent representing a Unit employee under the ubject to the following: IUOE Local 501 may designate one Unit empladditional Unit employees as stewards and shall notify in writing the Cobligation on City to change or adjust normal department scheduling or assignments of employees as a result of such designations.

Such designations shall be made from among employees regularly working at the work sites within the proximate geographic area where the grievance procedure One such steward may, when IUOE Localemployee as his/her representative, attend mutuameetings, scheduled hearings, or meetings with department directors, gather information, tion without loss of pay or benefits.

These stewards may two hours of work time per grievance or Steward may continue to use a reasonable amount of release time,pursuant to past practice, to interview Unit employees in order to facilitate resolving or 2.IUOE Local 501 Staff Representatives IUOE Local 501 staff representatives shall be admitted to the buildings and grounds of City actions, so long as such admittanith any work operation or the safety and security of any work site.

Such staff representatives will check in with a designated department director and will be required to conform with the operational and safety regulations and List of Unit Employees their membership status, their classifications ates as to transfers, promotions, new City employees, and separations from service within the Unit.

The City shall notify IUOE Local 501 of all new appointments of within thirty (30) days of appointment.

Memorandum of Understanding - Maintenance, Operations and Repair Unit International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 501, Term October 31, 2009 through November 23, 2014 4.

Payroll Deductions/Membership Dues The City shall deduct from the biweekly paycheck of IUOE Local 501 members the regular periodic IUOE Local 501 membership dues (as certified in writing to the City Manager

regular periodic IUOE Local duction authorization form, duly completed and signed by the Unit employee.

City shall transmit such deductions biweekly to the City shall deduct representation service fees from the paychecks of those employees subject to Section 5 herein and transmit promptly

501.

City shall
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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING NOFOR JOINT SUBMISSION TO THE CITY COUNCIL

BY AND BETWEEN THE HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS, OFFICES OR BUREAUS REPRESENTED INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS, LOCAL 501, AFL-CIOOn the 16 day of December, 2008, the parties hereto entered into an Agreement regarding the City's use of Union hiring halls to employ Operating Engineers on a The parties agree therefore as follows: 1.Each employing City department shall make all requests for hiring temporary Operating Engineers directly to Operating Engineers, Local 501,2.Workers hired under this Agreement shall be considered employed at will and employing City departments shall have the right to reject or dismiss any applicant or worker.

3.Workers employed under this Agreement shall follow all working rules and safety requirements of the City on all jobs unless such rules or requirements are specifically excluded by this Agreement.Such rules and requirements

a grievance procedure..Salary

Workers hired under this Agreement who possess an Unlimited Steam Engineers License issued by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Building Workers hired under this Agreement that do not possess Engineers License issued by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Building The City may designate an Operating Engineer to serve as a Foreman, and when so designated, shall receive 5.Shift Differentials

Whenever an Operating Engineer is assigned to work either a swing or graveyard shift, such worker, when so assigned and working such a shift, shall receive 5.5% more than the basic wage rate.will be paid at time and one-half of the hourly rate and will only be Holidays

Workers hired under this Agreement who work any of the following holidays shall be paid holiday pay at time-and-one half of the hourly

New Years Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

Employees who do not work on the holiday6.

There shall be no minimum or maximum length of time of employment for workers hired under this agreement and all referrals should be prepared to .

Fringe Benefitsnot receive the same fringe benefits as those provided to City Civil Service employees.

Effective on the operative date of this Agreement, the City agrees to pay to the Union Benefit Adminits for the Union Trust Local 501 Security Trust Fund (Health and Welfare, Dental, Vision) - The amount the City contributes towards the Local 501 Security Trust Fund may increase on an annual basis up to an additional $0.50 per hour if the Trustees determine an increase is necessary to mainThe amount the City contributes toward the Southern California Operating & Maintenance Engineers Apprenticeship & Training Trust Fund (Apprenticeship Training) shall increase annually $0.05 per hour worked.The effective date of the annual increase shall be based on the operative date of this Agreement.The Trusts agree to accept, and the City of Los Angeles agrees to pay, these monies on a monthly basis on a form provided by each Trust to the appropriate designee of each Trust.The City will modify any contribution provided for in this Agreement in the next appropriate pay period following receipt of notice of premium changes in applicable prevailing fringe benefits.The City shall not make retroactive payments necessitated by any delay on the part of the Union.All fringe benefits to workers covered by this Agreement shall be distributed directly by the Trust Fund to the worker.Questions concerning applicable fringe benefits on in conjunction with the Cit8.

There shall be no grievance procedure.Complaints regarding wages and/or fringe benefits may be filed with the Union.Such complaints will be resolved by on with the City Administrative Officer.

9.

The Union shall maintain a register of applicants.Neither the Union hiring referral system, in selecting and referring, nor the City in hiring, shall discriminate against an applicant because of membership or non-membership in the Union and/or because of race, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religious opinions or affiliations, or disability.10.

If the registration list is exhausted and the Union is unable to refer applicants for employment within forty-eight (48) hours (excluding weekends and holidays) from the time of receiving a request for workers, then the employing department shall be permitted to secure applicants without using the referral procedure in this 11.

The Union's hiring referral system shall be administered by the Union and the costs of operating this system shall be borne by the Union.12.

AII temporary workers shall maintainmembership status in good standing with the Union or maintain service fee requirements as a condition of hired under this Agreement who are terminated by the City shall receive final total pay on the payday for the City pay period covering the period of time worked by the worker and not immediately upon termination.14.

Workers covered by this Agreement shall be eligible for State mandated Workers' Compensation benefits rather than Workers' Compensation benefits provided to permanent City employees.15.

The City shall have the right to request a Union worker by name unless the Union's referral procedure specifically prohibits this method of selection. 5

TEMPORARY OPERATING ENGINEERSPERTINENT DISPATCHING INFORMATIONWHEN REFERRED TO THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES1.

It is understood that all rules and requirements of individual City of Los prevail on all work except where modified by Hiring Hall Agreement between Local 501 and the City of Los Angeles (pages 2.

Pay checks will conform with City 3.

Medical Questionna4.Workers must be available for any shift or work location 5.A valid California Dr6.A valid universal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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