AFSCME Local 199 Celebrates Team Effort That Is Saving Clerk of Courts Services and Jobs

AFSCME Local 199 Celebrates Team Effort That Is Saving Clerk of Courts Services and Jobs

Miami Springs, FL – AFSCME Local 199, the union proudly representing Miami-Dade County general employees, wants to congratulate all the stakeholders that came together to solve the financial crisis facing the Clerk of Courts. Now, 70 dedicated employees at seven satellite offices across the county will continue to provide front counter services to the community.

“It was clear to everyone what was at stake so we were all moving in the same direction to ensure we could find both a short-term solution as well as forming a long-term plan,” said Se'Adoreia “CeeCee” Brown, president of AFSCME Local 199.

Working together, AFSCME Local 199, Clerk of Courts Harvey Ruvin, Mayor Carlos Gimenez and County Commissioners found $2 million in funding to preserve jobs and services for six months. The groups, along with the Florida Bar, are committed to working together to lobby the state legislature during the upcoming session to pass a permanent solution to the funding issue.

“Our members and county residents played a critical role by calling their commissioners and explaining how important these services are and why they needed to be saved so I want to especially thank them for that activism,” said Brown.

AFSCME Local 199 met one-on-one with county leaders, held a meeting with impacted workers and Harvey Ruvin and drove hundreds of calls and emails about the issue through social and traditional media outreach.

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AFSCME Local 199 is comprised of the hardworking men and women who make Miami-Dade County happen every day. Although our job duties vary greatly, we’re all public servants. Our dedication to quality services, progress and equal representation covers many issues and unites us all. / Twitter: @AFSCMELOCAL199 / Facebook: AFSCME199