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On Monday June 29, AFSCME Local 199 was informed that the Clerk of Courts had a budget shortfall of more than $9 million dollars and that this shortfall would result in around 107 layoffs and furloughs for all of our 2,000 Clerk of Court employees in Miami-Dade County. On July 2nd, Local 199 held a Zoom meeting to discuss our options and put a plan of action in place to avert these changes and remind the County of the value of our dedicated employees.

President Brown laid out an emergency call to action for members to contact lawmakers both in Tallahassee and Miami-Dade County and Local 199 members came through big time. With an overwhelming number of calls and emails to County Commissioners, President Brown was able to work closely with Deputy Mayor Moon, County Clerk Harvey Ruvin, and Miami-Dade County lawmakers to make up the shortfall from other areas of the budget and avoid the lay offs and furloughs entirely.

We are in this together during this difficult time as we begin to face the challenges that the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is placing on our livelihood.
Miami Dade County is working vigorously to ensure that all necessary precautions are being taken to ensure the health and safety of its workforce and all AFSCME members. AFSCME Local 199 is available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your work situation.

Miami-Dade County Public Employees turned out in droves last week to approve a historic contract that grants county workers increased worker protections, a 2 percent cost of living increase (implemented retroactively), and an additional $70 biweekly supplement for all bargaining unit employees.

In total, a record setting 2,325 County employees voted in the January 17 ratification. Of those, 2316 voted 'YES.'

All employees covered under the AFSCME Local 199 Contract with Miami-Dade County are eligible to vote on the ratification of our 2020 contract. Contract highlights can be found HERE

This contract will bring additional pay to each member of AFSCME Local 199 and will strengthen workplace protections. 

Contract Ratification Voting will take place on January 17, 2020 from 8AM to 6PM at the following locations:

Below is the latest on AFSCME Local 199 Contract Negotiations. We are set for a ratification vote on Friday, January 17 from 8AM to 6PM. We will be sending voting locations via email in the coming days.

AFSCME Local 199 Contract Negotiation Highlights

Seasons Greetings!

All AFSCME 199 members and and their families are invited to our second Annual Holiday Party!

Saturday, December 21, 2019

6PM to MIDNIGHT

Join us for food, music, dancing, gift giving, and merry making!

UNION HALL: 4349 NW 36th St. Suite 106 

Please see the below video from President Brown on the latest on contract negotiations with Miami-Dade County. We will be posting regular updates on our collective bargaining to keep members up to date on the on what we are doing to stand up and fight for the best contract for our members. Please stay tuned for future updates and SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube Channel! 

Thursday evening, a unique school bus started rolling around the streets of South Florida, and AFSCME members helped make it possible!

The Mobile School Pantry will hit the roads to visit area schools and distribute food to children and families in need. The bus is making a real impact by helping students to be able to concentrate on their school work instead of their hunger.

Local 199 President CeeCee Brown recently conducted a Shop Steward Training