The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a labor agreement between AFSCME and Jackson Health System, putting an end to furlough days.
The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners voted to approve a labor contract between Jackson Health System and the union that represents about half of its workers Tuesday, signing off on a three-year agreement that puts an end to the system’s furlough days.
No additional furlough days are required this year for employees of Local 1361 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. An overwhelming majority of the chapter approved the new contract, which runs through Sept. 20, 2014.
The contract calls for more than $27.3 million a year in salary and benefit concessions, and for workers to begin contributing 3 percent of their salary to their pensions plan for retirement benefits. They will keep half of their prior cost-of-living adjustment, and a guaranteed 40-hour work week.
The Public Health Trust Financial Recovery Board voted to approve the agreement last Thursday.