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County Commission Approves New AFSCME 18, Local 3908 Supervisors Union Contract


The Bernalillo County Commission, at its Jan. 8, 2019 regular administrative meeting, approved a new contract with the Association of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the union representing Bernalillo County’s (AFSCME Council 18, Local 3908).

The collective bargaining agreement notable language:

  • $28.86/hr. for shop foreman, building maintenance foreman, transfer station foreman, public works maintenance foreman, and parks area foreman.
  • $25.41/hr. for assistant parks area foreman.
  • An increase of 3 percent for the HVAC foreman and remodeling foreman.
  • A one-time payout of $500 per represented employee.
  • All positions will now be listed as non-exempt (hourly employees) and titles changed from supervisor to foreman.
  • All positions are eligible for overtime, stand-by, call-back, and on-call pay.

“We want to welcome this newest bargaining union certified by the county Labor Relations Board,” says County Manager Julie Morgas Baca. “These 23 positions now comprise the county’s eighth union and represent an integral part of our employees. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of these employees.”

The new collective bargaining agreement between Bernalillo County and AFSCME 18, Local 3908 takes effect Jan. 19, 2019 and is valid until Jan. 8, 2021.

The agreement was approved by the commission on a 4 to 0 vote. Commissioner Lonnie Talbert was excused from the meeting.

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