In accordance with state law, the City of Beverly Hills participates in labor negotiations (also known as collective bargaining) with its nine employee associations. The result of the negotiations process are written agreements or contracts reached between the City and the City employee associations. These agreements are commonly referred to as Memorandum of Understanding (MOU's). The current MOU's can be accessed at the individual links below.
In 2014, the Beverly Hills City Council adopted an ordinance outlining the procedure for adopting or amending a MOU between the City and an exclusively recognized employee organization. Commonly referred to as a "COIN" ordinance (Civic Openness in Negotiations), this procedure was adopted in order to provide additional impartiality and transparency to the collective bargaining process. Currently, the City is preparing for labor negotiations with the seven employee associations whose MOU's expire in 2015. In an effort to educate the public and provide an opportunity for questions and participation in advance of the commencement of labor negotiations, two Community Meeting forums have taken place on April 30 and May 13, 2015.
The Community Meeting included an overview of the labor relations process, information on employee compensation and benefits, and a brief overview of the current state of the City's financial picture. Information regarding the Community Meeting presentation is available below.
Materials for the Community Meeting: