Informational Meeting on Upcoming City of Beverly Hills Labor Negotiations Set for February 9
Beverly Hills, CA (January 24, 2023) – As the City of Beverly Hills prepares to commence negotiations with its six non-sworn employee bargaining groups, the public is encouraged to attend a community meeting detailing the negotiation process on Thursday, February 9, 2023 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Beverly Hills City Hall Council Chambers, 455 N Rexford Drive. The meeting will also be broadcast virtually, on-demand at beverlyhills.org/live.
The City’s independent labor negotiator and City staff will provide a general overview of negotiations including future opportunities for public input, timelines and the process for City Council consideration and approval.
In 2014, the Beverly Hills City Council adopted a Civic Openness in Negotiations "COIN" ordinance in order to provide additional impartiality and transparency to the collective bargaining process. The meeting of February 9th is the initial step in that process. The first public meeting seeking specific community input will be held at the City Council meeting of February 21, 2023 at 7 p.m.
In accordance with state law, the City of Beverly Hills participates in labor negotiations with its employee associations. The results of the negotiations process are written agreements or contracts reached between the City and the City employee associations. These agreements are referred to as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
The MOU’s of the following groups are set to expire in October, 2023: Municipal Employees Association, Municipal Employees Association Part-time, Management and Professional, Safety Support, Supervisors and Confidential.