Contract Implementation Update

After a prolonged negotiation to merge our two attorney contracts into our master contract, we have finally reached agreement and can finalize our contract.

Due to the complexity of the merger, we were unable to settle the matter during negotiations and agreed to a side letter to complete the merger after negotiations. The attorney units had met with the City attorney numerous times at a side table during negotiations and reached agreement on most items.

Our understanding going into the side table negotiations was that we only had a few outstanding issues. At our first session in November 2015, however, the City indicated that no agreement had been reached and that we were starting from scratch by walking us through the entire contract page by page with new proposals that ignored completely previous agreements.

Read more of the April Oakland Bulletin here.