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File #: ORD. 2021-345    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Regular Agenda
File created: 12/14/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/25/2022 Final action:
Title: To amend ch. 2, art. VI of the City Code by adding therein a new div. 6, consisting of ?? 2-1301.1-2-1301.20, concerning collective bargaining, for the purpose of providing for collective bargaining with certain City employees.
Patrons: Reva Trammell, Kristen Nye, Vice President Robertson, Katherine Jordan, Stephanie Lynch, Michael Jones
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2021-345
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To amend ch. 2, art. VI of the City Code by adding therein a new div. 6, consisting of ?? 2-1301.1-2-1301.20, concerning collective bargaining, for the purpose of providing for collective bargaining with certain City employees.
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THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:
? 1. That Chapter 2, Article VI of the Code of the City of Richmond (2020) be and is hereby amended by adding therein a new Division 6, consisting of sections numbered 2-1301.1 through 2-1301.20, as follows:
DIVISION 6
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Sec. 2-1301.1. Statement of policy.
It is the public policy of the City of Richmond and the purpose of this division to promote orderly and constructive relationships between the City and its employees subject, however, to the supreme right of the citizens of the City that their government provides for their health, safety, welfare, and the uninterrupted operations and functions of government. Because unresolved disputes between the City and its employees are detrimental to the public and to City employees, adequate means must be established for their speedy and effective resolution. Within the limitations required by the greater public interest, and recognizing that amicable relationships are required between the City and its employees, the City Council has determined that the overall policies set forth here may best be accomplished by (1) granting to City employees the right to organize and choose freely their collective bargaining representatives; (2) permitting the City to negotiate and bargain in good faith with employee organizations representing City employees and to enter into written agreements evidencing the result of such bargaining; and (3) establishing procedures to provide for the protection of the rights of the City, City employees and the public at large.
The Council establishes this policy with the intent that City employees enjoy the right to bargain collectively within parameters that promote a government that p...

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