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File #: ORD. 2021-346    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 ?? 2-1301.1-2-1301.21, concerning collective bargaining, for the purpose of providing for collective bargaining with certain City employees.
Patrons: Mayor Stoney
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2021-346
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To amend ch. 2, art. VI of the City Code by adding therein a new div. 6, consisting of ?? 2-1301.1-2-1301.21, 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 2-1301.21, as follows:
DIVISION 6
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Sec. 2-1301.1. Statement of policy.
It is the purpose of this division to promote collaborative relationships between the City and its employees, subject to the duty of the City to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens and the duty to ensure the uninterrupted operations and functions of government. This division (i) grants City employees the right to representation by an employee organizations, (ii) authorizes the City to recognize, bargain with, and enter into a written collective bargaining agreement with an employee organization as the bargaining agent for a bargaining unit, and (iii) establishes procedures to resolve disputes and provide for the protection of the rights of the City, City employees, and the public at large.
Sec. 2-1301.2. Definitions.
The words, terms and phrases defined in this section, when used in this division, have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended.
:1. Acceptable evidence. The term "acceptable evidence" means, in relation to support for a petition for an election to certify or decertify a bargaining agent, a combination of membership cards, evidence of the payment of dues to an employee organization, or other evidence of the desire of the eligible employees in a bargaining unit for an employee organization to serve or not serve as the bargaining unit's bargaining agent for collective bargain...

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