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Cincinnati and labor union have deal on parking plan


A city union will not oppose plans to privatize the operation of some Cincinnati parking facilities in exchange for pay raises and a pledge from the city not to layoff any bargaining unit employees for 3 years.  

The specifics are detailed in a memorandum of understanding between the city and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.  

25 union members will lose their positions in the parking division, but they'll be transitioned to other city jobs.  

All union members will receive a 1.5 percent pay increase between August 2013 and August 2014, and another one percent the following year.  

No AFSCME employees would face layoffs between 2013 and 2016 unless there was a sudden unexpected loss of revenue beyond the city's control.  

The city manager plans to use $21 million from the plan to let a private operator manage the city's parking facilities to balance next year's city budget.  

Council is expected to vote on the plan December 14th.