November 27, 2019
To: Bargaining Unit Members
From: President Jeff Stinson, FOP Lodge 93
Subject: Collective Bargaining Agreement 2019-2022 / Ratification Vote
Your FOP 93 Labor Committee and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office negotiation team have worked for most of this year on a Collective Bargaining Agreement. On November 26, 2019, Sheriff Mina and FOP 93 completed negotiations and reached a tentative agreement for a new collective bargaining agreement for a three-year period through September 30, 2022. The FOP 93 leadership has agreed to submit the agreement to the members of the bargaining units for a ratification vote.
The FOP 93 leadership has worked diligently to obtain a contract that continues to improve working conditions for all bargaining unit members, and we encourage you to review the proposed contract and participate in the ratification process.
The ratification vote will occur on December 10th and 11th 2019 with locations and additional details to be announced later. A copy of the contract will be posted on the OCSO Portal soon for you to review. If you have any questions about the proposed contract, you are encouraged to contact:
- Gus Marinoni, Labor Chairman at Gus.Marinoni@foplodge93.com – or 407-913-5357
- Jeff Stinson, President at Jeff.Stinson@foplodge93.com – or 407 913-7284
- Jay Smith, Staff Representative at Jay.Smith@foplodge93.com – or 407 913-7281
We want to thank the bargaining unit members for their patience, participation, and feedback during the long negotiation process. We have been able to secure many meaningful improvements and substantial wage increases for the bargaining unit members. While the wage proposal in Article 25 does not meet the higher expectations we were led to believe were possible, we can agree that it does contain substantial wage increases for all bargaining unit members.
We heard you, loud and clear, about not abandoning our “step plan” for wages and continued to fight to retain that in this contract. While this contract does not make our wages for Deputies, Corporals, and Sergeants “at or above OPD,” it does provide 15.5%-18% increases for Deputies, along with higher top-out, and 14.5%-17.5% for Corporals and Sergeants, along with higher top-out in annual salary.
We look forward to the outcome of the ratification vote on this three-year contract on December 10, 2019 and December 11, 2019. This contract agreement does include retroactive pay back to the October 11, 2019 paycheck (first paycheck in the fiscal 2019-2020 year). We will immediately begin to work on the next contract and expect to negotiate with the Sheriff in February 2022. This should place us ahead of the budgeting process for Orange County Government and allow us to discuss wages before the Board of County Commissioners approves the budget.
We are “member-driven” and will continue our hard work for the members of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 93 at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
President, FOP Lodge #93