There will be a ratification vote conducted on Thursday and Friday November 19-20, 2015 regarding the recently completed contract negotiations and the prospective new Collective Bargaining contract resulting from these negotiations. The ratification election will be held at the Lodge 27 offices located at 2701 W. 84th Ave #204 Westminster, CO 80031 between the hours of 6AM to 6PM. The timing of the ratification vote was set in consideration of giving the city the ability to finalize this process in time for the pay raises to be in effect with the first paycheck of 2016.
In accordance with the Lodge 27 Constitution and Bylaws only lodge 27 members will be allowed to vote in the ratification election. Members will need to be prepared to have valid identification so that there names can be checked against a membership roster. Members may cast only one ballot in this election and must vote their ballot while at the official polling place. After the polls close at 6PM on the last day of ratification election the votes will be tallied and the results will be published electronically.
The labor attorney that is utilized by the Colorado FOP Labor Council and Lodge 27, Sean McCauley, will be present at the ratification vote to provide a presentation on the terms and provisions of the new contract. Also present at the ratification vote will be Mike Violette, Director of the Colorado FOP Labor Council, and the members of the Lodge 27 Negotiation Team. There will also be printed materials and copies of the contract available for members to view before they cast their vote.
Click this link to the New Articles Negotiated in the Bargaining Agreement: