ALAA Delegate Council Bulletin #76
Agenda: Tuesday, March 20, 2001, 6:30 p.m. Sharp
•Estimated length: 1.5 hours.
•All ALAA members welcome (only elected representatives may vote).
1. Adoption of DC Minutes for January 30, 2001 (attached).
2. Political Action (15 minutes).
2.1. Drop the Rock.
2.2. Mayor’s race.
3. Criminal Funding (15 minutes).
4. Collective Bargaining (30 minutes).
4.1. Draft contract proposals (attached).
5. Internal Business (30 minutes).
5.1. Election of Health Benefits representative to Executive Board. Nominees (closed as of March 13, 2001):
5.2. Election of Health & Safety representative to Executive Board. Nominees (closed as of March 13, 2001):
5.3. Part-timer representation. Discussion and vote on proposed bylaw amendment to add part-timer representative to the Executive Board.
6. Contributions and Endorsements.
Minutes of ALAA Delegate Council: January 30, 2001
Legend: Black=Present; Gray=Absent; Lowercase=Alternate
Recording Secretary: HITCHCOCK
VP–CAB/CAP/Fed: BRISKEY, A1: Kaye
VP–CDD/Bx: GELTMAN, A1: Bigelow
VP–CDD/Bk: ZUSS, A1: Torres, A2: Korotzer
VP–CDD/M: GEIDA, A1: Mulligan
VP–CDD/Qns: POPPER, A1: Byrne
VP–Civil: HOLDER; A1: Valentine
VP–JRD: REEVES, A1: Hochberg
VP–Vol. (CLO): BING-HAMPSON, A1: Rosa-Rios, A2: Fishman
Aff. Action: VACANT
Health & Safety: *NARRA
Lesbian & Gay: *BAHR
*Nonvoting in this capacity
Criminal Appeals Bureau (CAB)
COHEN, FABIANO, GRAVES, HARPAZ, HOPKIRK, KAYE, LANDAU, LITTLE, PETERS, A1: Taglieri, A2: Blum, P, A3: Sender
Capital Defender Division
Criminal Defense Division (CDD)-Bronx
BxA: ROGERS, SIM, A1: Rush-Fox, A2: Montoya, A3: Roman
BxB: GARCIA, GURWITCH, A1: Meyerson, A2: Peppito, A3: Warshowksy
BxC: ABBANDANDO, BOMBA, A1: Rudin, A2: Beltre, A3: Kelly
BxD: CHEREBIN, IPPOLITO, A1: Sturman, A2: Albo, A3: Follett
Criminal Defense Division (CDD)-Brooklyn
BK1: BAKER, BELL, A1: Costigan, A2: Hughes, A3: Dinjian, (Dolan)
BK2: ANGRISANI, ASHWORTH, A1: Korotzer, A2: Pitts, A3: Wright
BK3: RITTER, SHEEHAN, A1: Alzugaray, A2: Flanders, A3: Morris
BK4: PELLEGRINO, CASHMAN, A1: Kurtz, A2: Rudnick, A3: Rahall
BK5: DAVILA, MARTIN, A1: Newman, A2: Pratt, A3: Khashu
Criminal Defense Division (CDD)-Manhattan
M1: DALEY, NEVINS
M2: GROSS, NARRA
M3: BAHR, SCHWARZ, A1: Michaeu
M4: MARON, MULLIGAN, A1: Shapiro
M5: ROBERTS, SOTO
M6: AFFLER, WRIGHT, A1: Zablocki
Spec Lit: WASSERMAN
Criminal Defense Division (CDD)-Queens
Q1: GRUNDSTEIN, MORRISON, A1: Linneman, A2: Flamholtz, A3: Butchin
Q3: FREDERICK, KNIGHTLY, A1: Haase, A2: Savage, A3: LoPiccolo
Q4: AUSTIN, DIFLUMERI, A1: Byrne, A1: Auguste, A3: Horowitz
Aging: BOEHM, A1: Hosannah, A2: Bart, A3: Durham
Appeals/HRP: GOLDFEIN, KELLEHER, A1: Goldiner
Bronx: FRIEDER, STOLLER, A1: Goetz
Brooklyn Neighborhood Office (BNO): PIZZIMENTI, ROSENBERG
Far Rockaway: SHORTELL, A1: Dierking, A2: Fielding
Harlem: SACKEY, A1: Shaeffer, A2: Barbosa
Immigration: FLOYD-MAYER, A1: Navarro
Lower Manhattan Neiborhood Office (LMNO): DAVOL
Queens: FLORES, A1: Mombrun, A2: Kim, A3: Friedheim
Staten Island: MARCUS, A1: Sanchez, A2: McCann
Federal Defender Division
Appeals & SDNY: STATSINGER
EDNY: PADDEN, Solotaroff
Juvenile Rights Division (JRD)
Appeals/Spec Lit: EGGER, A1: Rosenbloom
Bronx: ROMAN, A1: Abbey, A2: Nevergold
Brooklyn: KARASYK, A1: Koslow, A2: Baum, A3: Nolan
Manhattan: LAMB, MARTIN, A1: Pappadopoulos
Queens: BOWLER, SCREEN, A1: Mittler, A2: Chiu, A3: Dandridge
Staten Island: LEE
Parole Revocation (PRDU)
Prisoners Rights Project
ZELERMYER, A1: Beritan
Volunteer Division/(Community Law Office)
MARIS, CODLING, A1: Epstein, A2: King
NB: Italics=Adopted motion
1. Prior Minutes. MOTION (Torres/Fabiano): Adopt Delegate Council minutes of July 18, 2000 and November 21, 2000 (passed unanimously).
3. Criminal Divisions. Letwin and Albro reported on ongoing campaign to secure City Council budget modification for increased LAS funding. Without additional funding, there will be little or no additional hiring during FY01, thereby requiring reduction in CDD arraignment staffing and intake. Letwin also reported that discovery is almost complete in ALAA/1199/LAS federal litigation, and that the court has ordered deposition of Rudolph Giuliani.
4. Collective Bargaining.
3.1. Draft Proposals. Letwin reported that the Executive Board is in the process of incorporating membership feedback into draft contract proposals.
3.2. Parental Leave. Albro reported that ALAA has negotiated paid parental leave for Dan Dolan (CDD–Bk), whose partner is also an LAS staff attorney, and to formally change the contract to provide such parental leave to all two-employee LAS households. MOTION (Albro): Amend the collective bargaining agreement to allow paid parental leave to both parents where each is employed by LAS (passed: 29-0-1).
5. Internal Business.
4.1. [G.] Case. Letwin reported that the Executive Board will be issuing a statement to the membership on the remaining internal Union issues in the [G.] case.
4.2. Election of Joint Affirmative Action Committee Representatives. MOTION (Albro/Torres): Elect the following unopposed candidates as ALAA representatives to the Joint Affirmative Action Committee (alternates in parens): Co-Chair: Shanti Narra (CDD/Manhattan), Civil Division: Marie Mombrun (Josephine Flores), Criminal Appeals Bureau: (Juan Beritan), Juvenile Rights Division: Dodd Terry (Michelle Rochester-Rae)(passed: unanimously).
4.3. Part-timer Representation. Second notice of proposed bylaw amendment to add part-time representative to the Executive Board (for decision at March EB meeting).
4.4. Change in DC Meeting Date. Bomba said it was undemocratic for the citywide officers to have rescheduled, due to Letwin’s illness, the January 23 Delegate Committee meeting. Albro, Narra, Letwin and others said that such changes are not frequent, but that the officers needed flexibility to reschedule meetings as necessary. MOTION (Bomba): Prohibit rescheduling of DC meeting dates (failed: 6-17-4).
6. Contributions and Endorsements.
5.1. Rockefeller Drug Laws. MOTION (Albro/Bomba): Authorize $1000 to rent buses for the March 27 lobby/rally to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws (passed: unanimously).
7. Meeting Adjourned: 7:25 p.m. Next meeting: March 20, 2001.
Draft ALAA Bargaining Proposals
Rev. March 13, 2001
1.1. Increase salaries to achieve ADA comparability; across-the-board increases and additional senior steps.
1.2. Increase comp/vacation buy-back.
2.1. Permanent contractual benefit.
2.2. Individual option to purchase additional TransitCheks on pretax basis.
3.1. Increase contributions.
3.2. Fixed contribution schedule.
3.3. More individual investment options.
4. Health Insurance.
4.1. Unified management/staff attorney plans.
4.2. Retiree coverage.
4.3. Opposite-sex domestic partner coverage.
4.4. Increase dental/vision benefits.
4.5. Lower doctor visit and R/X co-pays.
4.6 Contagious disease inoculation.
4.7. Cover birth control pills.
4.8. Cover removable prosthetic devices.
4.9. Permit faxed claim forms.
5. Life Insurance.
5.1. Increase benefit.
5.2. Implement individual option to supplementary group coverage by a date certain.
6. Long-Term Disability.
6.1. Increase benefit.
6.2. Investigate individual option to buy additional coverage on tax-free basis.
7. Loan Forgiveness Fund.
8.1. Paternity benefits for both parents in two-staff attorney households.
8.2. Sick leave to care for ill family members/domestic partners.
8.3. Comp/vacation donations to other staff.
8.4. Personal/religious floating holidays.
8.5. Increase non-CDD personal days.
8.6. Comp. days for non-CDD staff attorneys.
8.7. Comp. time in all divisions for late court work.
8.8. Permit Reasonable exceptions to private practice ban during leaves of absence.
9. Part-Time Work.
9.1. Annual step increases.
9.2. Fully-paid health benefits.
9.3. Consistent policy across divisions.
9.4. Increase number of slots.
10. Expense Allowances.
10.1. Increase arraignment cab fare, and extend to other assignments.
10.2. Meal allowance for other off-hour assignments.
10.3. Paid local bar association dues.
10.4. Foreign language training and/or class reimbursement.
11. Quality of Representation.
11.1. Standardize CDD felony certification.
11.2. Attorney:support staff ratios.
11.3. Stronger workload protection.
11.4. Union input on responses to oversight committee reports.