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November 19, 2002

2002.11.19: ALAA Delegate Council Bulletin #86

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2002.11.19- alaa delegate council bulletin #86 — OCR

ALAA Delegate Council Bulletin #86

Tuesday., November 19., 2002., 6:30p.m. sharp

•Location: 568 Broadway, Rm. 702A (N/R to Prince, B/D/F/Q to Broadway-Lafayette, 6 to Spring).

• Estimated length: Approximately 1 hour.

•All ALAA members welcome (only elected representatives may vote).

•Free pizza/soda.



Proposed Agenda

1. Adoption of September 19, 2002 DC Minutes (attached).

2. CDD (30 min.)

2.1.City contract status.

2.2.Conflict policy.

2.3.0verflow reserve (Brooklyn).


3. JRD Workload Grievance (5 minutes). JRD Delegate November 14 decision to initiate arbitration.

4. Collective Bargaining (1 0 minutes).

4.1.Raw survey results.

4.2.Health benefit premiums.

5. E-Mail Policy (10 minutes).

6. Adjournment.

DC Bulletin #86-Meeting of November 19,2002 Page 2 of3

Minutes of ALAA Delegate Council-September 19, 2002


Citywide Officers: Letwin (President), Albro (Secy-Treasurer),

Hitchcock (Recording Secretary)

CAB: Harpaz (VP), Elgarten

CDD-BxA: Rogers

CDD-BxB: Peppito

CDD-BxC: Bomba

CDD-Brooklyn: Zuss (VP), Torres (Alt. VP and Sr. Arty rep.)

CDD-Bkl: Bell, Newton

CDD-Bk3: Flanders

CDD-Bk4: Pellegrino

CDD-Bk5: Lesher, Terry

CDD-Manhattan: Mulligan (Alt. VP)

CDD-Ml: Arons, Sundram

CDD-M2: Siletti, Mitchell

CDD-M3: Collins, Vasquez

CDD-M4: Fiellman, O’Connell

CDD-M5: Seeley, Soto, Nagel (Alt.)

CDD-M6: Affler, Botticelli

CDD-Spec Lit.: Wasserman

CDD-Ql Morrison

CDD-Q3: Knightly

CDD-Q4: Austin, Diflumeri

Civil: Holder

Civil-Aging: Durham

Civil-Bx: Frieder

CLONolunteer: Lundgren (V.P.), Madhavan, Boumas-Ney

JRD: Hochberg (V.P.)

JRD-M: Lamb, Pappadopoulos

PRP: Zelermyer, Werlwas (observer)

Previous Minutes

~The DC unanimously adopted the following

motion by Wasserman (CDD-S. Lit. and Hochberg

(JRD): Adopt the Delegate Council minutes of July 23,

2002 [previously distributed].

City Criminal Contract

Letwin reported that, pending execution of the new

city, LAS continues to receive criminal funding under its

previous contract. The Union’s litigation has not yet

been formally settled.

CAB Staffing

Harpaz and Albro reported that voluntary reductions

in CAB staffing and office location have generated $2m

annual funding for CDD.

CDD Staffing

Letwin reported on discussions amongst city-wide

officers, CDD union officers and CDD management

about how to spend $8.6m in additional city criminal


Based on reported feedback from CDD offices, the

Union representatives have sought to balance needs for

additional staffing (particularly in Manhattan) with

preservation of at least $2m for staff attomey

compensation increases above and beyond 3%.

(The amount of criminal funding designated to

compensation drives the level funded for that purpose in

all divisions).

Toward that end, the Union representatives have

advocated: (1) Limits on new staff attomey hiring; (2)

Few, if any, new supervisors. CDD management has

supported more aggressive hiring, ofboth staff attomeys

and supervisors.

Albro reported that Oxford is seeking a 19%

premium increase for staff attorney health benefits in


The DC addressed the inherent trade-offs of these

competing legitimate priorities as follows:

~By 10-19-9, the DC defeated the following EB

proposal: Approve the position presented by the EB to

management that CDD staff attorney hiring should

not exceed 66 (except for 3 additional current diversity

candidates) until and unless warranted by future


~By of 15-6-6, the DC adopted a motion by Affler

(CDD-Manhattan) to table the following motion by

Torres and Zuss (CDD-Bk): Limit new CDD staff

attorney hiring to 85.

~The DC unanimously adopted the following

motion by Seeley and Siletti (CDD-Manhattan): Oppose

all new permanent arraignment attorney positions.

~The DC unanimously adopted the following

Executive Board motion: Achieve additional CDD

supervision by redeployment of existing supervisors,

not by hiring new supervisors.

Collective Bargaining

Letwin and Albro reported that, in order to prepare

for contract bargaining, a contractually-mandated joint

Union-Management analysis is underway concerning

“the four-boro average of total compensation received

by non-managerial AD As at yearly levels of service.”

DC Bulletin #86-Meeting of November 19,2002

The EB has unanimously authorized distribution to

members of: ( 1) Summary of changes made in past two

rounds of contract negotiations; and (2) written contract

surveys. [Forthcoming.]

Bylaw Amendments

.,. By 18-0-1, the DC adopted the following motion:

Adopt Bylaw amendments unanimously formulated by

the Bylaw Revision Committee.

.,. The DC unanimously adopted the following

motion by Harpaz (CAB): Table further discussion

concerning specific assignment of EB representation

concerning health and safety and health benefits.

2002 Union Elections

.,. The DC unanimously adopted the following,

modified, EB motion: Hold 2002 ALAA elections as

follows: Sept 23 -Beginning of 30~day nomination

period; Oct. 22 -Membership meeting to close 30-day

nomination period; Nov. 6-Election notice; Nov.

21-0ffice balloting; Dec. 17 -Post-election

membership meeting to ratify Election Committee

report and install officers.

.,. The DC unanimously elected the following

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Election Committee: Marianne Allegro

(JRD-Manhattan)(alt: Mark Leider), Jessica

Botticelli (CDD-Manhattan), Adriene Holder (Civil),

Arthur Hopkirk (CAB), Steve Wasserman

(CDD-spec. Lit.).

Terminated Attorneys’ Union Membership

… The DC unanimously adopted the following

motion suggested by Albro and moved by Bomba

(CD D-Bx): Pending ultimate resolution of grievances

of their termination, continue Union membership of

Alexander Hillery and Kenneth Schaeffer

(Harlem -Civil).

Change in Union VP Constituency

… The DC unanimously adopted the following

motions: Consistent with their relocation to 111

Livingston St., assign Parole Revocation Defense Unit

(PRDU) and CDD-spec. Lit. to CDD-Bk vicepresident’s



The DC adjourned at approximately 8:55 p.m .


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