Clerk of Courts signs collective bargaining agreement with Auto Title Division employees


By Lori Jennings

On April 22, Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Pavan Parikh and the workforce of the Clerk’s Office Automobile Title Division signed a collective bargaining settlement for the initially time. The 3-12 months agreement was in negotiation for 3 months and handles 28 employees.

Workers will be represented by American Federation of Point out, County and Municipal Staff (AFSCME), Ohio Council 8. This is the second group of staff to enter into a collective bargaining agreement with the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts office. The 37 Bailiffs utilized by the Clerk’s business office who offer courtroom protection and supervise set outs subsequent court docket requested evictions voted to unionize in 2017 and signed their initial collective bargaining settlement in 2018. The bailiffs are also represented by AFSCME.

Upon signing the contract, Clerk Pavan Parikh mentioned, “We assist our employees’ suitable to organize. It was crystal clear from my to start with working day in office that as an administration we enjoy a beneficial connection with our personnel and with AFSCME. I designed it a precedence to ensure a clean negotiation course of action, and I’m very pleased to say we achieved this in only a few months.”

Employees bargained for a contract that will preserve many of the beneficial variations they have seasoned in the earlier 5 a long time, like plainly defined operate rules and enhanced pay. They negotiated a move structure that guarantees spend will increase in the second and third years of the contract, and an adjustment to working hours which will enhance the open hrs of the 7 Hills Car Title place of work by 30 minutes on Saturdays.

“This deal is a gain for us and for our staff who conduct a critical assistance to Hamilton County and the bordering parts,” mentioned Shawna Derrenkamp, Chief of the Title & Passport Services Division.

Vehicle Title Guide Clerk and AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Regional 3894 President Latoya Lewis shared, “AFSCME Area 3894 is energized to continue on our expanding romance with the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts. Workers from the Automobile Title Division are the latest group that arranged for a serious voice about safer doing the job problems, spend, and rewards. Negotiating and ratifying this deal offers us hope that we will keep on to have a optimistic and collaborative performing relationship with the Car Title Division and the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts.”