July 30, 2014

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Job and Family Services, commissioners reach tentative deal

Lorain Councilman Joshua Thornsberry, I-8th Ward, meets with Monica Borges and Michelle Ramos, both of Lorain, and Ruthie Burks, of Elyria, on Tuesday evening as the women picketed outside the agency.

Lorain Councilman Joshua Thornsberry, I-8th Ward, meets with Monica Borges and Michelle Ramos, both of Lorain, and Ruthie Burks, of Elyria, on Tuesday evening as the women picketed outside the agency.

ELYRIA – The Lorain County Department of Job and Family Services and the county commissioners have reached a tentative agreement during contract negotiations.

Lorain County Department of Job and Family Services walked off the job on Monday as part of a long-running labor dispute. The commissioners have been trying to reach a deal with the 164-member United Auto Workers Local 2192 since July, according to a news release.

County Commissioner Lori Kokoski said she was happy that striking workers would be back to work soon.

“I just want to thank our bargaining team with finally coming to a tentative agreement that should be approved later today,” she said.

The contract is expected to be voted on at 1:30 p.m. today, according to the union’s bargaining chairwoman, Kelly Fields. Fields said she could not comment on the contract until it is approved.

Check www.chroniclet.com for updates this afternoon.

 

 

  • Americaschild

    First the county commissioners should be fired for not doing their job to bring jobs to our county and overtaxing to keep business out! Second, all of the workers striking need to be fired as they are not doing their jobs.

  • Didi Pizaza

    Good News. This is what happens when you get some pressure applied, and show administration you are tired of playing games. Good Job UAW 2192!!

    Americaschild, I think you ought to go and apply there at LCHS< and see what they put up with everyday working. As far as the commissioners go, this is nothing new! So why do you bring your point up; that's been going on for at least since early 1990's.

    • stillsleepyeyes

      If you don’t like the place you work………move on to something that suits you………………..

  • PLaf

    Didi, you really shouldn’t be so quick to down Americaschild. I deal with the county offices all of the time in my line of work and to be quite honest, they seem to be some of the laziest, slowest and rudest people I ever have to deal with.

    And yes the county commisioners need to start working a bit harder for us. But like all government officlals, it’s great to get paid to do absolutely nothing all the time. They get paid wether or not they are helping the county survive, what is fair about that?

    • stillsleepyeyes

      You’ll have to excuse didi……..that’s union mentality…….only looking out for themselves………….no matter who they run over or ruin…………

  • UnionProud

    PLaf…I am quite certain you are not talking about the people who work at LCDJFS, they couldn’t be lazy even if they tried. 15 appts daily and 30 days to process everything not to mention needing to know the ORC like the back of their hands. Do your homework before your spew such crap!!

    • PLaf

      Yes I do deal with Lorain county….not spewing such crap as you say! I understand their job, I have been dealing with them for 18 years! But thank you for the input!

  • Tommy Peel

    Congrats to the union workers who kept their dignity and stood up for themselves. Until you can walk in their shoes you shouldn’t judge them.