Neither do about 95 uniformed supervisors and command officers in the county sheriff ’s office represented by AFSCME Local 3317.
Two years ago, the county was under a consent agreement with the state and Evans had been granted the powers of an emergency manager. That year, when the county was negotiating labor agreements with its unions, it reached deals with all but one — Local 3317.
Under the consent agreement, Evans was able to impose contract terms on the local. The union unsuccessfully challenged the move in court.
A few of the commissioners questioned the union’s exclusion.
“I think the exclusion of (Local) 3317 is mean-spirited,” said Commissioner Diane Webb, DLivonia. “But I’ve felt that way about the whole thing (with 3317) from the beginning.”
Officials said the county can’t legally give the union the stipend because it never hammered out a collective bargaining agreement. The county has bargaining agreements with its 11 other unions.
As a result, the county has no authority to pay the stipend to Local 3317 unless county employment terms under the consent agreement are amended or the union signs a Memorandum of