A. This Memorandum of Understanding is entered into by and between the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District, hereinafter referred to as the “District” or the “Department”, and the Mammoth Lakes Firefighters Association, hereinafter referred to as the “Association.” It is the purpose of this agreement to achieve and maintain harmonious relations between the District and the Association in accordance with the provisions of the California Government Code Section 3500 et. seq. and the District’s resolution pertaining to employer-employee relations (#10-03).
B. This Memorandum of Understanding shall not be binding on either party until accepted on behalf of the District by motion or resolution of the Board of Commissioners and signed by the District’s Representative and on behalf of the Association by majority vote of the members of the Bargaining Unit, as evidenced by the signature of the Unit Representative on the agreement, and by majority vote of the Executive Board of the Association, as evidenced by the signature of the Association’s President on this agreement.
C. The agreements contained herein shall pertain only to those employees whose job classifications are included in the Bargaining Unit for which the Association had been formally recognized as exclusive representative.
D. It is the intent of the parties that this Memorandum of Understanding set forth all agreements and understandings between the District and the Association pertaining to hours,
wages, and other terms and conditions of employment. All prior agreements and understandings pertaining to hours, wages, and other terms and conditions of employment,
whether formal, informal, written, or unwritten, shall be binding upon the parties only to the extent specifically provided for in this Memorandum of Understanding.
E. For represented members, this Memorandum of Understanding shall supersede Chapters 4 through 10, and 12 through 17 of the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District Personnel System Rules and Regulations (PSRR) (Revision Version March 2012) with the exception of the
following sections of the PSRR that shall still apply: Sections 405, 406, 408, 510-513, 1601- 1604, and 1607.
F. The District hereby recognizes the Association as the exclusive bargaining unit for those employees in the classifications identified in Article 8. If the District hires any hourly nonexempt employees to a classification not identified in Article 8 or otherwise already recognized as represented by the Association, the District agrees to meet and confer with the Association for purposes of including such classification into Article 8. The District agrees to
meet and confer and otherwise deal exclusively with the Association on all matters relating to the scope of representation pertaining to represented employees as authorized by law. MLFPD MOU 5
G. The parties to this Memorandum of Understanding agree that neither shall discriminate against any person in the administration of this agreement on account of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, physical and/or mental disabilities, marital status, sex, age or sexual orientation.