City of Long Beach 
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Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 021920
City of Long Beach, Association of Long Beach Employees (ALBE) Reach Tentative Labor Agreement
Alex Basquez
Director of Human Resources

Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement with the Association of Long Beach Employees (ALBE) that ensures the City remains competitive with other agencies seeking entry-level blue-collar and skilled laborers. 

The City of Long Beach and ALBE representatives held nine meetings, beginning in September 2019, before reaching agreement.

“We are happy to have reached a tentative agreement with the Association of Long Beach Employees, with equitable terms that will ensure fairness and fiscal responsibility,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “I want to thank ALBE leadership for their work in reaching this agreement.”

IBEW Local 47 represented ALBE during the MOU negotiations.

“We are pleased to have reached a tentative agreement with the City,” said ALBE’s Chief Negotiator, IBEW representative Colin Lavin. “This is the first step in the process to moving forward.”

The terms of the tentative agreement will remain confidential while ALBE completes their ratification voting process. ALBE membership is set to vote on the tentative agreement within the next week. If approved, the contract would go before the City Council in open session for final consideration in March.

ALBE represents approximately 600 City of Long Beach employees. Negotiations for successor labor contracts with the remaining nine associations will continue in the coming months.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award- winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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