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Nashville Budget Town Hall - 5/4/2024

March 27, 2024

We are hosting a Town Hall with School Board and Metro Council members on Saturday, May 4th at 10:30am at our union hall.

This is our chance to have real discussion with elected officials beyond the 2-minute public comments we get to share once or twice a year before each body.


Nashville Budget Town Hall with Metro Council & School Board

Saturday, May 4, 2024

10:30am (doors open at 10:00)

SEIU Hall (521 Central Ave)

Members from across Metro departments and MNPS will speak about our priorities and needs in the year ahead. Elected officials are invited to hear directly from us about who we are, who we represent, the work we do, and the value we bring to Nashville. The Townhall is open to current SEIU Local 205 members or potential members – so invite your coworkers who are not part of the union yet! This is our opportunity to make our demands known. There will also be a raffle and a COPE Drive.

We had a good showing on February 6th at the Pre-Budget Public Comment session. Right now departments are lobbying for what they hope to get in the Mayor’s Budget, which Mayor Freddie O’Connell’s office must release by May 1st. The Mayor’s budget determines a baseline for what we’ll see for Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) plus other factors like staffing adjustments and department investments. We are hoping to see at least a 5% COLA from the Mayor. Once the Mayor’s Budget is released the Council will deliberate and hold committee meetings to discuss things they want to change or add through amendments. This is where our presence and participation is important. There will be a public hearing on Tuesday, June 4th (save that date!) plus other opportunities to talk to Councilmembers and help mobilize other union members and employees.

Come to the Town Hall for an opportunity to speak directly to policy makers and be part of our budget strategy this year.