A quick shake of the head, and it’s time to take a closer look. First of all, you don’t need to be shy with it, as Ken demonstrates by pounding on the bodywork with his fist. Carbon Nomex might be prone to point puncture, but glazed into panels in this format, a good solid smack means precisely nothing to it.
Apart from these, there are also things like the Pressy Button and the Xiaomi Mi Key that have a push button on top of a 3.5mm pin, that can be used for tasks like taking photos, starting voice recordings, toggling flashlight, and lots of other things. Of course, as we’ve pointed out above, all of these products will find ways of working with phones that don’t have 3.5mm jacks. This could happen through USB Type C or Lightning port compatible variants; others might prefer to go wireless and take advantage of Bluetooth instead.
” The thought was [in developing an ordinance] to get way ahead of it.”Currently, public employees in Alexandria have the right “to meet and confer” with the city to address any issues or concerns they have with their employment conditions.But as Cynthia Hudson, the special counsel hired by the city to help develop its draft ordinance, pointed out, this process is not legally binding and is very distinct from collective bargaining.”There is not the legal framework that is necessary to make ‘meet and confer’ happen because employers don’t have to meet and confer [with their employees],” Hudson said. “And even if they do, they don’t have to do anything about what they’re asked to do.”Collective bargaining agreements set forth the process by which negotiations between public sector employees and the government can take place and establish legally binding agreements.Alexandria is one of 19 Virginia localities that had previously established a collective bargaining agreement with its public employees.Establishing a new local ordinance for collective bargaining today, however, remains a very complicated process.Hudson likened collective bargaining to an “elephant” and said it was best to “eat it one small bite at a time.” According to Hudson, there are many facets to consider when establishing a collective bargaining process. These considerations include everything from how to identify bargaining units and unfair labor practices to the need to hire labor relations experts and establish protocols for managing the tension between the interests of supervisors and their employees.”Given what a big process and new process collective bargaining is to get your arms around we submit that it is prudent, and in the city’s probably best interest as a newcomer to collective bargaining, to start narrower with the scope of what you’re doing,” Hudson said.The draft ordinance recommends the city consider adopting four broad categories of “bargaining units” for police; fire and EMS; labor and trades; and general government.