Survey 2015 Contract Negotiations

Date: 
Mon, 04/27/2015 (All day)

What’s Important to You About Your Job? What Are Your Priorities for the Upcoming Contract? How Do We Get the Contract We Deserve?           

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Negotiations for the 2015-2017 contract between AFSCME and the U of M will be starting soon. 

Want more money? Step increases? Cheaper Health Insurance? Regents’ Scholarship? Flexible Scheduling? Respect on the Job?

Please CLICK HERE and take a few minutes to fill out our online survey on contract priorities. It will take approximately 10 minutes to answer the questions.  The survey will close at midnight on Monday, April 27.

Please contact President Cherrene Horazuk (or 612-940-0660) or our local office (or 612-379-3918) if you have any questions.

Keep the Dream Alive: MLK Month of Action Celebration March

Date: 
Sat, 04/25/2015 - 10:00am
Sponsor: 
AFSCME Council 5
Cost: 
Free Admission

In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joined striking sanitation workers in Memphis to march for basic workers’ rights and human dignity. He gave his life for the cause.

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We're concluding our MLK Month of Action (a demonstration of how AFSCME members still improve lives not only on the job, but also on our own, in our own communities) with a service project, march, and celebration in St. Paul's Rondo neighborhood.

Join us as we continue the march for social and economic justice with community leaders and activists from across the state.

OFFICIAL AGENDA: 
10 AM: Neighborhood Clean-up & March
12:30 PM: Lunch (provided free)
1 PM: Celebration with keynote speaker Bill Lucy & showing of film "At the River I stand"

You can RSVP and invite your friends, family and colleagues on our Facebook page.

Hallie Q. Brown Community Center
270 Kent St
Saint Paul, MN
Apr 20

Fight for 15 Rally

Check out Workday Minnesota's Video from the Fight for 15 Rally.

Mar 04

Supporting a Strong Union

AFSCME Council 5 voted to increase the per cap (per person) rate for all AFSCME members and fee payers in Minnesota and this went into effect on January 1, 2015. Local 3800 voted in November to adjust the maximum dues and fee rate. Due to the time required for the international union to approve the constitutional language and for legally required notice periods, the Council 5 increase and local increase occurred separately, rather than in the same pay period.
 
Per the Local 3800 constitution, the Council 5 per cap increase automatically is passed on to members and fee payers. However, due to the formula in the Local 3800 constitution previously used to determine the maximum rate paid by members and fee payers, members and fee payers in the top half of the pay scale would not have seen an increase, though members and fee payers in the lower half of the pay scale would have seen an increase. At the November 2014 membership meeting, AFSCME 3800 members voted to increase the maximum rate paid by members and fee payers so that those in the higher end of the pay scales contribute an equal percentage of salary as those in the lower half of the pay scales. AFSCME 3800 members also voted for a small increase in the percentage paid by everybody, and the rate was changed from 1.67% to 1.75% of the biweekly gross pay, until the maximum rate is reached. Many people will see an increase of $2 or less per paycheck. The maximum increase will be approximately $6 per paycheck. 
Feb 10
Sarah Landmesser says one department she worked in “only wants workers to be submissive. They do not want creative humans with feelings and emotions.”
Sarah Landmesser says one department she worked in “only wants workers to be submissive. They do not want creative humans with feelings and emotions.”

University Unions Lay It on the Line

AFSCME and Teamsters join forces to improve conditions for front-line campus workers

Jun 02

AFSCME Testifies at Regents Public Budget Hearing

AFSCME 3800 members joined students and faculty in speaking out for a quality affordable education, good paying jobs, and affordable healthcare at the Board of Regents Public Hearing on the Budget on May 9.

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