Tentative Agreement Info Sessions

Date: 
Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:00pm - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 1:00pm

On December 13, our AFSCME Clerical bargaining committee finalized a Tentative Agreement with the U of M for a 2017-2019 contract and we are unanimously recommending approval of this agreement by our membership. 

Join us at a Contract Information Session to learn more about the terms of the agreement.

 Highlights of the agreement include:

  • Year One: 1.5% general increase for those within the salary range and at the range maximum retroactively effective June 12, 2017 
  • Year Two: 1.5% general increase for those within the salary range and at the range maximum, effective June 11, 2018
  • No insurance plan changes for 2018 or 2017. No premium increases for health insurance for 2018. A reduction from 60 days to 30 days for new employees to sign up for supplemental insurance programs.
  • A "me too" agreement on parental leave expansion. The University is currently considering a global policy expansion, which would provide 6 weeks paid parental leave to all parents. With a "me too" agreement, clerical workers will be immediately included in any expansion, and contract language would be updated in our next round of bargaining.
  • The right to work free from discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression (included in the non-discrimination clause of our contract).
  • The right to work in a "respectful work environment" (inclusion in the non-discrimination clause of our contract). Maintaining our Memorandum of Understanding on Respectful Workplace, which the U wanted removed.
  • The U agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding to create a pilot program in the Vet Med Center to provide $2 an hour in on-call pay if employees are required to be on call for possible return to work. We had previously not had on-call pay in our contract. 


Lunch will be provided for meetings on the Twin Cities Campus. Please RSVP, so we order the right amount.

On December 13, our AFSCME Clerical bargaining committee finalized a Tentative Agreement with the U of M for a 2017-2019 contract and we are unanimously recommending approval of this agreement by our membership. 

Join us at a Contract Information Session to learn more about the terms of the agreement.

 Highlights of the agreement include:

  • Year One: 1.5% general increase for those within the salary range and at the range maximum retroactively effective June 12, 2017 
  • Year Two: 1.5% general increase for those within the salary range and at the range maximum, effective June 11, 2018
  • No insurance plan changes for 2018 or 2017. No premium increases for health insurance for 2018. A reduction from 60 days to 30 days for new employees to sign up for supplemental insurance programs.
  • A "me too" agreement on parental leave expansion. The University is currently considering a global policy expansion, which would provide 6 weeks paid parental leave to all parents. With a "me too" agreement, clerical workers will be immediately included in any expansion, and contract language would be updated in our next round of bargaining.
  • The right to work free from discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression (included in the non-discrimination clause of our contract).
  • The right to work in a "respectful work environment" (inclusion in the non-discrimination clause of our contract). Maintaining our Memorandum of Understanding on Respectful Workplace, which the U wanted removed.
  • The U agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding to create a pilot program in the Vet Med Center to provide $2 an hour in on-call pay if employees are required to be on call for possible return to work. We had previously not had on-call pay in our contract. 


Lunch will be provided for meetings on the Twin Cities Campus. Please RSVP, so we order the right amount.
 
 
Tuesday, January 2
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Humphrey School Room 30
Minneapolis West Bank

Wednesday, January 3
Session 1:
12:00 to 1:00 pm 
McNeal Hall Room 10
St. Paul

Session 2:
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Bruininks Hall Room 144
Minneapolis East Bank
 
Thursday, January 4
12:00 to 1:00 pm
Mayo Room D199
Minneapolis Med Area 
 
Friday, January 5
12:00 to 1:00 pm
Greater Minnesota and Off Campus

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