Contract Updates

Oct 14

Tentative Agreement Reached, 2013-2015 Clerical Contract

On Friday, Oct 11 our Clerical Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement with the University for the July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015 contract.

Oct 11

Urgent Negotiations Update

The negotiations table committee members want to thank you for your patience in waiting for the University to come to an agreement with our Union.  This has been, in our opinion, one of the most frustrating negotiations we have endured.  The talks have moved at glacial speed, and we have heard over and over that the University Administration is not interested in discussing any of the issues we have determined to be priorities.

Oct 03

Contract Negotiations Update #7

Our clerical negotiating committee returned to the table on Friday 9/27Monday 9/30, and Tuesday 10/1. Watch a video update on the latest round of negotiations and find details on our ongoing organizing for affordable healthcare and a livable wage at the U.

Sep 17

Contract Negotiations Update #6

On Monday, September 16th, we returned to the negotiating table with the University Administration.  Watch a video update on the latest round of negotiations and find details on our ongoing organizing for affordable healthcare and a livable wage at the U.

Sep 16

Contract Negotiations - Health Care Mediation #1

On Wednesday, Sept. 11th, we started joint mediation with all the AFSCME locals and the University about health insurance. Watch a video update one the first round of mediation on health care.

Aug 30

Contract Negotiations Update #5

On Friday, August 23rd, we returned to the negotiating table with the University Administration. Watch a video update on the latest round of negotiations and find details on our ongoing organizing for affordable healthcare and a livable wage at the U.

Aug 16

Contract Negotiations Update #4

On Tuesday, August 13th, we returned to the negotiating table with the University Administration. Watch a video update on the latest round of negotiations and find details on our ongoing organizing for affordable healthcare and a livable wage at the U.

Aug 16

"We will fight against the cost shifting attempts of the administration."

Read the text of the speech given by AFSCME 3800 President Cherrene Horazuk on August 5, 2013, at the Rally for Affordable and Accessible Health Care at the University of Minnesota.

Jul 25

Contract Negotiations Update #3

On Monday, July 22, our clerical negotiating committee met with the University of Minnesota’s management committee.

The University stuck to their proposed general increase that averages 14 cents an hour per person. A 14 cent an hour (.75%) raise works out to $24.27 a month before taxes, and would not even cover the cost of one copay at the proposed higher rates. 

We said no to all of the University's proposals that would shift additional costs onto our members.

We also modified our proposed restructuring of the step system, from a maximum of 15 steps to reach the top of the wage scale, to a maximum of 17 steps.

Jul 11

Contract Negotiations Update #2

CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE

A. Update on Day Two of Negotiations

B. Health Insurance Cost Shifting

C. Why didn’t clerical workers receive raises on our last paycheck?

D. Step increases continue automatically

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