Contract Updates

Jul 17

We Can't Survive , Much Less Thrive on 0.25%

On Thursday, July 9th, we heard the University’s opening wage and health insurance proposals.

The Administration proposed a general (also known as Across The Board) increase of 0.25% per year. A 0.25% raise for our 1621 clerical workers is worth $158,311 a year. To put that in context, over 220 administrators have salaries higher than what the U wants to spend on raises for 1600 people. Even the University’s negotiator acknowledged, when making this proposal that, “the Across the Board proposal is not very good.”

Jun 18

Negotiations Update #2: June 16, 2015

The second round of negotiations for the 2015-2017 contract between AFSCME 3800/3801 and the University of Minnesota happened on June 16, 2015. Janel Mendoza, member of bargaining team and clerical on the Morris campus, reports on the second round and the responses from the U.

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.

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