Contract Updates

Jun 26

The University administration’s disrespectful wage proposal: we’re worth more!

On Monday June 26,  the U of M AFSCME bargaining committee continued another round of negotiations with the University of Minnesota.  Watch this video to get an update. Learn what the University offered the front line staff.

Jun 16

Contract Negotiations Update # 3

U of M AFSCME Locals 326-, 3800, 3801, and 3937 had their third round of negotiations. Mary Austin, president of the technical unit, gives a report from their day of bargaining.

May 19

Contract Negotiations Officially Begin

Negotiations for the 2017-2019 contract between U of M AFSCME locals 3260, 3800, 3801, and 3937 and the University of Minnesota formally opened on May 17, 2017. 

May 09

U of M Unions Standing Together!

Four thousand front-line University of Minnesota workers, members of AFSCME Locals 3260, 3800, 3801, and 3937, and Teamsters Local 320, start negotiations this month for our 2017-2019 contract. Our priorities are to make real economic progress, especially for long-term workers and those nearing retirement, to win six weeks paid parental leave for all parents regardless of gender, to expand education benefits, and to ensure respect for our workers and the contributions we make to the University.

Mar 23

Salary Raises

Our negotiated across-the-board salary increases should show up on the paycheck for March 16, 2016. For those of you who make under $15, this means your salary will go up to $15 an hour. Everybody else will see a 1.5% increase. If you'd like to double-check the amount of your increase, you can find the new salary grids posted on the local 3800 webpage. Go to the grids for your classification and find the new rate for your step in the first column (June 29, 2015). For workers who were making less than $15 an hour, you will now be at the new step 1. If you have any questions or if there are errors, contact your departmental payroll person or call our local union office (612-379-3918) or email us. 

Feb 04

2015-2017 Contract Ratified by our Membership

After an incredible contract campaign that won key demands from the University Administration, we counted our members' ballots last night on whether to accept the tentative agreement. The members of AFSCME Local 3800 and Local 3801 (Clerical, UMD) voted by majority to ratify the Tentative Agreement for 2015-2017.

Jan 11

Ballots on Tentative Agreement Have Been Mailed

 
On Thursday, December 10, 2015 our AFSCME Clerical Bargaining Table Committee reached a tentative agreement with the University for the July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2017 contract. Our committee recommends that you vote in favor of this agreement.
Oct 05

Negotiation Update #7 - U still has not moved on our priority issues

On Tuesday, September 29, our bargaining team met with management for the seventh round of negotiations. Our members joined the negotiations session to give their personal testimonies in support of our top four negotiation priorities: 1} dignified wages; 2} parental leave equity; 3} restoration of the Regent’s Scholarship; and 4} addressing workplace bullying. We left the bargaining table with one small agreement but did not move further on other negotiations and are now moving to mediation.

Sep 08

Negotiation Update #6 - Management walks out during negotiations

On Tuesday, August 25, our bargaining team met with management for the sixth round of negotiations. Management came into bargaining today & once again made no moves on wages & indicated that they have no interest in agreeing to any of our contract proposals. They specifically said, "the contract as it stands works for management" and they're only interested in housekeeping issues and not interested in "extraneous" proposals.

 
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.”

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