Negotiations

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.”

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.

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