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Jun 02

AFSCME Testifies at Regents Public Budget Hearing

AFSCME 3800 members joined students and faculty in speaking out for a quality affordable education, good paying jobs, and affordable healthcare at the Board of Regents Public Hearing on the Budget on May 9.

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 04

Video from AFSCME President Cherrene Horazuk's talk on Critical Conversations about Diversity, Justice

On September 20th, Cherrene Horazuk presented at the Office of Equity and Diversity's Critical Conversations about Diversity Justice series on Examining the Academy: Helping a Centuries-Old Institution Create a New Culture. View the video here.

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 30

Rally for Affordable & Accessible Healthcare for All!

U of M AFSCME locals 3800, 3801, 3937 and 3260 rallied Thursday 9/26 to tell the University Administration not to shift costs to employees. We were joined by special guest Billy Bragg!

Click on the news title to read more and watch the videos.

Sep 24

The U’s benefits-wage gap

The University can’t keep wages low while shifting health care costs to employees.
By
  • Daily Editorial Board
September 23, 2013
 
Sep 23

Sign our NEW Petition for a Sliding Scale Health Insurance Premiums

All 3 AFSCME locals at the University of Minnesota presented a joint proposal for a sliding scale health insurance premium. The University administration has refused to even discuss it, dismissing it completely.

Click here to sign a petition to University Administration calling for sliding scale health insurance - the fairest option.

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.

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