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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 26

AFSCME 3800 Ice Cream Social St Paul Campus- Fri, Sept. 6

AFSCME 3800 Ice Cream Social
St Paul Campus
Friday, Sept 6
11:30 – 1:30
St Paul Mall, across from the St Paul Student Center and Coffey Hall
 
University of Minnesota’s Office of Human Resources has decided to cancel “Celebrate U”, the annual staff appreciation day on the Twin Cities campus, in order to “reduce administrative costs”. While the administration doesn’t seem to appreciate all of our hard work,AFSCME 3800 does!
 
Please join your fellow clerical workers at an Ice Cream Social to Celebrate Us! Download the flyer below to share with your AFSCME 3800 co-workers & friends!
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.

Aug 08

Obamacare Opens For Business, Shuts Out Labor

Unions pushed hard for health care reform, finally settling for a half-measure in the Affordable Care Act. Employers are responding to the law by lowering benefits to match its floor.

Aug 08

Death by 1,000 health care cuts

Minnesota Daily Editorial Board:

The University should bring all options to the table before scaling back employee benefits.

AFSCME 3800 President Cherrene Horazuk said, “If you don’t respect working-class workers, how do you respect working-class students?”

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 25

U of M wants to scale back employee health care coverage

The University of Minnesota is considering changes for 2014 that would increase copays for primary and specialty care, require employees to pay deductibles, and establish a cheaper, but more limited plan for Twin Cities area employees, among other things.

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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