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Leadership’s Response to Current and Ongoing Systemic Racism

Dear Friends, Here we are. Once again searching for the right words, the right way to feel to overcome hopelessness and fear. This is the second time in a matter of months that we are moved to write to you about racism that is hurting our community and our nation. Do we keep it professional? Do we cross the line and get personal? Acknowledge that we’re a diverse group of people so one email is Read More

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Weekly Dispatch 5-18-18

SAVE THE DATE! All members are encouraged to vote to ratify the contract on May 31. The vote will take place on campus and the time frame and location will be announced soon. An email will be sent the week of May 21 with the full contract and an abbreviated version for you to look over. There will be info sessions held during the day and evening on May 31 if you have questions you Read More

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Weekly Dispatch 5-11-18

At the union negotiations meeting yesterday, which President Pelton attended, management submitted numerous counter proposals, including compensation, benefits, parental leave, and performance evaluation. The union accepted the proposals, which means we have tentatively agreed on our first contract! The union negotiations team would like to thank our fellow members for all of the support you’ve given us over the past 20 months. What happens next, you ask? The union and management will work together to Read More

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Weekly Dispatch 5-4-18

May the 4th be with you! The union held a rally outside of Ansin on May 1, at which President Pelton was in attendance. After multiple speeches, the union presented Pelton with our online petition, which has more than 1,000 signatures. Pelton has accepted the union’s invitation to attend the May 10 negotiations meeting. The union is expecting responses from management on numerous proposals, including compensation and benefits.

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Weekly Dispatch 4-27-18

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the coffee break action before negotiations yesterday! We had a productive meeting; we reached a tentative agreement (TA’d) on Credit for Past Service, which is an article that allows former temporary workers who join the union to get credit for the hours they worked as temps and also allows former employees who leave and return to get credit for previous service. We also TA’ed on Work Hours and Read More

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