Brothers and Sisters,
Please see the following updates below
Our current contract expires 6/30/2017. A request to begin negotiations has been sent to the state we are awaiting response. Contract proposal sheets will be available at the February membership meeting 2/14/17.
The Governor has released her FY 18 budget proposal to the General Assembly. Over the course of the next several months we will work to monitor committee hearings, stand alone bills, any other action taking place at the GA. Below please find link to contact info for every State Rep/ State Senator for the 17′ session as well as link to find out who your elected officials are/ register to vote, etc……
NATIONAL ATTACK ON UNIONS/ WORKERS
As you are well aware we continue to bear the brunt of an all out assault on our rights to organize and maintain a voice in the work place. From Harris v Quinn to Friedrich’s v CTA and now on to Janus v AFSCME enemies of workers are trying to take away our ability to organize by choking out our treasuries. Because they have been unable to defeat us in the political realm our enemies have turned to the SCOTUS to undue nearly 4 decades of workers rights. While this is a serious challenge and our very existence is at stake the path to survival is clear! In the face of national “right to work for less” environment we have 2 choices scatter like rats and watch our lively hoods quickly erode/ or band together do our jobs, sign union card, pay our dues remain committed to our jobs & each other this will allow us to continue to grow our union nationally, state wide and right here on campus.
We will continue to discuss the challenges ahead and what we can do to defeat them and protect our jobs. At membership meetings and around campus, through email, internet, US Mail, one on one conversations we will continue to educate and listen to members. As I have heard many times from a long term member of Local 528 “fore warned is fore armed”. We know this is coming and we must continue to build a strong foundation from which to wage this battle for our way of life. As formidable as the challenges before us may be the truth is the destiny of our jobs and all they provide is in our hands.
I look forward to working with you, listening to you, working for you and together protecting our jobs our futures and our lively hoods.
THE NEXT MEMBERSHIP MEETING WILL BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 14TH 2017 11:30AM MU BALLROOM
2017-2018 WELLNES REWARDS PROGRAM CALENDERS COMING OUT SOON
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