13. October 2017 · Comments Off on What’s new in your contract? · Categories: Your Contract, Your Rights

We’ll have a draft up this weekend to view on this site

The quick highlights are:

1. Better protections against harassment at work
2. Guarantee of a test for permanent jobs in every SEIU represented class
3. A raise each year of the contract: 5% retro to 7/1/17, 4% on 7/1/18, and 3% on 7/1/19 (with the option to reopen in the third year if new revenue is available)
4. A $500 lump sum payment on ratification
5. Committees to update pay scales in student nutrition and environmental health
6. Release time for parents who need to go to IEP conferences
7. Improvements in bereavement leave
8. Protection for health benefits gained through the ACA
9. Shorter probationary periods for long-term temps
10. Required 15 work day notice of schedule changes

13. October 2017 · Comments Off on We have a Tentative Agreement, Now it’s time for our members to vote · Categories: Vote!, Your Contract

You can help by organizing voters where you work!

We want every member to learn about the new contract and cast their vote on Wednesday, October 25. To make sure everyone has a chance to vote, we’re hoping you can help us by hosting a vote at your worksite. It’s easy!
1. You’ll let all the SEIU members at your school or site know to come see you to cast their ballot and get info about the contract
2. We’ll drop off the materials on Monday or Tuesday and give you an intro about how to securely collect the votes
3. You’ll keep the box with you or locked up on the day and make sure everyone votes
4. You’ll bring the box to our chapter meeting before 6pm and get a delicious cupcake!

(If members have questions about the contract that you aren’t sure about, or they need help in another language, we’ll give you a call sheet to refer them to the right person.)

 

Yes, I can host the vote at my worksite!

29. September 2017 · Comments Off on We have a TA! · Categories: Vote!, Your Contract

At 7:48pm tonight, your bargaining team signed a tentative agreement that provides important guarantees around school & workplace safety, permanent jobs, and fair wages.

With this contract, we will take significant steps towards parity with our brothers and sisters at the city – 12% over 3 years (5-4-3) plus a $500 one-time payment to support the short term needs of our workers.

Thank you to our members who stood united in support of a fair deal.

Now San Francisco Unified School District – it’s time to settle a fair contract for IFPTE Local 21LiUNA!, Local 261United Educators of San Francisco, and the common crafts!

Stay tuned for more details on the contract – we will have a ratification vote in October!

28. September 2017 · Comments Off on Tell Jerry Brown to Sign AB621 – It’s Time to End the Cruel Summer · Categories: Stand Up!

Justice is Due: Tell Governor Brown to End The Cruel Summer

On Tuesday, July 12, the California Senate passed AB 621, the bill that will end the cruel summer for over 284,000 classified school workers in California. The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk!

This means he’s listening and it also means this is the time to make our voices heard!

26. July 2017 · Comments Off on Speak Up for a Clean Retirement! · Categories: Your Rights · Tags: ,

We may be able to divest SF’s retirement fund from fossil fuels (which are increasingly volatile and subject to being orphaned assets that are stuck in the ground) but we need everyone possible to step up and be heard! The vote is going to be close either way, but this fight is winnable.

SF workers and residents, please send your message today and come to the meeting if you can!

August 9, 2:30pm
1145 Market Street, 6th Floor

26. July 2017 · Comments Off on Take a look – it’s in a book · Categories: Your Contract, Your Rights

There’s lots of important info in your contract to help you be happy and productive at work. Read all about it

26. July 2017 · Comments Off on The contract fight goes on! · Categories: News, Your Contract

We had our final bargaining session of the 2016-2017 fiscal year on June 22. We expect to be back at the table in August to continue to fight for you! Our top remaining issues are around pay parity, safety, quality of life, and environmental responsibility. Contact Arlene Sharp to get involved!

26. July 2017 · Comments Off on Baseball and SEIU: A Perfect Summer Pairing · Categories: News, Special Events

SEIU represents over 10,000 school workers in Northern California, and we love to get together to learn from each other and build solidarity. Stay tuned for news on the Education Industry Summit this fall.

Today we’re talking about having fun together! As in the past 2 years we will be attending the A’s game against the Orioles on August 13th. It’s always a great time.

This event is open to all Education employees and their families so please share this with the members of your chapters.  This year the price is $32.00 which includes an awesome lunch, food voucher and a A’s ball cap.

To order tickets – contact Jan Schardt, Local 1021 Secretary, 707-225-4146 or jan.schardt@seiu1021.org

Please share this flyer with any coworkers who don’t check their email and encourage them to come with us!

21. March 2017 · Comments Off on We Are Unified – Part 2 · Categories: Your Contract, Your Rights

We are unified in protecting our most vulnerable children and providing support and access to high quality public education. Won’t you stand with us?

 

20. March 2017 · Comments Off on Towards a Community Hiring Plan · Categories: News, Your Rights

Outside of bargaining, we’re working with the District, the Families Union, UESF, Close the Gap, and Jobs with Justice on a community hiring plan that will improve outreach to underserved communities. SEIU is taking a leading role in developing this plan, and we really want broad member participation in putting together this plan and the materials and outreach around it. Please get in touch with Josh if you’re interested!