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!

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!

20. March 2017 · Comments Off on Protect your health care and retirement · Categories: News, Stand Up!

PHONE BANK on Wednesday, March 22

Join us on Wednesday nights from 5-8pm at the union hall, 350 Rhode Island Street, to reach out to citizens in California, Arizona, Alaska, and Nevada and ask them to take steps to protect our health care.

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20. March 2017 · Comments Off on Welcome Our Newest Members: 2977 Education Integration Specialists! · Categories: News

As of March 8, the Education integration Specialists have joined our union! These members provide crucial family and community support at schools throughout our district. As part of this unit election, new member and steward Tracy Brown will be joining our bargaining team.

20. March 2017 · Comments Off on Bargaining 2017, Day 2: Budget, Permanent Testing, Health Care, Benefits · Categories: News, Your Contract

The District delivered a budget presentation that clearly defines the need for additional local revenue to support essential services in our schools.

We’re very close to agreement on civil service testing and health care protections for workers currently in temporary positions.

The Union advanced a benefits proposal focused on improving retention of mid-career workers and parents, and increasing protections for our retirees.

On Thursday, April 6 we will present our proposal to improve service in Student Nutrition, and improvements to the job posting and career ladder provisions in the current contract.

15. March 2017 · Comments Off on 2017 Bargaining, Update 1 · Categories: News, Your Contract

Bargaining 2017, Day 1: Translation and Temporary Workers

Your union advanced proposals on temporary worker status, preserving healthcare in our uncertain political environment. We were able to reach tentative agreement on one item assuring timely translation and distribution of new contracts.

On Thursday, March 16, we’re preparing to discuss issues relating to worker safety and fair scheduling in the custodial department, ensuring access to affordable health insurance, and providing dental benefits that reasonably address the needs of members.

Remember – it’s your contract too!

Will you stand up and join us in fighting for a fair deal for our families?

#WeAreUnified in defending public education and respect for workers

What’s your cost of living?

Help us get information on what our members spend on housing, health, and commuting so we can make better economic proposals at the bargaining table.

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Protect your health care and retirement: PHONE BANK on Wednesday, March 13

Join us on Wednesday night from 5-8pm to reach out to voters in California, Arizona, Alaska, and Nevada and ask them to speak to their representatives about protecting health care

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05. March 2017 · Comments Off on Civil Service Updates March 2017 · Categories: Civil Service, News

Clerical (1424/26) Testing Scheduled by City!

The City of San Francisco has taken over the 1424/1426 Testing process, and has scheduled the test for first quarter of 2018. Contact Darin Conley in HR if you would like to be a Subject Matter Expert for the test development.

1930 Warehouse Worker PBT in development

The District is now developing a position based test to open permanent jobs for our warehouse workers.

Other PBTs Coming Up

We are actively working with the District to develop tests for Radio Announcer Operators, Transportation Schedulers, Assistant Houseparents, and other often-overlooked small classifications. We are also working on bringing back Shade and Drapery Worker positions. Stay tuned for updates, or contact Josh with offers of help and questions.

15. September 2016 · Comments Off on When is my Raise? · Categories: News, Your Contract

We expect to see the 5% raise from our new one-year contract on the September 28 paycheck, and the retroactive pay to July 1 on the October 12 paycheck.

Be sure to join us on October 5 for our next chapter meeting. The road to pay parity with the city is still a long one, and we all need to work together to get there!

08. September 2016 · Comments Off on Vote MONDAY! · Categories: News, Vote!, Your Contract

Check out the new searchable DRAFT contract online (some small revisions still to come)

Check out our DRAFT contract
We’ve settled a one-year deal with the District, and we’re headed to vote on Monday! Check out our website for details if you didn’t get last week’s email, and be sure to forward this to anyone you know who isn’t signed up.

Where do I vote?

There are 7 voting sites around town:
We’re starting at 8am with two sites:
834 Toland Street (Buildings and Grounds)
350 Rhode Island Street (the union hall)

At 9am, we’re adding 5 more sites:
555 Franklin Street
135 Van Ness
20 Cook Street
Burton High School
SOTA High School

What are we voting about?

There are two issues on the ballot:
1. Should we ratify the new contract?
2. Should we extend the terms of the officers and bargaining team until the new contract is finalized?

About extending the terms: We are due for an officers’ election at the end of this school year, which will fall right in the middle of bargaining. Your team, after a lot of discussion, thinks that it would be best to put off that election until we’ve wrapped up the contract so we can all focus on it properly.

I want to be on the 2017 Bargaining Team

We will be electing new bargaining team members and alternates at an upcoming chapter meeting, since we have a couple of vacant seats. If you’re interested in working on the new contract, or on getting information out to members about bargaining, please let us know!