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!

04. June 2016 · Comments Off on Tell the Budget Committee: Invest in Quality Child Care! · Categories: News, Stand Up!
Activist Teresa Lewxowitz arrested at child care rally

SEIU 1021 member and retired childcare worker Teresa Lewkowitz is arrested during a rally to support Early Education funding at the capitol. From @raisingCA on flickr.

The Assembly has proposed a $619 million investment into California’s childcare system by expanding access to quality childcare for children and families and increasing pay rates for child care workers.
Let the Budget Conference Committee members know you stand with the budget and making sure every family has access to quality, affordable child care: http://bit.ly/1UjzjiH

The Sacramento Bee gets it:

Though state lawmakers still talk a great game when it comes to caring about families, child care funding lags prerecession levels by more than $800 million. And though the legislative women’s caucus has asked for that money to be put back, the response so far has been pathetic.

We get the need to be fiscally prudent, but really? Maybe these people haven’t spent time around children lately. Otherwise they’d know that, just as one diaper won’t do when a baby uses eight daily, $80 worth of babysitting isn’t gettable for ten bucks.

State lawmakers should take another look at this funding. Nothing – no pothole, no pay raise, no prison – is more important than the first years of a child’s life.

Image from @raisingCA on flickr.

18. April 2016 · Comments Off on Negotiations Update · Categories: News, Your Contract

Since February 11, we have been at the bargaining table with SFUSD management. We have been working on contract improvements for all members.

Your bargaining team has made progress in some areas, and has reached tentative agreements with management on a few items:

• Establishing a sick leave transfer program

• Easier access to personnel files

• Expansion of in-year vacations and reduction of blackout periods

• Empowering membership by establishing a recognized pathway to shop stewardship

We’re not finished yet! In fact, we’re just getting to the hard part. As the cost of living goes up every year, our members’ wages are falling further behind wages for the same jobs in other City departments.

Based on your responses to our fall membership survey, we are preparing to issue a bold proposal to significantly bridge the parity gap with our brothers and sisters at the SF City and County.

23. February 2016 · Comments Off on The City is Holding a Test in Clerical Classes! · Categories: Civil Service, News

These aren’t the district classifications, but this is an opportunity to get a permanent clerical job in the city. Also, if you work with your supervisor to create a 1402/4/6/8/10 permanent position in your department, they can “borrow” this list from the city if you are reachable.

These postings are accepting applications through next Friday, March 4, except for 1402 Junior Clerk and 1458 Legal Secretary I, which close this Friday. You can see the salary scale, minimum qualifications, and job descriptions on JobAps.

16. January 2016 · Comments Off on Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, January 20 · Categories: News, Special Events, Your Contract

We’ll be electing our bargaining team and discussing the transition to permanent status for 2615 and 2616 workers. We’ll also have updates on clerical civil service testing and PBTs for smaller classifications like 1930, 1802, and 2672.

350 Rhode Island Street, Suite 100 South. 5:30pm – 7pm. Wednesday January 20th.

Please RSVP to josh@seiu-sfusd.org so we can make sure to have enough food

11. September 2015 · Comments Off on Chapter Meeting Wednesday September 16 at 5:30 · Categories: News, Special Events

September 16 at 5:30pm – 350 Rhode Island Street, on the 22, 33, 55, and 19 bus lines. Street parking available.

We had a great kickoff to our campaign for due process rights for temporary workers last Tuesday at the School Board meeting! Thanks to those who attended to share their stories of long-term temporary employment and the unfair way almost 500 of our members have been treated.

This Wednesday‘s chapter meeting will focus on temporary workers and our fall organizing campaigns! We’re getting ready for the SNS test and next spring’s contract bargaining.

26. May 2015 · Comments Off on Keep Up to Date: Join our Mailing List! · Categories: News · Tags:

You should join our mailing list! We send out about 1 email a week to our members and other interested folks to keep you informed about what’s going on with classified workers in SFUSD, to announce projects and events you might be interested in, and to share some helpful tips about your benefits and rights. You can take a look at previous emails to get a better idea if you’re still on the fence.

There’s no good excuse for being out of the loop! Sign up today. We’ll even fax the messages to you, or send them in the post, if that’s the best way for you to receive them. Just let us know.

You should also follow us on Facebook.
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26. May 2015 · Comments Off on Chapter Election Results – Congratulations, Vice President Rafael Picazo · Categories: News, Stand Up! · Tags:

The votes have been tallied, and the result has been certified for this  extremely close vice-presidential election. Rafael Picazo has been  elected vice-president of our chapter by a margin of 101 – 97 votes, with three invalid ballots and one ballot cast for no candidate. Several other races were uncontested. Your chapter officers are:

Josh Davidson – President
Rafael Picazo – Vice President
Marina Diaz-Flores – Secretary
Marina Diaz-Flores and Yuvonne Johnson-Miller, COPE coordinators

No candidates were nominated for the offices of Treasurer and Chief Steward. Per chapter bylaws, the elected officers will confer and appoint members to fill those positions until the next chapter election.

Your new chapter officers will be installed at the next general membership meeting, June 17 at 5:30pm at the union hall. Be there to learn about the upcoming SEIU Convention!

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350 Rhode Island Street – Suite 100 South – 5:30pm – 7:00pm

On the 19, 22, and 55 bus lines

Join us for our monthly chapter meeting on Wednesday, April 22.

Chapter Elections • Food Handler Training • 1426 job description project • State Senate District 7 • More!

RSVP to 877-OUR-1021 or text Josh at 415-894-0279.
In May: Food Handler Training on May 6, 14, and 19, 5-7pm. If you don’t have the card or the serve-safe certificate, you need one to apply to be permanent. Choose one date, and we’ll also get you set up with JobAps to make the application really easy.

See you there!
Josh