05. March 2017 · Comments Off on Sign up for Member Benefits and Discounts! · Categories: Union Perks

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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.

19. September 2016 · Comments Off on Summer Unemployment Insurance Bill (AB 2197) is now on Governor Brown’s desk. Sept. 30 is his deadline. Take action now! · Categories: Uncategorized

This is exciting stuff! AB 2197—the Summer Unemployment Insurance Bill our union has been fighting tirelessly for on behalf of over 284,000 classified school workers in California is now on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.  AB 2197 will make all school employees in California eligible to receive unemployment insurance when school is out if they meet certain requirements. This is the safety net we all need and deserve.

It’s up to Governor Brown to either sign or veto the bill. We’ve just been informed that he has until Sept. 30 to take action. So we must take action today.

Tell Governor Brown why he should end the cruel summer for school workers by signing AB2197:

  1. Send an email.
  2. Call him at 916-445-2841
  3. Post a message on your Facebook Account and tag @JerryBrown. Be sure to use the hashtags #EndTheCruelSummer and @AB2197

If the Governor signs the bill we’ll move on to the final step – making sure he includes funding for benefits in the state budget. It’s still a fight but we’re closer than we’ve ever been before. We’ve already gotten both the State Assembly and the State Senate to agree that school workers should not have to suffer in the summer. Now it’s up to the Governor.

If you’ve been sitting on the sidelines letting other members do the work of moving this bill, it’s time to rise up in unity with your fellow school workers and say in a collective voice to Governor Brown: “We want economic justice and we want it now!”

 

Read more from our brothers and sisters at Local 99

15. September 2016 · Comments Off on Steward Trainings Coming Soon · Categories: Special Events, Your Rights

chinese-steward-training-flyerChinese Language
Basic Steward Training

Wednesday September 21
350 Rhode Island St

Must RSVP to 877-OUR-1021 or online

Designed for new stewards, this course focuses on the rights and roles of union leaders, legal protections for stewards, problem-solving 101 and Weingarten rights.

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English Language Intermediate Steward Training

Tuesday October 4Stewards Standing Up for Our Communities
350 Rhode Island St

Must RSVP to 877-OUR-1021 or online

This course looks closely at grievance handling and investigations, the tests of just cause, dealing with management, and the union’s right to information.
Sign Up!

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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!

15. September 2016 · Comments Off on Next Chapter Meeting – October 5 · Categories: Special Events

We go back to the bargaining table in February, and there’s lots to do before then to set the stage for a successful campaign. Join us for dinner and a strategy discussion about what our next steps are.

We meet at 5:30pm on Wednesday, October 5, at the Union Hall:

350 Rhode Island Street, Suite 100 South
On the 9, 10, 19, 22, 33, and 55 bus lines

Please RSVP for dinner:

12. September 2016 · Comments Off on The Fight Goes On! Contract Passes with 98% Approval · Categories: Vote!, Your Contract

Today our members came out to vote on the new contract, and voted 97.7% 98% in favor of approving our one year deal with the district.

We had a second question on the ballot, regarding extending the terms of the chapter officers and bargaining team, which passed with 95.3% 95.8% approval.

Join us on October 5, 5:30pm at 350 Rhode Island Street to talk about our next steps getting to city pay parity.

Update: after reviewing challenge ballots, the final tally is 98% in favor of the contract, 95.8% in favor of the team.

12. September 2016 · Comments Off on Vote TODAY to Keep up the Fight – Early and Late Voting Options · Categories: Vote!, Your Contract

Special Before and After Hours Voting
Polls are already open at the SOTA cafeteria this morning as of 6am, so come by early if you can, or vote until 5pm at the union hall.

Chapter Meeting and Phone Banking October 5, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Join us at the union hall on October 5 for our next chapter meeting. We’ll be talking about strategy for next year’s bargaining, how to add folks to the bargaining team, and reaching out to our members about the important education issues on the ballot this year.

See you at the polls!

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!

29. August 2016 · Comments Off on Get Ready for Your New Contract – Ratification Vote on September 12 · Categories: Your Contract

After five months, your bargaining team signed a one-year deal to ensure you got your 2016 raise as soon as possible:

5% raise effective July 1, 2016

all classifications, all steps

Your team views this as a downpayment on true city pay parity, which means we have a lot more work to do: we’ll be back at the table this winter to continue fighting for fair wages and policies to retain the very best staff for our school children!

The ratification vote will be on Monday, September 12 at sites around the district — we’ll send out exact details later this week. Your bargaining team strongly urges you to vote YES!


We also made progress on a variety of workplace issues. Here are the highlights:

5 floating holidays every year going forward

Doubled tuition reimbursement pool and individual limits; Also participation in City University, providing a wide variety of free classes at City College of San Francisco

Catastrophic sick leave donation program

Aunt and Uncle included in family covered by bereavement leave

Verbal reprimands will not be placed in your personnel file unless there are further issues

No discipline for substance violations that would not be a crime in California

A commitment to permanent testing for clerks by July 2017

Promotional interview priority for clerks at step 5

Travel time and expenses between worksites paid for SNS workers on split shifts

Employee orientation meetings within 60 days of hire

Complete drafts of the new contract are available for review – just let us know and we’ll send you one.