18. October 2019 · Write a comment · Categories: News · Tags:

The Steward Team
Anthony Mills

Custodial Supervisor at 801 Toland, Chief Steward,  415-424-8649

Ken Tsui (广东话, 官话)
Custodian at Lowell,  415-308-5790

Gesner Nazaire
Custodian at Cesar Chavez, Steward 

Jeanine Butler
Cafeteria Worker at Cleveland, Steward,  415-670-0055

SEIU 1021 Staff Field Representative
Kim-Shree Maufas, SF Union Hall 350 Rhode Island,  

415-818-5708 – kim-shree.maufas@seiu1021.org

Other Chapter Officers who can help
Lorraine Bowser
SEIU Executive Board Rep, Cafeteria Worker at Downtown HS,  415-370-6569

Josh Davidson
Chef at SOTA, Steward & Activist ,  415-610-5709 (fax 415-418-6051)

Rafael Picazo
Director of Environmental Safety at 135 Van Ness, Interim President/Chapter VP,  650-520-6457

Arlene Sharp
Cafeteria Worker at Malcolm X, Chapter Secretary,  415-370-0498

17. October 2019 · Write a comment · Categories: News · Tags:

The Steward Team
Anthony Mills

Custodial Supervisor at 801 Toland, Chief Steward,  415-424-8649

Ken Tsui (广东话, 官话)
Custodian at Lowell,  415-308-5790

Gesner Nazaire
Custodian at Cesar Chavez, Steward 

Jeanine Butler
Cafeteria Worker at Cleveland, Steward,  415-670-0055

SEIU 1021 Staff Field Representative
Kim-Shree Maufas, SF Union Hall 350 Rhode Island,  

415-818-5708 – kim-shree.maufas@seiu1021.org

Other Chapter Officers who can help
Lorraine Bowser
SEIU Executive Board Rep, Cafeteria Worker at Downtown HS,  415-370-6569

Josh Davidson
Chef at SOTA, Steward & Activist ,  415-610-5709 (fax 415-418-6051)

Rafael Picazo
Director of Environmental Safety at 135 Van Ness, Interim President/Chapter VP,  650-520-6457

Arlene Sharp
Cafeteria Worker at Malcolm X, Chapter Secretary,  415-370-0498

16. October 2019 · 1 comment · Categories: News · Tags:

The Steward Team
Anthony Mills

Custodial Supervisor at 801 Toland, Chief Steward,  415-424-8649

Ken Tsui (广东话, 官话)
Custodian at Lowell,  415-308-5790

Gesner Nazaire
Custodian at Cesar Chavez, Steward 

Jeanine Butler
Cafeteria Worker at Cleveland, Steward,  415-670-0055

SEIU 1021 Staff Field Representative
Kim-Shree Maufas, SF Union Hall 350 Rhode Island,  

415-818-5708 – kim-shree.maufas@seiu1021.org

Other Chapter Officers who can help
Lorraine Bowser
SEIU Executive Board Rep, Cafeteria Worker at Downtown HS,  415-370-6569

Josh Davidson
Chef at SOTA, Steward & Activist ,  415-610-5709 (fax 415-418-6051)

Rafael Picazo
Director of Environmental Safety at 135 Van Ness, Interim President/Chapter VP,  650-520-6457

Arlene Sharp
Cafeteria Worker at Malcolm X, Chapter Secretary,  415-370-0498

Introductions & Dinner, a new SNS Bidding Proposal & Vote, What’s with the weird Hiring & Promotions in SFUSD, the Next Permanent Civil Service Tests, Officers & Shop Stewards Retreat, the Next Shop Steward Training, and all the events coming in OCTOBER!!
AND we have some very important announcements regarding contract bargaining, the new SFUD Scratch Cooking Kitchen at SOTA, updates to your chapter, and how you can get involved in the upcoming chapter leadership election.

350 Rhode Island Street, Suite 100 South
at Kansas and 16th Avenue
on the 22, 55, 19, 10, and 9 bus lines

25. July 2019 · Write a comment · Categories: News · Tags:

Hi everyone,

Please find attached the final and confirmed schedule for this Saturday’s candidate interviews for District Attorney, Sheriff, and Public Defender.

Interviews will be held at the SF Union Hall, 350 Rhode Island St #100 South. RSVP to 878-OUR-1021.

We will be starting at 10AM, beginning with the candidates for DA, followed by lunch and then the interview for public defender and finally concluding with interviews for sheriff. Interviews are scheduled to end at 2:20PM and we have a hard stop at 3PM for discussion.

If you are planning on attending, please RSVP to the MRC at 877-687-1021 so that we may have an accurate headcount for materials and food.

 

06. June 2019 · Write a comment · Categories: News · Tags:

Do you need catastrophic sick leave donation? If you have been away from work at least 30 days, or expect to be based on your illness or the illness of a family member in your care, you may be eligible for donation.

Currently member Jose L Gonzalez from Wallenberg HS is offering to donate time.

Please contact Gesner Nazaire at nazairegesner@yahoo.com or 415-374-3584 for the form and rules.

03. December 2018 · Write a comment · Categories: News · Tags:

The Steward Team
Anthony Mills

Custodial Supervisor at 801 Toland, Chief Steward – 415-424-8649

Shem Korngold (Español)
Education Integration Specialist at Cook St, Steward – 415-819-2899

Tracy Brown (Español)
Substitute Clerk, Steward – 415-509-7266

Ken Tsui (广东话, 官话)
Custodian at Lowell, 415-308-5790

Gesner Nazaire
Custodian at Cesar Chavez, Steward – 415-374-3584

Jeanine Butler
Cafeteria Worker at Cleveland, Steward – 415-670-0055

SEIU 1021 Staff Field Representative
Jesse Tangk

510-710-0188 – jesse.tangk@seiu1021.org

Other Chapter Officers who can help
Lorraine Bowser
SEIU Executive Board Rep, Cafeteria Worker at Downtown HS – 415-370-6569

Josh Davidson
Chef at SOTA, Chapter President – 415-610-5709 (fax 415-418-6051)

Rafael Picazo
Director of Environmental Safety at 135 Van Ness, Chapter VP – 650-520-6457

Jeanette Coleman
Clerk at 20 Cook St, Chapter Treasurer – 415-571-6881

Arlene Sharp
Cafeteria Worker at Malcom X, Chapter Secretary – 415-370-0498

07. November 2018 · Write a comment · Categories: News · Tags:

What is this “Living Wage – Classified BW” line on my check? Is it a one time thing?

Good news! Your raise has arrived, funded by the Prop G (June 2018) Parcel Tax. It’s included in a separate line-item on your check labeled “Living Wage – Classified BW” because the amount is fixed at 3.875% of the July 1, 2018 salary schedule.

The parcel tax is in effect for 20 years, so this line item will continue on your check for at least that long. Stay tuned in about 15 years because we’ll probably ask for your help to reauthorize this funding to support our schools in the future.

There will be a retroactive component covering earlier pay periods back to July 1, but it’s currently held up by the City Controller’s office. Taxes approved by voter initiative can be challenged in court for a period of time after they are passed, so the Controller is waiting for the end of that “validation period” before releasing the new revenue to the district. When those funds are released, you should see a lump sum on your check for the retroactive pay. We expect that will happen early in 2019.

02. November 2018 · Comments Off on CBA 5.5-5.6 · Categories: News, Your Contract

What’s in Your Contract? Insurance and EAP

Article 5.5 covers a few insurance-related benefits, mostly for permanent civil service employees. Civil service employees working at least 20 hours per week have long-term disability coverage that activates after 180 calendar days out of work and will replace up to 50% of your lost income, up to $1000 per month.

SFUSD also provides active employees with a term life insurance policy for the duration of your employment; this policy also covers dismemberment and other serious injuries that prevent you from working. Supplemental coverage for the employee and dependents is available if you are interested – the plan document has all the details.

5.5.2.1 details the District’s responsibility for the family of an employee who passes away. Unfortunately, changes in City statutes around employee health coverage limit our ability to extend coverage for families of employees hired after January 8, 2009. The District will proactively reach out to family members to make them aware of all available benefits to help them during their time of need.

5.5.3 reflects, compliant with Ed Code, that Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and Spring Break are not breaks in continuous service for employees.

5.5.4 covers workers compensation and modified/light duty. More detail on this is contained in the Return to Work Policy.

5.5.5 provides that the District will continue paying the employer portion of all benefits while you are on a job-protected leave such as CFRA, FMLA, or using your sick leave (including donated leave):

When protected and paid leaves expire, and 12 additional weeks have passed, the District will cease paying these employer contributions.

CBA 5.5.5

5.5.6 allows for “blending” of disability payments and sick leave to retain 100% of your salary while you are on state disability leave.

The Employee Assistance Program in CBA 5.6 can provide a variety of confidential advice and assistance on financial, mental health, and addiction issues. EAP will also provide grief counselors to worksites in the event of the death of a coworker or other similar situation.

30. October 2018 · Comments Off on CBA 5.2 – 5.4 · Categories: Civil Service, Union Perks, Your Contract

What’s In Your Contract?

Articles 5.2, 5.3, and 5.4 – Retirement, Health, and Dental

Retirement
Unlike every other school district in California, classified staff in SFUSD are not part of the CalPERS system. We participate with other civil service workers in the San Francisco Employee Retirement System (SFERS). SFERS is governed by a retirement boardelected by public employees in San Francisco. The retirement board makes important decisions about how your pension dollars are invested, and how much of your paycheck is contributed to pensions.

SFERS also provides for retiree health care, which is funded by a 2-3% contribution from member paychecks in City and County departments. In SFUSD, retiree healthcare benefits are instead paid for by QTEA tax revenues and do not come directly from your check.

Civil service employees become eligible for the retirement system upon permanent appointment, or after working 1040 hours in a 12 month period. Your specific benefits vary based on your hire date, and you can get all the details of your specific benefits at www.mysfers.org

SFERS Plan III A8.603 (hired on or after 1/7/2012)

SFERS Plan II A8.600 (hired on or after 7/1/2010 and before 1/7/2012)

SFERS Plan I A8.587 (hired on or after 11/2/1976 and before 7/1/2010)

SFERS Plan A8.509 (hired before 11/2/1976)

2018 Retiree Health Benefits Guide

You are entitled to a yearly consultation on retirement benefits, and can also voluntarily contribute to a 403(b) planfor additional retirement savings. For more information regarding 403b and 457 Plans, please contact Guillermo Garcia in the Payroll Operations Department at 241-6114, EXT.3075.

Health Insurance
Health insurance for SFUSD employees is provided through the San Francisco Health Service System. The HSS boardnegotiates rates and coverage details on our behalf, and your union negotiates the employer/employee split with the district. 

2019 Health Benefits Guide
WageWorks FSA Form

Dental and Vision
In SFUSD, all members who qualify for health insurance also qualify for visionand dentalcoverage. You can additionally sign up for a Flexible Spending Accountto save money on taxes for your personal health care spending.

There is a lifetime maximum benefit of $750 for orthodontia, per covered person. Each year your dental insurance will cover $1500-$2000, depending on whether your dentist participates in the Delta Premier program. Coverage starts at 70% for the first year, and goes up 10% per year you consistently visit the dentist, to a maximum of 100% coverage.

How to Qualify for Health Coverage
The qualification is a little complex – so I’ll break it down into a few categories.

1. Regularly scheduled workers who are assigned 30 or more hours per week
If you are hired into a regularly scheduled position (your check does not say “as needed”) and work at least 30 hours per week, you will qualify for health insurance on your first day of work.

2. Regularly scheduled and as-needed workers who work at least 20 hours per week, on average
If you average at least 20 hours per week for all hours worked between July 1 and June 30 in a year, you will be eligible for health insurance starting the following January 1, and must sign up during open enrollment.

3. Permanent Exempt employees working less than 20 hours per week
The District will cover 75% of the employee-only cost for the Kaiser plan if you are PEX and work less than half time

4. PEX workers in Student Nutrition Services
The District will cover 100% of the employee-only cost for the Kaiser plan if you are an employee of Student Nutrition appointed Permanent Exempt and don’t otherwise qualify for health insurance. This provision addressed one of the long-standing inequities for SNS workers who were improperly assigned. No current members fall into this category.

Retiree Dental
If you would like to keep your SFUSD dental coverage when you retire, you are able to pay out-of-pocket to maintain it for 18 months. Generally, it’s a better idea to sign up for the retiree dental coverage instead.