05. March 2017 · Comments Off on Bargaining begins Thursday, March 9 · Categories: Your Contract

Take the 2017 Member Survey!

We’re back at the table to fight for public education next Thursday. We’ve heard from you that emergency preparedness, school climate, and city pay parity are the top issues. Keep us informed about other ways we can work together to improve SFUSD for classified staff, students, and the San Francisco community.
Meet your 2017 bargaining team

Lorraine Bowser, 2616 Lead SNS Worker, Local 1021 SF Area Rep
Josh Davidson, 2674 Houseparent, SF Political Chair, President
Rafael Picazo, 7218 Asbestos Worker II, VP
Jeanette Coleman, 1426 Senior Clerk, Treasurer
Ryan Fettes, 1426 Senior Clerk, Acting Secretary
Anthony Mills, 2708 Custodian, Acting Chief Steward
Jeanine Butler, 2616 Lead SNS Worker
Enrique Carrera, 2708 Custodian
Beatrice Hernandez de Cabrera, 1823 Senior Admin Analyst
Arlene Sharp, 2616 Lead SNS Worker
Ken Tsui, 2708 Custodian
Barbara White, 2708 Custodian
Carol Wood, 1446 Secretary II

Take the 2017 Member Survey!

05. March 2017 · Comments Off on We must stand together! Help activate your worksite · Categories: Stand Up!, Your Contract

Do you want to bargain, or beg for scraps? We need every school and worksite to raise their voices for the pay parity we deserve. City classified workers just negotiated a 6% raise over the next 18 months, which would leave us 21% behind if the school district doesn’t step up.
Tell your coworkers, tell your supervisors, tell the school board: It’s time for pay parity.

Join the CAT team to get inside info on bargaining and updates on workplace actions and other things you and your coworkers can do to make sure the district treats us with respect. Call Arlene Sharp at 415-370-0498 or click here!

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!”

 

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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!