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    How soon can L&I interpreters get a union contract?
     
    How soon can L&I interpreters get a union contract?
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    *If Juan Medina Bloise appeals his recent ULP loss or challenges the results of the election, /we could have to wait until July 2025 for the security, respect and job improvements that come with a union contract.  /*
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    *If we do not avoid unnecessary delays, /we could have to wait until July 2025 for the security, respect and job improvements that come with a union contract.  /*
     
    Check out the graphic below to see why it's so important that we avoid delays and have an election as soon as possible.
     
    Check out the graphic below to see why it's so important that we avoid delays and have an election as soon as possible.
     
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    Who We Are:

    The Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) has a long history of fighting for workers’ rights and employee benefits while tackling social justice issues with passion and energy. The WFSE, Council 28 has been operating in the state capital for over 78 years and our staff fight for fairness and equality as well as ensuring the hard working employees of state government, higher education institutions, and public service workers get better pay, better health care, better retirement, and a healthy work environment. There’s more to accomplish, and with the right personnel, we believe we can accomplish it. Come join our team and be a part of a larger mission that will make an impact for years to come. Learn more about who we are at: wfse.org

    What We’re Looking For:

    The Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is recruiting to fill a vacancy in our Council Representative position located in the Tacoma Field Office. This position works independently and part of a team to coordinate and facilitate internal organizing and conduct worksite visits to engage members and offer solutions to workplace issues. Council Representatives activate membership by motivating and assisting members in coordinating workplace job actions and rallies; interacts appropriately with members to resolve workplace issues through member mobilization, both in groups and in a one-to-one setting; and schedules, advertises, and conducts workplace informational meetings.

    Council Representatives conduct political grassroots organizing by scheduling, advertising, and conducting PEOPLE and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) presentations; schedules, advertises, and conducts training for stewards, MAT Leaders, and members; and mentors stewards. Additional duties include: 

    • Utilize knowledge of various collective bargaining agreements to effectively processes grievances on behalf of members;
    • Attends and presents cases to Local and Statewide Grievance Committees;
    • Represent members and attend pre-disciplinary (Loudermill) meetings and attends and presents cases at the top agency step of grievance hearings;
    • Attends monthly local membership meetings; and
    • Attends local and regional Union Management Communication Meetings.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Is educated in, or has experience with, labor unions, labor or community organizing, and basic personnel practices.

    Desirable Qualifications:

    • Possess good written and oral communication skills, by reading, writing, and communicating effectively.
    • The ability to present information and speak to groups...
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    Local 2029 - Children, Youth, and Families Albuquerque
     
    Local 2029 - Children, Youth, and Families Albuquerque
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    Monthly Local Meetings - First Wednesday of every month @ 5:00 p.m.
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    AFSCME Local 3339 has secured a new contract with the City of West Hollywood.

    The new 5-year contract was finalized just two months after negotiations began. Surprisingly, the negotiations process was smooth, which has not been the case in previous bargaining sessions. “The process in its entirety was collaborative and friendly even when there were disagreements,” said Bobby Safikhani, President of AFSCME Local 3339. The friendly bargaining process was due, in large part, to President Safikhani and Vice President Clavon Jubrey. Throughout the negotiations process, Safikhani lobbied City leaders to ensure the foundation of the process remained easy-going and collaborative.

    The Local managed to obtain benefits that would invest in the longevity and wellbeing of employees, while staving off takeaways. “Thanks to our close relationship with our labor-friendly City Manager and the overall management team, proposals being made from several members of management to increase authority over members were successfully lobbied against and prevented from ever being presented,” Safikhani stated. “There was concern that our free healthcare would not remain so free, but we ensured free healthcare was secured for the entirety of the MOU.”

    Some contract highlights include an immediate 5.5% cost of living adjustment with a guarantee of about 23% over the next five years, added Juneteenth as a holiday, increased parental leave by 132 hours, and removed the cap on tuition reimbursement with an additional provision allowing reimbursement of books and necessary materials. The bargaining team also negotiated protections against a hostile work environment.

    The Local 3339 bargaining team has set the bar for future negotiations with the City of West Hollywood. They have shown future bargaining teams that it is possible to negotiate a strong Union contract without the process being tumultuous. “The biggest win was establishing a precedent and foundation of how MOU negotiations should and can be; collaborative and pulling off a win-win for everybody,” said Safikhani. “Nothing was taken away and plenty of additions to benefits were made.”

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    [11] https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/afscme57/contracts/101/Santa+Clara+MOU+2017-2020.pdf
     
    [11] https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/afscme57/contracts/101/Santa+Clara+MOU+2017-2020.pdf
     
    [12] https://afscme57.s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/contracts/101/SCVWD+MOU+2018+-+2021.pdf
     
    [12] https://afscme57.s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/contracts/101/SCVWD+MOU+2018+-+2021.pdf
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    [13] https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/afscme57/contracts/101/092817-57762-19.pdf
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    [13] https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:88014cea-40c6-3c4c-8fbd-94bb76133536
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    Martha Vergara is the office manager for AFSCME Local 127 in San Diego.

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    Friday, July 8, 2022 - 8:00pm to Friday, July 8, 2022 - 10:00pm
     
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    Join Council 4 for Summer Movie Nights, a movie series currated by the Civil Rights Committee, every other Friday starting around 8 p.m. with movies begins at dusk.

    July 8 - American Violet
    July 22 - American Skin
    August 5 - Mahalia Jackson
    August 19 - MLK in the Wilderness
    September 2 - Imitation of Life
    September 16 - Soldiers Story

    There will not be any rain dates. Contact CRC Chair Harold Brooks, [email protected], for more information on special collection drives at movie nights.

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    Congratulations are in order for this year's Al Church Scholarship award winners.  This year, we received a record number of applications. Thanks to our generous donors, the scholarship committee was able to award $4,000.00 to students of our members pursuing their post-secondary educational goals.
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    Congratulations are in order for this year's Al Church Scholarship award winners.  This year, we received a record number of applications. Thanks to our generous donors, the scholarship committee was able to award $4,000.00 in total to students of our members pursuing their post-secondary educational goals.
     
    2022 Winners:
     
    2022 Winners:
     
    */District 1: Torri Castagneri & Jacie Clusiau/*
     
    */District 1: Torri Castagneri & Jacie Clusiau/*
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    Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 7:00pm
     
    Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 7:00pm
     
    Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 7:00pm
     
    Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 7:00pm
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    Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 7:00pm
      
     
    Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 7:00pm
     
    Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 7:00pm
     
    Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 7:00pm
     
    Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 7:00pm
     
    Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 7:00pm
     
    Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 7:00pm
     
    Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 7:00pm
     
    Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 7:00pm
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    Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 7:00pm
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    Announcing the 2022 Al Church Scholarship Winners
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    Congratulations are in order for this year's Al Church Scholarship award winners.  This year, we received a record number of applications. Thanks to our generous donors, the scholarship committee was able to award $4,000.00 in total to students of our members pursuing their post-secondary educational goals.

    2022 Winners:

    • District 1: Torri Castagneri & Jacie Clusiau
    • District 2: Andrew Schmidt & Skylar Mattson
    • District 3: Abigail Hoffmann & Brianna Stemper
    • District 4: Allie Reiffenbeger & Olivia Mages

    Congratulations winners and good luck next semester and beyond!

    The Al Church Scholarship was established by the AFSCME Council 65 Executive Board in 1985 to help support union members' families in funding their education. The scholarship honors Al Church who was the founder and first director of Council 65.

    Visit our Al Church Scholarship page to learn more about the program. 

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    I am a mother of three children. After graduating high school, I went to trade school and took a clerical course.  I subsequently completed accounts receivable and payable course. After graduating from the school,  I accepted a position at a magazine company in the village.  Following the death of my husband, I left the company, because I had two small children. From 1969 to 1971, I worked at the NYC Academy of Medicine. In 1975 I started working as an Office Aide at the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission until my transfer to East End Center in 1981. I worked there as a Group Clerk, until 1987.  I was offered and accepted a position at the Dyckman Welfare Center after passing the ES111 civil service Exam.  I eventually transferred to a different position at the Medicaid center at Columbia Presbyterian hospital. I was able to keep my title as ES111. After the 9/11 attack, The city of New York offered early retirement. I applied and left the agency.  I began to work at the Retirees Association under Shuraine Feber. After 17 years, my association with the organization ended due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
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