|Local 3937: U of M Technical Employees|
TAKE ACTION NOW! Help save the Community Nutrition Educator positions! Read more >>>
Minnesota’s quality of life and economic vitality depend on a transportation system with safe roads and bridges, and easy access to public transit. To learn about our campaign to make sure the Legislature addresses the state’s urgent transportation needs in 2014, join the Move MN regional meeting near you. Read more >>>
Community nutrition educators help low-income families make healthy food choices on limited budgets. They work with food banks, schools, and senior centers in all 87 counties. But the University of Minnesota is cutting 92 CNEs in Local 3937. We need to save their jobs and mission. Here's where to start. Read more >>>
HEALTHY FOOD - HEALTHY FAMILIES - IT'S OUR JOB!
The University of Minnesota Extension recently announced a 40 percent cut in funding to their nutrition education program. The cuts will result in the elimination of 92 nutritionists - all of them AFSCME members.
Read more about the jobs our members do - and how important these jobs are to communities around the State of Minnesota.Read more >>>
A letter from the Honorable Betty McCollum, US House of Representatives in response to one of our member's letters to her - regarding the Farm Bill and the SNAP-ED program.
Hon. Betty McCollum represents Minnesota's Fourth District and has been a staunch supporter of the SNAP and SNAP-ED programs. Read what she has to say about it!Read more >>>
The contract ratification ballots have been counted and the contract was accepted by the membership. Read more >>>
AFSCME Local 3937 Letter to Extension Dean Bev Durgan Read more >>>
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION ELIMINATES 92 AFSCME TECH POSITIONS Read more >>>
The Real People Behind the Capitol
History names the governors, legislators, and other elected officials who served in the Minnesota State Capitol. It does not name the hundreds of workers who literally raised the building out of dirt. Until now. New research led by the Labor Education Service at the University of Minnesota tells the story of those workers – who quarried stone, worked the railroads, and built Cass Gilbert’s vision. A 47-minute film, “Who Built Our Capitol?”, and a related website bring to light the stories of more than 600 workers, their descendants, and modern-day workers renovating the century-old building.
INFO MEETINGS SET ON TC CAMPUS - TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON CONTRACT!
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AFSCME U of M Techs ( Locals 3937 and 3801, UMD) reached a tentative contract agreement with the University of Minnesota on Tuesday night, October 15th. Read more >>>
Betty McCollum champions SNAP, Cooking Matters/Extension in St. Paul Pioneer Press Read more >>>
The Extension/AFSCME Labor Management Committee known as Peach Cobbler met on Friday, September 13. Read more >>>
WEAR GREEN TO SUPPORT YOUR TEAM!!!
AFSCME NEGOTIATIONS - Upcoming Dates to note!
We will be in Health Care Mediation with the University on the following days:
The Techs will be in regular contract mediation with the University on the following days:
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What would you do if you got a decent raise?
Twenty Techs from the West Bank info meeting talked about what they'd do if they got a decent wage increase this time...Read more >>>
A Race to the Bottom?
Letter to the Editor on U Health Care proposalsRead more >>>
University Locals Lead Fight Against Health Plan Changes
In an article from the AFSCME Council 5 web page, Council reporter Michael Kuchta says:
"About 60 university workers rallied Tuesday and marched through part of the East Bank campus to highlight the university’s plan. 'This is not a small change,' says Barb Bezat, president of Technical Local 3937. 'This is going to have a huge impact, and it doesn’t have to happen.'"Read more >>>
The Minnesota Daily calls on the University to take its time in making any changes to our Health Care Plans:
"Though the threat of the “Cadillac” tax is a genuine concern for the University, there is time before 2018 to hold discussions and collect data before scaling back benefits."Read more >>>
All University of Minnesota employees would face increases in deductibles and co-pays if the changes proposed by the University administration in the health insurance plan are implemented.
The proposed changes were recently announced at the University Benefits Advosiry Committee meetings, a group representing University employees which advises the administration on our benefits plans.
The link here provides more detailed information about these potentially harmful changes, and we urge you to learn more about them!Read more >>>
Students Need Frontline Staff, Not More Managers
While University of Minnesota regents blessed their budget and a new staffing study this morning, union leaders appealed the layoffs of 25 frontline employees who take care of students on the Twin Cities campus.Read more >>>
Even monkeys can recognize when they're part of the 99%!!
Click on "read more" for a link to a video from one of the TED Talks
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FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Realities vs. Myths
Read this Minnesota Daily article for the real numbers about the management "spans and layers" in Facilities Management.Read more >>>
BE SURE TO COMPLETE YOUR NEGOTIATIONS SURVEY! DEADLINE - FRIDAY, MAY 3 Read more >>>
WILL YOU BE NEXT?
AFSCME Local 3937 has elected the members of the 2013-2015 Negotiations Committee to begin the next round of bargaining talks with the University of Minnesota. Read more >>>
PLEASE NOTE! The e-mail address for our Local 3937 office has changed. It is now:
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Negotiations for our 2013-2015 contract are coming closer every day. Can we do better than last time? YES! But only if we all work together to advocate for our needs.
You can participate by becoming a member of our Technical Bargaining Unit Negotiations Committee. Yes - it's something that takes time. It's a slow process. As you well know, we don't always see a completed contract that has everything we know we need to do our jobs and live our lives - but NOTHING will happen unless we word hard to make it happen!
We'll be having our elections for the 2013-2015 Negotiations Committe at our Membership Meeting on Wednesday, January 16th. See "read more" for additional information.Read more >>>
CHARLES LANE, Star Tribune
On August 30, 2012 Ann Edgerton, Director of the University of Minnesota Child Development Center (UMCDC), refused to continue participation in the UMCDC Labor Management Committee.
AFSCME Local 3937 vigorously protests UMCDC management’s dismissive disrespect for the principles and process embodied in the University’s Labor Management Committee Philosophy’s.
The main email account for AFSCME Local 3937 has changed to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please update your address book.
Local 3937 offices have moved to 312 Central Ave., SE Mpls.
Remember when our Members were SOLD to Fairview this past March and were informed they were no longer University of Minnesota employees.
FInd out about their victory and how it was won.Read more >>>
The Hennepin County Board adopts a respectful workplace policy as a result of the work of AFSCME Locals in contract negotiations. Read more >>>
Click here to read more about Workplace Bullying and what it means Read more >>>
Yes, dependent grandchildren will be covered by the the U's health care.
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Information on how employees who apply for or utilize FMLA are protected by Federal labor laws. Read more >>>
Find out about your right to $2.00/hr for every hour an employee is "on call" Read more >>>
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