|Local 3937: U of M Technical Employees|
We're THIS Close on Child-Care Bargaining
Success is in sight! After eight years, only one thing stands between family child-care providers and the collective-bargaining rights they’re fighting to gain: A floor vote in the Minnesota House. The 17-hour filibuster in the Senate shows opponents will use every obstacle, stall tactic, and threat to block the bills. In the House, every vote will count. Please contact your representative: Urge them to support the Family Child Care Providers Representation Act. If you don’t know who your representative is, find out.
The University of Minnesota Labor Education Service is accepting applications for its 2013-2014 Minnesota Union Leadership Program. The application deadline is May 31.The schedule, program topics, and other information can be found online. 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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Brad Kraling, a Steward and activist in our Local, will be participating in the Animal Humane Society's 39th Annual Walk for Animals on Saturday May 4th. This will be his 9th Walk for Animals, walking in memory of his late wife Tracy.
We urge you to consider a contribution in his name!Read more >>>
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?
The roads you took to work this morning. The clean and safe water that you brushed your teeth with. The bus that picked your kids up for school.
Our taxes make all of these public services — and so much more — possible. They make our communities possible. And we're proud to invest in our common good.
This year’s Untold Stories labor history series is in full swing. Highlights include a tour featuring the history of African-American railroad workers in the Twin Cities, and a program examining Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1962 speech in Minneapolis linking civil rights with worker rights. All events are free. Read more >>>
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:
IMPORTANT NOTE insideRead more >>>
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 email@example.com . 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.
Find out whyRead more >>>
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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