|Local 3937: U of M Technical Employees|
At the recent Auto Workers’ legislative conference in DC, the Vice President said unions are the only gate-keepers protecting workers’ voices on the job. Read more >>>
NOTE! Tonight's event THURSDAY, FEB. 20) with RICHARD TRUMKA at the Humphrey Institute HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
AFL-CIO President Trumka could not get to Minneapolis due to weather delays elsewhere. The Humphrey Institute hopes to reschedule, and we'll post any new date once it's rescheduled.
Last month’s employment figures are in, and things don’t look good. Read more >>>
by Olivia Sandbothe
Low-wage workers in certain federally funded jobs will see a much-needed pay increase, thanks to President Obama.Read more >>>
AFSCME Local 3937 Events and Updates
Here's the text of an update e-mail we sent out today, Monday, February 3, 2014
Be sure to take a look at upcoming events!Read more >>>
Book It: Day on the Hill is March 25
Online registration is now available for AFSCME's Day on the Hill, Tuesday March 25 in St. Paul. It's the day we celebrate victories we won in 2013 -- and also remind legislators that they still have unfinished business to take care of this spring. Activities include workshops in the morning, a box lunch, a 12:30 p.m. rally in the Rotunda, lobbying in the afternoon, and a happy-hour reception. For a full schedule, see Council 5’s website.
The Minnesota House has passed it. Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll sign it. That means raising Minnesota’s minimum wage this year depends on the state Senate. To make it happen, tell your senator to raise the wage to $9.50. And join the rally at the Capitol Feb. 25. Read more >>>
Our pay statements for checks due Wednesday,January 22 are already up and ready for your review!
TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR PAY STATEMENT!Read more >>>
Raising the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 an hour would give 357,000 Minnesota workers a pay raise. It would increase spending power in the state by nearly half a billion dollars a year. It would be especially good for women and workers of color. Those are key findings in a report from the Jobs Now Coalition, which details the economic and community benefits of raising the wage to $9.50 by 2015. Read more >>>
TAKE ACTION NOW! Help save the Community Nutrition Educator positions! 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 >>>
INFO MEETINGS SET ON TC CAMPUS - TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON CONTRACT!
CLICK ON "READ MORE" LINK FOR DETAILSRead more >>>
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:
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 >>>
AFSCME at the U of M
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