Bargaining

PERS Payments Weigh On Contract Talks

A sleeping giant awaits labor unions on campus. Oregon public employers, including the University of Oregon, face significant expenditure increases during future years. The problem stems from the Public Employees Retirement System or PERS, and it could severely hamper our progress …

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Bargaining over Economics

Union Brothers and Sisters, contract bargaining kicks off again during January. Yes, we did sign a four-year contract last year, but it covered economic issues for only two years. We will reopen the contract next year and bargain economic issues. …

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Join us to talk about issues of dignity and respect in Food Service.

SEIU Eugene Field Office- 488 E. 11th Ave. (same building as the Credit Union, meet in the basement- dinner provided) Tuesday – September 13th 6pm – 7:30pm RSVP with your Organizer, David (call or text) 508-496-5329

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Join us to talk about issues of dignity and respect in Food Service

SEIU Eugene Field Office- 488 E. 11th Ave. (same building as the Credit Union, meet in the basement- dinner provided) Monday – August 29th 6pm – 7pm RSVP with your Organizer, David (call or text)- 508-496-5329

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Actions Matter – CATs Connect Union Members, Relay Details During Contract Bargaining

Members of the Contract/Contact Action Team are activists within each worksite. During bargaining, CATs keep their co-workers updated and communicate ideas and feedback from members to the people on the bargaining team. CATs also organize co-workers to sign petitions and …

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Union Protests, UO Halts Plan to Slash Workers’ Meal Benefit

The university recently halted its plan to take away an important bene t for food service workers—their free meals. UO Director of Employee and Labor Rela- tions Wes Fowler explained the decision in a June 10 email. After union members …

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Ratification vote is underway – return your ballot by October 15th!

Ratification voting for the agreement is underway! Come to one of the meetings to vote; or, if you can’t, wait for your ballot to arrive by mail. Ballots will be sent on October 2. All ballots must be received by …

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We have a settlement!

Congratulations SEIU members–we have a settlement! We will not be striking this year! Please find below the official letter from the bargaining team, and don’t forget to join us on September 22nd for a strike hardship fund/celebratory bake sale!

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Monthly Local Meeting – August 13th, 2015

  We held our Annual Union BBQ & Rally yesterday after management declared impasse! It was awesome to see support from students and other unions on campus as we try to move forward with bargaining! Over 150 people came out!

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Upcoming Fundraiser for the Strike Hardship Fund & Member Needs Committee

As you may know, we are in bargaining with United Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) and it is not proceeding apace. Management delayed for months earlier this year and has moved only recently on some of the non-economic proposals. At this …

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