|Local 2822: Hennepin County Clerical and Related|
Members have been discussing different ways of making membership meetings more accessible to encourage greater membership attendance. At the February membership meeting, we voted to change the rotating monthly meeting locations to one regular location: Minneapolis Central Library. This library was chosen, in part, because most members work downtown and because of the proximity to transit. At the upcoming April meeting, we will have a discussion about changing the time we meet. If you have feedback about the meeting time, come to the April meeting! If you can’t attend, but want to have a say, contact an officer or steward.
The April Newsletter is here! Get meet and confer updates, family and medical leave resources, membership meeting highlights, and more!
The newest New Voice is now available! We have election results, events, updates on workplace issues at HSPHD and DOCCR, Day on the Hill info, organizing opportunities, and more!
Our contract for the years 2016 to 2018 is now available (click "read more" to find a pdf link).
It's a long document which perhaps only a hardy few will read cover to cover. But if there's an issue you've been wondering about, like say "vacation time" or "severance pay" a quick Control + F search will take you to the relevant section.
It's worth noting how much it means just to have a contract. Many non-union workers are employed "at will," meaning they can be fired at any time for any reason, or no reason. Working under a union contract gives us rights to due process, which means a big chunk of protection and quality of life for us and our families.Read more >>>
The officers of AFSCME local 2822 were nominated at our February 2017 membership meeting. There were no contested elections.
Minneapolis Labor Federation Delegates: Ann Baird, Shane Clune, Sam Gutierrez, DJ Hooker, Brett Schlosser
St. Paul Labor Federation Delegates: Rita Watson, Vacant
Ali Fuhrman, President, Hosmer Library
Staffing, training, and shift start and end times have been issues at recent meet and confers. Read about updates from recent meetings with management in HSPHD, the Library, and DOCCR. Also, Hennepin County has been presenting High Deductible Health Care Plans at the Labor Management Health Care Committee meetings. Local 2822 says no!Read more >>>
The 2017 compensation rates for all Hennepin County library job classes are available, click "read more" below for a pdf link. Positions are listed in alphabetical order.
Much of this information used to be found in a document called the Salary Schedule posted on the library staff web. But that document mysteriously disappeared around the middle of 2016. Our union local is working on that issue, but in the meantime library workers can check below to understand our compensation.Read more >>>
Our union is urging the Legislature to fix transportation now with new revenue for roads, bridges, transit, bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
Text MOVE to 237263 to be connected to your state legislators, or call your senator at 1-855-982-3046 and your representative at 1-855-432-4270.
ASK YOUR LEGISLATORS TO:
February 21, 2017:
Keeping our children safe is job #1. Your free child ID kit should help your peace of mind.
On April 19, 2016, union members addressed a committee meeting of the Hennepin County Comissioners about what's going on with our jobs at the library. Five people spoke and we had a an amazing turnout! Thanks so much for your support!
If you weren't able to make it, or if you had to leave before the open forum, you can watch a video of the speeches here:
One of the speakers, Lisa Daniels, got cut off by the three minute time limit, so we're posting her entire statement here on the local's website. Find it under "read more" below.Read more >>>
When you have a problem on the job, when you need information about your rights, when you want to know how to get involved, see a steward. Your steward provides leadership for the union in your work area.
To request steward assistance please call 612.470.2822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to assist you with an investigative meeting please leave your name, date/time/location of the meeting, work/home phone, and home email. If you have a question, please ask it and leave your work/home phone and home email for follow-up.
Stewards receive training that helps them to address problems in the work place. They've become familiar with our contract by studying its provisions, answering questions from co- workers and investigating grievances.Read more >>>
On Wednesday, October 21st, 50 library workers, union members and residents joined us at the Hennepin County Library Board Meeting to voice our concerns regarding the 2016 Proposed Library Operating Budget. Thanks to all of you who were able to make it and to those of you who lent moral support!
Lynn Stetler, President of Local 2822, and Mary Steinbicker of Local 2864, and Ali Fuhrman of Local 2822 each gave a brief statement to the Board while Library Director Lois Thompson sat next to us. See video below and text of speeches under "read more."
Our message was clear: we want 10 new FTE dedicated to front-line staff and a $15 base wage for all Library workers. Many of the Board members were receptive to our message.
Speech by Alessandra Fuhrman, PSA, local 2822
Speech by Mary Steinbicker, Librarian, Vice President local 2864
Speech by Lynn Stetler, Associate Librarian, President of local 2822Read more >>>
This short video by AFSCME explains why all workers chip in to support their union. Thanks to Molly Malecki for the idea to post it here!
Today's labor history video is WatchMojo.com's "Top Ten Labor Strikes in U.S. History."
For all the labor history buffs I know are out there in 2822: take a moment to make your own top ten list before watching, then hit play and see if you agree!
Fellow 2822ers, did you know that YouTube is not just a great source of cat videos, but also a pretty good source of videos about your rights as a unionized employee? Well, it is.
Here are a couple of videos about the Weingarten Rule, which is your right to union representation in a meeting with management:
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