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Collective Bargaining Outcome

From AFSCME 3342 collective bargaining team:

Just as today’s impasse hearing was about to begin, USF management offered a deal on the sick leave payout proposal that the staff union negotiating team decided to accept as the best possible outcome for the vast majority of current bargaining unit employees—the exception being those workers hired after January 1, 2014.

As a result, we were able to preserve the sick leave payout benefit of current employees (except the above-mentioned), without their being subjected to the proposed freezing of the payout amount at their January 1, 2014 rate of pay.  Instead, all current staff employees, those already vested and those who reach vesting before separating from University employment, will have their sick leave payout benefit preserved without any change.

Unfortunately, management held firm that anyone hired after January 1, 2014, will receive no sick leave payout benefit at the end of their University careers, whether vested or not.

Finally, the Early Sick Leave Payout proposal remains as initially proposed.  Vested workers can VOLUNTARILY be paid now for 25% of their sick leave up to a maximum of 480 hours, at only 50 cents on the dollar of the available benefit, and they will then lose the right to cash out again upon separation.

We will be arranging the ratification vote as soon as possible.  Please watch for it!  Thanks.

In Solidarity,

Susie Shannon
AFSCME 3342 President

Website: http://afscme.ourusf.org/
Facebook: USF AFSCME 3342
Twitter: afscme3342
Email: afscme3342@gmail.com

Impasse Hearing Monday, March 24, 9am

 

Impasse Hearing

Monday, March 24, 9am

SVC 2070

The hearing on the issues at impasse between USF management and the staff union will most likely be over by noon.

In-unit USF staff are strongly encouraged to attend.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that the University will not allow you to be absent from your job to attend this hearing UNLESS you have the permission of your supervisor. You can use break time or annual leave time.

University management is proposing the following 3 changes to our right to be paid for our leftover sick leave upon leaving USF employment:

  1. CURRENT EMPLOYEES will be paid out at their current level of pay (as of January, 1, 2014) regardless of any raises, promotions or changes of position achieved after that date.
  2. CURRENT EMPLOYEES can choose to be paid for their sick leave now, but those who do will lose the right to be paid for any future sick leave they accrue.
  3. FUTURE EMPLOYEES will unconditionally lose the right to be paid for any accumulated sick leave ever—the permanent loss of a benefit we’ve enjoyed for over 50 years.

Website: http://afscme.ourusf.org/

Facebook: USF AFSCME 3342

Twitter: afscme3342

Impasse Hearing: March 24, 9 am, SVC 2070

We have a date and location for the impasse hearing!

March 24, 9am
SVC 2070

The only issue at impasse is the proposed change to the sick leave policy. The pay raise is not up for debate.

The hearing is one day only.  USF staff are strongly encouraged to attend.

IMPORTANT:  Please be aware that the University will not allow you to be absent from your job to attend this UNLESS you have the permission of your supervisor. You can use break time or annual leave time.

In Solidarity,

Susie Shannon
AFSCME 3342 President

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AFSCME regional meeting: protecting the FRS

Hi all,

All the AFSCME locals in our region will be meeting to discuss strategies for protecting the Florida Retirement System from legislative attacks.

The meeting will take place Saturday, March 1st, 10am at the AFSCME region 3 office at 4014 Gunn Highway, Suite 20, Tampa, 33618.

ALL bargaining unit members are welcome to attend and participate in the discussion; however, only dues-paying union members will get to actually vote on whatever proposals emerge from the meeting.

This is an issue that affects us all!  Please give strong consideration to attending this meeting as well as participating in on-going efforts to protect one of the best retirement systems in the country.

Please feel free to email or call me.  Work 813 974-1740; home 813 673-8371.

Susie Shannon
President, AFSCME 3342

http://afscme.ourusf.org/