Union rights and solidarity

 

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The California Legislature and Governor Newsom have passed a new "2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave" law which makes this Sick Leave mandatory of all employers

Note added April 2, 2020:  The text below begins "When called into a meeting with management ...

There is good news for AFSCME members looking to pursue higher education. AFSCME Free College has made its bachelor’s degree completion program a permanent benefit.

That means that AFSCME members and their families can earn a bachelor’s degree for free, making an even wider choice of career options a possibility for more people.

Our local consists of members in nine different community and social service agencies -- and right now our members in JVS SoCal (formerly Jewish Vocational Service) are battling an attack from management in contract negotiations. State, county, and city elected officials, 12+ Rabbis, 8+ community organizations, and hundreds of community members have come out publicly in support of JVS union members. On Monday Dec.
The following websites and pages offer a wealth of information and resources

Note added April 2, 2020:  As we all know, the spread of the coronavirus has been rapid, and while it felt like we were in the midst of the pandemic when we sent out our first COVID19-related eblast two weeks ago, on March 19 -- much h

March 25, 2020

Here are the highlights of the new legislation passed last week that creates two new Paid Leave Programs for workers impacted by the COVID-19 virus: The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.

#1 My supervisor told us that they cannot give us a raise because of the union.
The fact is that it is within the Employer's sole discretion to give merit increases, and they can even give raises that bring employees above the maximum pay for their job classification. If your supervisor says otherwise, a union representative will be happy to meet with the two of you and get the matter cleared up.