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7/8/2019 Communications Update

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Weekend Messages

Over the weekend, there were a couple important messages posted to the LCCEF website.  See them here:

 

Bargaining Survey

If you don’t take the survey, we don’t know what to bargain for.  If you are a full, dues paying member, please take a few minutes to fill out the survey so we know what to bargain for.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/153TxYb1OlblResJT3R2aGcAvEr-mXrsEeFA1aI07I14 

 

General Membership Meetings

July 8, 2019, 5:15pm – location – LCC04 106

July 9, 12:05-12:55pm – location – LCC04 106

 

Upcoming Bargaining Dates

7/10/19 @ 10:00am – 11:30am
7/16/2019 @ 11:30am – 12:30pm
7/17/2019 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
7/22/2019 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm
7/25/2019 @ 10:00am – 11:30am

Classified members are welcome and encouraged to attend the sessions. We recognize the hardship for some employees who are unable to take personal time to join; consider taking a late lunch and eat with us. As a reminder, bargaining happens in Center, Room 303. Even staying for 15 minutes and joining in solidarity will make an impact.  Please be sure to coordinate with your manager. Sitting in on bargaining can not be done on paid time, so you will need to use a lunch hour, break or personal/vacation time and be sure that attending does not negatively impact your daily work.

 

Do You Want to Vote on the Next Contract Ratification?

If you would like your voice to count in the next contract ratification vote please turn in a membership form to any Union Officer before July 12, 2019.  We hope to have another TA ready to vote on August 1, 2019.  Please be aware signing the membership form commits you to a minimum of one year.  If you have questions about joining the Union talk to any of your Union Officers or send us an email at lccef@lancc.edu.

 

Board of Ed Meeting July 11, 2019

In our on-going efforts toward securing a fair contract please plan to attend the next Board of Education Meeting on July 11, 2019, 6:30pm.  It would be very impactful for you to share your story with the Board during public comment. In fact, this is EXACTLY what the board told President Robin Geyer they wanted several months ago.  A simple 2-3 minute narrative of who you are, what you do at Lane, and why you deserve a raise. Writing it out, reading it to the Board and then leaving a copy of the letter for them to read later really does appear to have an impact.

If you haven’t already, signed the “I Deserve a Raise!” pledge card it is highly recommended!  Just talk to your favorite officer if you need to get your hands on a pledge card.

Let’s fill that boardroom on July 11!!! 

Take A Selfie to Show Your Support for a Fair Contract!

The Board of Education is meeting July 11th and we encourage members to come show your support for a fair contract. However, if you are not able to come we are asking members to show your support by uploading a selfie of you wearing your red union shirt and holding a fair contract sign. All the photos that we receive will be entered in a drawing and winners will get some Lane swag. Send photos to: LCCEF@lanecc.edu

 

Bargaining – Economic Reopener

A bargaining session has been scheduled for July 10, from 10:00-11:30 in CEN303.  Check these weekly messages, or the calendar at lccef.org, for future dates.

Classified members are welcome and encouraged to attend the sessions. We recognize the hardship for some employees who are unable to take personal time to join; consider taking a late lunch and eat with us. As a reminder, sessions start at 1 p.m. in Center, Room 303. Even staying for 15 minutes and joining in solidarity will make an impact.  Please be sure to coordinate with your manager. Sitting in on bargaining can not be done on paid time, so you will need to use a lunch hour, break or personal/vacation time and be sure that attending does not negatively impact your daily work.

Thank you to those members showing support by wearing red on Fridays, sitting in on Bargaining sessions and displaying posters We really appreciate the support!

Details about bargaining meetings will be posted each Monday and referenced in the weekly communications update (just like this).  All posts will be available through the Bargaining Committee page on the website.

Our latest Bargaining Update is after the meeting on June 7, 2019.  Please send questions, or support, to the bargaining team.  You can also use the forums to discuss bargaining, but please remember to keep it professional.  

 

Insurance Committee

In the event that the membership vote for OEBB the insurance committee chose the OEBB plans.  

2019-20 Insurance Information and Links
This page will be updated as we find more information to educate us on our new insurance and resources.  Please check here first if you have questions about coverage, rates or if a specific doctor is available to you.

The Joint Insurance Committee is composed of 10 classified members and 7 managers.  

*** Note there is no decision to go to OEBB.  The membership will vote on insurance.***

 

Do Your Part for Bargaining

The bargaining team needs your help!

Office Signs

If you have an office with a highly visible window and you would like a “Fair Contract NOW” sign, contact communications@lccef.org and we’ll get you one.  If you aren’t up to a big sign, get a smaller version here.  It will look great on your office door, or in your cubicle.  

Wear red on bargaining days  

The bargaining team needs administration to see that the Classified union stands together.  Looking out the window on the 3rd floor of the Center Building during bargaining and seeing red shirts helps more than you know!

 

Union Benefits – Discounts on almost everything

Strike Benefits

No one likes to use the “S” word, but we are dangerously close to having to step up, or lay down.  AFT offers several benefits to help out during a strike, but most require using AFT’s credit services.  Check out the list here.  If you are in the market for something they offer, it might be worth using them.

More info here: https://www.unionplus.org/hardship-help/strike-benefits 

 

Upcoming and Current Work.

Many hands make light work!  We could REALLY use your help! To participate in any of these opportunities, or to find out more, click here.

  • Bargaining – Economic Reopener – Currently underway
  • Research into e-Voting for union business
  • The Constitution and ByLaws rewrite
  • LCCEF Contract Committee (educate members and managers)
  • Member Organizer Institute 
  • Officers in Training
  • Worksite Leaders
  • Grievance Committee

 

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