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Constitution Amendment Vote Details
Details about each of these amendments: https://lccef.org/2019/08/constitution-amendment-vote-notification/
1. Assign membership application and withdrawal duties to the membership chair
2. Clarify that chairs and secretaries are officers
3. Create a second Vice President position
4. Removing redundant language about officer term
5. Changing the Policy Manual to an Administrative Manual
6. Adding an article about Strikes
7. Clarify annual meeting date
8. Require rationale and reporting for some actions
9. Removing Fair Share dues
10. Clarifying the Rules of Order for business
Just to clarify, #9 isn’t really an option. Fair Share Dues are now illegal due to a court case in 2018. All we are doing is removing the language. Had this vote gone down, LCCEF could still not take Fair Share Dues from members.
There is another vote scheduled for additional changes to the union’s constitution. Details to follow.
We need you!
Please consider running for office. Officer Elections will begin in October/November and we need all hands on deck. If you have questions about a specific officer position or the Executive Council in general, contact any officer.
Insurance Open Enrollment
Classified Open enrollment will run Sept. 23 – Oct. 16, with an effective date of Nov. 1.
Look for updated information from the Benefits Team about information session dates during the open enrollment period. Here’s the link to the enrollment information: https://www.lanecc.edu/hr/benefits/open-enrollment
Health Clinic Access Extended until 10/31/2019
Excerpt of an email sent to all classified staff from Sharon Daniel 9/16/19:
The College has agreed to extend Health Clinic access until October 31, 2019. As of November 1, 2019, access to the Health Clinic will not longer be available.
This would be because the new OEBB insurance does not kick in until 11/1/19 and there are a number of us who use the Health Clinic as our primary care. This will bridge that gap.
Salary changes coming your way
When will the MOA changes hit your paycheck?
Sept. 10: The 2.75 percent pay rate increase hit paychecks for payroll period Aug. 16-Aug. 31. The 2.75 percent reflects: 1.75 percent increase for move to OEBB and 1 percent increase as a cost of living adjustment.
Sept. 25: Retroactive pay for July 1 to Aug. 15 for the MOA salary schedule adjustment
Oct. 25: Look for change in insurance premium cost reflected in your paycheck.
The salary schedules are being revised and will be posted to the HR website very soon.
Classified Staff Spotlight
Congrats to Marla Norton (Music, Dance and Theatre Arts) as an Employee of the Spring Term honoree recognized recently by the Classified Professional Development Team’s Employee Recognition Program. Special thanks to Patsy Slaughter (Specialized Support Services) for continuing this program.
Also, special thanks to Stacey Vasquez (Counseling and Advising/VA Educational Benefits Certifying Officer), LynnMarie Chowdhury (Maxwell Student Veterans Center Coordinator), Chief Lisa Rupp (former COPE Chair) and our Public Safety Officers for organizing the campus’ 9/11 Ceremony. It was a beautiful event inclusive of our local law enforcement, fire departments and students who are active military.
Have a classified staff member you would like to recognize? Send it to email@example.com.
Don’t take down those “Fair Contract Now” signs yet!
The Bargaining Team picked up its team meetings (without administration) this Monday to work out next steps for the following outstanding terms in the approved MOA:
- Senate Bill 1049
- See “Pers Lawsuit Filed” below for an update about the actions being taken by Unions and public employees to fight this bill.
- House Bill 2016
- Article VII – Dues and Fair Share Deductions
- Monetary compensation for Classification and Compensation Study
When management sets future bargaining meetings, we’ll post and share with General Membership.
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 – continued negotiations
- 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