Issue # 51: July 27 2023
Update from the President
Appointments To Councils:
We have two openings left and they are both on the Student Success Council. Please email me if you are interested.
Student Success – 2 appointments left
General Membership Meeting:
Please Join us Wednesday at noon and again at 5:15 pm in room 4/106. This meeting will be hybrid. In this meeting we will give you an update from the bargaining team on where we are in the bargaining process. We will also be discussing organizing. There will also be time to answer questions that you may have for us.
We will send an update out as soon as we have the Zoom link.
National Union News:
Congrats to UPS for their historic tentative agreement!!! How do we know that they got a good deal? The stockholders are pissed! Their stocks dropped by 1.96%. Great job Teamsters!!!
If capitalism is fair then unionism must be. If men and women have a right to capitalize their ideas and the resources of their country, then that implies the right of men and women to capitalize their labor.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Announcements and Reminders
It’s time to celebrate US!!! TODAY, July 27, 2023 12:00pm-4:00pm!
COME JOIN THE FUN AND GAME AND A LITTLE UNION ACTION!
The fun and games will be on Bristol Square, Ice Cream in the cafeteria!
LCCEF WILL HAVE A TABLE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE CENTER BUILDING ABOVE BRISTOL SQUARE @12:15 pm WHERE YOU CAN PICK UP SIGNS AND OTHER UNION SWAG TO SHOW YOUR SOLIDARITY!
FAIR CONTRACT NOW
DON’T FORGET TO WEAR RED ON WEDNESDAYS!
ARE YOU UNABLE TO COME TO THE CLASSIFIED PROFESSIONALS APPRECIATION DAY? OR STUCK IN YOUR OFFICE WITH JUST A SMALL WINDOW OF TIME GRANTED TO YOU BY YOUR MANAGER?
I NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU! SEND YOUR SELFIES TO LCCEF@lanecc.edu WITH THE SUBJECT:
“STUCK IN MY OFFICE DURING THE PARTY!”
Flex Spending Vendors
We are working through the process to find a flexible spending vendor. We have interviews of the companies scheduled in August, and we would like to know more about what you are looking for. Email LCCEF@lanecc.edu with questions or concerns you may have, that you would like us to pay extra attention to or ask when we are meeting with the vendors (these meetings are part of a College search, so we are only a part of this process).
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Vice President of Labor Relations
Buck Potter (2022-2023 Term)
Good Thursday to my colleagues:
I’m looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible this afternoon for the Classified Appreciation Day! Please make sure to take advantage of this time, and come out as it is still a business day, according to the College Administration. Make sure to let your manager know, and at least take your lunch break to come play and invite your colleagues to come play.
I also want to ask that we also need to support our fellow union siblings at WGA and SAG-AFTRA as they are continuing their strikes for fair treatment on their residuals and stopping all potential use of AI for background actors and performers. A lot of their workforce work for pennies on the dollar, and most are like us, who live from paycheck to paycheck and are the hardest working creatives in the industry.
Moments in Union History
- July 26,1990 – Americans with Disabilities Act
- July 27, 1931 – Air Line Pilots Association
- August 2, 1918 – Vancouver, BC General Strike
“You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.” — George Clooney
Vice President of Organizing
Colin Vurek (2023-2024 Term)
BARGAINING CONTINUES Tuesday, August 8, 2023 AT 11:00AM!
Members are welcomed to observe via Zoom with your microphones and cameras OFF, please. I will be running a Slack Chat to allow observers to chat with me and I can pass ideas to the team at the table. I will actually be at the table also but bouncing into the chat to answer questions you may have. Email me your private email address to: colinlccef@ gmail.com so I can add you to the Slack chat. There is also a link below for anyone to RSVP on a Google form. You will find the link for the bargaining meeting below:
Join Zoom Meeting https://lanecc.zoom.us/j/96183623044
Meeting ID: 961 8362 3044
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+13462487799,,96183623044# US (Houston)
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+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
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THE SLACK CHAT HAS BEEN LONELY! We’d love to have members use the Slack Chat for questions and observations. You guys are limited to what you can say in the ZOOM chat. We want to HEAR from you!
IF YOU’D LIKE TO RSVP TO BE SURE I GET YOU IN OUR BARGAINING SLACK CHAT PLEASE USE THE FORM BELOW:
THE NEW T-SHIRTS HAVE ARRIVED. WE HAVE PLENTY OF EVERY SIZE. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get yours!
I also have window clings and stickers for you to flaunt your support for your union! See below!
DON’T FORGET TO WEAR RED ON WEDNESDAYS!
Claudia Riumallo (2023-2024 Term)
Linda Reling (2022-2023 Term)
Happy Classified Appreciation Day! I hope all of you get a chance to participate, have a good time, and then enjoy the 3-day weekend!!!
Tracy Weimer (2022-2024 Term)
Marleena Pearson (2022-2023 Term)
Digging into the numbers. What is fair and what is not being considered or isn’t accurate. It’s a lot of information to balance. I am hoping to continue to work with the Bargaining Team on this.
I am also looking forward to the flex spending vendor interviews in a couple weeks, and am looking forward to your questions or features you would want our new vendor to have. Email LCCEF@lanecc.edu.
Skye Nguyen (2022-2023 Term)
Your Benefit Info of the Week
Did you know that members get some really useful benefits? This week we are highlighting free consumer credit counseling, budget advice and discounted debt management services for AFT members. These are 24 hours a day to help members with confidential financial guidance. If you are lost in finances get help in this ever changing financial world with this opportunity! You can learn about this opportunity you can get as a union member by visiting AFT’s website.
Find out what other benefits you are qualified for as union members by going to AFT.org.
Resources you may need!
- How to update your physical address on Expresslane.
- Complete this form for a Membership card or a new membership card! If you are a new member, one may have already been requested, contact the LCCEF Membership Officer for info.
Submit an Important Life Event for you or another member may have coming up.
Chief Labor Delegate
Mark Jordan (2022-2023 Term)
Fiora Starchild-Wolf (2022-2023 Term)
Officer At Large
Katie Neall (2023-2024 Term)
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