Two years and one day in the making, countless sleepless nights, arguments and debates a many.... For the first time in 40 years, AFSCME Local 2960 has signed a tentative contract with a private company, AMR. 110 new members will be voting in the next few weeks on a solid fair contract that addresses almost all the issues that have plagued them for so many years. All bargaining team members are on board and after burning though an average of 900 hours of vacation and comp leave over the past two years have signed this agreement. Mission accomplished!
In 20 days every Unit 3 member will get an ADDITIONAL 8 hours of vacation time on their paycheck.
This time was originally from Union Release hours negotiated by the union and taken from us by the court.
We need every employee to give back that time to the union for us to survive. If we don't get 70% of our members giving those EXTRA hours back, union dues will need to increase and our ability to fight for our members will be reduced. We are at less than 12% as of today.
If you hate the furloughs, then give us a weapon to fight them. We will NOT agree to continued furloughs this year. But without donated hours we also cannot negotiate next years contract to demand them to be removed. Negotiations are ALL ON UNION RELEASE HOURS! No City Time is allowed.
What those donated hours did last year:
And sooooooooooo much more!!
These hours are needed this year MORE than ever for such activities like:
Hundreds of these hours will be used for upcoming negotiations alone as no city time can be used per the courts. The furloughs NEED TO STOP and this local will no longer accept status quo on this!!!
This local has fought over and over again for our members. Without you we cannot continue.
You can donate up to 40 hours
As of today we do not have enough hours to continue. ITS UP TO YOU!
Those that donated last year and did not check the box for annual donations need to fill out form again
The DEADLINE to donate those hours is Sept 4th 2015. After that date you cannot donate.
You can donate online at: http://www.afscme2960.org/
You can fill out the attached form and email it to us at email@example.com or fax to: 602.716.9337
Or pick up a form from your steward.
Thank you for your support.
For those that donated...THANK YOU!!!....tell you fellow employees to give as well.
President AFSCME 2960