UPH Bargaining Update

Your bargaining committee last met with your employer on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, and for the second meeting in a row, a lot of progress was made.  Here is an update of tentative agreements reached so far:  a) Article 2:  Recognition 

  • Section 2.1: Sole Representative
  • Section 2.5:  Union Bulletin Board

b) Article 3:  Classification of Employees

  • Section 3.1:  Full time
  • Section 3.2:  Part time
  • Section 3.3: Reserve and Seasonal Employees; A, B and C

c) Article 4:  Pay Periods

  • Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4

d) Article 5:  Hours of Work

  • Section 5.1:  Work Schedules, A and B
  • Section 5.2:  Weekends
  • Section 5.3:  Four Hour Minimum
  • Section 5.5:  Call in Hours
  • Section 5.6:  Overtime Pay
  • Section 5.7:  Work Period
  • Section 5.8:  Meeting and In-services

e) Article 7:  Holidays

  • Section 7.1: Definition; A, B.1 and B.2
  • Section 7.2:  Holiday Pay A, B, C, and D

f) Article 8: Seniority

  • Section 8.1:  Definition A and B
  • Section 8.2:  Lay-off and Hours Reduction
  • A and B
  • Section 8.3:  Job Vacancies A and B
  • Section 8.4:  Known Available Hours 1)
  • Section 8.5:  Filling of Unexpected Open Shifts
  • A and B
  • Section 8.7:  New Job Description
  • Section 8.8:  Incentives and Bonuses
  • Section 8.9:  Reassignments

g) Article 13:  Leave of Absence

  • Section 13.1:  Jury Duty
  • Section 13.2:  Funeral Leave
  • Section 13.6:  No Change in Anniversary Date

h) Article 16:  Non-Discriminationi) Article 19:  Miscellaneous

  • Section 19.2:  Safety Committee
  • Section 19.4:  Mileage Reimbursement

This process is new to most of you and it may result in you having questions.  Please feel free to call Union Representative James Gleb at 651-451-6240 or my cell phone at 651-260-5362  You can always text him when it is best to contact you to get you the answers to your questions.We have tentative agreements (meaning that both parties have agreed to the language, but it is only tentative until members who have filled out an application have voted for or against it).  Please be aware that negotiating a new contract is a time-consuming process and your bargaining committee is working very hard to get the very best first contract they can for you, their coworkers.We will be meeting at the Bon Ton on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 4pm where your bargaining committee, along with Secretary Treasurer Jennifer Christensen and Union Representative Jim Gleb will be available to answer any questions you may have. Please come by and join us.