Union Builder Communicator: December 09, 2016

BTSA Join UPTE and Begin To Bargain
UPTE has broadened our information technology members to include Business Technology Support Analysts. This title should have been included in the technical unit since its inception a few years ago but UC wants to take more employees out of the union.

After a successful accretion into the technical unit, we will bargain for getting on UPTE’s premium pension, layoff protections, fair pay and more benefits of our union contract. BTSA members of UPTE will meet with UC on December 19.

Zone Contact Webinar: Election Significance for our Union
Join our monthly zone contact interactive webinar next Wednesday, December 14, at noon or 7PM. In addition to a couple of important announcements, we will discuss the impact of the election of Donald Trump as the US President on labor.

Sign up now for the webinar: December 14 at noon and again at 7pm
Training Survey and Bargaining Survey: Have you done yours?
UPTE staff are collecting a training needs survey from all our 500 zone contacts. Interested in reclassification or know your rights? Fill out the survey before the end of the year.

We have distributed the bargaining survey for all members to complete. This survey will set our priorities in negotiating a new contract next year. As a democratic union we count on getting your opinion. Once we prepare our proposals we will all have to work together to pressure UC administrators to bargain a fair contract. We expect that will be a fight.

This e-publication was prepared by UPTE-CWA President Jelger Kalmijn. Contact him if you have any questions or comments.
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