Informational picket at TruStone Finanical Credit Union Burnsville, MN Informational picket at TruStone Finanical Credit Union Burnsville, MN

Informational picket at TruStone Finanical Credit Union Burnsville, MN

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Sign Up for Text Updates from OPEIU Local 12!

OPEIU Local 12 will now be using text updates as well. Please text Local12 to +1 (844) 240-4114 if you would like to opt in and please urge your fellow members to do the same

Make it OK!

Contract Negotiations Update and Upcoming Bargaining Unit Meeting on 11/22/2021

IMPORTANT NOTE:

AN EMAIL WAS SENT TO ALL LOCAL 12 MEMBERS AT HEALTHPARTNERS ON MONDAY INVITING YOU TO A ZOOM MEETING WITH THE BARGAINING TEAM ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND AT 7:00PM TO GET DETAILED UPDATES AND ASK QUESTIONS AND DISCUSS NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE BARGAINING TEAM.  PLEASE SEE YOUR EMAIL FOR THE REGISTRATION LINK.

Since bargaining began, Local 12 members have been meeting and getting much done in the negotiation process. Both the employer and the union have come to some tentative agreements, dropped a few proposals, and offered counters. Of the proposals the Tentative agreements we have are include:

19.08 Trial Period. The employer had asked for an extension in the trial period when a member moves to a new location. We felt that it was fair the way it was. Counters were given back and forth and ultimately, we agreed to the 60 day for a move to the same job title and 90 to a different job title. The change to the current language is minimal. In turn, the employer agreed to drop the proposal for 20.11 to extend the trial period for a member who was displaced. We could not agree to this proposal because in this instance the member was placed in this job not by choice but because of a layoff.

BCTGM Union Members on Strike at Kellogg's Could Use Your Help.

Brothers and Sisters,

Please consider helping out our BCTGM Local 50G brothers and sisters on strike at Kellogg's. The strike has entered it's 43rd day. As you know, groceries are one of the first areas that people cut back on when income is tight. Please consider helping supply the strikers in need with the items listed on the attached Food Drive flyer. There are two drop points:

  • BCTGM Local 50G offices, 8984 J Street, Omaha
  • United Steel Workers Local 286, 5724 Seward Ave., Lincoln.

The 2021 Union Plus Scholarship is now available

Over 3,200 students in union families have received nearly $5 million in money for college through the Union Plus Scholarship. Awards are based on outstanding academic achievement, personal character, financial need, and commitment to the values of organized. At a time when many families have been financially impacted by the COVID - 19 pandemic, Union Plus is especially glad to support hardworking students as they further their educations and pave the path for future success.

  • Who can apply? Current and retired participating union members, their spouse s and their dependent children. 
  • What schools are eligible? Awards are granted to students attending any U.S. accredited two - year college, four - year college, graduate school, or recognized technical or trade 
  • What school years are included? The current 2021 application is open to students attending college during the 2021 – 2022 school year, for any year of college, from freshmen undergraduates to the final year of graduate school. 
  • What are the award amounts? One time grants of $500 to $4,000, but students may reapply each year. A total of over $150,000 in awards are made each year. 

The 2021 Union Plus Scholarship is now available. The application is entirely online, allowing students to complete the application in stages and save answers before submitting. S tart your application today! Deadline: January 31, 2021. https://unionplus.deals/55e6d

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