Hello Education Industry Delegates-
Our first meeting of the academic year is this Saturday, September 12th from 10:00 – 2:00 at the Fairfield Office. Below is the agenda that you can share with your chapter leadership. Please go to the events page on the Local 1021 website and RSVP so we have enough lunch for all.
Education Industry Council Meeting
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Place: 2300 Boynton Ave., Fairfield, CA
10:00 – 1:00pm Education Industry Meeting
1:00pm-3:00pm Stewards Training
Please RSVP to www.seiu1021.org choose the calendar and RSVP using the Schools Industry Meeting page by Noon on theMonday before the meeting so we have materials and food for all.
MEMBER REQUEST: Due to some of our members having allergies to perfumes, scented soaps, etc. we ask that you please refrain from wearing perfumes to the meetings. It has also been requested that the only animals allowed at meetings be service animals due to animal dander allergies.
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For the latest updates, go to: www.1021convention.org
The convention will be a transformative event, where members will gain greater clarity, energy, motivation and direction to step more fully into their power, with grace, vision, courage and knowledge. This is an opportunity for chapter building, engaging and developing potential leaders, hence making it a priority for staff and elected officers.
Q: What are the qualifications to be a delegate?
A: To be eligible, a member would have to had paid dues for any 4 months in 2014 as well as either January or February, 2015.
Q: Can fee payers participate in the nomination and/or delegate election process?
A: Yes, once they sign a membership form, then they can nominate and vote.
Q: How many delegates can each Chapter elect?
A: Every Chapter gets 2 delegates automatically. After 300 members, each chapter will have 2 additional delegates. For every additional 150 members, a chapter will have 2 additional delegates.
Q: What is the period of time for completing elections?
A: April 20-July 20, 2015
Q: What is an “uncontested ballot”? (Previously referred to as “white ballot”)
A: When there are more or an equal number of delegate slots as candidates, that is referred to as a uncontested ballot and the chapter does not need to hold a full election.
Q: How are alternate delegates selected?
A: In case a delegate can’t participate due to scheduling, illness, etc. Chapters should select alternates even if the delegate election for that Chapter is uncontested or the Chapter does not elect the full number of delegates which it is entitled to.
Here are the rules for selecting alternates: All Chapters are encouraged to select at least two (2) alternates. Alternates need to be ranked by votes received (e.g. the highest vote total becomes Alternate #1, second highest voted becomes Alternate #2, etc.)
In Chapters with “uncontested ballots” (where there are more or an equal number of delegate slots as there are candidates, thus making an election unnecessary), Chapters are still encouraged to select up to two (2) alternates and designate these as Alternate #1 & #2.
Convention Delegates, who become ineligible or unable to attend, shall notify the 1021 Convention Election Committee in writing no later than 8/20/15. An Alternate or Alternates will then be credentialed and seated. Delegates who notify the 1021 Convention Election Committee after 8/20/15 will not be replaced by an alternate.
Q: Which chapters may select honorary delegates? How will honorary delegates be selected?
A:Workers who have recently organized with Local 1021, but who have not ratified their first collective bargaining agreement may select honorary delegates. The process for selecting honorary delegates will be as follows: two (2) honorary delegates will be elected at upcoming membership meetings.
If you are a Delegate:
Q: How will delegates register for the convention?
A: Once the delegate certification form is turned in, the delegate will be sent a welcome letter by e-mail and mail which gives them directions on how to register. (That is why it is critical that their contact information is on certification form).
Q: Do we pay lost time for delegates attending the Convention?
A: Yes, follow the local’s lost time policy. Anyone working from 12:01am on Saturday through 11:59pm on Sunday will receive lost time.
For example: If a delegate works anytime on Saturday or Sunday they may request lost time. So for instance if a member has a shift that starts 11pm on Friday September 25th but goes to 7am Saturday the 26th they may request the time off for their Friday shift and they would receive lost time per the guidelines specified in the policy.
Q: What are the rules around Friday night hotel stays for delegates?
A: Delegateswho travel 75 miles or more (one way) are qualified for Friday night lodging. All Delegates are entitled to Saturday night lodging (there is no required miles to qualify).
Q: What are the rules around the hotel stay on Saturday evening?
A: All delegates are encouraged to stay at the hotel regardless of how close they live to the venue. The local will pay the cost for double occupancy. Depending on room availability, they may request a single room but would need to pay the additional costs.
HAYWARD — After seven long months of the city’s delay tactics at the bargaining table, city workers continued to be ignored by city officials even as Hayward employees and their allies held picket lines throughout the city on Tuesday.
That’s why today — the second day of a three-day strike — workers will step up efforts to get a response from the city. Workers will call on city officials, including Mayor Michael Sweeney, to do the right thing.
“This is not just about Hayward workers. We are all trying to hold together working and middle class jobs but are subject to unreasonable demands by our employers,” said Linda Reid, Hayward Chapter President of SEIU 1021. “Imagine being told that you would lose 17% of your wages, without it ever being seriously discussed. Wouldn’t you fight to keep it?”
The City of Hayward has refused to bargain with its workers, who have already given back more than $7 million – or 12% of their wages — since 2010. This year they are demanding another 5%.
SEIU’s Hayward chapter represents more than 350 city workers, from librarian assistants, water sanitation and water treatment workers, street maintenance and road crews, crime scene technicians, 911 dispatchers and administrative staff.
Press availability for Tuesday. Aug. 13, 2013
· 8 AM – City Hall, 777 B. Street, Hayward. Announcement, Call to Action to Mayor, City Officials. Picket lines are held.
· 12 NOON — City Hall, 777 B Street. Press availability, picket lines and labor rally.
· 5 PM — City Hall, 777 B Street. Press availability, picket lines and labor rally.
Media contact: Anna Bakalis, Anna.Bakalis@seiu1021.org, 510-387-5341