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AFSCME LOCAL 1942 in 2015
AFSCME Council 24 and Local 1942 (and prior to July 1996, Locals 171 & 2412) have represented employees at UWHC for over 35 years. After the labor contract expires, WE WILL STILL BE HERE.
What will AFSCME do?
- AFSCME will advise members on grievances for discipline or violations of the UWHC handbook.
- We will train and support UWHC member peer representatives (stewards) for member support.
- We will be a resource for and an advocate on State and Federal workers right’s laws. These include, but are not limited to the Family Medical Leave Act, Workers Compensation, the American Disability Act and Equal Rights Laws.
- Local 1942 will continue to maintain its office at 4513 Vernon Blvd., Suite 106 in the SEIU building. Our phone number will remain 233-1942 and our web-site will remain local1942.org.
- Local 1942 will maintain office staff for the coming year. We will consider maintaining office staff in the future if enough members sign up to make it financially feasible.
- Council 24’s phone number is 836-0024. Our staff rep is Maggie Merdler.
- Local 1942 will continue to have an Executive Board, Steward Body and Membership Meetings
- Membership meetings will be the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM. Initially these meetings will be at our local office at 4513 Vernon Blvd., Suite 106 in the SEIU building. We will relocate the meetings to a larger venue when the meetings are too large for our local office to accommodate.
- Executive Board and Steward meetings will be on the same date as the Membership meetings.
- We will work with the Administration of UWHC to maintain and improve our relationship with the hospital and our members.
- We will continue to work with well-established labor and social justice coalitions; locally, state-wide and nationally, to address issues as they arise at the UWHC.
- We will work with well-established public relations and media contacts to shine a light on the concerns of our members and the patients we serve.
- It is important to note we are only as strong as our membership. We need a strong and active membership to effectively advocate for employees.
- AFSCME’s State Lobbyist has many years of experience advocating for workers in Wisconsin. We will continue to address worker issues with law makers at the Municipal, County and State Level.
- AFSCME has one of the top Political Action programs in the State. We will continue to work with our many partners in labor and other civic groups to impact local and state elections.
- AFSCME will lay the groundwork to bring back full union rights once to political pendulum moves back to a government that again supports its workers.
- AFSCME International Advantage provides over 30 discounts for its members. This includes credit cards, health and legal resources, mortgage resources, etc.
- AFSCME International, WSEU Council 24, South Central Federation of Labor and the AFL-CIO offer scholarships for members and their children.
- AFSCME offers free Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit ($3,500 per member) through American Income Life for all members.
- AFSCME offers Union Dental as a supplemental dental coverage to its members.
Local 1942 represents UW Hospital & Clinics employees in Technical, Blue Collar, and Administrative Support classifications, such as Admission & Billing Assistant, Coding Tech, Custodian, Department Assistant, Food Service Worker, HUC, Imaging Tech, Information Assistant, LPN, MA, Maintenance Mechanic, Medical Transcriptionist, MRA, NA, Pharmacy Tech & Assistant, Phlebotomist, Respiratory Therapist, Supply Clerk, Surgical Tech and many more. We negotiate wages, hours, and working conditions; and represent people who have a grievance with management.
Local 1942 represents about 3100 workers in more than 100 different classifications and more than 210 job titles. We are a democratically run membership organization. Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, 600 Highland Avenue. The best way to ensure that the union represents your views is to become a member and participate in meetings. That’s where decisions are made.
Tell your supervisor that you want to meet with your steward "about a possible grievance". Stewards are trained in the contract, and will be able to give your problem the attention it needs. Your supervisor doesn’t have the right to ask you why, and must set up a private meeting in a timely manner on work time (In paid status).
Ideally, and whenever possible, these meetings should be scheduled for the next day after the request is made when both employees are scheduled to work. However, it is understood that this is not always possible due to real operational needs.
If your supervisor tells you to set up the meeting yourself, says no steward is available, call the Local 1942 office (233-1942) and we will trouble-shoot the problem. Also contact the office with address changes, membership problems, and general questions or if you're not sure where to go for help.
Represented Employee's Rights
Every two years, Local 1942 (actually the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics Board Employees bargaining unit) renegotiates a contract with the hospital. The agreement states what wages, benefits, rights, and responsibilities we have, and what rights and responsibilities management has. Both the union and the hospital are obliged to obey this agreement.
If your supervisor violates our contract, you can file a grievance to force them to correct the problem. One of our rights under the contract is the right to file a grievance on work time and to have a steward present during any disciplinary or investigatory meeting with management if you believe disciplinary action may result from the meeting.
UW Hospital has a CHOICE, Don't take away our rights!!
Union members at U.W. Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) are standing strong to protect our workplace rights and keep UWHC a top-rated healthcare provider. Together, we can keep UWHC a quality destination for healthcare providers and patients.
Even though UWHC is run by its own authority and does not rely on any taxpayer dollars, state politicians voted to include it in Act 10 – the controversial 2011 law that stripped union rights from most public employees.
At state healthcare facilities, loss of union rights prompted a wave of resignations and retirements. Unfilled vacancies have led to mandatory double shifts, and a host of other problems. Most UWHC employees still have rights under current contracts. But when our contracts expire, our say in matters of pay, benefits, scheduling hours, seniority, and sick time will be gone. The hospital is cutting employees take home pay when their contracts go away, resulting in an increase profit margin for the hospital at the expense of their best asset, the employees.
That’s why we’re fighting back, working to build support throughout the community.
We want to convince state, community and UWHC leaders to join us in standing up for the principle that a workplace rights are essential for a quality workforce – and that a quality workforce is the only way to achieve quality care. Click picture for more information on what YOU can do.
The Governor's Impact on your Employment at UWHC
A Governor can:
• Appoint individuals to the UWHC Board that support workers’ rights, who can then advocate for a fair system of compensation.
• Call a special legislative session to ask the legislature to restore collective bargaining rights for all workers.
• Meet with Union leadership to set forth a plan to restore workers’ rights and rebuild Wisconsin.
• Strongly encourage the UW Hospital and Clinics to work with union leaders to develop employee handbooks based on the principles of the last collective bargaining agreements.
• Sign an executive order to restore certain workers’ rights. The executive order could address matters such as alternative dues structures and meeting with employee representatives.
• Sign an executive order restoring all Federal Funds currently refused, including Federal Medicaid funds, which would assist in the increased costs of health care, increase the number of citizens covered by health care and ultimately the funding to UWHC.
• Strongly encourage the UW Hospital and Clinics to meet and confer with employees and restore civil service protections to the fullest extent possible.
• Strongly encourage UWHC to enforce worker health and safety laws. Convene a group to assess the damages done to worker health and safety measures, whether done by legislation, administrative rule or neglect.
• Have a direct impact on all areas of your life, including roads, the environment, health care and education.
El impacto del gobernador sobre su empleo en UWHC
Un gobernador puede:
• Poner en la mesa directiva de UWHC a personas que apoyen los derechos de los trabajadores y que puedan promover un sistema justo de compensación.
• Convocar a una sesión legislativa extraordinaria para pedir que la legislatura restaure el derecho a la negociación colectiva de todos los trabajadores.
• Reunirse con los líderes sindicales para proponer un plan para restaurar los derechos de los trabajadores y reconstruir Wisconsin.
• Exhortar a que UW Hospital and Clinics trabaje con los líderes del sindicato para desarrollar un manual del empleado basado en los principios de los últimos contratos colectivos.
• Firmar una orden ejecutiva para restaurar algunos de los derechos de los trabajadores. La orden ejecutiva podría tratar cuestiones tales como estructuras alternativas de cuotas sindicales y reuniones con los representantes de los empleados.
• Firmar una orden ejecutiva para restaurar todo el financiamiento federal que fue rechazado, incluyendo fondos federales de Medicaid, lo cual ayudaría con los crecientes costos del cuidado de salud, incrementaría el número de ciudadanos con cobertura médica y terminaría por aumentar el financiamiento a UWHC.
• Exhortar a que UW Hospital and Clinics se reúna y consulte a los empleados y que se restauren las protecciones laborales de los servidores públicos al mayor grado posible.
• Exhortar a UWHC a hacer cumplir las leyes de protección a la salud y seguridad de los trabajadores. Convocar a un grupo para estudiar el daño que se hizo a las medidas de salud y seguridad para los trabajadores, ya sea por ley, regla administrativa o por incumplimiento.
• Tener un impacto directo en todas las áreas de su vida, incluyendo las carreteras, el medio ambiente, los servicios de salud y la educación.
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"Dedicated employees, putting patients and their families first"
AFSCME Local 1942
4513 Vernon Blvd., Suite 106, Madison, WI 53705
Phone: (608) 233-1942 / Fax: (608) 233-0146
Transfer Hotline: (608) 233-4313
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