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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.
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 3000 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.
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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
Local 1942 Membership Meetings are held the Second Tuesday of every Month. Click Here to see dates, times and locations.
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