1) Meeting with President Kim
Thanks to those of you who sent letters for Dr. Kim on your concerns about salaries, benefits and working conditions. The Executive Committee will be meeting with Dr. Kim on Wednesday December 17 and will present the letters and discuss those concerns, along with some other issues. We’ll keep you updated.
2) Update on membership
Membership Chair Oscar Valdez met with members on Wednesday December 3 to form a Membership Committee that will help to publicize the USofCC’s accomplishments. A campaign will be launched with the goal of having 100% of bargaining unit members sign up for USofCC membership by Friday, May 15, 2015. To accomplish this, there will be a series of events and activities to foster better communications and allow our staff to learn more about the union, including each member’s rights and responsibilities under the contract.
3) Update on bargaining
Currently, the union is still negotiating a new contract with the College. While several issues remain – including salary increases – USofCC has successfully prevented the College’s plan for significant increases in employee healthcare costs over each of the past two years. Thank you for your support on these issues.
4) USofCC Happy Hour
We’ve all worked really hard. Now let’s celebrate the holidays and the end of the semester:
Thursday December 18, 2014
5pm to 7pm
LM Brasserie, 800 S. Michigan
2 drinks covered per person