APPLY 20 CALENDARS DAYS IN ADVANCE
Since the first ratification of the employee contract at University of Maryland, AFSCME 1072 fought for the right for employees to earn a paid professional development day (PD) day for members of the collective bargaining unit. Many collective bargaining members both AFSCME members and non-members have already taken advantage of this opportunity this year.
If you have not submitted your request for a professional development day please do so today, as they must be requested at least 20 calendar days ahead of time.
The DEADLINE TO INCREASE YOUR ANNUAL ELECTION FOR FSA IS NOVEMBER 15, 2017
What does this mean to you?
If you have already submitted your health care flexible spending account enrollment elections for 2018 thought the IVR, you can go back into that same system and re-elect your health care FSA to the new maximum amount up until the end of the day on November 15, 2017. If you elected less than the maximum and are satisfied with that election you do not have to do anything.
Please note that there is a new limit of $2600.00 for the Health Flexible Spending Account for the 2018 plan year. The Dependent Care FSA remains at $5000.00 for 2018.
To calculate your biweekly Health or Dependent Care FSA payroll deduction, please use the appropriate scenario below.
22 pay (9 month) employees: there are 20 biweekly deductions in 2018. Divide total by 20.
26 pay (12 month) employees: there are 24 biweekly deductions in 2018. Divide total by 24.
Please contact the UHR Benefits Office with any questions.
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AFSCME 1072 supports the Labor Rights of Faculty and Student Workers
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Let's Celebrate Working People
Wednesday, August 30th (today), we will all take a moment to reflect on the life of a young man who was taken too early. In our country today these senseless acts of violence are becoming more prevalent. Ignorance and racism have lead to countless incidents of social injustice and violenceess as those on our campus and in Charlottesville.
The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has always fought against these horrific acts and ways of thinking.
AFSCME Local 1072, the union for UMCP staff, stands for inclusiveness and intends to promote these ideas with our upcoming contract. We will introduce language on the concepts of :
To this end, your local union has developed the following resolution:
WHEREAS, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1072 is proud that our membership reflects racial, ethnic, sexual identity, and religious diversity;
WHEREAS, although racism is hardly a new phenomenon in the United States, the Southern Poverty Law Center has recorded a significant spike in hate crimes since Donald Trump’s election, as well as violent gatherings of white supremacists, including the deadly events in Charlottesville, VA on August 12;
WHEREAS, the wealthy and powerful have always used the politics of hate, division, and racism to divide us and weaken unions;
WHEREAS, by forging interracial solidarity, we can win union contracts that will better our working conditions;
THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that AFSCME Local 1072 condemns the racist, violent actions of Nazis, and white nationalists, and attendees of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville on August 12.
LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED that AFSCME Local 1072 rejects in the strongest possible terms the ideology of white supremacy.
LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED that AFSCME Local 1072 mourns the murders that occurred on May 20th and August 12th and will continue to support actions that oppose those forces that brought about those deaths.
LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED that AFSCME Local 1072 fully supports all counter-protesters who demonstrated against the hateful white supremacists who attended the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville.
LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED that AFSCME Local 1072 recommits ourselves to the struggle for racial and economic justice, gender equality, and human and civil rights for all, and stands in solidarity with anyone who is fighting for the same.
As a campus community, let’s stand together and fight!
President of AFSCME 1072