FAIR WAGES & PROPER RESPECT
UPDATE (6/4/2018) : Here are the location details for voting :
When : Tuesday, June 5th between 7am - 4:30pm
Where: Nyumburu Multipurpose Room, Lower Level (next to Stamp)
Who: ALL UMD Non-Exempt and Exempt Staff
Why: To vote YES on our new employee contract
But the fight is not over. We need to show a united front to the University through a strong vote in support of this contract! We must continue our fight to improve jobs for all state employees through these key efforts :
IT'S TIME FOR MANAGEMENT TO FEEL THE HEAT
A delegation of 12-15 members from housekeeping and maintenance approached Residential Facilities Director, Jon Dooley, during the Employee Recognition and Appreciation Luncheon for division staff at University of Maryland. Over 100 workers wore stickers in solidarity with AFSCME members, during the luncheon and throughout the workday on Tuesday, May 8th.
AFSCME MEMBERS DEMAND BETTER WORKPLACE CONDITIONS
EVERY ACTION HAS A EQUAL REACTION
After receiving the petition of over 100 signatures and witnessing the solidarity and strength our membership, Jon Dooley committed to meeting with staff no later than May 15th to discuss our demands regarding working conditions in the summer.
If you are interested in attending the meeting or want to support workers rights in your department, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
#EQUALPAYDAY SOCIAL MEDIA STORM ON APRIL 10 AT 2:00 PM ET
Equal Pay Day -- April 10, 2018 -- is the approximate date the typical woman must work to make what the typical man made at the end of 2017. Women who work full time, year-round in the United States are paid only 80 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts. Over a 40-year career, this can cost a woman over $400,000. When you factor in race, the wage gap is wider. When compared to White, non-Hispanic men, Latinas earn 54 cents for every dollar, Black women earn 63 cents for every dollar, and White women earn 79 cents for every dollar.
Therefore, while Equal Pay Day compares all women to all men, the Equal Pay Days for women of color fall much later in the year. Women of color, therefore, must work far longer to achieve equity, while losing far more over the course of their lifetimes. That’s not equitable at all. And in 2018, it’s no longer acceptable.
It’s time for multi-pronged solutions that seek to close the gender wage gap by addressing its many contributors: lack of pay transparency, hiring, pay and promotion discrimination based on gender and at the intersections of race, national origin, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and caregiver status; occupational segregation; wage theft and an inadequate minimum wage; unfair workplace policies; lack of paid leave; lack of affordable childcare; and sexual harassment in the workplace.
TWEET or POST YOUR SUPPORT
Below are some sample messages you can use to show your support for #equalpayday :
Join us, coalition partners, & the nation's working women 4 an #EqualPayDay Social Media Storm, Tues April 10 2018 at 2:00 pm ET. #TalkPay on #EqualPay Day b/c a women shouldn't have to work more than 15 mos to earn what a man earns in 12. Learn more at www.equalpaydayforall.org.
Pay secrecy & retaliation for discussing pay contributes to the gender #wagegap. On April 10 -- #EqualPayDay '18 -- join us on social at 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT/12:00 MT/11:00 am PT to remind employers it's time to #talkpay & #time4transparency. Learn more: www.equalpaydayforall.org.
Join #equalpay advocates on April 10 -- #EqualPayDay 2018 -- at 2:00 pm ET to #talkpay, demand that @OMBPress stop blocking @USEEOC pay data collection, & remind employers that it's #Time4Transparency. It's time to close the gender #wagegap. Learn more: www.equalpaydayforall.org.
The #MarchForOurLives & #metoo movements remind us that what's always been doesn't have to always be. We can stop #gunviolence, #sexualviolence & workplace #harassment. We can close the gender #wagegap. #TalkPay on #EqualPayDay -- April 10 '18 at 2 pm ET. www.equalpaydayforall.org.
The #MarchForOurLives & #metoo movements remind us that what's always been doesn't have to always be. Federal/state electeds can pass sensible #guncontrol, strengthen workplace #harassment law & pass the #paycheckfairness act & similar state bills. #TalkPay on #EqualPayDay 4/10!
For more information on Equal Pay Day, visit :
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Equal Pay Day Campaign Page
IT'S ABOUT THE MONEY!
On Thursday, March 8th, the Bargaining Action Team, stared down campus administration at the negotiation table. As a result, several management proposals that would have had a negative impact the work-life balance of University of Maryland employees were with withdrawn.
BEATING BACK THE ATTACKS
NOW, IT'S WAGES AND PARKING
The next fight is about the money in our pocket — our raises and the amount of money we pay for parking. Two important things:
STAND TOGETHER AND WE WILL WIN!
Saturday, March 10th, future activist attended a bootcamp session about current contract negotiations at University of Maryland College Park. AFSCME Local 1072 leaders and activists are working hard, even on Saturday, to win the best contract possible.
If you’re interested in getting involved or getting an update on the contract campaign at University of Maryland College Park, please email email@example.com.
We have an opportunity to stop the compression of wages for full-time exempt and non-exempt staff at the University of Maryland. There have been several attempts to quantify the sentiments and mood of employees at their worksite by campus administration. Staff have been polled twice about their emotional and personal connections to campus and not the real issues and challenges they face as employees, commuters, and working families.
EXEMPT EMPLOYEES JOIN ThE CONVERSATION
All this talk about "Thriving Workplaces" but there's no talk about wage increases...until now.Now is your time to speak up. We want to hear from you at the next revolving town hall meeting. AFSCME 1072 will be hosting the fourth Revolving Town Hall on Tuesday, February 20th at Nyumburu Cultural Center, Lower Level . Staff should plan to attend anytime between 11:00am - 4:00pm in the Multipurpose Room
Do you want better wages ? Are you tired of not getting a merit increase or a cost of living increase in your salary?
Now is your time to speak up. We want to hear from you at the next revolving town hall meeting.
AFSCME 1072 will be hosting the third Revolving Town Hall on Thursday, February 15th at Nyumburu Cultural Center, Lower Level for 2 sessions.
Morning Commuters should plan to attend anytime between 7:00am - 8:30am in the Multipurpose Room
Evening Commuters should plan to attend anytime between 10:30am - 2:00pm in the Multipurpose Room
Do you want better wages ? Are you tired of not getting a merit increase or a cost of living increase in your salary? Now is your time to speak up. We want to hear from you at the next revolving town hall meeting. RSVP NOW AFSCME 1072 will be hosting the third Revolving Town Hall on Thursday, February 15th at Nyumburu Cultural Center, Lower Level for 2 sessions. Morning Commuters should plan to attend anytime between 7:00am - 8:30am in the Multipurpose Room Evening Commuters should plan to attend anytime between 10:30am - 2:00pm in the Multipurpose Room
GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN
Craig was never afraid to speak on behalf of others silenced by the institutional oppression at University of Maryland. He sounded the battlecry for social justice throughout the local and inspired many to action, including myself.
After Craig began working in the UMCP Grounds Department he was soon elected to be the Chief Shop Steward of the local union. In that capacity he not only represented university workers in grievances, he organized picket lines for safe working conditions, circulated petitions to win fair treatment, testified in Annapolis for higher wages and participated in the campaign to win collective bargaining for university and state employees.
Craig’s activism, tenacity, strategic thinking and political determination will surely be missed.