AFSCME 1072 has established a 20-person team to represent the employees at the University of Maryland to engage in collective bargaining with management.
What is collective bargaining ? Collective bargaining is the process in which working people, through their unions, negotiate contracts with their employers to determine their terms of employment, including pay, benefits, hours, leave, job health and safety policies, ways to balance work and family, and more. Collective bargaining is a way to solve workplace problems. It is also the best means for raising wages in Maryland. Indeed, through collective bargaining, working people in unions have higher wages, better benefits and safer workplaces.
Here are some ways that you can help: · Distribute leaflets in your workplace · Call the union at 301-270-8528 to set up a break-time or lunch-time discussion about management’s proposals to take away critical care leave, dictate how you can use your vacation, and remove the cap on parking fee increases.
Your co-workers are counting on you to help them bargain the best contract possible. Can I count on you to stand with your co-workers to demand better working conditions and respect from the administration?