August, 2009

DAS/OUS Bargaining Conference 2009

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As promised, here's a report on the Bargaining Conference that took place last Saturday, August 15th, 2009. There were a lot of familiar faces, and some new ones (to me).

The conference started at 9:00 AM with a welcome from SEIU Local 503 President Linda Burgin. She spoke about how the initial fast-track bargaining had served to involve the members and keep them involved for the entire bargaining session. She also mentioned that we came out of this with a, "fair contract in the worst economic times of our lives."  read more »

DAS Bargaining Conference LIVE!

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LIVE from the bargaining conference.

Everyone seems hyped about the possible end to DAS bargaining. Resounding and unanimous endorsement by the bargaining team.

Updates after discussion and the vote!

The vote is in!!!

The tentative agrrement has been approved for ratification!

SEIU Ethics Policy

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Breaking News

That's right, Eye On The 503 has a web exclusive for you!. Now you, the membership, can read the new SEIU Ethical Practices And Conflict Of Interest Policy!!!

The policy was approved by the International Executive Board at their June 13th, 2009 meeting. We've mentioned before how it was developed under wraps. Then, some leadership was shown a preliminary copy to provide comments on. Supposedly those comments and the feedback received were incorporated into the final policy.  read more »

August Bargaining Update

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Bargaining continues of course. While the DAS coalition moves forward with a tentative agreement, the rest of the bargaining units continue to fight hard battles.

The first update from the Union came out on August 4th:  read more »