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      Download: UPEC Scholarship Winners 2015.docx
      WASHINGTON — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces. Manholes, crawl spaces, tanks and other confined spaces are not intended for continuous occupancy. They are also difficult to exit in an emergency.
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      Two UPEC Local 792 members, Margi Perotti and Leslie Fenton, have returned to work after being put on administrative leave over a year ago and being fired in March of last year based on false allegations of misconduct.
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      Weaverville - March 2nd, 2015. This week, Trinity County employees are once again going on strike to demand a fair contract from the County. The striking employees include those in Solid Waste, Child Support, Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health, and other County Departments. After conducting a two day strike in Dec.
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      On Friday, January 23rd, Labor Relations Representative Ryan Heron and UPEC Staff Attorney Ocean Mottley traveled to Sacramento for an informal settlement hearing in relation to the Unfair Labor Practice charge filed by UPEC for the County's refusal to bargain over the switch from Interagency Merit Systems (IMS) to an Approved Local Merit System county (ALMS).
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      Save 5% on orders over $25 At checkout enter coupon code: UNION OR save $10 on orders over $150 At checkout enter coupon code:  10OFF150 SHOP NOW Union Plus Textbook Discounts for Union Families: Save 5% on orders over $25. At checkout enter coupon code: UNION OR use coupon code: 10OFF150, for $10 off orders over $150.
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      January 31 Deadline to apply for Union Plus Scholarship   The deadline to apply for 2015 Union Plus Scholarship is January 31; make sure your members don’t miss their chance to get financial help! Union Plus has distributed over $3.
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      1-7-2015 Susanville, According to an article in the Lassen County Times, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors took action at the Dec. 9 meeting to approve a reorganization of the County Planning Department. The article details efforts by County Officials to reshape the department.
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      Washington - After the elections held earlier this month, Republicans will be in control of 23 state governments. That is likely to bode very poorly for labor unions, especially those operating in the public sector, which have become a target of conservative state lawmakers in the past few years.
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       This post was authored by Alex Polishuk. On December 1, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Riverside County Sheriff’s Department v. Stiglitz, ruling that a hearing officer in an administrative appeal hearing has the authority to rule on a Pitchess motion for discovery of peace officer personnel records.
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      SACRAMENTO, CA - The legal dispute involving San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s proposed statewide ballot initiative is over, at least for now.  We previously reported on the initiative, which sought to amend the California constitution to allow state and local governments to alter pension formulas for current employees.
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      WEAVERVILLE, CA - Just after dawn today, dozens of Trinity County workers and Local 792 Representatives appeared on the streets of Weaverville carrying stike signs. UPEC staff set up a drop off station for canned goods for the community.
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      Weaverville, CA. After over a year of unfruitful negotiations with Trinity County, two UPEC 792 represented bargaining units are now preparing to go on strike after the Board of Supervisors failed to produce a fair contract offer. The strike is set for Tuesday, December 9th and Wednesday, December 10th.
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      REDDING, CA - The Redding City COuncil made their transition Tuesday night seating two (3) new Council members and a new Mayor. Francie Sullivan who was re-elected for a second term was voted in 5-0, as the new Mayor of Redding. She will serve as Mayor for one year.  Brent Weaver and Kristen Schrader , first time candidates, were also sworn in as Councilmembers.
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      WASHINGTON D.C. - As we celebrate Thanksgiving, I wish you and all of our LIUNA brothers and sisters a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. While the union movement and our union has braved much in the past few years from the Great Recession to attacks on our basic rights to form a union, we can be thankful that through solidarity and strength, we have emerged stronger.
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      Washington, D.C. (November 21, 2014) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today on President Obama’s executive order to provide relief to immigrant families: LIUNA has long been a fierce advocate for comprehensive immigration reform.
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      PHOENIX, AZ - There has been plenty of talk about the conservative landslide on election night, and much scrambling to find the few spots of blue on what appears to be the overwhelmingly red electoral map. But there's an impressive victory for working people from these midterms that remains largely untold.
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      Congratulations to our Brothers and Sisters in LiUNA Local 1239 for their victory today in Seattle City Council. This victory will lift hundreds of people out of poverty, taking many of them off the rolls of welfare and food stamps, and will be good for the economy of the Greater Seattle area.
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      Redding – The Public Employee Union that represents over 3,000 public employees in 12 northern California Counties announced today it supports Ballot Measure F for the City of Redding. The United Public Employees of California Local 792 said it supports the ¼ cent sales tax on the November 4th ballot.
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      Download: PRESS Release Measure F.pdf
        SOURCE: AP/Evan Vucci President Barack Obama tours the Millennium Steel Service in Princeton, Indiana, Friday, October 3, 2014, before speaking about the economy as part of Manufacturing Day. By Michael Madowitz | October 6, 2014 This column was originally published on MarketWatch. Friday’s jobs report for September was a crowd pleaser.
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      SACRAMENTO - In recent years, a number of cities have become “charter cities,” in some cases because they believed it would “free” them from state laws requiring they pay prevailing wages on all public projects.  Prevailing wages typically are what the prevalent pay is in a region.
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      Have you ever wondered what your bosses make? what top administrators and management in Shasta County, the City of Redding, and Shasta Superior Court take home every year? well an illuminating article published by the Redding Record-Searchlight gives many Shasta County area UPEC members a chance to do just that.
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      CalPERS News - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has $88 million more in its investment portfolio thanks to a payment received this week from the California Attorney General's Office as part of a global settlement reached by the US Department of Justice, FDIC, and various state attorney generals with Citigroup in July.
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      New Census Data Once Again Illustrate Importance of Unions to the Middle Class SOURCE: AP/M. Spencer Green Protesters gather in Oak Brook, Illinois, to demonstrate for higher wages and the right to unionize.
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      REDDING -  The Postmaster General is pushing forward with a plan that will shut down the mail processing center in Redding by January 15, 2015.  This is part of a larger plan to shut down other plants all over the nation. This action will slow down the service and will cost more because plan forces our mail to be processed further away.
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      Download: Postal Petition.pdf
      HEADQUARTERS -  By now you are receiving political mailers and seeing political ads popping up on the television. Local elections are quickly heating up with forums, editorials and front page articles. In the end, it's all about you voting. Sadly, not everyone has taken the time to register to vote or have recently moved and not updated their voter registration.
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      REDDING, CA - Residents of Shasta County will see their last satellite courthouse close this month, leaving just a main facility in Redding to serve litigants who live in the sprawling, hilly region.
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      OROVILLE, CA - Butte County’s Professional Employee Association (PEA) Chief Negotiator, Steve Allen of UPEC addressed the Board of Supervisors during the public comment portion of their regular meeting last Tuesday. Allen addressed the board on behalf of the PEA bargaining unit.
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      HEADQUARTERS - UPEC invites all public employees to a hosted reception for Redding City Council Candidates Sullivan, Weaver & Scheder on Thursday, September 4th beginning at 5:00 p.m. Candidate presentations will begin at 6:00 p.m. The reception is sponsored by UPEC Local 792, IBEW Local 1245, Redding IAFF 1934, Redding POA and RIEO.
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      On Friday, 22nd, election officials from the State met in the Butte County Human Resources Training Room in Oroville to tally up the votes for the Skilled Trades Unit Election. By the time the votes were finished being counted, a whopping 84% of ballots cast were in favor of joining UPEC 792. It was a landslide victory for all the workers that fought so hard to become part of UPEC 792.
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      On August 15, 2014 the U. S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) posted a notice at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, hereafter referred to as the agency.  The OSHA notice identified 16 Serious Violations of asbestos in a Capehart housing quarter at Fort Barker.
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      CHICAGO, IL - The LiUNA Public Employee Department awarded a well deserved member and former Business Manager the Joe Virgillio Award in Chicago this morning. Donald Iannazzi was the honored recipient of this award. Don, recently retired from Local 1033 in Rhode Island, was present with his wife and several members and staff of Local 1033.
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      BREAKING NEWS! OROVILLE, CA - Representatives from UPEC Local 792, BCEA, Butte County and State Mediation Service conferenced on the details for a secret ballot election for the newly created Butte County Skilled Trades Bargaining Unit. The secret ballot election will be conducted by U.S. Mail with ballots being mailed from the State Mediation Service on August 5, 2014.
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      Sunglasses offer your eyes protection from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays.  Long term exposure UV rays can contribute to cataract formation and damage the cornea, lens and other parts vital to vision.  Look for sunglasses that: •    Offer maximum UV protection – Look for sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB light.
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      REDDING HQ – Business Manager Chris Darker announced today that UPEC Local 792 has increased their staffing by one additional Labor Relations Representative. Sara Connors has been hired as a Labor Relations Representative and will be working throughout the local from the Redding Office. Sara has represented both public and private sector members over the years most recently in Oregon.
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      REDDING HQ - Long time UPEC Executive Board member Larry Olsen announced he will be retiring his position in Glenn County and his position on the Executive Board later this month. Larry Olsen is an electrician for the County Glenn, California. He is retiring June 30, 2014. He is also a military veteran and served in Vietnam.
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      REDDING, CA - The June primary election is over and the results are in.  UPEC had two members of the Glenn County Mid-Managers running for office in Glenn County and both won. Glenn County Undersheriff Richard Warren ran for the office of Sheriff and won over Kevin Donnelley. Todays results show Warren received 66% of the votes.
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      A team of UPEC Shasta County members spent the night of Saturday, May 3rd sleeping in cardboard boxes to raise money for the Good News Rescue Mission. UPEC Members Twyla Carpenter, Teri Bono, Ron Copeland, Audrey Jones, Jen Rowe (and her husband Barney), as well as Staff Members Christine Perry, Ocean Mottley, and Ryan Heron all gave their time and effort to this good cause.
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      WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a $5.25 million settlement with GreatBanc Trust Co. resolving department allegations that the Lisle, Illinois-based company violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. In 2006, GreatBanc, as trustee to the Sierra Aluminum Co.
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      OROVILLE - The Butte County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new bargaining unit today at their Board of Supervisors meeting. UPEC Local 792 represented 120 county employees in their request to have a separate bargaining unit made up of those in the skilled trades and similar positions.
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      OROVILLE, CA - The Butte County Employees Association (BCEA) Local 1 is appealing the decision of Butte County Personnel Director Brian Ring to the County Board of Supervisors. Butte County employees who have been trying to create a Skilled Trades Unit for nearly a decade found themselves facing another road block today in their quest for a separate unit.
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      RIVERSIDE, CA - PERB issued a decision against the County of Riverside finding the County unlawfully and unilaterally ceased giving step (wage) increases to over 200 County employees when the County prematurely declared impasse in contract negotiations and imposed its last, best and final offer (Decision No. 2360?M, March 25, 2014).
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      SACRAMENTO, CA - UPEC court employees have figured out that local problems can't be resolved locally. Business Manager Chris Darker formed a Rural Court Coalition earlier this year to address budget problems at the state level.
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      The Colusa Courts General Unit membership ratified a new MOU following multiple months of stalled negotiations that were due to the Court's insistence that employees pay 7% more of the PERS Member Contribution.
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      REDDING HQ - The UPEC Executive Board voted to endorse Undersheriff Rich Warren for his bid for the office of Glenn County Sheriff. Glenn County Voters will go to the poles June 3 and decide on a new Sheriff. There are only two candidates so the June vote sets the future of the Sheriffs office.
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      WILLOWS - Members of the Glenn County Deputy Sheriffs Association voted to endorse UnderSheriff Richard Warren to the Office of Sheriif in June. Current Sheriff Larry Jones in retiring as Sheriff. Former Sheriff Kevin Donnelley filed to be a candidate again in the 2014 race. Donnelley served as Sheriff from 1995-1999 and was ousted by Bob Shadley. UPEC endorsed Shadley in 1998.
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      REDDING - The Redding City Council voted 3-2 in favor of a 15 month deal for the Redding Technical Unit (RTU) tonight. This is the first Memoradum of Understanding for the newly formed bargaining unit. The Redding Technical unit will recieve 4% in salary increases from now through June 2014. The contract expires in 2015.
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      REDDING HQ - United Public Employees of California Local 792 Executive Board approved support for a major fundraiser over the weekend. The Good News Rescue Mission received support for the Night to the Rescue, Brining hope to the Streets evens May 3 - 4, 2014 held in Redding at the Simpson University Campus.
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      REDDING HQ.  UPEC Local 792 Staff received two awards at the 2014 Pacific Southwest Regional Conference. The Union Region that covers California, New Mexico, Arizona and Hawaii met in Long Beach California March 23-25, 2014.
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      PHOENIX, AZ. - UPEC Local 792 Representative Christine Perry attended a one week organizing class in Phoenix, AZ, March 16 thru 21, focusing on non-construction organizers to help leaders take a more active role in organizing and training of organizers for their Local Union.
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      Organizing Academy in Phoenix this March helps                 Liuna Local 777 achieve new member recruitment. A one week class was held in Phoenix March 16 thru 21 focused on non-construction organizers to help leaders take a more active role in organizing and training of organizers for their Local Union.
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      REDDING - The Shasta Court Unit meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 18th has been moved up to 5:30 pm. The meeting was originally scheduled at 6:00 pm.
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      Contracting out public employee services is a topic we have to deal with far too often and the small, historic, tourist destination town of Pacific Grove is no exception in efforts to cut employees and use outside employers.  Side note, Pacific Grove is also at the forefront of pension reform efforts.
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      Download: 12-31-13 Demand Letter re Contracting Out.pdf
      HEADQUARTERS - The UPEC Local 792 Executive Board made some changes to the Board positions at its regular quarterly meeting on Saturday, February 22nd. Long time Lassen County Board member and Vice President Keith Coker retired from County service in December last year. The Board elected Shasta County Board member Steve Suske to Vice President.
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      WILLOWS - Glenn Court Management and the UPEC Glenn Court Unit declared impasse in negotiations yesterday said Business Manager Chris Darker. The two sides have been negotiating since September 2013 for a successor MOU. Court Management wants union to take a pay cut and start paying their CalPERS contribution.
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      HEADQUARTERS - Business Manager Chris Darker announced today that UPEC will conduct a class for Federal Sector employees on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:00am - 4:30pm. The topic of the training is Union Employee Rights in the Federal Sector and Steward Training. There is no charge for members, stewards and union Business Agents/Representatives.
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      REDDING - Members can now send emails and access the telephone system at UPEC Headquarters. Emails sent since Thursday, February 13, 2014 will need to be resent as those did not make it to the UPEC server. Representatives have noticed that there are large gaps in time where emails came in.
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      REDDING - UPEC communications continue to be interupted for a third day as Charter Communications works on the problem. UPEC Email and Telephone service is provided by Charter Communications with the exception of Fax and Cell phone communications.
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      REDDING - Both email and landline communications through the UPEC Headquarters went down today around 10:00a.m. Labor Representatives can be reached through their cell phones listed on the website. Business Manager Chris Darker said, Charter communications announced the outage this morning that covered an area from Red Bluff to Shasta Lake City.
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      OROVILLE, CA - United Public Employees of California Local 792 received official communication from Butte County Human Resources voiding the Biutte County General Unit & Social Service Unit Decertification Election based on Petitions filed by Teamsters Local 137 in January 2016. This means that all previous ballots will be destroyed.
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      There is, of course, plenty of interest in Covid "vaccine mandate" legal cases.  Our retained law firm has an excellent legal clerk, Mansour Chopin, who put the following information together for us: From Mansour: It turns out there’s an organization that is tracking the wide variety of lawsuits filed challenging vaccination mandates. Read More...
      There is, of course, plenty of interest in Covid "vaccine mandate" legal cases.  Our retained law firm has an excellent legal clerk, Mansour Chopin, who put the following information together for us: From Mansour: It turns out there’s an organization that is tracking the wide variety of lawsuits filed challenging vaccination mandates. Read More...
      Here is an analysis by our counterparts, the management labor relations law firm of Liebert Cassidy and Whitmore with respect to a DOJ opinion regarding the requirement to be vaccinated with the "emergency use" vaccines that are now widely available.  The DOJ opinion is attached.  Employers appear to be slowly migrating to compel vaccination as a condition of employment. Read More...
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      Trinity County DSA Bargaining Team members Jayme Bailey, Ryan Lynn and Samantha Healy, assisted by UPEC labor negotiator Ron Copeland, are pleased to announce the settlement of labor negotiations that resulted in a pay increase of 9% within the next 6 months. Salary for represented classifications increased 5% on 7-1-21 and will increase an additional 4% effective 1-1-22. Read More...
      Many of our members are enrolled in PERS Medical Plans and should be paying attention to the significant changes that are occurring. The PERS Board has adopted plan changes and set rates for 2022. Attached is a PERS letter describing the changes and, separate attachments with the actual 2022 rates. Read More...
      Download: CalPERS 2022 health-plan-changes.pdf , CalPERS - 2022 HMO - Regional PSPM Premiums for Public Agencies and Schools (2021.07.13 approved).pdf , CalPERS - 2022 PPO - Regional PSPM Premiums for Public Agencies and Schools (2021.07.13 approved).pdf , 2022 PORAC Medical Rates.pdf
      Reprinted from the Sacramento Bee https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article252910648.html Some local government employees in California likely will have to pay more toward their pensions as an indirect result of CalPERS’ good year on investment returns. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System reported a 21. Read More...
      We are pleased to report that our members in the cities of Seaside and Capitola were recently able to negotiate new contracts.  Staff negotiator Ryan Heron reports the following key elements of each contract: Seaside City Employees' Association A one-year term through 6-30-22. A 2% COLA. An additional pay step of 2.5% at 5 years of service. Read More...
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