Trinity County General Unit UPEC members recently voted to establish a $5.00 per month dues surcharge to accumulate funds to use for negotiations-related purposes such as a strike fund, fact finding costs, etc. Trinity GU members are following in the footsteps of the Shasta County GU members who established this type of fund over a decade ago. The Shasta GU fund played a key role in a successful strike during the last round of negotiations where members participating in the strike were eligible for a daily payment to offset the loss of pay during the strike.
To support its neighboring UPEC members, when the Shasta GU Leadership Committee heard that Trinity County GU members took this action to establish a fund, the Shasta Committee voted to donate $1,000 from their own fund to help kick start the Trinity fund!
Congratulations to Trinity County GU members and thank you Shasta County Leadership Members!!!!
UPEC encourages all of its units to consider establishing similar dues surcharges and funds. UPEC holds such funds for the units that participate and disburses funds at the direction of the membership. In other words, the members of a unit that has established such a fund control what it is used for.