NEGOTIATIONS TESC S4U
WFSE/AFSCME's bargaining unit for exempt employees at The Evergreen State College is named TESC S4U (Student Support Services Staff Union).
16/14/17 Contract Ratified!
The contract for The Evergreen State College Student Support Services Staff Union (TESC S4U) has been unanimously ratified after the close of voting June 14.
The vote was extended beyond the original deadline of June 6 because of public safety concerns that led to the closure of campus for several days during the original voting period.
Because of that, some campus-located contract information activities had to be cancelled. Because of those extraordinary circumstances the ratification vote was extended.
The TESC S4U Bargaining Team included bargaining unit members Edwin Bliss and Ann Carpenter, and WFSE/AFSCME Labor Advocates Ron Heley and Sherri-Ann Burke.
The 2017-2019 TESC S4U contract includes an improved compensation package totaling 6 percent over two years (2 percent on July 1, 2017, 2 percent on July 1, 2018, and 2 percent on Jan. 1, 2019). It also includes a $200 lump sum payment.
It also includes improved language on seniority, extends vacation leave by eight hours and holds the line on health care costs. Plus there are notable improvements to non-economic articles.
They negotiate under a different collective bargaining law so have a different timeline than most of the other WFSE/AFSCME contracts now part of the contentious funding debate in the Legislature.
6/9/17 Due to the extraordinary events at The Evergreen State College this past week, voting on the Student Support Services Staff Union (S4U) tentative agreement is extended until 5pm on Wednesday, June 14.
Here's what TESC-S4U members need to know:
Voting Assistance Center (VAC) is where you can meet with WFSE staff to cast your vote and answer questions. WFSE staff will have your login/password information available, so please exercise your right to vote on the tentative agreement.
Please call us at 800-562-6002 if you have questions.
MEMO TO TESC STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES STAFF
Negotiations concluded May 4th for the 2017-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The contract achieves several major goals identified by the bargaining unit as priority items:
Because of these achievements, your TESC SSSSU Bargaining Team recommends that you ACCEPT this Tentative Agreement and strongly encourages your participation in the ratification process. Please exercise your right to vote, and ratify this Tentative Agreement.
Need more information? Attend one of our Voting Assistance Centers (VAC) to get answers:
Find the ratification vote process below.
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