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Since 2017 UPE has awarded $19,000 in scholarships to UPE members' children and family members.


008 Meet & Confer Update

Alternative Work Schedules 

    UPE and DHA met to begin negotiations over the Department’s plan to expand the number of 9/80 schedules currently offered at the Greenhaven and East Commerce Service Centers.  The Department claims that less than 5% of workers at these locations have 9/80s and that Department-wide the average is between 20% and 25%. However, UPE informed the Department that there should be an expansion at all locations.  

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COT Update

Preserving our Bargaining Unit Work!

      UPE filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge on the Court for allowing a Court Room Clerk manager to perform Courtroom Clerk duties at Juvenile Court.

Why is It important to preserve our bargaining unit work?

      UPE firmly believes in the principle of protecting one’s own bargaining unit work.  If others outside of the union are allowed to perform our designated bargaining unit work, then it will likely continue thus slowly eroding the preservation of our jobs. To clarify, the Court will begin having management, supervisors, temps and non-UPE workers perform the duties; hence, replacing you-- the union worker.  As a result, UPE has challenged the Court on this matter.

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005/008 Meet & Confer Update

DHA Phone Tree and Reschedule Changes

     UPE and DHA met and conferred over changes to the phone tree clients use while contacting DHA.  The Department plans to restructure the phone tree in order to make it easier for clients to self-identify themselves on the phone and select the proper line without having to speak with a clerical worker.  The Department intends for the changes to reduce the number of phone calls received by clerical staff.  

     At the same time, the Department plans to restructure how the Department handles calls to reschedule intakes and renewals.  Currently, different bureaus handle this process in different ways.  Some bureaus process reschedules with a voicemail box, while others handle them via live operators.  Under the new plan, the system will reroute all reschedule calls to a queue that will rotate the calls between dedicated reschedule staff at East Commerce, Greenhaven, and 28th St.  

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Join UPE as we celebrate Martin Luther King's legacy on January 20, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. UPE will be meeting at Espresso Metro to grab a hot beverage before joining the march at 9:00 a.m. Please RSVP to info@upe1.org.

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Water Bottle Distribution


   UPE business agents are distributing insulated water bottles to UPE members only. If you have not received one yet, please contact your business agent to schedule a time for them to visit your worksite and distribute them to your unit!

Contact UPE at 916-736-9503 or via email at info@upe1.org


 008 Update

DHA Class Study FAQs

1. Whose idea was the class study?

a. The class study was DHA’s idea from start to finish.  UPE negotiated with the County over the language in the new class specifications and salaries for the affected classifications but the process was driven by DHA.

2. I am an ES, what will happen to me?

a. You will be promoted to HSS II.  

3. I am an ES, what will my new salary be?

a. In general ES’s will move into the HSS step that is one step below their current step.  For instance, an ES Step 9 would become a HSS II Step 8.  An ES Step 8 would become a HSS II Step 7 etc.  ES Step 5 (newly-hired ESs who are still in probationary status) are an exception and will come in at HSS Step 5.

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Unit 3 Meet & Confer Update

Merced Library Evening Hour Pilot 

      On December 3, 2019, UPE met with the County to discuss the rollout of evening hours to the library. The County shared that back in 2018 the library conducted a survey of library customers with responses overwhelmingly in support of extended evening hours. As a result, the Board of Supervisors asked that an evening hour pilot be developed to support the community needs. The pilot will be a six-month pilot in five of the twelve libraries. The extended hours will be 10:00 am-8:00 pm once a week instead of 10:00 am-6:00 pm.

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UPE Featured in the Sacramento News & Review!

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Read how UPE steps in to advocate for members when they need them the most.  

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Join UPE - the largest independent public sector union in Sacramento County - as we fight for livable wages and fair contracts for our members and their families.
Together We Are Strong!


 These trainings are for any member who is interested in learning more about their rights and how to make a difference in their workplace. Stewards meet the third Thursday of each month:
UPE Office - 9333
Tech Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826
Please RSVP info@upe1.org
or call our office 916-736-9503
2020 Steward Training Schedule



Wed, January 8th- 005 Office Technical Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at UPE

Thu, January 2nd- Sutter Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. at Sutter

Thu,  January 9th - Court Office Technical Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at UPE

Tue, January 14th - Court Professionals Unit Meeting, 12:00 p.m. at FRC

Tue, January 14th- Merced Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. at 2222 M Street, Room 310

Tue, January 14th - 008 Welfare Non-Supervisory Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at UPE

Thu, January 16th- Yuba Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. at TBD

Thu, January 16th - 6:00 p.m. at UPE

- Stewards Council: 

- Steward Training:  

Tue,  January 28th - Board of Directors Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at UPE


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