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ATTENTION ALL UPE 008 MEMBERS

In the Classifications of Human Services Specialists

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Human Services Quality & Review Specialists

If you are interested in being part of the labor movement, in being an advocate for the working class, to be at the table during negotiations, to improve the working conditions and help better the lives of your union sisters and brothers. Then now is the time to put your passion in action. 

Your Union is seeking to fill two (2) vacancies in the Eligibility Chapter of the 008 UPE Welfare Non Supervisory Governing Board. The Eligibility Chapter encompasses all members in the classifications of Human Services Specialist and Human Services Quality & Review Specialist. Here are some examples of what the Governing Board is responsible for: 

• Negotiating the policies and procedures with the departments in which our members work at for Sacramento County; 

• Serving as the negotiation team; 

• Attending monthly board meetings (second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., currently via virtual meeting);

• Attending Meet & Confers (currently via virtual meeting); and

• Opportunities to participate in social and political union activities.  

If you’re interested in filling one of these vacancies, please submit your interest, that states your reasons for wanting to serve, to info@upe1.org by February 5, 2021, and attend the upcoming virtual meeting on Tuesday, February 9th at 6:00 p.m. 

TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG

Meet and Confer Update  

DHA Lobby Reopening

     UPE and DHA met and conferred again on the Department’s ill-advised and poorly conceived plan to reopen lobbies for full in-person services.  The state is requiring the Department to offer in-person services to those who do not have access to a telephone.  This means app-reg, WOD, CSR, fiscal services, and intake will all be available.  The Department will be utilizing Sheriff staff to enforce mask-wearing and occupancy limitations.  The Department has also installed sneeze guards in interview booths and at kiosks to help mitigate risk.  Finally, the Department will be limiting capacity in all lobbies and the number of intakes will be limited in most cases to one per-time slot. UPE views these steps as wholly inadequateand the Department's plans needlessly expose workers to greater risk.

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Meet and Confer Update 

9/80 Schedules DHA

1/6/21 

    UPE and DHA continued their meet and confer over the expansion of 9/80 schedules at the Greenhaven and East Commerce Service Centers.  UPE and DHA are nearing agreement over the expansion of the 9/80s at these locations.  As a reminder, the Department is agreeing to add more 9/80 schedules to open lobby bureaus only.  UPE has proposed more slots at all bureaus, but the Department rejected these proposals.  The current plan calls for an additional 40 9/80 slots at East Commerce and 13 slots at Greenhaven.  At each location, this means 20% of staff will have access to an RDO, roughly the same percentage as the rest of the bureaus. The new slots will only be Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.  Slots will be awarded based upon seniority.  Workers will have an opportunity to bid on their preferred slot in order of seniority.  

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U.S. Dept of Labor Update

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Confused about paid sick leave or familily medical leave related to the reopening of schools? Which documents do you need to provide to the employer?  The U.S. Department of Labor has compiled a FAQ sheet about eligibility for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. 

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 ATTENTION UPE 005 MEMBERS 

If you are interested in being part of the labor movement, in being an advocate for the working class, to be at the table during negotiations, to improve the working conditions and help better the lives of your union sisters and brothers. Then now is the time to put your passion in action. 

Your Union is seeking to fill two (2) vacancies in Chapter 1 (Office Assistants, Sr. Office Assistants) and three (3) vacancies in Chapter 2 of the 005 UPE Office-Technical Governing Board. Chapter 2 encompasses all members in all of the classifications in the UPE 005 Office Technical bargaining unit except for Office Assistant and Sr. Office Assistant. Here are some examples and requirements of what the Governing Board is responsible for: 

• Negotiating the policies and procedures with the departments in which our members work at for Sacramento County; 

• Serving as the negotiation team; 

• Attending monthly board meetings (first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., currently via virtual meeting);

• Attending Meet & Confers (currently via virtual meeting); and

• Opportunities to participate in social and political union activities.  

If you’re interested in filling one of these vacancies, please submit your interest, that states your reasons for wanting to serve, to info@upe1.org by February 1st, 2021, and attend the upcoming virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 3rd at 6:00 p.m. 

If you have any question please contact Ms. Jennifer Oliver at Oliver@upe1.org or call the union office 916.736.9503. 

TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG

COVID-19 

Update 

12/21/20 

UPE is noticed of all positive COVID-19 cases in the Department, and the Union is aware of the increases in COVID-19 positive cases at worksites since November.  During this time, UPE has continually called on the Department to offer in-person testing at worksites with multiple exposures in a short period of time.  These services, provided by Public Health, have been offered at some locations but are not currently available due to increased demand. 

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UPE Update

Class Pass Discount & Free Self- Care App Access with Kaiser Permanente

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     Feeling overwhelmed? Check out ClassPass or the Calm/ My Strength apps for free! ClassPass offers over 4,000 online fitness classes for $0/month. Meditation is a proven way to lower stress. Nervous about trying it? Let Calm guide you through the process at no cost to you! Now, is the time to prioritize yourself and your health. Go to kp.org/exercise or kp.org/selfcareapps to log in and find a litte more peace in your life. 

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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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UPE Members of the Month

 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  
STEWARDS TRAINING
 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:
6:00pm
(VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE)
In-Person Meetings Suspended Until Further Notice
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

NEWS & EVENTS

January
All Board Meetings Conducted Via GoToMeeting

Weds, Jan. 6 - 005 Office Tech Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Thurs, Jan. 7 - Sutter Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Tue, Jan. 12 - Court Professional Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Tue, Jan. 12 - Merced Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Tue, Jan. 12 - 008 Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Thurs, Jan. 14 - COT Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Mon, Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, OFFICE CLOSED

Thurs, Jan. 21 - Yuba Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Thurs, Jan. 21 - Stewards Training, 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Tue, Jan. 26 - Board of Directors Meeting, 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

 

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