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UPE 2020 GOVERNING BOARD ELECTION RESULTS

008 Welfare Non-Supervisory ~ Eligibility Chapter

Stephanie McCall ~ 38%

Santiago Perez ~ 26%

Mary McArthur ~ 23%

Tangela Babbitt ~ 13%

 

UPE 2020 GOVERNING BOARD NOMINATION RESULTS

008 Welfare Non-Supervisory ~ Services Chapter: Sara Singleton

005 Office Technical ~ Chapter 2: "AAron" Nora J. Washington

Court Office Technical ~ Court Reporter Chapter: Cara Foster

Court Office Technical ~ Specialized Employee Chapter: Andrea Howard

Court Office Technical ~ Deputy Clerk Chapter: Nancy Wallace

Merced Court ~ Director at Large: Monica Lerma

 

New Board Members Will Be Seated at their January 2021 Meetings 

DHA Rancho Employees Moving Soon

DHA met with UPE to discuss the upcoming move of DHA Rancho employees. Staff are anticipated to move between February 10th, 2021, and April 23, 2021. At the meet and confer, the County provided the following information.

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Meet and Confer Update

DHA

Virtual Job Club/CWEX

     UPE and DHA met and conferred Friday, November 20, 2020, over the Department’s plan to begin a virtual version of job club.  The Virtual Job Club is a condensed version of the normal Job Club, and is intended to last between an hour and an hour and forty-five minutes.  The class will run Monday through Friday.  Clients will join via Skype with video or phone. 

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Meet and Confer Update

DHA

Lobby Reopening and Mask Rules

     UPE and DHA met and conferred on November 24, 2020, over the Department’s plan to reopen lobbies to walk-in clients and appointments.  The Department shared with UPE direction from the State requiring the Department make at least limited in-person services available to clients. The Department plans to first reopen the lobbies at 28th St. and Fulton before the Christmas Holiday.  This will be followed by the lobbies at Susie Gaines Mitchell and Research after the New Year.  Finally, the lobbies at Galt and North Highlands will open at the end of January or beginning of February.  

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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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DHA- Self Assessment Signage

Changes Coming Soon

          DHA re-noticed UPE to meet over some changes to the COVID Self-Assessment Signage, indicating that you have conducted a COVID self-assessment prior to entering the bureau. DHA, in particular, was looking to remove the “Disclaimer- Not Used for Disciplinary Purposes”. They claimed that it was found, during contact tracing, that some employees who tested positive were aware that they were knowingly exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, and still came to work. Due to the disclaimer, they could not discipline the employee(s). Despite multiple statements from Management that they were not out to discipline people, just ask people to be accountable, it looks like they’ve changed their tone. 

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Limited Lobby Re-Open at 28th Street and Fulton 

     On November 10th, 2020, UPE met with DHA management over the partial opening of the lobby at Fulton and 28th St. to serve the homeless. First, we did give our opinion that this was a bad idea and that there had to be another way due to the state of the pandemic, but with the mandate for the service and the state stepping in to say that the department was deficient in their efforts, they felt that they were obligated to open in a limited capacity. Although we were assured that no customers would be allowed in without a face covering, our team spent a lot of time explaining concerns about having our members in close proximity to a population that is unable to safely distance themselves without any type of screening prior to entry into the lobby.  

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Sign the Petition to Remove Sacramento County CEO Nav Gil 

We demand the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors remove County CEO Nav Gill from his position immediately.

On October 15, 2020 Gill led a 5 hour in-person meeting with 40 – 45 participants, including County Department heads.  During this meeting several participants did not wear masks and violated social distance rules.  After the meeting, one of the participants tested positive with COVID-19.  As a result, a number of Department heads had to quarantine.  Gill’s decision to hold this meeting and his failure to enforce County, State, and Federal guidelines represents a spectacular failure of leadership and a blatant disregard for the safety of his employees.     

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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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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
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2020 Steward Training Schedule

NEWS & EVENTS

DECEMBER
All Board Meetings Conducted Via GoToMeeting

Thurs, Dec. 3 - Sutter Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Tue, Dec. 8 - Court Professional Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Tue, Dec. 8 - Merced Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Tue, Dec. 8 - 008 Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Thurs, Dec. 10 - COT Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Tue, Dec. 15 - Board of Directors Meeting, 6:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Thurs, Dec. 17 - Yuba Board Meeting, 12:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting

Thurs, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve, Office Closed

Fri, Dec. 25 - Christmas Day, Office Closed

Thurs, Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve, Office Closed

Fri, Jan 1 - New Year's Day, Office Closed

 

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