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UPE STEWARDS
TRAINING & COUNCIL RSVP

  
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
NOW BEING HELD IN-PERSON @ the UPE Union Hall

9333 Tech Center Dr. STE 300

Sacramento, CA 95826

2022 Stewards Schedule

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6th Annual

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Scholarship Program 

UPE IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS YEARS' SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS! 

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NAOMI CHEW 

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KRISTA KITT

UPE Members of the Month!

 
UPE Recognizes & Appreciates Your Support!

2021 Member Appreciation

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COOLING CENTERS

On July 19, 2022, UPE and representatives of the 008 and 005 bargaining units met with DHA management regarding “cooling centers.” As you may be aware, the County of Sacramento has made DHA lobby sites available for the homeless population to come in and cool off on hot summer days starting at 2 pm.

UPE met with the department some time ago to discuss the reopening of lobbies to 50% capacity during business hours (8 am-4 pm). Although that is still in effect, the department was going to allow unlimited entry into these lobbies at 4 pm.

UPE and the Department were able to come to an agreement to extend the lobby capacity of 50% to 5 pm to ensure that our members are not exposed to overcrowded lobbies during their shifts. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG!! 

Sacramento Court Employees to Receive Salary Increase

UPE was notified by Sacramento Superior Court requesting to open our contract and move the negotiated 4% raise scheduled for our members to receive the first full pay period after October 1, 2022, to be effective the first full pay period after July 31, 2022.

     The Court also intends to implement a non-negotiable 3% raise, resulting in a 7% increase effective the first full pay period after July 31, 2022. The increase should be reflected on your August 19, 2022 paycheck. This will be extended to all Court employees, including represented and unrepresented workers.

     In addition, the Sacramento Superior Court will extend an $85 per month parking stipend to employees assigned to the downtown Court locations (Main Jail, Hall of Justice, Gordon D. Schaber (GDS) Courthouse, and the Department of Technology). This stipend will begin September 2022.

The contract was only opened by the UPE Governing Board authority to accept the terms mentioned above. We will begin negotiations for a successor agreement no later than March 1, 2023, as our contracts are set to expire June 30, 2023.

Meet and Confer

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Claims Assistant Class Study

On June 23rd, UPE met with representatives from the Department of Health Services to discuss the impact and implementation of changing the position title of the Claims Assistance Specialist to Health Service Coordinator (H.S.C.) and adding the position of Sr. Health Service Coordinator (Sr H.S.C).

     The County stated the reason for the position title change was...

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 Know Your Rights

It is imperative that you know your employee rights in order to ensure equal treatment and fairness in the workplace. As a public employee, you have rights that are granted through your union contract, state and federal law, and workplace policies. UPE's staff and member-leaders have...

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Meet & Confer Update – 005 DHS

Safe Stay Community

UPE met with DHS and the Director of Homeless Initiatives on July 27, 2022, to discuss the impact of a Stay Safe Community encampment that would be built in the parking lot of 7001 E. Parkway. County representatives reported that the BOS approved the Safe Stay Community encampment as a temporary shelter for a two-year period. This center would provide a safe and sanitary environment that would house homeless individuals from the surrounding area of E. Parkway.

     The Director of homeless Initiatives reported that the shelter would not be screening individuals out, explaining that the only criteria to qualify is to be an adult, be homeless, and be interested in the housing. She further explained that a felony background would not disqualify anyone; however, if an individual were to become violent...

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Merced Unit 3

Contract Ratification Vote Results

Your Unit 003 UPE Negotiations Team is excited to announce that membership ratified the new contract with Merced County by a margin of 77% to 23%. The Unit 003 UPE Negotiations Team thanks the membership for their participation in the vote and support during the negotiations. 

     UPE would like to extend a special thanks to all the 003 UPE Board members; Marcy Gallardo, Lisa Sykes, Frankie Romero, Adela Maya, Monica Lerma, and Mayra Ybarra, who put in many hours of work to make this contract possible. The agreement will now go before the Board of Supervisors on July 19th, 2022, for final ratification.

Meet & Confer Update - DHA 

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Implicit Bias Training

UPE met with DHA on June 13, 2022, to discuss an upcoming implicit bias training for all staff. UPE called for the meeting to better understand the reasoning behind the meaning and to assess its potential impact on our members. UPE is especially concerned that the training is for all DHA employees, but there are only four available sessions. This is likely to cause a significant workload impact for those employees not attending the training.  

As a result of the meeting and UPE’s questioning, the Department made the following changes:

  • The training is voluntary, and anyone already scheduled may opt out.
  • Use of cameras during the training is not required as UPE and DHA are still negotiating over the use of desk cameras in DHA.
  • Workers are encouraged but not required to actively participate in the training.  

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NEWS & EVENTS

August 2022 

All Board Meetings held in-person as regularly scheduled

Tues, Aug 2 - El Dorado Meeting, 6:30pm

Weds, Aug 3 - 005 Office Technical Meeting, 6pm

Thurs, Aug 4 - Sutter Meeting, 6:30pm 

Tues, Aug 9 - Court Professioanl Meeting, 12pm 

Tues, Aug 9 - Merced Unit 3 Meeting, 5:30pm

Tues, Aug 9 - 008 Welfare Non-Supervisory Meeting, 6pm

Thurs, Aug 11 - Court Office Technical Meeting, 6pm 

Tues, Aug 16 - Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm

Thurs, Aug 18 - Yuba Meeting, 12pm

Thurs, Aug 18 - Stewards Trainging/Council, 6pm

 

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