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 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:

9333 Tech Center Dr. STE 300

Sacramento, CA 95826

2022 Stewards Schedule


2022 UPE Board Elections

The results are in for the 008 Welfare Non-Supervisory Unit election! 

Service Chapter: 

Beveryly Kearney - 29% 

Priscilla Cochran-Navarra - 23%

Eric Booker - 26%

Kristina West - 26%

Eligibilty Chapter:

Edna Vail - 55% 

Thank you to all of our memebrs who particiapated in this years' election! 

UPE will annouce the names & seats for ALL Governing Boards after January 1st, 2023.

Please contact the union office with any questions.

(916) 736-9503 or info@upe1.org 

UPE Members of the Month!

UPE Recognizes & Appreciates Your Support!

2021 Member Appreciation

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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...



Sutter Superior Court

Contract Negotiations

On November 16, 2022, UPE and your Court bargaining team finalized the bargaining process by holding a ratification vote.

     Our members had the opportunity to be part of this process by casting their votes, and we are happy to report that 100% of those votes were in favor of ratification. The contract is slated to take effect on the first full pay period of December, so there will be a change to your wages.

     UPE would like to thank the bargaining team members, Jennifer Lambert, Shara Hunter, Tucker Waldon, and Warren Simpson, for their hard work and support during this process. This team understood the needs of their colleagues, and without them, this process would have been a difficult undertaking.

UPE Wins Weekend Shift Differential Grievance

As a result of a recent grievance UPE filed regarding the Weekend Shift Differential, all 008 Social Workers, FSW’s and CDS’s shall receive back pay for hours worked on Saturday and/or Sunday from pay period 21 to current. The previous pay periods were already paid out in the September 30, 2022 paycheck.

However, the County failed to process the weekend shift premium effective pay period 21, which prompted UPE’s grievance. Back pay will be reflected by the November 23, 2022 paycheck.

To receive the weekend shift differential moving forward, be sure to use premium code 82 for all hours worked on Saturday and or Sunday in accordance with section 7.6 b of the 008 contract.

If you have any issues, please be sure to contact UPE.  

005/008 Meet & Confer: DHA Lobby Capacity

October 10, 2022

On October 7, 2022, UPE and DHA concluded their meet and confer regarding increasing lobby capacity to 100%. The Department wants to return to 100% lobby capacity and, at the meeting, pointed out that there are no local, state, or federal guidelines calling for reduced capacity. UPE expressed our concern...


DCFAS Modifies Safety Plan Timeline

Over the past several months, UPE and DCFAS have been meeting regarding the proposed changes to the Safety Plan Policy and Procedure. The Department intends to modify the timeline from 5 workdays to 2 calendar days to have the safety plan and notes into CWS/CMS. From the start, UPE objected to this timeline as it will have a huge impact on workload. The Department believes having this information within 2 days is necessary for...



Yuba Court General Bargaining Unit

Contract Negotiations

On November 15, 2022, UPE and your Court General Board met with Court Management to continue negotiations on a successor agreement. Due to the Court’s recent proposal, your team returned today with a counter-proposal for a 1-year contract that included salary increases of 8% for all classifications and to maintain the current longevity index.

     Although the Court did make some movement, it appears that we still have some work to do. Late that afternoon, the Court returned with a counter-proposal that included a 1-year, 4% increase for all bargaining unit classifications. We return to the table on Tuesday the 22nd and will update everyone on where we stand when that session ends.

Thank you for wearing RED in support of your bargaining team. The show of solidarity is appreciated and has not gone unnoticed.

Digital ER (Electronic Recording)

On November 4, 2022, your Court Office Technical Board (the Board) met with the Court regarding the new implementation of Digital ER in all courtrooms by the end of fiscal year 2023 and the impact it will have on all classifications. Per the Court, the reason for implementing Digital ER is due to a Court Reporter shortage.

     UPE wanted to make sure that the added duties, which the Courtroom Clerks will perform, will not put them behind in their regular duties. We reminded the Court that the classification of ER Monitor was previously eliminated and, under the circumstances, may want to consider bringing it back. The Court was not interested in this, as they said all the Courtroom Clerks had to do was push a button and watch their screen. They then added that...


 SMART Expands to DCFAS


On October 20, 2022, UPE and DCFAS met to discuss the Department's intent to implement the use of the Service Management and Reporting Tool (SMART) application in collaboration with DHA. The system aims to increase efficiency, accuracy, and timelines in processing eligibility and foster care payments between CPS and DHA. Currently, the process...


Child Development Specialist Class Study Update

On October 11, 2022, UPE and the County met to continue discussions regarding the Child Development Specialist Class Study. As you may recall, UPE raised several concerns in our previous meeting regarding the proposed changes. The concerns included: the additional duties added, the fact that the specs did not accurately reflect the duties and distinction of CDS at DHA and DCFAS, and the minimum qualifications outlined for the CDS II.   The County heard our concerns... 




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November 2022 

All Board Meetings held in-person as regularly scheduled

Tues, Nov 1 - El Dorado Meeting, 6:30pm

Weds, Nov 2 - 005 Office Technical Meeting, 6pm

Thurs, Nov 3 - Sutter Meeting, 6:30pm 

Tues, Nov 8 - Court Professional Meeting, 12pm 

Tues, Nov 8 - Merced Unit 3 Meeting, 5:30pm

Tues, Nov 8 - 008 Welfare Non-Supervisory Meeting, 6pm

Thurs, Nov 10 - Court Office Technical Meeting, 6pm 

Tues, Nov 15 - Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm

Thurs, Nov 17 - Yuba Meeting, 12pm

Thurs, Nov 17 - Stewards Trainging/Council, 6pm

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