Representational Services Roundup as of November 29
Become a union steward
Interested in becoming a union steward? Union stewards are a valuable resource for all bargaining unit employees. Stewards are called upon to perform a variety of functions. They are the go-to people for employees in our worksites. Learn more about becoming a union steward by contacting MSEA-SEIU Director of Organizing and Field Operations Angela MacWhinnie at 622-3151 ext. 1104 or email@example.com
Check out our Stewards’ Guilds
Once a month, MSEA-SEIU stewards gather in Lewiston and Augusta after work to discuss strategies as they advocate for their coworkers. The Stewards’ Guilds in Lewiston and Augusta are open to all MSEA-SEIU stewards. To participate or learn more about the Stewards’ Guilds, contact MSEA-SEIU Chief Steward Dave Projansky at firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Development Services
Contract bargaining for new Professional Unit and Support Unit contracts for Child Development Services continues Dec. 11 and Dec. 12. Members of our bargaining team ask all MSEA-SEIU members at CDS to wear purple on bargaining dates. Please wear purple to show that we stand with our coworkers and support our union in our fight for better working conditions.
City of Auburn
MSEA-SEIU members who work for the City of Auburn are gearing up for contract bargaining. Their current contract expires June 30, 2019.
MCCS Adjunct Faculty
MSEA-SEIU members in our Adjunct Faculty Bargaining Unit at the Maine Community College System are completing a worksite survey and preparing for 2019 contract bargaining. They also are electing chapter leaders.
Maine Public Employees Retirement System
MSEA-SEIU members in our MainePERS Administrative Services and Professional-Technical Services bargaining units are negotiating new contracts to replace the ones that expired Oct. 31. Bargaining continues Nov. 29 and Dec. 13.
Maine State Government Executive Branch
Hundreds of MSEA-SEIU members completed worksite surveys online or via the mail. The survey responses will help shape our work at the bargaining table, in worksite campaigns, and in the Legislature MSEA-SEIU members also were meeting in Portland (Nov. 29) Bangor (Dec. 1) and Augusta (Dec. 5) to prepare for bargaining. MSEA-SEIU members are invited to use the yellow form on Page 3 of the November 29 edition of the Maine Stater to suggest bargaining proposals to our bargaining team.
Maine State Government Judicial Branch
MSEA-SEIU members in our Judicial Branch bargaining units have completed bargaining surveys and elected their bargaining teams in preparation for contract bargaining.