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Newsletter November 2017 (Winter)

In this Edition:

  • Retirement of a Veteran Union Leader
  • Tell the Bargaining Team Your Thoughts
  • Union Highlight: Social Committee

Submitted by: David Lopez

2017-11 Newsletter

Bargaining Survey is now online

Contract negotiations with the Hillsboro School District is right around the corner and we want to hear from our members! We’ve already collected a lot of data through paper surveys collected during our site visits. If you were not able to make it, we are now putting the survey online.

If you want to let the bargaining team know what is important to you, go to the following link:

http://hcu4671.org/survey/

If you already filled out a paper survey, you don’t need to fill this out.

HCU Endorses 2017 Hillsboro School Bond

The Hillsboro School district has voted to place a $408 million general construction bond on the 2017 November ballot. This bond will cover repairs and improvements in every school in the district. It also will build new schools to support the expected growth in the region. Since it will probably be one of the only things on the ballot, we expect low turnout so every vote counts.

To help support passage of this bond, the Hillsboro Classified United Executive Board endorsed this campaign. This support comes with gathering endorsements, participating in educational canvasing, and getting out the vote. If you want to officially endorse this bond as a citizen in the community, you can. The PAC is accepting endorsements from everyone to use on their website and the voters guide. It’s an easy process:

  1. Print out the ‘JCVP-02’ form
  2. Fill out Option 1 with your name and signature
  3. Take a picture of the form with your phone and send it to Lexie, the campaign organizer.
  4. Send the paper copy to the HCU office and Devin will get it to the Yes For Hillsboro Schools PAC.

That’s it. If you want to get involved through volunteering or donating money. Head over to the PAC’s website at: http://yesforhillsboroschools.org/

Hillsboro Schools Bond Endorsement FAQ

Labor Management Meeting for June 2017

Your collective bargaining agreement calls for representatives from your Union to meet regularly with HSD management to discuss workplace issues. These have been going on for years now, but the latest contact allows us to now publish a summary of what was discussed. We want staff to be informed and this is yet another great way to do it.

Full Report: 2017-06-13-Labor Management Meeting (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • Requesting a 8 hour position for full time release representative
  • Review of new job description
  • Posted temporary positions
  • Evaluations not completed by due date
  • Sick leave donations
  • On-Call bus drivers

If you have concerns that need to be brought up with District Management, contact president@hcu4671.org

Labor Management Meeting for May 2017

Your collective bargaining agreement calls for representatives from your Union to meet regularly with HSD management to discuss workplace issues. These have been going on for years now, but the latest contact allows us to now publish a summary of what was discussed. We want staff to be informed and this is yet another great way to do it.

Full Report: 2017-05-25-Labor Management Meeting

Topics Discussed:

  • Summer training notifications
  • Snow days makeup plans
  • Summer school programs
  • Using vacation time for snow days makeup
  • Access to investigation notes
  • Release time process for Transportation staff

If you have concerns that need to be brought up with District Management, contact president@hcu4671.org

Labor Management Meeting for April 2017

Your collective bargaining agreement calls for representatives from your Union to meet regularly with HSD management to discuss workplace issues. These have been going on for years now, but the latest contact allows us to now publish a summary of what was discussed. We want staff to be informed and this is yet another great way to do it.

Full Report: 2017-04-18 Labor Management Meeting

Topics Discussed:

  • Scheduling fire drills during lunch breaks
  • Summer work MOU
  • New job descriptions
  • Voluntary Transfer to classified position
  • Employees with excessive absence

If you have concerns that need to be brought up with District Management, contact president@hcu4671.org

Newsletter April 2017 (Spring)

In this Edition:

  • Officer Elections at the April Meeting
  • Layoff and Recall Language Ratified
  • Proposal to change how quorum works
  • Delegates to AFT-Oregon Convention

Submitted by: Leslie Hatcher

2017-03-HCU-Gazette-Spring

Labor Management Meeting for March 2017

Your collective bargaining agreement calls for representatives from your Union to meet regularly with HSD management to discuss workplace issues. These have been going on for years now, but the latest contact allows us to now publish a summary of what was discussed. We want staff to be informed and this is yet another great way to do it.

Full Report: 2017-03-14 Labor Management Meeting (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • GPS units in facilities vehicles
  • Updated Template for Job Descriptions
  • Poynter MS classified staff concerns
  • Timeliness of leave requests
  • Bereavement leave during snow days.
  • Required Training Classes for Staff

If you have concerns that need to be brought up with District Management, contact president@hcu4671.org

2017 Proposed Constitution and Bylaws Amendment

The Constitution and Bylaws Committee has proposed an additional amendment for the membership to consider. We will discuss these amendments at the April General Membership Meeting and call for a vote of the membership.

  1. Constitution ARTICLE IX – Meetings, Section 3: Diminishing Quorum

2017-Diminishing Quorum Proposal

Labor Management Meeting for February 2017

Your collective bargaining agreement calls for representatives from your Union to meet regularly with HSD management to discuss workplace issues. These have been going on for years now, but the latest contact allows us to now publish a summary of what was discussed. We want staff to be informed and this is yet another great way to do it.

Full Report: 2017-02-14 Labor Management Meeting (PDF)

Topics Discussed:

  • OFLA/FMLA during snow days
  • Leave without pay deduction for snow day makeup
  • Staff procedural handbook
  • Immigration training
  • Supervision of Custodians

If you have concerns that need to be brought up with District Management, contact president@hcu4671.org