Posted on | November 8, 2012 | No Comments
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Posted on | September 20, 2012 | No Comments
As you know, an historic election for the clerical, technical and specialized staff took place over the past two days in the Marsh Lounge in Billings.
A total of 617 ballots were cast and here is how the votes were tallied:
Unofficial Election Results
Question 1 (paraphrased):
Do you want to be included in a bargaining unit with this group of staff?
Question 2 (paraphrased):
Which union would you prefer to represent you?
United Staff: 168
University Staff Union-NEA: 183
Any party may challenge the election results within the next 10 business days. If there is no challenge, the results will be official after that waiting period.
“Neither” and “University Staff Union-NEA”, as the top two vote-getters, will be on a run-off ballot, election date to be determined.
The ballot will ask whether the voter wishes to be represented by University Staff Union-NEA. Their choice will be Yes or No.
United Staff is incredibly proud of the community building, education and outreach over the past many years with the clerical, technical and specialized staff. With a membership made up entirely of UVM staff volunteers and the good work of a part-time organizer, we came within 15 votes of an affiliate of the largest union in the nation.
United Staff, as an organization, will remain impartial in the run-off election. We will, as always, make ourselves available to answer questions, but any opinions expressed are those of the individual staff member and are not intended to represent United Staff as a whole.
And if you know professional staff who would like to be part of a strong independent local union- send them our way! We are signing cards with the professional staff!
Have any questions about the election, the runoff election or the benefits of being independent?
Posted on | September 11, 2012 | No Comments
The Executive Council of United Academics approved the following statement on August 31. We encourage you to discuss the unionization drive and upcoming election with your UVM staff friends and coworkers.
United Academics Supports Staff Unionization at UVM
Unionization has made the University of Vermont a better place.
It has brought transparency to many facets of our workplace environment and given employees an active role in creating the terms and conditions of their employment. Those who are unionized operate under collective bargaining agreements—with the emphasis on the word agreement, rather than directives from above.
United Academics, the faculty union at UVM, applauds the diligent work of University Staff Union-NEA and United Staff to reach out to staff personnel and engage in the difficult task of organizing. We urge all eligible employees to vote on September 18 and 19. This is a chance to take more control over your professional life.
United Academics looks forward to working with another strong union that has the resources and commitment to be an effective advocate for employee rights at UVM.
Posted on | August 7, 2012 | No Comments
Our union election for Clerical, Technical, and Specialized staff has been scheduled. Please mark your calendar and make sure you vote for your UVM staff union!
Elections will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 18 and 19, 7:30am-5:30pm in Billings Marsh Lounge.
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