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Saturday, September 15, 2012

How can I stay informed????


There are many methods to stay informed on what your CSEA Unit 7400 is doing. Here they are:

  •  Register for periodic e-mail updates by CLICKING HERE! Then fill out the simple form.
  • Contact the Union Office by calling 585-328-5250.
  • Watch your mail: Postcards are frequently sent to members announcing major events and actions.



Friday, September 14, 2012

ATTENTION CSEA LOCAL 828 UNIT 7400 FULL TIME EMPLOYEES

The mail-in ballots have been sent to all CSEA Unit 7400 full time members to the address of record.

If YOU DO NOT receive your ballot by Thursday, September 20, 2012 please call the CSEA Union Office at 328-5250 and another ballot will be mailed out to you.  At that time we will also confirm your home mailing address to ensure it is correct.

REMEMBER in order for your vote to count your envelope must be postmarked no later than September 27, 2012.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office.

Thank you.

Unit 7400 Negotiating Team
CSEA Local 828

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

QUESTION (Q) AND ANSWERS (A) ON THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CSEA AND MONROE COUNTY


During the informational meetings held on the Tentative Agreement, many CSEA members brought up good questions. We are going to take some of the questions raised, post them on this blog, and distribute them around the county. Feel free to submit any additional questions to unit7400@rochester.rr.com.

Q) If the Tentative Agreement is ratified, when will the changes in health insurance rates be instituted?

A) The Tentative Agreement requires the rate changes to go into effect on 1/1/13.


Q) Will there be a health insurance open enrollment period before 1/1/13?

A)  Open enrollment this year (2012) will be the same as last year. It will run from mid-November to mid-December. Flex spending open enrollment is done earlier, in mid-October. 


Q) What happens to our other benefits not referred to in the Tentative Agreement?

A) Unless there are changes referenced to in the Tentative Agreement, the terms of the agreement expiring on December 31, 2008 will be continued in the new agreement.


Q) If the Tentative Agreement is ratified, when will it run through?

A)  December 31, 2013.  Negotiations for a successor agreement will commence In April of 2013.


Q) Why is the union doing a mail-in ballot?

A) This is a big county with employees throughout. The mail-in ballot is being used simply to ensure everyone has a right to vote. The ballots will be counted on October 1, 2012, at the CSEA Rochester Satellite office off of Winton Road. If you would like to observe the vote count, please call the union office for directions and times at: (585) 328-5250. Ballots will be mailed on 9/14/12. If you do not receive a ballot by next week, please call the union office to acquire a ballot.


Q) In the *CSEA labor settlement insurance rates based on 2012 rates info sheet provided at the informational meeting Category 1, some of the rates appear mixed up. Is it accurate?

A) Yes. Category 1 is a combination of two former groups, Pre-05 and Pre-86. They both paid 4% for Value, but Pre-05 paid 8% of Select and Pre-86 paid 4% of Select. The chart prepared could only reflect one of the prior classes, which is Pre-05, the much larger group. 

In any case, the "New" column amount is correct for both. The $48 amount is 8% of premium. The $24 amount is 4% of premium. Combined it’s 12%, $72. So for the vast majority of Category 1, the chart is correct. For Pre-86 folks, $24 is current, $48 is change and $72 is new. 



*For a copy of the CSEA labor settlement insurance rates based on 2012 rates info sheet, email the word FORMS to unit7400@gmail.com.



To download a copy of this Q & A - CLICK HERE and share with your co-workers.

UPDATE




A number of questions came up during the information meeting Monday night. We will post answers to those questions here as soon as practical. Please check back often.

For information on additional meetings: CLICK HERE


If you are unable to attend any of these informational meetings and want the handouts, please call the union office at (585) 328-5250

OR

To have the documents e-mailed to you, send an e-mail with the words HANDOUTS in the heading to unit7400@gmail.com

Ballots will be mailed to each CSEA Member's home on Friday, 9/14/12. Read the provided 
voting directions closely. 

To follow Unit 7400 on Twitter: CLICK HERE

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

WE WILL NEVER FORGET – 9/11/01


         President and Mrs. Obama observe a moment of silence 
on the South Lawn of the White House this morning.
       
http://huff.to/U67KL3

As millions of Americans took a moment this morning to remember the tragedy that occurred 11 years ago on Sept. 11 in New York City, Virginia and Pennsylvania, military veterans who’ve found careers through the Ironworkers, Laborers (LIUNA), Heat and Frost Insulators and Bricklayers (BAC) are rebuilding the World Trade Center in New York.
Read more and comment.

Monday, September 10, 2012

CSEA LOCAL 828 UNIT 7400 FULL TIME MEMBERS ONLY


There will be two additional Informational Meetings regarding the Tentative Agreement to be held on:

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ Auditorium B - Monroe Community Hospital 2:30P.M. To 4:00 p.m.

  • Friday, September 14th, 2012 - City Place - 3rd Floor Auditorium – Room 3139 - 12:00p to 2:00p


You need only attend one of the meetings

Please feel free to bring your lunch and have it during the meeting.
If you are unable to attend any of these informational meetings and want the handouts, please call the union office at (585) 328-5250

OR

To have the documents e-mailed to you, send an e-mail with the words HANDOUTS in the heading to unit7400@gmail.com

Ballots will be mailed to each CSEA Member's home on Friday, 9/14/12. Read the provided voting directions closely. 


Your CSEA Negotiation Team is recommending a YES vote on the Tentative Agreement.






Saturday, September 1, 2012