You’ll Have A Voice on Contract and Policy Issues - Only members have a voice when the Union’s contract proposals are drawn up and presented to management, or in formulating proposals to change schedules or policies that affect working conditions. When proposals are received from the Employer regarding potential changes affecting rights, benefits or other conditions, the Union’s position is determined at membership meetings which only members may attend, or by member poll. Only Union members may serve as negotiators, Stewards or representatives to discuss specific issues.
You’ll Have A Vote When It Really Counts - Members alone may vote on the ratification or rejection of the contract (Memorandum of Understanding) that determines wages, hours and working conditions. Union members also determine who will represent them at the bargaining table and on grievances, appeals and other contract enforcement matters; agency fee payers are not part of this process.
You’ll Have Access To Members-Only Benefits - A member of AFSCME Local 101 you will have access to a large number of scholarship programs, AFSCME Privilege Mastercard, and to a variety of home loan, insurances and other benefits.
You’ll Strengthen the Union’s Voice with Management - Becoming and remaining a Union member strengthens the Union’s voice on behalf of all employees. As agency fee payers cannot vote on contract or other matters, becoming a full Union member says to the employer “I care about what is bargained, and I support the Union’s efforts to improve wages and conditions!” The percentage of employees who choose to be members is a measure of the Union’s strength which is not lost on the employer in determining their positions during bargaining and on other important issues affecting workers.
You’ll Have Representation Beyond the Contract - The Union’s obligation to represent agency fee payers is limited to enforcement of the Memorandum of Understanding, while Union members are represented on all employment matters that may arise, including policy and other issues not covered by the MOU.
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