3/17 Member Update
Please check your personal e-mail for a copy of the Tentative Agreement . We will be holding meetings for members to ratify the contract and ask questions. You can see the meeting dates and times here: https://bit.ly/37zsdu3
3/15 Member Update
Please check your personal e-mail for a copy of the tentative agreement and contract ratification information. If you did not receive this e-mail, please contact RaChelle Johnson at Rachelle.firstname.lastname@example.org.
3/9 Member E-mail Update
Late this afternoon, we were able to reach a tentative agreement for a new collective bargaining contract with Allegheny County. As such, our 911 members will no longer strike this Saturday and we are calling off the rally at the St Patrick’s Day parade.
We’d like to thank the members of our bargaining team for their sustained effort over the last several months in fighting to secure a fair agreement that improves wages and protects the healthcare of our members.
We will update members on the terms of the tentative agreement on a Zoom call tomorrow, Thursday, March 10th at 6pm.
To RSVP for the Zoom meeting tomorrow, click here bit.ly/3HQsDsr or call RaChelle Johnson at 412-201-4407.
We’re setting up separate Zoom meetings for 911 members at different times to accommodate your shifts, though everyone is welcome to join the 6pm Zoom on Thursday.
Over the next few weeks, we will have in-person and Zoom informational meetings to share specific information about the tentative agreement and to hold contract ratification votes.
3/7 Member E-mail Update
We want to update our Allegheny County members regarding our bargaining with the County. Today, we were notified that our bargaining session would be tomorrow instead of this Thursday.
Please be on the lookout for an update tomorrow after the bargaining session concludes. Our members in the 701 unit should be prepared for a possible contract ratification vote. We will continue to update members through text message, email, and our website.
Calling all Members Tell Allegheny County:
STOP Unfair Labor Practices in Bargaining
Tues, 3/1 11-2pm ~ Annex Room, City County Building
Weds, 3/2 11-2 pm ~ Annex Room, City County Building
Informational Meetings (for all members) and Strike Authorization Vote for 701 members
Thurs, 3/3 11-2pm, County Office Building, Deeds Break Room, 2nd Floor
Thurs, 3/3 4-6pm 1 Smithfield St, Homestead, Grays Room Pizza will be provided.
Union staff and bargaining team members will give an update on con tract negotiations and the 701 unit’s strike authorization process.
Call RaChelle Johnson for details and current information: 412-201-4407
Overall to date, we have made some progress in negotiations but are getting stuck around a few key items, which is concerning. We do not anticipate settling the contract before the holidays. There is one more bargaining session, next Wednesday, December 22nd. From there we will have a better understanding of where we are with the County and we will settle on additional dates for bargaining next year.
At the moment we are not planning to have a Zoom meeting for members on Thursday, December 23rd, but that is subject to change. We will make sure an email update goes out whether or not we schedule a Zoom meeting.
We need everyone to help communicate what’s going on with other members, and help mobilize co-workers to show union solidarity on upcoming bargaining days. In order to defend everything we already have won over the years and not lose ground with this contract, we must demonstrate to the County that we are united. Here’s how you can help:
- Sign the online petition: https://bit.ly/321NhXk It’s ok if you signed the paper version, too. When you sign the online version you can also volunteer to help with the contract campaign and make sure the union has your current contact information.
- Schedule a bargaining update meeting for your workplace in the New Year. Email email@example.com and include your work location in the email. Someone will get in touch with you to schedule.
- Encourage all of your coworkers to also get connected to the union by signing the petition. If they don’t want to sign they can update their personal contact info here: bit.ly/3kI2YJO
- Come to the next bargaining update Zoom meeting. We will resume holding these every Thursday again in the New Year. There is currently not a meeting scheduled for 12/23 but that is subject to change based on negotiations on 12/22.
- Bookmark this page where we will post updates: https://www.seiu668.org/news/allegheny-county-contract/
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any follow up questions.
Two membership meetings for all Allegheny County members will be held on Thursday, December 16th at 4:30 PM and again at 6PM. We will discuss the most recent update including a proposed economic package. RSVP for the meeting here: bit.ly/3otz1xW
To ensure you receive future bargaining and action updates, please provide us with your personal contact information here: bit.ly/3kI2YJO
Begining on 12/2/21, Member bargaining updates will be each Thursday via zoom
Please RSVP for the next bargainig update here: bit.ly/3otz1xW
To make sure the union has your current contact information, fill out this form: bit.ly/3kI2YJO
The current county contract extension expires on December 31, 2021. To keep contract bargaining confidential, we will not be posting updates on social media or the website. Updates will be shared through email, texting, and zoom meetings. Therefore we must have your personal contact information correct.
To ensure we have the correct information, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/hEHKZX3MmgVJddyK7 Please update your information so the union can share an electronic copy of the current contract.
In the meantime, if you haven’t filled out the contract survey yet, you can access it here: https://bit.ly/3jpzb8G
Regular meetings will be held for the general membership via zoom. Notices for membership meetings will be sent via email and shared via the SEIU Local 668 Chapter 3 Facebook page and webpage
Only dues-paying members will have access to bargaining updates, meetings and get to vote on the contract. You can become a member by completing the membership application.
Additional questions should be directed to: