Local 2822: Hennepin County Clerical and Related

Library

 On August 11, 2017, AFSCME Local 2822 sent a copy of the Library Staffing Strategy Survey results to all of the Hennepin County Commissioners and the Library Board. Commissioner Callison replied on September 21, 2017 with an attached investigative report prepared by County Administration. Please feel free to share, copy, and discuss this report with your Library coworkers. The report continues to ignore the concerns raised by Library Workers in the Staffing Strategy Survey and at informational meetings. But we will not ignore you! Read more >>>

The 2017 compensation rates for all Hennepin County library job classes are available, click "read more" below for a pdf link. Positions are listed in alphabetical order.

Much of this information used to be found in a document called the Salary Schedule posted on the library staff web. But that document mysteriously disappeared around the middle of 2016. Our union local is working on that issue, but in the meantime library workers can check below to understand our compensation.

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By Lynn Stetler

Your local approved a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) at its June 1 membership meeting after a tentative agreement was reached for a new staffing strategy.

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We have reached a tentative agreement with Library Administration and Labor Relations. Thanks to everyone who signed a petition, attended a Library Board Meeting, Commissioners Meeting or bargaining session. Thanks also to people who talked with their co-workers, asked questions and spoke publicly to their concerns regarding the Staffing Strategy. Our collective actions resulted in decisive wins.

The highlights of the agreement are outlined below. The full tentative agreement follows. We will be voting on the agreement at our June membership meeting next Wednesday, June 1st, 7pm at the Ridgedale Library. Come vote on this agreement; exercise your right as a full dues paying member. If you're not a full member you can sign a card the night of the vote! If approved, the changes will go into effect at the end of June.

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On April 19, 2016, union members addressed a committee meeting of the Hennepin County Comissioners about what's going on with our jobs at the library. Five people spoke and we had a an amazing turnout! Thanks so much for your support!

If you weren't able to make it, or if you had to leave before the open forum, you can watch a video of the speeches here:

http://hennepinmn.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=10&clip_id=2742

One of the speakers, Lisa Daniels, got cut off by the three minute time limit, so we're posting her entire statement here on the local's website. Find it under "read more" below.

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This past Wednesday, March 9th, leaders in our union Local 2822 (PSA’s, OSIII’s, Associate Librarians) and Local 2864 (Librarians) along with AFSCME Field Representative Alison Kelly met with Library Management to discuss the second phase of the Library Staffing Strategy.

We did not have advance information on the plan and simply asked questions based on the information that was provided to library staff on Tuesday. What follows is a summation of what we learned and what changes we believe need to be made to the current plan. Our demands should reflect what members want to see, and will evolve as we receive more feedback.

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