Local 2822: Hennepin County Clerical and Related

Contract

Dirk Schot, Labor-Management Health Care Committee, Central Library

As part of our labor contract, every year the Labor-Management Health Care Committee has agreed to consensus bargaining to negotiate any plan design changes that will happen for the following year, in this case 2018. This was agreed to as a way for the Unions to have some say in how plan design changes would affect our members because the self-insurance plan may need to increase rates due to increased costs of the plan. If no consensus agreement is made, the County would still implement changes they deemed fit.

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Our contract for the years 2016 to 2018 is now available (click "read more" to find a pdf link).

It's a long document which perhaps only a hardy few will read cover to cover. But if there's an issue you've been wondering about, like say "vacation time" or "severance pay" a quick Control + F search will take you to the relevant section.

It's worth noting how much it means just to have a contract. Many non-union workers are employed "at will," meaning they can be fired at any time for any reason, or no reason. Working under a union contract gives us rights to due process, which means a big chunk of protection and quality of life for us and our families.

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