Unit 3 Bargaining Update for Monday, July 29, 2019
Unit 3 Protects Important Temperature Provisions for Workers in State Facilities
On Monday, July 29, 2019, Local 1000’s Unit 3 bargaining team met with state negotiators again and rolled over five provisions in the current contract, one of which protects workers from extreme temperatures while on the job.
Most Unit 3 employees work in state facilities where buildings can get very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. These temperature extremes can have an impact on an employee’s ability to effectively carry out their job duties and can have health and safety implications as well.
Unit 3 agreed to roll-over language on Monday that:
- Rolled over the current temperature contract article that says the state will endeavor to maintain ambient interior temperature within State owned and leased properties.
Our Unit 3 bargaining team and the state also agreed to roll over:
- Language related to performance appraisals and the ability of Unit 3 workers to grieve substandard appraisals.
- A professional responsibility article that recognizes that Unit 3 employees have the authority to exercise their own professional judgment in their work.
- CDE academic calendar modifications for the Department of Juvenile Justice.
“The bargaining team is very satisfied that we were able to protect an important temperature provision related to our unit members’ working conditions,” said Terry Hibbard, Unit 3 chair. “Our August 13 rally is an opportunity to show the state how much these protections really mean to us.”