In addition, your union management is responsible for providing valuable information to membership (in the form of newsletters, the Valley View Council website and monthly Council meetings). Perhaps management`s most important role is to represent members at the bargaining table during the collective bargaining process. Q: Can I attend the monthly Council meeting or is it only for construction staff? A: All members may attend monthly Council meetings (which take place on the second Wednesday of the month at Romeoville College), but only representatives can vote. Q: What is collective bargaining? A: Collective bargaining is the act of negotiation between union representatives and representatives of district management. Start time, workload, salary, insurance, pensions, sick leave and many others are some of the issues that need to be negotiated. The resulting collective agreement is the collective agreement, which is also known as the «CBA.» It is a contract that governs our working conditions. Q: Where can I see our contract? A: The contract is available on the VVSD staff page. You can also request a printed copy at the union office. 8.
Q: How do I approach the union if I have a question or concern? How can I contact the union office? A: Each school building and each category (paraprofessional, maintenance, security, nurses and specialized pedagogy) has a representative who is the «go-to» person for the associated staff. This person would be a great person to talk to if you have a question or feel like you have been the victim of an offence. In addition, the union has an office at Romeoville High School, occupied by the president and vice-president. The office phone number is (815) 886-7254. 9. Q: Fees are a lot of money. Why do I pay a fee? Can I get out of the fee payment? A: Yes, the fees are a lot of money and, no, you can`t come from the payment. Illinois is not a right to work. So even if you are a fair sharing employee (i.e. not a member), you still pay 100% of the taxes. The reason is that even if you are a Fair Share Employee, you still benefit from the work done by the union on behalf of ALL employees.
What do you get for your expenses? The most important thing is that you have the right to vote on contracts and for your officers, so that you can hear your voice when decisions are made that determine the direction in which your union is going. Other benefits of affiliation include several important legal aids, including union representation in cases of discipline, legal representation for work-related dilemmas provided on a case-by-case basis by the local, and an insurance policy in the event of death or accidental dismemberment. In addition, members receive Union Plus benefits for topics such as phone plans, flowers, mortgages, legal advice and travel.