CEMA Show of Force at the Board – Smart Tactics with Targeted Results
To watch these powerful speakers watch here at time code 44:00 of the June 4th Past Meeting Video
More than 80 CEMA members shirted up, showed up and spoke up at the Board of Supervisors meeting this past Tuesday.
CEMA has met with the County for several months now. We are participating in interest based bargaining, IBB, which is very different from the traditional bargaining that 521 and other County Unions are participating in. IBB is a process where each side identifies issues, and then collaboratively creates solutions, evaluates the solutions and crafts language for the contract.
Good afternoon CEMA members,
The challenge process for ITCC has drawn to a close for our members who were impacted – many thanks to all who helped bargain, advocate, represent and revise the job specifications, salaries and governance.
I want to share with you my experience with UBTs. It started as another campaign and a slogan that meant little if anything – Unit Based Team or UBT. On the surface, the idea was rather simple – a group of coworkers coming up with an idea to improve something in their department.
In reality, the UBT process was transformational for the Renal Care Center (RCC) in more ways than I could imagine.
After two years of concerted effort by staff, officers and leadership of CEMA and OE3 as of pay period 23 we have reached 1,607 members. Why is this important? Because its about building power. Power to get improved benefits, wages and working conditions in our next contract.
We still have nearly 800 non-members who need to sign up for CEMA membership.
SAVE THE DATE FROM 10:30AM – 2PM ON 10/19. THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW TYPE OF PD EVENT. WHILE THE LOCATION WILL BE OUR TRADITIONAL PLACE AT THE HOLIDAY INN DOWNTOWN WE ARE TRYING A NEW AND EXCITING FORMAT.
CEMA Will be holding a TOWN HALL WITH ROCHA AND SMITH
ON This Thursday 9/20 AT 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
D4 SUPERVISOR HOPEFUL DON ROCHA AND INCUMBENT SHERIFF LAURIE SMITH TO ANSWER CEMA QUESTIONS AT THE GORGEOUS TRITON MUSEUM IN SANTA CLARA.
Elections for our parent organization OE3 were held this last month. The ballots were counted this past Labor Day weekend. The incumbent officers led by Business Manager Russ Burns won their bid for reelection. CEMA looks forward to continuing our partnership with the OE3 leadership to further the interest of our CEMA membership. If you like to learn more about the results here.
In a scene with eerie resemblance of George Orwell’s “1984” CEMA members were subjective to an intrusive live video feed into their homes while they are teleworking. What was described to CEMA was there was a wall in conference room where you could see all the staff teleworking.
A couple of weeks ago CEMA began to receive emails and phone calls about a rumored “blanket denial” of AWS (Alternative Work Schedule) for any Public Health Department – CEMA staff who supervise staff. CEMA communicated to Health and Hospital System Administration, Public Health Department, and Labor Relations.