Friday, March 31, 2006

It’s Evaluation Time!!!!

March 31, 2006, for most of the DOJ Divisions is the end of the rating cycle. Employees should pay attention to the comments on their evaluation. You have the right to question any concerns that are written. Do not wait until the last minute to voice your concerns with any written comments. You the employee have the right to request all notes that were used to complete your evaluation.

If you did not get a mid-term review, new negative comments should be included in the final review. Read the Collective Bargaining Agreement this is your work place insurance coverage and know your rights.

Contact your Local 3719 – AFSCME.

Become Active & Informed

Ask questions!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Know Your Rights When Meeting with Management

Under your contract and (state/federal) law, you are guaranteed certain rights to union representation. Know them. Use them.

  • You have the right to union representation, not a specific union representative, at any meeting with management that could possibly result in disciplinary action against you.
  • Whenever you are called to a meeting with management, explicitly ask about the specific nature and purpose of the meeting.
  • Before the start of the meeting, or at any time when you believe the meeting is covering areas that might result in discipline against you, you must explicitly ask for union representation.
  • Before proceeding with the meeting, confer with your union representative and discuss the matters at issue in the meeting.
  • If you have any questions, ask your union representative.
  • If management denies your request for union representation, state that you will not participate in the meeting without a union representative present.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Welcome to the first posting concerning Local 3719.

Local 3719 represent all bargaining unit employee(s) employed in the Legal Divisions/Office of Solicitor General Department of Justice. The Union recognizes that it is responsible for representing the interest of all such bargaining unit employees, with respect to grievances, personnel policies, practices, or matters affecting their general working conditions without discrimination and without regard to union membership and in accordance with the applicable laws.

This is where Local 3719 will post matters of interest to their members and a place for members to express their concerns. Please visit this site regularly or become a registered member to be notified of any updates.

Comments are always welcome!