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Preserve. Protect. Peace.
What do these words mean to you? In a union these words mean everything. We preserve your way of life by working to create the best contracts that support all of the hard work you put in daily. Unions protect when employees are under attack. Unions provide peace. The peace of mind knowing that someone is looking out for you while you work instead of looking over your shoulder while you work. Unions provide something very important to your daily professional life and career but it cannot function without your support.
How to Become a Member
Becoming a dues-paying member is easier than ever before. We have switched to Affinipay which is a secure payment transaction site which is now accessible through our website. All members should sign-up for deductible dues payments by click on the tab Join the Union. Those who are currently paying through Billhighway are asked to sign up through the Join the Union tab so they have full access to the Member's only tab. We will close out your account information on Billhighway. Affinipay notifies us immediately that you have moved to them.
Go to the Join the Union tab to complete the process. Scroll to the bottom to start the process.
Please call me if you have questions. 734-657-1132 or email me at email@example.com
June 17, 2019
Go to Members Only tab to view vacation language. Refer to page 30 of contract for vacation rollover information for this year.
June 13, 2019
One can be in a Union and than there are Members of the Union. Members belong to the Union through their actions and financial support. Members receive the privileges to attend meetings, vote, run for office, sit on committees and through their dues they are a Member of Metro AFL-CIO and the American Federation of School Administrators.
OSAS would like to thank the following New Members who logged in to the JOIN THE UNION tab since May 1st to financial support the Union through paying dues.
If you are in the Union please become a Member so you can have your name added to the list.
May 24, 2019
Billhighway is closing our account. The members who are not paying through the website will be contacted to make the change to the monthly billing.
May 20, 2019
For the 2018-2019 school year, Deans are scheduled to work through Thursday, June 27, 2019.
May 4, 2019
We are asking all DPSCD employees working in OSAS-represented positions to make a donation of any amount to replenish our legal fund. Donations are one time. If you donation a second time you will be asked to enter your funding information everytime. No amount is too small.
OSAS and DPSCD will begin meeting to negotiate a wage reopener for the 2019-2020 academic year -- one that we hope will be meaningful and lucrative.
Make any contribution now to ensure that we have the capital available to obtain legal counsel, as needed, to achieve our goals!
April 29, 2019
Please be aware that DPSCD is trying to offer certain individuals “buy out” packages. These are people of their choosing and has nothing to do with the Union. These packages differ from one person to another. The Union has not been informed of what the severance package is or if it is the same for everyone…which is should be. We have been made aware of the District’s behavior because members, just like you, have called and shared this information. The Union doesn’t know who the “certain” individuals are. We have requested a list but have not received any information from the District.
This is a violation of our contract. You should not assume the Union is a part of anything the district is doing without checking with us first. If you are approached by someone in the district about this or any other matter, your first question should be: “Is my Union aware of this?” And the second question: “Did the Union approve?”
Now more than ever it is important that we show solidarity though communication with the Union representatives, and strengthen our ability to protect you through your regular dues payments. Your rights as a member are protected…let’s work to keep it that way!
Watch the website for further updates.
December 20, 2018
TO: All DPSCD Administrators
RE: OSAS Legal Fund
TO DETERMINE IF YOU ARE AT MAX SALARY GO TO MEMBER'S ONLY TAB AND CLICK ON CONTRACT. IT IS THE LINK BELOW THE TENTATIVE CONTRACT.
December 3, 2018
Do you have a family member heading to college for the first time in the fall of 2019? If so, we urge you to apply today for the competitive 2019 Diann Woodard AFSA Scholarship, which provides $2,500 toward college tuition to children of AFSA members in good standing.
Applications must be completed and mailed to the AFSA Scholarship Committee in Washington, DC no later than February 28, 2019, so visit the AFSA website soon for detailed scholarship qualifications and the application form -- http://www.afsaadmin.org/scholarship2019/.
Visit Members Only Home tab. Read President's Corner for contract updates .HISTORICAL INFORMATION HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE MEMBER ONLY HOME PAGE HISTORY TAB.
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BENEFITS OF UNION MEMBERSHIP
Membership fees paid to OSAS automatically entitle you to membership in the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), our national organization. Numerous no-cost benefits and discounted services are available to OSAS members through AFSA, which include:
For details about these and other members-only benefits, please follow the link below: