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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.
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To join the Union click on the tab. Payment transaction sites are accessible through our website for monthly or on payday payments.
Please call me if you have questions. 734-657-1132 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 5, 2020
Message from OSAS President
No contract could have anticipated the situation we are in. It is important we all stay safe. It is also important that you contact your Union if you are uncomfortable with anything the District is asking of you. I need everyone to log what was assigned or asked of you whether it was positive or negative. Your data may be needed for challenges, grievances and contract language.
The Union would like to thank all of the dues paying Members that support us financially. I need to request the support of staff in OSAS positions who have not become a Member. Our legal funds are stressed because of the additional costs we are incurring. Our strength will disappear if our legal fund does not have deep enough pockets
Members have the use of the Union on all matters whether it is a contract violation or not. It is a privilege that is not given to a someone who is in an OSAS position but has not become a dues paying Member. Because you pay dues the Union pays your dues to the Metro AFL-CIO and American Federation of School Administrators. Please click on How to Join tab to find the application form for benefits. This benefit is only available to dues paying Members. Please download and fill-out. You may fax or mail to our National. The information is on the application form. This benefits are active as long as you are an active Member. There is not additional cost for this benefit. Please email the Union when you have submitted the form. We need to track and assure we are paying dues attached to your name.
March 15, 2020
Message from OSAS President
I had an hour long conference call with our National Organization the American Federation of School Administrators. The call included Union Presidents throughout the country. We discussed Union contract language and what some Districts have dealt with and are dealing with.
I have heard from several of our members and have been contacting the District for clarification. You must complete a work schedule and get it approved if you want to work a portion of the week or the whole week at home.
Please if you have not become a dues paying member please jump to the dues tab and sign up. Our legal fees are becoming bigger every day. This was not planned in our budget. One of the intentions of "Right to Work" was to financial weaken labor unions.
Contract Language at your fingertips. The entire contract is under the Member's Only tab.
HOURS OF WORK
When necessary for unit members to work extended hours, managers may authorize a flexible adjustment in work hours. Managers will exercise their best efforts, subject to the requirements of efficient operations, to maintain a reasonable work schedule.
In recognition of the commitment by both the School District of the City of Detroit and OSAS to the principle of total involvement in seeking solutions to educational problems, it is acknowledged by both parties that the District retains the right to transfer unit members covered by this Agreement from one position to another.
The following procedures will be followed when administrators are transferred.
PERSONAL BUSINESS LEAVE DAYS
Personal Business Leave Days: All bargaining unit members may use up to five (5) days per year from their personal illness bank to be absent with pay for the purpose of conducting personal business.
Employees shall accrue twelve (12) sick leave day per year; five (5) of which may be used for personal business/emergency. Accrued sick days accumulate year to year.
After five consecutive workdays of sick leave, an employee must furnish a statement from his/her physician on a form provided by the District, in order to secure his/her next paycheck.
March 16, 2020
Message from OSAS President
I met with the District this morning. This is part of the discussion:
Whether you work at home or at your work location depends on what your Supervisor is determining necessary.
If your Supervisor determines you can work from home for a portion or the entire shutdown a plan of work must be submitted.
An OSAS member should contact their Union if they feel their Supervisor's decision does not consider all factors or if their safety or health is being jeopardized.
If you decide to self-quarantine you must use your sick days.
If you become ill or have the virus you must use your sick days.
I am waiting on a confirmation on an email summary I sent the District after the meeting that contains more detail than the above. As soon as I receive the confirmation I will send out an email blast.
Please contact me if you are having any individual difficulties. This is one of the benefits that belong to dues-paying members. Show your support if you are not paying dues by signing up. This is something no one has dealt with before. We need financial support so we can stay in constant contact with our attorney. Things are changing every day in Lansing. He is aware of proposals and pending bills in Lansing and Washington D.C.. His knowledge keeps us one step ahead.
March 15, 2020
Message from OSAS President:
I will be meeting with the District tomorrow at 10 AM to negotiate Member's safety. Dues-paying members should have received a detail email with information and a request for your input. If you did not receive it make sure I have your personal email account. I cannot use a District email for Union Information. Thank you, dues members for making it possible for the Union to hire an attorney to assist us. Watch your email for an up-date after the meeting.
March 13, 2020 Up-Date
OSAS has made a demand to bargain. We will meet with the District on Monday. Please email me with individual or department concerns. email@example.com
March 13, 2020
OSAS has asked for clarity on Central Office reporting. We will update as soon as we have an answer on exactly what this looks like. OSAS will consult with our attorney
Please watch for updates .
Dues paying members make sure I have your personal email account. I will be sending out email blasts. You can email me from your email account to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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