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How do I know if a vacancy is represented by a union?
Each individual Civil Service vacancy posted on our website indicates whether or not the position is represented and, if so, by which union.
What unions currently have bargaining agreements with SIU-SM?
Currently, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 399, represent approximately 40 Civil Service employees in the engineering and service/maintenance areas. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local 370, represents approximately 620 Civil Service employees in other areas of employment. The Teamsters, Local 916, represents approximately 7 Civil Service employees in the security area.
If I am hired into a represented position, how much will come out of my paycheck for union fees?
Persons hired into positions that are represented are paid bi-weekly (every 2 weeks). Twice a year, there is a third pay date in the month - on those occasions, union fees are not taken from the third pay date. Fees are based upon the number of hours hired to work per week.
Effective October 1, 2011
AFSCME - Member, Dues $17.19 - 20 or more hours per week $12.97 - more than 12, less than 20 hours per week $ 8.76 - fewer than 12 hours per week AFSCME - Non-Member, Fair Share $11.34 - 20 or more hours per week $ 8.56 - more than 12, less than 20 hours per week $ 5.78 - fewer than 12 hours per week IUOE - Member, Dues/Fair Share Equivalent of 1 hour's pay per paycheck TEAMSTERS – Member, Dues Hourly rate x 2.5
What is "Fair Share"?
Collective bargaining agreements may include a provision requiring employees covered by the agreement who are not members of the union to pay to the union a fair share fee for services rendered. This fee would be deducted from the employee's paycheck whether the employee endorses or opposes the union. Generally, unions determine that 90-100% of the dues is the fair share amount (which, in accordance with the law, may not exceed the dues). The only exception to this requirement is where the employee has a bona fide religious objection to the fair share fee. In such cases, the employee would be required to pay an amount equal to the fair share to an agreed upon non-religious charitable organization.