Tag: Local 6000

MCSC called upon to maintain protections afforded to state employees

A coalition of labor leaders today called on the Michigan Civil Service Commission to reject proposed rule changes that, if approved, would go into effect Jan. 1, 2019. These changes are aimed at severely limiting the collective bargaining process and undermining the rights of State of Michigan Employees. These proposed changes - concerning the Employee Relations Section of the Rules & Regulations - will have a significant impact on the collective bargaining rights of employees. Specifically, the changes would make certain subjects of bargaining - which are currently mandatory subjects of bargaining - prohibited subjects. Prohibited subjects of bargaining are ... Read more

Statement from Local 6000 President Ed Mitchell on Civil Service Rule Changes

Attention UAW Local 6000 Members: You may have read in the news media of the proposed civil service rule changes that would impact state employees. UAW International is working closely with UAW Local 6000 staff to access the proposal and respond. UAW Local 6000 is strongly opposed to the rule changes, which will negatively affect our freedom to collectively bargain the terms and conditions of our workplace. We are asking each and every one of you to be available to attend the Civil Service Commission meeting if these proposed changes should come up for a vote. The earliest meeting would be ... Read more

Local 6000 reaches tentative agreement with State of Michigan

*****BARGAINING UPDATE****** UAW Local 6000’s bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with the state of Michigan in contract negotiations regarding wages and benefits for the two-year period beginning Oct. 1, 2017. The tentative agreement for the UAW members working for the state of Michigan includes wage increases in both years of the contract. In addition, there is no increase in costs or loss of any benefits in their insurance. UAW Local 6000 members will receive a 3 percent wage increase on Oct. 1, 2017, and a 2 percent wage increase on Oct. 2, 2018, pending ratification. Complete details will ... Read more

Local 6000 pickets Marquette DHHS worksite

Marquette, Michigan  ̶  UAW Local 6000 members today held an informational picket to bring attention to management problems that are creating a mass exodus of talented state employees at the Marquette Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) facility. “Our members are well-trained, care about this community and report to work wanting nothing more than to do a good job. Instead they are subjected to a barrage of conditions that not only prevent them from performing at optimum levels, but threatens consistent care to Marquette area families and costs taxpayers due to such high turnover,” said UAW Local 6000 President ... Read more

Members are the Highest Authority

Members elect their local leaders, run their local union, elect their negotiators, vote on the contract and elect their grievance handlers.  Without question, the strength of our union begins and ends with membership. This is especially true when it comes to bargaining.  Bargaining proposals are rooted in the information collected from members.  Whether it is a formal survey or discussions at union meetings, members give input to their leadership on bargaining priorities.  Top issues are identified and help form the basis of the union’s bargaining proposal to the employer. Another way that members participate in shaping the bargaining agenda is ... Read more

Local 6000 State Employees Seek to Bridge the Gap

Lansing, Mich–Michigan officials kicked off contract bargaining this afternoon for more than 17,000 state employees. “Our goal is for Michigan to prosper and for UAW members to share in the value of the hard work it takes to keep our state running efficiently and with the creative innovation that UAW members give taxpayers day in and day out,” said Ed Mitchell, president of the largest state employee union in Michigan. “We view ourselves as good stewards of the taxpayer money and we work hard to make sure that the work we do delivers quality services to the people of Michigan,” ... Read more