As state workers face unprecedented attacks on our wages and benefits, Solidarity Forever is more important then ever. Take a minute and listen.. Solidarity Forever

 

Civil Service Action Alert

Make plans to attend the Civil Service Commission meeting September 20, 2017 in Lansing. See the flyer for more details.

 
Civil Service Action Alert

09-19-2017

 
Taste of Michigan's Best

08-17-2017

 
UAW Local 6000 Members

08-16-2017

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 on
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Lansing. If these rule changes are
adopted, every UAW Local 6000 member will be impacted. Over the
coming days, we will be releasing more information. If you have any
further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the local at
(800) 243-1985.
In Solidarity,
President Ed Mitchell

 
Waiting, Waiting, Waiting at SOS to Pay More

06-04-2017
On Saturday, 6/3/2017, there was an informational picket held at

the Livonia Secretary of State Office (SOS), located at 17176

Farmington Road. The picket was led by Ed Mitchell, President

of UAW Local 6000, Sandy Parker, UAW International

Representative and former President of Local 6000, R. Scott

Brown, Vice President of Human Services at Local 6000,

Charlene Yarbrough, Local 6000 Recording Secretary,

Miya Williamson, Local 6000 Financial Secretary/Treasurer,

Anthony McNeil, Local 6000 Benefits Representative, Local
6000 representatives Rick Micheal, Jim Walkowicz, Kim
Williams, Celia Ontiveros, and Ray Holman, SOS Labor/Management
team members, , Executive Board members Wanda Keith,
Norman Abbott, & Veronica Bonner, Stewards at Large
Darren Ford, Abbie Maddox, Jeff Cathcart, Mike Sullivan,
JEECC members Eric Sales and Jackie Muzal, along with
stewards/members from Department of Health and Human
Services, and family members.

Read more...
 
Communication with DHHS & SOS Falls on Deaf Ears - DOC Says Sure

06-03-2017

Last year, Gov. Snyder sent State workers a letter stating; “I also
am relying on you to raise to the highest levels, including to my
desk, any situation that you feel threatens the health or safety
of the people of Michigan.” Apparently some of the Departmental
Directors did not get the memo.

It has always been the position of UAW Local 6000 that the
relationship between the union and the Department administrators
should not be adversarial in nature. One of the most critical roles of
the union is to ensure a healthy, safe, and effective work environment
for the membership, which is why we hold monthly meetings with
lower-level managers. However, it is clear many Department Directors
are unaware of (or do not care to acknowledge) the severe problems
facing workers, such as staff shortages, extremely low morale,
bullying, and other issues that can lead to disaster.

To give Departmental Directors a direct means of communication
with their field staff, without the “filtering” of lower-level managers,
the leaders of the State’s three largest departments received invitations
to participate in “Directors’ Panels”. These panels were to be held
across the state.

Read more...
 
Local 6000 Adult Taskforce

09-08-2016
The UAW Local 6000 Adult Service Taskforce met to discuss issues
regarding Adult Services and the citizens of Michigan and members
of Local 6000 who are affected by decisions made by the State.

This is what Adult Services Task Force is about.

  1. Advocate for vulnerable Michigan citizens (young and old)
    whose voices often go unheard;
  2. Restore and prevent further erosion of the Adult Services
    Program, which was created to safegaurd and positively
    impact the lives of Michigan's disabled adult population;
  3. Inform, educate and increase public awareness of the needs
    of vulnerable adults in Michigan;
  4. To promote the continuance and broadening of State Supported
    Adult Services Programs, which include Adult Protective Service,
    Independent Living Service and Adult Community Placement;
  5. To respect and advocate for the membership of Local 6000
    Service Specialists.


    The members of the task force are Denise Groggin - Chair,
    Adam Shultz - Vice Chair
    Joy Clegg, Connie Weaver, Jon Waura, Jeanetta Dawson,
    Steve Schmitt, Jackie Muzyl, Kenneth Beckman.

    If you have any questions, suggestions or incidents of interest
    contact the taskforce at
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