The School of Engineering just underwent a surprise restructering resulting in four of our members being laid-off and more than a dozen non union staff. Two from the Stanford Center for Professional Development and two others from the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF).
We are currently in the process of investigating these two situations to see if these changes were justified or just a farce in order to bring in cheap labor via a third party contractor.
If that is the case we will file a grievance and get our workers back to work and made whole for any loss in pay and benefits.
We will keep you updated.
Brothers and Sister,
It’s an honor to represent all of us once more and I promise to continue to do everything possible for us to have a meaningful, respected and protected voice through our Union in the design and execution of our work. I will do everything possible to make sure we are treated fairly and equitably in our jobs.
This month marks the beginning of our second year of our new contract. Our 2014 Negotiations Team led by former President Paul Regalado negotiated a 2.5% increase effective September 1st, 2015 for us which will be reflected on your paycheck September 22nd, 2015.
Since Jim Berk founded the Stanford Workers back in 1973 we United Stanford workers have stood together to improve the terms of our many contracts.
We have a proud history of standing up for the rights that we have won over the years through tough times and good times. I have no doubt that together we can only make our place of employment and our communities an even better place to work and live.
“The boss don’t listen when one guy squawks, but he’s got to listen when the Union talks”
Join me as we move our Union forward together.
In Unity, Jose N. Escanuela
President, SEIU Local 2007