On July 1st, a 4% pay raise goes into effect for everyone in our unit. This is the third year of raises that the CASE Board negotiated two years ago in a three-year contract that Voting Members overwhelmingly supported. We should all see the higher salaries in our August 1st paychecks. This contract would not have been possible without the effective bargaining power provided by the Voting Members of Unit 2. For those who are not Voting Members, please join the majority of your colleagues to help protect our prior gains and strengthen our bargaining power for the future. Go to calattorneys.org/sign-up to sign up.
Successful bargaining requires teamwork and effective communications between Unit 2 members and the CASE board and staff. As part of our ongoing efforts to improve communication, CASE is having an open house this summer; to meet with our members in a casual setting, get to know each other, and talk about critical issues. Our open house will take place on Friday, August 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., complete with a light lunch and beverages. CASE officers, directors, and staff will be there and will be happy to take suggestions and answer any questions you may have about CASE. We love connecting with our members and feel this is a great opportunity to exchange ideas, get to know each other better, and get more involved with our members.
If you would like to get more involved with CASE, we have one more local representative (shop steward) training this year, in Los Angeles on September 21st. We will cover a wide variety of subjects in the training, including workplace issues, contract benefits, grievances, MOU highlights, and more. Following the training, attendees will be certified as CASE local reps. and will be permitted to represent and advise colleagues in the workplace. To sign up for the training, first fill out a local rep. application at calattorneys.org/local-rep-app, then RSVP on our website at calattorneys.org/local-rep-training or on our Facebook events page.
To stay informed about CASE actions, please make sure we have your most current email address on file and watch for our quarterly newsletter, The CASE Brief. The July edition is scheduled to be released soon. If you would like to receive more regular updates, please follow us on social media. We are on Facebook at facebook.com/calattorneys, Twitter at twitter.com/cal_attorneys, and LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/calattorneys.