Dear Bargaining Unit 2 Voting Member:
We would like to remind you that CASE has created two new committees by way of the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding.
Committee on Improved Family Leave: CASE and the State recognize that family leave is a critical issue for our members. The time limits inherent in collective bargaining have prevented CASE and the State from finding a solution to the disgracefully low family leave currently offered. To move past the barriers of collective bargaining, CASE and the State have agreed to form a joint labor-management committee to explore options for improving family leave benefits which may require funding by employees through monthly payroll deductions. CASE will be selecting volunteers from the membership to serve on this committee.
Committee on Improved Travel Reimbursement: Inadequate travel reimbursement rates, including lodging rates, have been a long-term problem for many members of Bargaining Unit 2. This issue also impacts state employees in many different bargaining units as well as in management. This joint labor-management committee will investigate alternatives to the way rates are currently set as well as ways to increase rates to appropriate levels. CASE will be selecting volunteers from the voting membership to serve on this committee.
Please email Katherine Regan at email@example.com if you have questions or are interested in serving on either committee by November 1, 2019.
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CASE also encourages you to send responses from your personal email address as opposed to your state email address. Please keep in mind that all responses will be treated as confidential by CASE.
As always, your support of CASE and your colleagues in Bargaining Unit 2 is greatly appreciated.
The CASE Board of Directors