October 2014

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SEIU ULTCW Nov. 4, 2014 Voter Guide: Candidates #GoVote #EmbraceYourPower #PowerOfOurVote

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SEIU ULTCW Nov. 4, 2014 Voter Guide: Propositions #GoVote #EmbraceYourPower #PowerOfOurVote

Paid for by SEIU ULTCW

Your Vote Your Voice!

Vote November 4, 2014

Election Day is Tuesday, November 4, 2014

 

We have put together a guide on the November ballot initiatives to help inform your vote. We

believe that an informed electorate has the power to create a fairer justice system and a healthy

society. Voting is the best way to inform our government of our community’s needs and

priorities. You have the chance to make your voice heard – vote this November 4, 2014!

 

Proposition 1 – Neutral

Proposition 2 – Neutral

Proposition 45 – NO

Proposition 46 – NO

Proposition 47 – YES

Proposition 48 – Neutral

 

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Proposition 1: Neutral

Measure would authorize the State to borrow $7.5 billion in bonds to renovate California’s water

supply and storage systems. Measure increases debt to California’s general fund. Measure

directs funds to projects benefiting low-income communities in Los Angeles and the Central

Valley.

Supporters:

Western Growers, CA Chamber of Commerce, Meg Whitman, CA Democratic Party, Silicon

Valley Leadership Group, Bay Area Council, Association of California Water Agencies,

California Alliance for Jobs, Community Water Center, Clean Water Action

Opponents:

Friends of the River, Food & Water Watch, United Farm Workers, Planning and Conservation

League, Rep. Bill Berryhill, Change to Win, California Tax Reform Association

 

Proposition 2: Neutral

Decreases current required 3% to 1.5% of California general fund revenues into a reserve

account. Measure requires the State to save more at a time when funding for education and

social services have not been fully restored.

Supporters:

California Democratic Party, Governor Jerry Brown, Assembly member John Perez, Loni

Hancock, San Jose Mercury News

Opponents:

Association of California School Administrators, Ellen Brown, Green Party Candidate for State

Treasurer, Educate our State, California Association of School Business Officials

 

Proposition 45: NO

Measure would expand health insurance regulation by requiring approval from the Insurance

Commissioner before a health insurer can change health insurance rates.

Supporters:

Consumer Watchdog, CA Democratic Party, Senators Dianne Feinstein & Barbara Boxer,

Dolores Huerta, Orange County Schools Educators Association (OCSEA), LAANE, California

Partnership (CAP), Health Access California Alliance for Retired Americans, California

Federation of Teachers, (CFT), California Nurses Association (CAN), Courage Campaign,

AFSCME District 57, 36, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), California School

Employees Association (CSEA)

Opponents:

SEIU ULTCW, California Hospital Association, California Medical Association, Californians Against Higher

Healthcare Costs, CA Chamber of Commerce, State Building and Construction Trades Council

of CA, CA Association of Health Plans, Service Employees International Union, CA (SEIU CA),

Latino Physicians of California

 

Proposition 46: NO

Measure requires drug and alcohol testing of doctors and reporting of positive tests to the

California Medical Board and also increases the state’s cap in medical negligence lawsuits from

current cap of $250,000 to over $1 million.

Supporters:

Sen. Barbara Boxer, Consumer Watchdog, Consumer Attorneys of CA, 38 Is Too Late, Congress

of California Seniors, California Teamsters Public Affairs Counsel, California Conference

Board–Amalgamated Transit Union

Opponents:

SEIU ULTCW, La Clinica de la Raza, Civil Justice Association of CA, CA Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, CA

Medical Association, CA Hospital Association, CA Chamber of Commerce, Service Employees

International Union CA, (SEIU CA), SEIU United Long Term Care Workers (SEIU ULTCW),

AFSCME, ACLU, Planned Parenthood, , California Teachers Association, ACLU of California,

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Plumbers & Pipefitters

 

Proposition 47: YES

Measure would save the state between $750 million to $1.25 billion by reducing sentencing for

low-level nonviolent crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor. Savings to be spent on victim

services, school truancy and dropout prevention, mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Supporters:

SEIU ULTCW, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles (CHIRLA), California Partnership (CAP),

Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN), CA Democratic Party, Jay Z,

Californians for Safety & Justice, League of Women Voters, PICO California, Service

Employees International Union CA (SEIU CA), San Francisco DA George Gascón, Humboldt

County DA Paul Gallegos, Former San Diego and San Jose Police Chief William Landsdowne,

Marin County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke, B. Wayne Hughes Jr., businessman

and philanthropist, CA Labor Federation, and Santa Clara County DA Jeff Rosen

Opponents:

CA District Attorney Assoc., Californians against Prop 47 sponsored by California Public Safety

Institute of Californians, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, CA State Sheriffs Assoc.,

CA Grocers Assoc., CA Retailers Assoc., Crime Victims Action Alliance, Crime Victims

United, CA Fraternal Order of Police, CA Police Chiefs Assoc., CA Narcotics Officers Assoc.

 

Proposition 48: Neutral

Measure authorizes two gaming compacts to build a new casino off Highway 99. Measure

creates 4,000 union jobs but is exempt from environmental review.

Supporters:

State Building and Construction Trades Council of CA, UNITE HERE!, Gov. Brown, CA

Democratic Party, Table Mountain Rancheria, Chukchansi Economic Development Authority,

Club One Casino, CA Labor Federation

Opponents:

Stand Up For California!

* Partial list of supporters and opponents.

 

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President Henry meets w/ ULTCW members & works GOTV phonebank! #GoVote

President Mary Kay Henry visited ULTCW’s Los Angeles office earlier today. She met with delegates who have been leading COPE as well as other political activity committees. Through video conferencing this meeting was also attended by ULTCW members in the South Bay, Bay Area, and Inland Empire. Again joined by crowds video conferencing in from across the Golden State, she then met with a standing room only crowd of GOTV volunteers preparing to turnout workers and their families from Oakland to Long Beach; from Lancaster to Santa Monica. With only a handful of days left to make a real difference in this election, each call and door knocked is all the more important! #GoVote #EmbraceYourPower #PowerOfOurVote

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Job Posting: Confidential Administrative Assistant

 

Confidential Administrative Assistant

Position Purpose:

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative services in support of the various SEIU-ULTCW Departments, membership and staff to accomplish the organizational goals. The position may be located in offices across the state and would primarily report to the Deputy Director of Operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.

  1. Provide and coordinate administrative support to the assigned departments and respective personnel by:
  2. Creating and or maintaining various data systems for tracking and monitoring staff compliance with department and Union programs such as COPE and membership drive, petition drives, and membership mobilization.
  3. Ensure staff compliance with administrative requirements such as Activity reports, attendance records and expense reports filings.
  4. Prepares materials, including urgent correspondence, letters, fliers, forms, announcements and coordinates mailing for the Regional or Department Manager
  5. Processing mail and phone calls for the Regional or Department Manager
  6. Works on special projects as assigned by immediate supervisor
  7. Maintains Regional or Department Manager’s calendar and coordinating travel arrangements
  8. Creates spreadsheets, updates and maintains Member Strength databases which includes entering of membership cards, entering COPE cards, activities reporting, organizing lists, stewards and leadership lists, grievance lists, and may include employer lists.
  9. Attends and participates at Regional meetings, assisting in room prep, agenda preparation, typing and distributing minutes, and executes follow up work from meetings.
  10. Conducts inventory and request office supplies consistent with approval policy
  11. Assists in the implementation and coordination of other local wide events
  12. Process Hudson Beck Notices to include all communications with members and legal.
  13. Prepare confidential correspondence for employers, and constituents, reports, budgets, legal documents, and human resource related materials.
  14. Establish and maintain confidential hard copy and/or electronic filing system
  15. Work on confidential special projects as assigned
  16. Interact courteously and tactfully with managers, co-workers, members, vendors or associates
  17. Perform other duties as required to support the department and mission of the organization.

 

Required Skills, Abilities and Experience:

  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Expertise using Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and Outlook
  • Demonstrated ability to type 45 wpm
  • Knowledge of standard business documents and table formatting to prepare materials accurately
  • Proficiency using the Internet as a research tool
  • Experience composing grammatically correct correspondence, and editing drafts to correct grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate and relate respectfully with a diverse membership and staff
  • Commitment to provide accurate, efficient and friendly service to staff and members
  • Ability to exercise strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and must work well under pressure
  • Able to prioritize and complete workload
  • Excellent punctuality and attendance
  • Bilingual skills highly desirable

 

Physical Requirements:

Sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods (up to four hours at a time) typing. Lifting up to 20 pounds. Employees must recognize that working in the labor movement is tough, demanding work, which sometimes requires working long or irregular hours that may necessitate over time. Some limited travel may be required.

Scope and Nature of Supervision:

Administrative Assistants may report to assigned Department managers on a day-to-day basis as well as to the Deputy Director of Operations. Supervision and direction may change on a campaign-by-campaign or project-by-project basis.

To Apply For This Position

Mail, e-mail or fax a detailed resume, cover letter, a one-page writing sample and the name, job title, address, and phone number of three professional references to:
E-mail:
jobs@seiu-ultcw.org

In subject of email: Position Title of Position you are Applying for

Mail:                                                                                      Fax:

SEIU ULTCW                                                                        (213) 368-0699
c/o Human Resources                                                         Attn: Human Resources
2910 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057

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