The purpose of this organization shall be:
To secure collective bargaining rights for all employees who are eligible for membership.
To advance the economic, social, and political well being of the membership.
To promote the improvement of employment standards and advance the ideals and welfare of the membership.
To support and further the aims of the APEA/AFT State Federation.
To promote the well being of the State of Alaska.
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COMING SOON! Newly Negotiated Contract
Many SU members have asked when the new contract will be published to the SU, APEA, and State of Alaska websites.
The new contract was ratified by membership not long before it came into effect on July 1, which meant that some of the standard cleanup and preparation that occur prior to publication ran into the new fiscal year. SU Negotiators and the State’s Labor Relations Manager have finished going through the contract and preparing it for distribution. Signatures are presently being gathered and the new collective bargaining agreement should be on APEA, SU, and State websites soon.
In the meanwhile, any SU members who need access to changed language should contact Southeast Field Representative Stephen Courtright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BACKGROUND FOR ZOOM
In show of Solidarity during negotiations we invite you to display the "IN SOLIDARITY" Supervisory Unit Logo while on your daily Zoom meetings.
We welcome debate. Compromise is inevitable and changes are certain. Over the next couple months your Negotiations Team will continue to meet with the State of Alaska, Administrative Team and will listen for good faith negotiations. One thing we will not do is stop the debate when we know what is being asked is honest and fair for our membership.
Please click the hyperlink above to insert the image into your Zoom in show of solidarity and that you are Sticking With Your Union!
The ballot count for SU negotiators has concluded early this Friday afternoon resulting in the new negotiation team listed above:
NEW BENEFIT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR
ACTIVE SU MEMBERS and their DEPENDENTS ONLY
The Supervisory Unit is pleased to announce a new discounted Dental benefit for ACTIVE MEMBERS and their dependents ONLY. This additional option for SU members and their families ensures you are provided with great dental care at a great discount. The discount provided will depend on which dental plan you are signed up with under AlaskaCare so please ensure that you look at the correct flyer to determine the discount you will be receiving. To receive the discount be sure to identify yourself as an APEA / SU Active Member or dependent when making your appointment.
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Bi-Weekly Payroll Conversion
Dear State Employees,
I am glad to announce the State has come to agreement on terms with the Supervisory Unit for a conversion to biweekly on June 1, 2020. I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to SU leadership for helping make this happen.
The first biweekly pay period will be from June 1 through June 14, 2020 and will be paid on June 26, 2020.