Last month, President Brown sent the district a formal letter that requested dates for the wage reopener on the PSRP Contract. She is currently waiting for the district to respond with dates when negotiations can be scheduled. The wage reopener for the PSRPs comes at a critical time, because many BTU PSRPs gathered in the spring at Living Wage Campaign events, including two Living Wage Happy Hours, where PSRPs shared their stories, and brainstormed areas where they want to know more about how they can increase their wages.
We will continue building the Living Wage campaign at our next PSRP Committee Meeting on October 6, 2021. In that spirit, many BTU members and PSRP committee members are marching in solidarity with AFSCME members to support our COVID-19 heroes who are also demanding a living wage.
- Living Wages
- A Fix to and expansion of collective bargaining
Another way PSRPs are taking action on this and other topics is by joining committees. PSRPs are needed on all BTU committees, but there are several committees that are specifically in need of PSRP voices. Mark your calendars and come spend time with your sisters and brothers in the union at the following committees:
- PSRP Committee: 1st Wednesdays at 4:30pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the committee. Then join us on October 6, 2021
- Clerical Committee: 3rd Wednesdays at 6:00pm. Email email@example.com to join the committee then join us on October 20, 2021
- Communications Committee: 4th Thursdays at 5pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the committee. Then join us on October 28, 2021.