DEARBORN FEDERATION OF SCHOOL EMPLOYEES LOCAL 4750MEMBERSHIP MEETING APRIL 13, 2016 6:30PMAPRIL 2016HYACINTH EDITIONVOLUME 3 ISSUE 8The Mission of the Dearborn Federation of School Employees is to protect and advance therights and benefits of the educational support professionals we represent. We are committed todemocracy, transparency, equity, accountability, open communication and respect for the dignityand contribution of every member.IMPORTANT! MEETING DATE CHANGE!HEALTHCARE ENROLLMENT INFORMATION MEETINGHealthcare enrollment information for the 2016-2017 policy year will be presented on Wednesday,April 13, 2016, at 6:30 PM in the Board Room at Ten Eyck. Kim Nicholson will review the employeecost and answer questions about healthcare coverage, and also share information about additional insurance products available through DSEHP. Open enrollment will begin May 1, and will be availableonline, by phone or by appointment at the DSEHP Benefits office at 15250 Mercantile Drive.PARAPROFESSIONAL MEETINGThe negotiating committee will meet withparaprofessionals at 4PM on Monday, April 11,to review a draft job assignment plan to be usedfor the 2016-2017 school year. The meeting willbe held at the DFT office at 15250 MercantileDrive. If you have questions or comments,please contact René at [email protected] PETITIONRecently signatures were collected on a petition askingthe Michigan Employment Relations Commission(MERC) to hold an election to decertify DFSE Local4750 as the bargaining representative for employees ofthe Dearborn Schools. The deadline to submit the petition to MERC was March 31st.As of April 8, 2016NO PETITION HAS BEEN FILED.Dear Members,Distractions, Distractions! There seems to be no end to issues that try to distract us from our real work. The recentdecertification threat is an example. Our time should have been be spent working on contract proposals to improveyour wages and working conditions and enrolling members in direct dues payments. But we needed to pause to assessthe threat and the issue. Board members and negotiating team members should be congratulated for their quick workto obtain factual, accurate information and then communicate it to the members. They turned a distraction into a lesson in leadership!So now it’s back to our real work of protecting our members rights to fair working conditions and compensation.The negotiating committee continues to work for the best possible contract for members, the executive board continues to enroll members for direct dues payment, and DFSE Local 4750 will continue our proud history as the largestschool support staff union in Michigan and the recognized bargaining representative for support staff of the DearbornPublic Schools.We’ve earned the distraction of a beautiful spring filled with hyacinths and lilies! Take time to enjoy everythingblooming around you. Sometimes we need to embrace our distractions and the opportunities they bring us!Affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, AFT Michigan and AFL-CIO
DEARBORNFEDERATIONOFSCHOOLEMPLOYEESPAGE 2V O L U M E 3 IS S U E 8 A P R I L 2 0 1 6APRIL 2016 MEMBERSHIP UPDATESWELCOME NEW MEMBERS!Joseph Kocher, Custodial A, LowreyCHANGE OF CLASSIFICATION/ CHANGE OF STATUSAudrey Mused, Secretary II (F/T) ,OL Smith, to Secretary II (P/T), McCollough/UnisTerry Roberts, Bus Driver, (P/T), to Bus Driver, (F/T)Constance Quarles, Custodial A, Lowrey, to Custodial C, Henry FordAmbra Taha, Noon Hour Supervisor, River Oaks, to Food Service Assistant, WoodworthRESIGNED OR SEPARATEDGerald Ankofski, Noon Hour Supervisor, DuvallMary Fayz, Noon Hour Supervisor, HaighJason Ferry, Custodial AElizabeth Hoover, Custodial A, SnowCynthia Sumerlin, Custodial A, Henry FordJoseph Adams, Custodial A, LowreyCharles Reames, Custodial A, Edsel FordRETIREESRoger Fitzgerald, Locksmith, Skilled B, 23 years of service, eﬀec0ve 3/3/1/16Marilyn Lindsey, Secretary II (Media), 11-1/4 years of service, eﬀec0ve 6/30/16Edward Pren1ce, Bus Driver, 19-1/3 years of service, eﬀec0ve 2/29/16David Williams, Paraprofessional/Instruc0onal, 13-1/4 years of service, eﬀec0ve 3/26/16ARE YOU IN GOOD STANDING?DID YOU KNOW?Retired members continue as membersof Dearborn Federation of School Employees Local 4750 Retiree Chapter andare ensured a lifelong membership inAFT National.Retirees are encouraged to join theMichigan Association of Retired SchoolPersonnel (MARSP) and to support theirwork to protect retirement benefits forschool retirees.A member in good standing is enrolledas a member and current in their dues.3645 East Jolly RdLansing, MI 48910517-337-1757888-960-4022www.marsp.orgMembers still on probation or not enrolled, or owing back dues, are not eligible to nominate candidates, vote, or holdoffice.
DEARBORNFEDERATIONOFSCHOOLEMPLOYEESPAGE 3V O L U M E 3 IS S U E 8 A P R I L 2 0 1 6DIRECT DUES APRIL BUILDING VISIT SCHEDULE4/5/16 Salina ES12pm to 4pm4/19/16 Geer Park ES12pm to 4pm4/7/16 Becker ES12pm to 4pm4/21/16 Miller ES12pm to 4pm4/12/16 Lowrey ES/MS11am to 4pm4/25/16 DODO9am to 3pm4/14/16 Duvall ES12pm to 4pm4/26/16 Nowlin ES12pm to 4pm4/15/16 Cotter Preschool12pm to 4pm4/28/16 Whitmore Bolles ES12pm to 4pmDFSE DIRECT DUES COLLECTIONThank you to everyone who has completed your enrollment. We are very close to meeting our firstround goal of 50% of members enrolled for direct dues payment!We will finish our building visits at the end of April, and on Tuesday and Thursday, May 3 and 5,Christy McGillivray and the direct dues team will be in the lobby at Ten Eyck from 11am to 6pm formembers to complete their enrollment. If you have not yet enrolled, please stop by and completeyour enrollment.Dues Amounts ExplainedThe example below shows how the amounts on the enrollment letter are determined. Installmentpayments are your total dues divided by twenty, whether you are a ten, eleven or twelve month employee.In the example below, 10.00 is used as the hourly wage only to show how the amounts are calculated. Please use your hourly rate and number of pay periods to determine your yearly dues.Choice 1: YEARLY DUES PAID IN FULL (EXAMPLE)Ten month employeeEleven month employeeTwelve month employee 10.00 times 22 pay periods 10.00 times 24 pay periods 10.00 times 26 pay periods 220.00 yearly dues 240.00 yearly dues 260.00 yearly duesMembers may pay their dues in full by check or money order, due by August 31, 2016Choice 2: YEARLY DUES PAID IN INSTALLMENTS (EXAMPLE)Ten month employeeEleven month employeeTwelve month employee 220.00 divided by 20 installments 11.00 bi-weekly payment 240.00 divided by 20 installments 12.00 bi-weekly payment 260.00 divided by 20 installments 13.00 bi-weekly paymentMembers may pay their dues through ACH payments from their checking or savings account.Payments will be deducted September 16, 2016 through June 09, 2017BillHighway will collect a fee of 2% of the payment amount for each ACH payment.Ten month employeeEleven month employeeTwelve month employee 11.00 times .02 .22 per payment 12.00 times .02 .24 per payment 13.00 times .02 .26 per payment(.22 x 20 4.40 total cost)(.24 x 20 4.80 total cost)(.26 x 20 5.20 total cost)
DEARBORNFEDERATIONOFSCHOOLEMPLOYEESPAGE 4V O L U M E 3 IS S U E 8 A P R I L 2 0 1 6JOIN THE DSEHP WELLNESS 5K CHALLENGE!Training Walk/Run with HAP Coaches at theDearborn Performing Arts CenterOutdoor Track at 10 AM on:Saturday, April 16Saturday, April 30Saturday May 14Spend a healthy evening with friends and family of the Dearborn Schools andparticipate in the Cipriano Walk/Run to benefit the Cipriano Children’s Trust.Friday, June 3, 2016 RACE BEGINS AT 7PMFarmington YMCA28100 Farmington Rd248-553-4020A COMMUNITY UNITEDJ U ST K E E P LOV I N G P EO P L EThe Cipriano Classic 5k Fun Run & Walk is an event to beneﬁt the Cipriano Children's Trust, inheart and sole. In 2015, the event donated over 45,000 to the Cipriano Family and featuredalmost 900 par0cipants, plus dozens of volunteers, spectators, and media.Here is a message from Rose Cipriano."Thank you for suppor0ng the Cipriano Classic 5K onceagain last year. I told Jenny Birmelin, Race Director,that last year's race was once again the best day of theyear for our family. We very much appreciate all thelove and support from the people of Farmington Hillsand the surrounding communi0es. Tanner and Isabellacon0nue to thrive in school and in extracurricular ac0vi0es. While we are grateful for how far we have comeas a family, our con0nued focus is on Salvatore. Although Sal has made great strides in his extremely complicated recovery, he s0ll has a long journey ahead.Salvatore is currently undergoing outpa0ent therapiesincluding: Neurological Recovery, O.T., P.T., and LifeSkills, all of which is covered very liAle by insurance.And so, as one of the primary sources of dona0ons, theCipriano Classic is an important beneﬁt to the CiprianoChildren's Trust fund and it will directly impact Salvatore's determined road to recovery! Thank you for allof your love and support. God bless and JKLP."REGISTER AT:h3ps://register.chronotrack.com/r/20153Or in-person at the Farmington Family YMCACost is 30 through May 22— 40 aHer May 22REGISTER BY MAY 22 for aGUARANTEED BLUE TECH SHIRT!
DEARBORNFEDERATIONOFSCHOOLEMPLOYEESPAGE 5V O L U M E 3 IS S U E 8 A P R I L 2 0 1 6LOCAL 4750JOBS HOTLINE 313 827 3001HELP DESKDESK-EMAIL ASSISTANCE 313 827 [email protected] MemberLEADYvonneRavenscroftParaprofessionalStout MSNancyReichSecretary IVLong ESLizEllisGroundsDODOAlLeriniBuilding Operations SpecialistStoutPinaPratherSecretary IVLindberghAnnaMunozSecretary IIMaplesBuildingRepresentativeor ContactSchoolBuildingHowardOakmanMcDonaldNathal JumaaYour Name HereNoor FahmyGeer ParkDuvallLongRiver OaksSharon LauraJohn McDonaldTina JaskolskiDeb SitarskiHowe/MontessoriLowreyMBCC – AllMillerDebbie BrooksDeb KenworthyColette RichardsAdila MohassenDearborn HSEdsel Ford HSFordson HSStoutTom ZergerYour Name HereCindy WantukYour Name HereBeckerHaighOL SmithWhitmore BollesYour Name HereYour Name HereDeb OsbornYour Name HereHenry FordMaplesWilliam FordWoodworthColleen KirchnerYour Name HereCheryl DughlasSandy BanThe Employee Assistance Program is a benefitavailable to ALL DFSE members at no cost. Theprogram can assist with short-term counseling andreferrals for personal, family and job issues.1-800-767-5320AVAILABLE 24 HOURS/7 DAYSWWW.MY-LIFE-RESOURCE.COMWeingarten RightsIf you are called to a meeting with managementthat you suspect will be disciplinary in nature, youhave the right to request union representation underthe U.S. Supreme Court ruling on WeingartenRights.Sign Up for CommitteesCommittee sign up lists will be available at all ourmembership meetings for any member interested inStephanieSalsberryCustodial B – AMDearborn High SchoolRickNimsCustodial C—PMFordson High SchoolMcCollough/UnisSalina ESSalina INTSnowBlkeis NassarRoxanne ReppiYour Name HereLeslie Sisoyserving. Standing committees include Advisory (allCheryl Johnson/Shelley DzingleYour Name HereLiz GolenAnn KuzaraSafety. If you are interested in volunteering for aBryantCotterLindberghNowlin1107 Washington Street1107Washington StreetDearborn MI 48124Dearborn,MI590048124313 274Classifications), Bargaining, Budget, ConstitutionalAmendment, Election, Grievance, Retirement andcommittee and would like information, please contact any board member or email [email protected] US ON [email protected]