December 2015 – In This Issue — DPEAFLCIO

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Representing over 4 million extremely expert professional and technical staff in more than 200 occupations, union members work in such fields as health care and schooling; science, engineering and know-how; journalism, entertainment and the humanities; public administration and regulation enforcement. NewsLine is a daily publication of the DPE. Again problems with NewsLine can be found. Feedback is welcome. Please ship it to Eric Geist.

In This Issue:

DPE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CONVENES – On November 10, the Government Committee conferred by conference name to accommodate committee members in multiple states. Led by DPE Board Chair and American Federation of Government Staff National President J. David Cox, DPE up to date the Government Committee on its funds, future DPE packages, and new publications.

The assembly concluded with affiliate studies of current activities.
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PART II: THE CHANGING WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL WORKERS – On November 18, DPE hosted Part II of the collection that brings collectively DPE affiliates and specialists to take a look at how work is changing for professionals and how associates can characterize jobs that outcome from new work processes and altering applied sciences. Attending have been 28 individuals, including representatives from seven DPE associates: Actors’ Fairness Association, the American Federation of Government Staff, the American Federation of Musicians, the American Federation of Academics, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Staff, SAG-AFTRA, and the United Steelworkers of America.

American Structure Society President Caroline Fredrickson delivered the keynote speech. Fredrickson identified how the sharing financial system harms staff and famous it’s a gender situation, as properly. The solution of moveable advantages just isn’t satisfactory with out staff having a voice. Fredrickson noted that folks died preventing for Title VII but the protections of the Civil Rights Act do not apply to staff who are usually not staff.

College of Texas, Austin, Professor Diane E. Bailey delivered a sobering presentation on how high-skilled work is threatened by the increase in computing energy and machine studying. MIT Professor Thomas Kochan tackled the potential for large-scale job losses in larger schooling from Large Open Online Courses (MOOCs) by demonstrating a path for MOOCs so as to add value to the work already being finished within the classroom.

George Washington College Affiliate Professor Patricia Pittman described how the delivery of health care is altering along with the talents mandatory for staff. Affiliate Program Director for the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions Josh Rutkoff and Government Vice President Denise Duncan from the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Well being Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) additionally spoke on the topic of how well being care is altering. Since a labor-management partnership was ratified by the coalition unions in 1997, the coalition has been capable of characterize new work and practice staff in new expertise needed to do the work. In addition to the UNAC/UHCP and different unions, the coalition consists of DPE affiliate members’ the American Federation of Academics, the International Federation of Professional and Technical Staff, the Office & Skilled International Union, and the United Steelworkers.

Half III will concentrate on professional improvement, training and certification packages.

For more info, contact DPE Assistant to the President Eric Geist, (202) 638-0320 extension 119.
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PROFESSIONALS IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY, 1990 – 2015 – DPE has revealed a new report, “Professionals in the Healthcare Industry, 1990 – 2015.” The report examines employment modifications within the healthcare business from 1990 to 2015. The report analyzes three industries inside the healthcare business, including ambulatory healthcare providers, hospitals, and nursing and residential care amenities. Business progress, geographic employment modifications, occupational employment, demographics, schooling attainment, sector employment, and union membership are explored.

The report also touches on why the healthcare business has grown in certain areas and what might be anticipated in the future. Suggestions for motion by unions in search of to arrange professionals in the healthcare business concludes the report.

The report is on the market for distribution to DPE associates. Please contact DPE Analysis Director Jennifer Dorning, 202-638-0320 extension 114, for more info.
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DPE HOSTS UWUA LEADERSHIP – On October 29, DPE President Paul E. Almeida and Assistant to the President Eric Geist met with the Utility Staff Of America (UWUA) leadership, including President Mike Langford. To help the organizing program for brand spanking new areas of power production, DPE offered research and provided assets for the UWUA to make the most of in its outreach to utility professionals. DPE Analysis Director Jennifer Dorning adopted up with info on photo voltaic power producers for the UWUA.
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DPE HIRES RESEARCH INTERN – Benjamin Woods, DPE’s new analysis intern, is a ­­­­PhD candidate at Howard University. He holds a Master’s diploma in African & African-American Studies from Cornell University. Ben has an undergraduate diploma from the College of Houston.

Ben additionally works within the Manuscript Division of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Middle at Howard University. DPE is delighted to have Ben be a part of our staff.
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DPE ATTENDS AFL-CIO “ON DEMAND ECONOMY” MEETING FOR AFFILIATES – On September 25th, the AFL-CIO held a meeting with the associates on the increasingly contingent workforce. The main target of the “On Demand Economy” meeting was on journey sharing apps like Uber and Lyft. AFL-CIO affiliates, together with ATU, AFSCME, USW, IAM, and the Taxi Staff Alliance characterize taxi and black automotive drivers. Uber is freely spending cash on lobbying and is challenging political relationships and traditional coalition partnerships in locations like California, Chicago, and New York.

Different AFL-CIO associates, including UAW, the Letter Carriers, NNU, and AFT talked concerning the broader implications of the contingent workforce. UAW sees more contract staff being utilized in manufacturing, while AFT sees an increase in adjunct school.

The assembly ended with the proposal for an additional assembly and probably creating two working groups, one to develop a union response and technique toward experience sharing apps and another to deal with other contingent employment preparations.

DPE President Paul E. Almeida and Analysis Director Jennifer Dorning attended the assembly. DPE has lengthy tracked the issues around the gig financial system which has its roots within the misclassification of staff, contingent employment, and unbiased contractors. DPE held a comply with up assembly with the AFL-CIO to debate DPE work on this area and the work of DPE’s entertainment union associates.

Please contact DPE Analysis Director Jennifer Dorning, 202-638-0320 extension 114, for extra info.
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DPE ATTENDS AFT’S TASKFORCE ON PROFESSIONALISM – On October 1 and a couple of, DPE Assistant to the President Eric Geist participated within the American Federation of Academics (AFT) Process Drive on Professionalism held in New Orleans, LA. The task pressure is being led by AFT Government Vice President and DPE Treasurer Mary Cathryn Ricker. The duty pressure is drafting a decision for the AFT government council that may tackle what it means to be knowledgeable in any office; what limitations exist immediately to being treated as such; and proposals for overcoming those obstacles.
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DPE CONTRIBUTES TO AFL-CIO COMMENTS ON PROPOSED DOL RULES CHANGES – The DPE contributed to the AFL-CIO comments to the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed rulemaking on extra time pay. The DOL was in search of input on using exempt and non-exempt computer-related occupations for his or her proposed additional time rules.

For extra info, contact DPE Assistant to the President Eric Geist, (202) 638-0320 extension 119.
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4As ELECTS GABRIELLE CARTERIS AS PRESIDENT, PAUL ALMEIDA AS EXECUTIVE SECRETARY – At its conference on December 2, the Associated Actors and Artistes of America (4As) elected Gabrielle Carteris as President. DPE President Paul Almeida was elected Government Secretary.

Please contact DPE President Paul E. Almeida, 202-638-0320, for more info.
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DPE AFFILIATE CONVENTION AND ELECTION ROUNDUP – Many DPE associates completed their conventions and officer elections this yr. The American Federation of Government Staff (AFGE), the American Federation of Faculty Administrators (AFSA), the International Federation of Skilled and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), and the Utility Staff of America (UWUA) had officer elections at their conventions. Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) held elections after its annual assembly. SAG-AFTRA held elections prior to its convention.

AFGE Nationwide President J. David Cox was re-elected. Cox is the chair of the DPE. Diann Woodard was re-elected as AFSA President. Woodard is a vice chairman of the DPE. IFPTE President Greg Junemann was re-elected. Junemann is a common vice chairman of the DPE Government Committee. Michael Langford was re-elected UWUA Nationwide President. Langford is a common vice chairman of the DPE Government Committee. Kate Shindler was elected AEA President. SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard was re-elected. Howard is a vice chairman of the DPE.

DPE extends its congratulations. Click on on the hyperlinks to learn extra concerning the conventions for the AFGE, AFSA, the IFPTE, SAG-AFTRA, and the UWUA.
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WGAE ORGANIZES FOUR MORE DIGITAL MEDIA SITES – The Writers Guild of America, East has organized extra digital media staff at Salon, Vice, ThinkProgress and Huffington Submit.
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DPE SIGNS ON – On September 30, DPE signed onto a joint letter urging Congress to tremendously scale back projected will increase to Medicare Part B premiums and the Part B deductible for 2016. The letter was despatched to the Senate Committee Chair for Finance and the Chairs of the House Committees on Ways & Means and Power & Commerce. The letter additionally went to the rating members of the committees. Different signers included AFGE, IAFF, IAM, USW and the AFL-CIO.
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