Who is ULU Local 100?

Local 100’s mission is to organize and represent unorganized service sector workers in the middle south states of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas, and allow our members to create a vehicle to allow them a clear voice and real power in their workplace and their communities.  After more than 25 years as an SEIU local, in October 2009 Local 100 became independent again. Please become a fan on of Local 100 ULU on Facebook!

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Local 100 has a new online photo album! PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 15:09

In our effort to have as many of our union proud members and allies on the web for all to see.  We've made an additional photo album at http://www.local100.tumblr.com

 
30th Annual Leadership Conference PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 22:11

United Labor Unions Local 100 and A Community Voice held a leadership conference for leaders to discuss where everyone has been and to plan out where our organizations will go.  Community Benefits Agreements were brought up so that locals get good jobs that pay decent wages in their commmunities and a campaign to raise the reimbursement rate in many of our healthcare jobs came out loud and clear.Leaders of both groups came into this knowing that it was going to be a long day and at the end our leaders felt like we have accomplished a lot, but we have  a lot of work to do!

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Stand with Local 100 for a Democratic Controlled U.S. Congress PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 20:48

Stand with Local 100 for a Democratic Controlled U.S. Congress

In Houston Nancy Pelosi calls for Democrats to fight for Social Security, Medicaid & Medicare

Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi visited Houston on Monday August 8th at the invitation of Congressman Al Green and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Local 100 members where in attendance to here her speak about saving Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare from the ravishment by the Republican controlled U. S. Congress.

It was clear from her speech that the battle lines are being drawn for a major conflict  between Congressional Democrats and Republicans during the 2012 elections. She said, “Voters need to understand that if the Republican party gets it way the social safety net of the last 60 years will be gone and the ways of the robber barons of the 1920 will be the new reality.”

It is true that all Local 100 members  pay a higher tax rate on their income than the millionaires and billionaires of the republican party. The Bush tax cuts are the main reason our tax system is so wrong and until those tax cuts are gone will there be justice in the tax system for all Americans.

It will be your god given responsibility to be sure to vote in 2012 for a Democratic controlled Congress and Senate and for the re-election of President Obama. We need to send a message to the Republican party to keep their hands off of Social Security Medicare, Medicaid and to tax the rich their fair share. Most importantly we need to bring the troops home from both wars and spend those billions on revitalizing our country. Stand with Local 100 for a Democratic controlled U.S. Congress.


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on far left:    Congressman Al Green of the 9th District of Texas (D)-Houston

2nd from left: Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi

3rd from left: Pastor Lawson of Wheeler Ave. Baptist Church

4th from left: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson lee of the 18th District of Texas (D)-Houston


 
Caroline wins at Dallas County Schools PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 19:04

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Local 100 member Caroline Hibbler has been a Bus Driver for Dallas County Schools at the Richardson bus lot for 8 years. In DCS your seniority is very important because it determines which bus route you receive and how many field trip you get. In other words, your income for the year.

This year her supervisor at the bus barn took three years of seniority from her due to an illness she had which resulted in her getting a bus route of less value and resulting in less pay.

When she came to her Union for help her we contacted Transportation Director Arron Hobbs to express how unfair this policy was and appealed to him to reinstate her seniority thus ensuring no lost in pay. After reviewing the circumstances Mr. Hobbs agreed with Local 100's position and reinstated her full seniority. With Local 100 going to bat for Caroline it once again shows how being a member of Local 100 really pays off in a big way.

Ms. Hibbler stated, “ Without Local 100 I would not have had any where to turn to for help. The more members Local 100 has the stronger it will be and the more it will be able to do for each member. I would also like to thank Transportation Director Hobbs for listening to our position and making the right decision.”

 
Dallas County School Bus Drivers & Monitors Demand Change PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 August 2011 14:23
On July 22 six Dallas County School bus drivers and monitors, Khaliah Kimbrough, Ira McCowan, Charline Buchanan, Marcia Karim and Ruby Ross met to put together a list of issues to take to Dallas County Schools.

The issues

The summer jobs are not being posted at all of the lots.

Drivers are being told that being at-will employees prevents them from drawing reduced hour unemployment benefits while other people are being denied part-time unemployment benefits.

Seniority from other school districts should be applied to routes and field trips?

Standby drivers get more hours than regular drivers.

Local 100 members should have input into employee handbook revisions?

Dallas Transportation Employees meetOn July 23rd fifteen drivers & monitors met with

Transportation Director Aaron Hobbs

at the Local 100 office and these following points

were brought up at the meeting:

 

  • Summer jobs will be posted at all the lots and they will be posted before May to give people more time to make plans.

 

  • The mix-up over drawing reduced hour unemployment during the summer is due to the confusion over school district employees being ineligible for unemployment compensation during the summer but being eligible for reduced hour unemployment compensation at the same time.

 

  • Transferring seniority from one district to another depends on whether or not both districts are in the same retirement system and the school district’s policy. Also Mr. Hobbs stated recent changes allow employees that retired after 2011 to come back after 1 year and work all they want.

 

  • He will meet with Local 100 members to discuss handbook changes

 

  • Mr. Hobbs stated “people would be given more notice of upcoming field trips.”

 

  • No more being offered a field trip at the last minute.

 

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 By being a Member  you to have a voice at your Bus Barn

 
A great Win for Regina Price PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 15:26

Regina Price and Orell FitzsimmonsRegina was first employed by the Conway Development Center in 1986 at the age of 19, that would make her a twenty-five year employee. In these 25 years she has been a model employee and was promoted until she was a supervisor in her unit. But that all changed in April of this year when she was accused of giving substandard care to a resident.

The Center management said they had three employees say that they had saw her mis-treating a resident.  During the Local 100 investigation they made a Arkansas Open Records Request for the Investigative Report and the Union found that when the witnesses were first questioned it didn't seem like they had anything thing to say about Mrs. Price's activities. Not until later when interviewed a second time (something that never happens) they recalled with great detail the problem Mrs. Price had and they all said exactly the same thing. Needless to say during he mediation it because apparent that the Conway development Center's case had totally dissolved along with the creditability of their three star witnesses.  

The result was wonderful. Regina was placed back to work with full back pay. Regina stated ,

“I'm ready for my next twenty years at Conway and everyday I'm going to tell my co-workers I would not have my job without the support and hard work of my union, Local 100. If you aren't a member yet, you should join today, you never know when what happened to me could happen to you. We need to make the Union stronger by joining to protect our jobs and way of life.”

 
Louisiana Local 100 files a union petition for the meter readers in the New Orleans area PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 April 2011 20:56

United Labor Unions Local 100 filed a petition on behalf of the Orleans and Jefferson Parish meter readers.  This is a unit of approximately 52 men and women who are stating their need for job protection and job security.  These men and women are out there rain or shine, in the heat and in the bitter cold.  As one of our long time meter readers says "When it gets too hot they take the mules and the donkeys off the street, but they don't take the meter readers."  Some of the meter readers of Jefferson and Orleans Parish have been working for years, some decades to make sure that Entergy clients get their utilities read in a timely manner so that our meters are as accurate as they can be.  In return, all they are asking for is to be treated with dignity and respect,  and a voice.

United Labor Unions Local 100 is proud to work towards a union election with these hard working men and women.

 
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