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JPE Grows Despite Janus
by posted 10/05/2018

JPE Grows Despite Janus

 

In spite of the anticipated impact from the Supreme Court's Janus decision, JPE has enjoyed a growth spurt.  Just this week, 125 Info Tech Analysts, Accountants, Specialists & other employees reached an agreement with the Connecticut Judicial Branch for voluntary recognition of free choice to join our professional union.  This is a result of organizing efforts, over the last year, by the JPE Executive Board and AFT. 

These new members come to JPE from the non-union bargaining unit that have seen crippling increases to their healthcare costs and deprived of cost of living adjustments over the last few years.  It did not take long after the successful negotiation of JPE's Collective Bargaining Agreement for these, and many other non-union Judicial employees, to see the value of the Judicial Professional Employees Union.  These happy folks are not the first to join JPE this year and, so it appears, not the last to come!

 
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Election & Vote Results
by posted 09/27/2018

JPE Brothers & Sisters,

The Executive Board would like to thank each and every one of you that took the time to attend the annual meeting and for those of you that took the time to vote for the Trustee position and the Constitutional change propositions.  The results of the voting have been received and authenticated.  Congratulations to Matt Maiorano on becoming a JPE Trustee. We’d also like to thank Brian Logan for his continued dedication and contribution to JPE and all of its members.  Additionally, both Constitutional Amendments passed.  The Executive Board will be updating us on the great benefits of these Constitutional changes and how they will help further the mission of the JPE membership.  Here are some specifics of the vote:     

 

Question 1: Allowing the Executive Board to assess back dues for non-members who seek readmission to the Union. The amount of the assessment will be determined by the Executive Board.   67% YES, 33% NO

 

Question 2: The Executive Board may add additional job class representatives to the Board if needed when new job classes are added to the Union.  86% YES, 14% NO

 

CSSD Hazardous Duty Trustee Position –

Incumbent APO II Brian Logan (Derby) 44%

Challenger APO II Matt Maiorano (Bridgeport) 56%

 

In Solidarity,

 

Keith Wortz

Blair Watton

Elections Committee

Judicial Professional Employees Union

 

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Pensions & CT's Widening Debt
by posted 09/23/2018

 

 

 
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