Tim Neep, Director
1121 L Street, Suite 401
Sacramento CA 95814

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Welcome to the IUOE State Unit 12 website. IUOE Locals 3, 12, 39, and 501 collectively represent some 250 city, county, special districts, and schools bargaining units within the Public Sector in addition to State Unit 12. The four Locals have some 150 full time Union business agents actively servicing the membership, a team of Union Legislative Representatives who monitor all legislation, actively oppose harmful legislation, actively carry bills that are beneficial to our members.

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March 11, 2014: Membership Life and Accidental Death and Disability Insurance
As a member, you will have an automatic $3,000 Life Insurance plus an additional $3,000 Accidental Death and Disability Insurance Policy at no cost to you. Non-members are not eligible for this benefit, and this insurance policy covers only active employees, not retirees.  Please note that the benefit amounts payable under this policy are reduced after the insured member turns 65, per the "Age Reduction Schedule" set forth in the"Schedule of Benefits" section of the insurance policy;a copy of which is available here: Click here to download the Policy Document.

January 10, 2014: CHP CVIS Post and Bid Survey counted today.
Click to enlargeThe CHP CVIS survey was sent out to all 161 BU12 members (with the CVIS classification code) to determine whether, or not, to change CHP CVIS Post & Bid and lane assignments, or to keep Post & Bid the same. Out of the 161 ballots mailed out, 60 were returned. A BU 12 CVIS Member out of the Cordilla Inspection Facility opened and counted the actual survey’s. ( Pictured counting votes: Joseph A. to enlarge photos)

Click to enlargeThis process was observed by a CHP Labor Relations Officer, a CalHR Labor Relations Officer, the BU 12 Director, the Local 3 Director and a Local 3 Business Representative. The survey count was tied, 30 votes to keep Post and Bid the same, and 30 votes to change Post and Bid Seniority. As a result, there was not a majority vote to change CHP CVIS Post & Bid and lane assignment. Therefore, Post & Bid and lane assignments will remain the same. CHP CVIS will continue the current practice of using “local work location” seniority for both Post & Bid and lane assignments.

December 19, 2013: The new Memo of Understanding (MOU) is now available on the Unit 12 website. Click here to read online or download for future reference.

October 14, 2013: Per Diem and Travel for Unit 12 - Click here to read memo from CalHR.
Effective October 1, 2013, the Department of Human Resources (CalHR) has updated lodging and per diem reimbursement rates for official State travel for the following Bargaining Units (BU): CCPOA (BU 6), CSLEA (BU 7), IUOE (BU 12), UAPD (BU 16), CAPT (BU 18), and AFSCME (BU 19).

September 25, 2013: Unit 12 Tentative Agreement passes - On September 24, 2013 IUOE State Unit 12 conducted its official ballot to determine whether or not to approve the 2013 – 2015 tentative agreement with the State of California. The official ballots were gathered and counted by a team of nine Unit 12 Rank & File Members to insure the integrity of the final count. Out of the 7,151 ballots sent to its current membership, 1,984 ballots were returned. Below is a breakdown of the final count:

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Local Business Representative.

September 12, 2013: This notice is to inform the membership that the Unit 12 MOU Bill AB 478 is on the Governor’s desk ready to be signed by Mr. Brown. What this means is that if it is ratified by our members on September 24, we will have an agreement with the Governor that runs through July 1, 2015.

September 11, 2013: Caltrans MONTHLY Pay - Read the attached letter detailing the questions about the transition to a monthly payroll. We want assure you that we will not move forward with monthly pay until we are confident this will have the least impact on you and your family. We will work closely with rank and file members to listen to these concerns and move forward in the best interest of the membership. Read the letter now.

September 10, 2013: Revised Letter - download it now!
Please be advised that there was a typo in the most recent "Summary of Tentative Agreement" that was sent in a mailer. The figure of $1200 should have been "payable in 2014," not in 2015 as shown in the revised letter. Please download and read the revised tentative agreement summary letter now.