March 7, 2015

March 2015 
In this issue: 
MEA Outreach Initiative – March 1st through June 15th 
Meet and Confer Update: MEA Bargaining Around the City 
URGENT: Furloughs Negotiated in 2010 Set to Expire on June 30, 2015 
Annual Retiree/Active Dinner at SFO on April 1st – SEATS STILL AVAILABLE – RSVP today 
CCSF And MTA Management Training Funds for 2014-2015 Exhausted 

MEA Outreach Initiative – March 1, 2015 It takes the world’s best managers to run a world-class city! 
The MEA Board of Directors is committed to expanding MEA’s membership base
and building its profile, influence and capacity in 2015.
You can be a part of this important effort!
Between March 1 and June 15, 2015, current and new members at CCSF, MTA, SFHA and the Court can win gift cards and help MEA reach its goal of 90% membership.
Already an MEA Member: For every new member you bring into MEA, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of seven (7) gift cards worth $100 each. For the most new members signed up by a member during this period, a $250 gift card will be awarded 
Become an MEA Member: If you join MEA between March 1 and June 15, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of three (3) $100 gift cards. Additional gift cards will be awarded by drawing at New Member Lunches Friday, April 17th at City Hall Room 421, Monday, April 27th at SFO and Friday, May 1st at 1 South Van Ness Room 6052. RSVP to 
SUPPORT MEA: A strong and principled voice in your workplace
Rules: To receive credit for a new member, your name must appear on their application.
You must be present at the new member lunch to enter those drawings.
Meet and Confer Update: MEA Bargaining Around the City 
Although MEA generally bargains our major agreements every couple or few years, that isn’t the only time that issues are raised and negotiated between the employer and MEA. We receive dozens of requests to “Meet and Confer” (M&C) annually from agencies, departments and DHR that address issues as they arise and often involve time-sensitive initiatives or issues. A sample of current M&Cs underway:
GSA: Expanded use of employees to handle 311 calls during certain types of emergencies short of those that would trigger disaster status
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