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|United Professors of
counselors, librarians and other non-administrative certificated
employees at the
Marin for more than 37 years. Unit members include both full
time and part time employees who serve students at the Kentfield and
Indian Valley Campuses in Marin County, California.|
IMPORTANT! Medical Benefits Update |
Since January 2014 end of month payroll, the District has funded the
cost of the current premium rate increase for the new plan year
effective February 1, 2014 for Kaiser and Health Net coverage, at a cost
of approximately $150,000 to date. However, effective with the April
2014 paychecks which are paid on April 30, 2014, the District will no
longer be able to cover the cost of the rate increase over the cap of
The District, with input from the Employee Benefit
Advisory Group, is joining the Self Insured Schools of California
(SISC), effective 7/1/2014. SISC will help to control medical premium
rates and provides District employees with more Kaiser and non-Kaiser
medical coverage options. SISC includes the Kaiser plan, but
replaces the Health Net plan with a
comparable, lower cost Blue Shield plan.
In accordance with the Affordable Care Act, the District must
notify active employees 60 days in advance of proposed medical plan
changes and retired employees 45 days in advance of planned changes.
Employees must also complete an application for new coverage prior to
the plan effective date.
For those employees who elect to change
their medical plan coverage, the District will conduct an
Open Enrollment in May 2014 for the
medical plan effective date of July 1, 2014, and an additional
Open enrollment in October/November 2014
for the February 2015 renewal date.
As requested by the Employee
Benefit Advisory Committee, SISC medical plan options will be reviewed
with employees at the beginning of May. The Open Enrollment period will
be finalized by next week and announced shortly thereafter.
more information about SISC and medical plan options:
If you have any questions, please contact the following UPM
New Links & Benefits Page |
The Benefits page has been updated to include additional links that can
be helpful to the UPM Full-time and Part-time members, including links to:
AFT; CalSTRS; Union Plus; and "How to read your paycheck" (AFT link).
More to come!
National Badass Teacher Organization |
"This is for every teacher who refuses to be blamed for the failure of
our society to erase poverty
and inequality, and refuses to accept assessments, tests
and evaluations imposed by those who have contempt for real teaching and
the discussion: www.badassteacher.org
Information for Part Timers:
Unemployment Benefits |
you are a part-time community college instructor, you are entitled to
receive unemployment benefits between semesters and during the summer
break when you are not teaching. Click the View Details link for more information.
CFT and AFT local 2121 oppose ACCJC
decision to deny accreditation to CCS |
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) on July
3rd ordered the closure of California's largest college and a beacon of
higher education in America’s most progressive and prosperous cities.
The City College of San Francisco (CCSF) serves 90,000 students and has
produced the thousands of thousands of police officers, firefighters,
nurses and teachers who protect and serve our communities. This
outrageous, ill-conceived and unprecedented decision will have a harsh,
immediate and irreversible impact on the academic future of current
students and will undermine the achievements of College alumni.
Lauie Ordin urges all union members and concerned community activists to
write letter to the local papers such as the Chronicle and the Marin IJ
protesting the unprecidated and destructive actions of the ACCJC.
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IN DEFENSE OF EDUCATION
The United Professors of Marin join faculty, students and staff at all California Community Colleges, at the California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC)
to defend excellence in and access to higher education across California and on our campus
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