Friday, February 25, 2011

SHARE Fun Facts #1

2697 UMass Memorial Hospital employees are represented by SHARE.

70 feathers can be found, per square inch, on the average penguin.

5.627 meters (or 18 ft 5.54 in) is the longest recorded hair length on a human.

188 UMass Memorial Hospital job titles are represented by SHARE.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

In Support of Collective Bargaining

SHARE and friends on Beacon Hill
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SHARE staff organizers past and present joined with sister organizations HUCTW and TEA among those at Tuesday's State House rally to support collective bargaining in Wisconsin and beyond.

Photo credit goes to former SHARE organizer Janet Wilder. (And look, too! Will's little girl Hannah is getting big!)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Correction: Friendly Flu Shot/Declination Reminder

Hi all: one more reminder, since the deadline for getting a shot (or signing a declination form) is approaching fast.

The deadline is February 22nd!

Some of you have asked why the hospital has expressed such urgency about this. UMMMC is required by the Department of Health to report on those who have had the flu shot and those who have decided not to. The hospital plans to issue Written Warnings to anyone who has not provided documentation by the 22nd. Be sure to cover yourself: if you don't plan to get a shot, or you plan to get one after the deadline, don't forget to sign a declination form.

Please see our previous post for more details.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Central Mass AFL/CIO College Scholarship

The SHARE office recently received a notice in the mail from Joe Carlson, the President of the Central Massachusetts AFL/CIO, about a really great scholarship opportunity for our members. The lottery for these scholarships will be open to children and grandchildren of our members and any members themselves who will graduate from high school this year and attend college next year. The details we received are posted below. If you would like a copy of the nomination form, please contact the SHARE office (508-929-4020).

To: All Affilliate Locals of the Central Mass AFL/CIO.

We are pleased to announce that we will be awarding five $1,000.00 scholarships as well as a number of $500 Platinum sponsored scholarships.

The scholarship recipients will be drawn by lottery at the May community services committee meeting and the winners will be announced at the Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, June 3, 2011.

The scholarships will be presented at the Labor Day breakfast September 5, 2011

To be eligible, the student must be a 2011 graduating high school senior going on to college and a child, grandchild, or member whose local is affiliated with the Central MA AFL/CIO. Union members must live or work in the jurisdiction of the MA AFL/CIO.

All names must be submitted by May 1, 2011 and returned to:

Paul Soucy
AFL/CIO Labor Community Services
Central Ma. AFL-CIO
400 Washington St
Auburn MA 01501