President Scott Towery and Treasurer Gus Jackson lead KOSE contingentMore
Representative Paul Davis will be in Larned on Sunday, November 24th.
Please take a few minutes to meet Representative Paul Davis to discuss your issues, thoughts, and concerns. While this gathering is open to the public, it is a great oportunity for you as KOSE members to have your voices heard.
Sunday, November 24th
KOSE had a successful and productive 2013 convention. Members had an opportunity to to visit with legislators from key committees and were addressed by House Minority Leader and Gubernatorial Candidate Paul Davis. Nominations were made for KOSE officers and executive board positions. Ballots to vote for these positions will be mailed on November 12, 2013 and must be returned by December 6, 2013.
This year's KOSE Convention, Moving Forward, will begin with a reception on Friday October 25th and conclude at close of business on October 26th. The convention call was sent out to members on September 4th. All members of KOSE are encouraged to join our democratic process! The reception on Friday evening from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm is a great opportunity to meet and greet other KOSE activists and members. On Saturday, the work of the union will begin. Nominations for this year's officers must be received by 2:00 pm on October 26-- voting will take place by mail directly following the convention. We will have sessions on Workplace Bullying, legislative priorities and grievance handling. Registration materials can be found here. To register, please fill out the registration form and return it to the union office. If you need more information about the convention – which will be held at the Ramada Inn, 420 SE 6th Ave, Topeka - please call the KOSE Office at 754-354-1174 or email us at email@example.com .
Reports of workplace bullying, defined as unreasonable behavior by a person (or group of people) that intimidates, degrades, offends, threatens, or humiliates a worker (or group of workers), have increased over the past year. Collectively, we have a responsibility to make sure that all state employees work in an atmosphere free of bullying. Please help us take a first step by completing the electronic survey linked here. If you are interested in hard copies of the survey to use at your facility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forced overtime at state facilities has reached a breaking point. KOSE is currently engaged in meet and confer with the Topeka Correctional Facility over their changes to the mandatory overtime policy. KOSE has requested meet and confer at Larned State Hospital as well. Their Human Resource Department is analyzing forced overtime patterns before the first meeting with the union. Additionally, KOSE and management of the Elsworth Correctional Facility will meet in the first week of October to discuss implementation of 12 hour shifts.
If you are interested in participating on the meet and confer teams, or in receiving alerts about the progress of the meet and confer sessions, contact Rebecca Proctor at email@example.com
The entire AFT family is heartbroken by the loss of life and devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan, and the AFT is prepared to help any way we can with recovery efforts, says AFT President Randi Weingarten.