Dear Colleagues, 

We were elected by you to represent the many job titles held by members of the Vermont State Colleges Staff Federation.

As union members, we have secured the right to bargain over all major issues that affect our professional lives, including pay, benefits, and working conditions. Over the years, our dedicated bargaining teams have made huge strides in raising standards, providing key protections and establishing fair processes in regards to how decisions are made that affect us. 

We will begin to bargain with the Chancellor in late fall or early winter of this year. There is much work to be completed leading up to bargaining, most important being the development of proposals that would further improve the lives of our members. In the effort to best represent your interests at the bargaining table, your bargaining team has developed this survey as tool to collect ideas and priorities across our bargaining unit.  

The deadline for this survey is November 24, 2015. If you prefer to fill out a hard copy, please contact your Campus Chair who will be happy to provide a hard copy of the survey.  We appreciate your time and input and look forward to working together to continue to make improvements in our workplaces. 

In Solidarity,

Your Bargaining Team 

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* 1. Name (optional):

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* 2. Job Title (optional):

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* 3. Campus (optional):

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* 4. Email (optional):

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* 5. Primary Phone Number (optional):

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* 6. What are the most important changes you want to achieve in this contract negotiation?

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* 7. What contractual benefits are most important to you?

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* 8. Rank the following economic items in order of their importance to you (1 being most important, 4 being least important).

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* 9. Rank the following working conditions in order of importance (1 being most important, 6 being least)

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* 10. How would you rate your dental insurance?

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* 11. How important would a reimbursement for child care expenses be to you?

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* 12. What health and safety problems, if any, exist in your work place?

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* 13. Would you prefer to negotiate a sick leave bank or maintain the current practice of donating sick time to individuals? 

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* 14. Your health insurance may be impacted by the ACA Excise tax on high-value health plans. Would you rather pay the tax, minimize the tax or avoid it completely?

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* 15. Are there any other issues you want addressed in your contract? 

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