• PGCMLS Members Make Presentation to Library Board of Trustees
    Updated On: Sep 21, 2016
    View the presentation here: http://www.mcgeo.org/pgcmlspowerpoint/PGCMLS%20Presentation%20to%20board%20of%20trustees.html
    Prince George’s County Memorial
    Library System (PGCMLS)
    UFCW Local 1994
    MCGEO
    • A union is an organized group of workers who collectively use
    their strength to have a voice in their workplace.
    Through a union, workers have a right to impact:
    • Wages and benefits.
    • Workplace health and safety.
    • Job training and other work-related issues.
    What is a Union?
    • UFCW Local 1994 (MCGEO) is a 9,000 member labor union
    committed to advancing the economic interests of our
    members, their families and the communities we serve through
    the collective bargaining, legislative, political, and organizing
    processes.
    Mission Statement:
    To add value to the work experience while building a stronger,
    more vibrant community. We pursue policies and objectives to
    sustain and protect an effective infrastructure of public services
    which improve and enrich the quality of life for all.
    Who are we?
    In addition to representing our members, we engage in legislative
    and political action and cooperate with other labor and civic
    organizations, as well as civil rights groups to advance the overall
    welfare of our communities, region and state.
    What do we do?
    Through our advocacy and engagement over the years, we’ve
    secured:
    • Sustained/Increased funding for PGCMLS.
    • Strengthened our relationship with the County Council
    • Cultivated relationships with community organizations
    • Council Bill 33-2015
    Our Impact
    Through our advocacy and engagement over the years, we’ve
    secured:
    • A voting labor seat on the Prince George’s County Blue Ribbon
    Commission to review the Prince George’s County structural
    deficit.
    • Reduced furloughs for PGCMLS employees during economic
    downturn when other Prince George’s County Departments
    received rifs and furloughs*
    • An increase in Prince George’s County’s minimum wage for low
    wage workers.
    Our Impact
    County contribution by fiscal year:
    • FY14 Actual – $18.2 million
    • FY15 Actual – $18.485 million
    • FY16 Approved – $18.485 million
    • FY17 Approved – $19.6 million
    Council Bill 33-2015 (Public Ed)
    MGM Casino Impact for FY17: $700,000
    Our Impact
    “You don't build an organization, you build people, then people build the
    organization.� – Zig Ziglar
    “The organization is, above all, social. It is people.� – Peter Drucker
    “Organizations often forget about its employees and the culture and ultimately
    they suffer for it, you cannot deliver good service from unhappy employees.� –
    Tony Hsieh
    MCGEO believes an organization’s success is directly related to
    employee empowerment and an intentional investment in an
    organization’s human capital.
    PGCMLS – Organizational Success
    • Open and effective communication
    • Trust and Partnership (“Us v. Them�):
    “The Union and the Library acknowledge their joint responsibility to
    foster a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect and
    cooperation, in the hope that this will contribute to the greater success of the
    Library and the establishment of a healthier and more productive workplace.
    Among the hallmarks of this partnership are open communication and a
    willingness to engage in good faith bargaining over matters required by law and
    dialogue over issues of concern to both parties. The key goals of this partnership
    are the delivery of quality public service to the citizens and employees of the
    Library, along with enhanced employee compensation, job security and a
    positive work environment for all.�
    Areas for Improvement
    • Branch Management/Area Manager structure
    • Employee retention
    • Revisiting PGCMLS employee pay freeze
    • Branch temperatures and humidity - OSHA
    • Union presence at staff meetings
    MCGEO is committed to working with the PGCMLS Board of
    Trustees and management to address the aforementioned
    concerns.
    Areas for Improvement
    Gabriel Acevero, Field Representative
    600 South Frederick Ave, Suite 200
    Gaithersburg, MD 20877
    [P]: 301-977-2447
    [E]: gacevero@mcgeo.org
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