All non-confidential City of Tulsa Employees in the Labor & Trades (LT), Airport Officer (AO), Emergency Communicator (EC), Office Technical (OT), Administrative Technical (AT), Information Technology (IT), and Information Systems (IS) classifications are represented by AFSCME Local 1180 and are eligible to join. To join, contact your area Steward or contact the office.
Note: It is not necessary to participate in dues deduction to be a member of the union, as we have adopted a new direct deposit system for your privacy and convenience.
Why do I need a union?
Simply talking about issues that affect public service employees isn't enough. To make a difference, our voices must be heard. And we can be heard only when we organize as a union and gain the strength to make real change. Together, our collective voice is heard - on the job and in the state legislature and city hall.
Do union workers get higher wages?
Yes. Workers who are union members earn 28.2% more than non-union workers. Union wages are even greater for women and people of color. Women and African Americans represented by unions earn 27.7 - 31.5% more than their non-union counterparts. And Latino workers with the union advantage make 43.2% more than those not represented by a union.
Do union workers get better benefits?
Yes. Union workers are more likely than non-union counterparts to receive health care and pension benefits. More than eight out of ten union members are covered by health insurance and have a pension plan - versus fewer than half of those not in a union.
Anti-worker politicians are attacking City of Tulsa Employees and the services we provide. Their goal is simple: privatize our jobs, strip us of our rights and dismantle the public services that make our communities better places to live. They're going after our wages, our pensions, our health care - and even our right to bargain. If there is ever a time to join, it's now.
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