(December 23, 2008, Donald Lynskey, Local 334 President)
Despite repeated requests over many weeks asking that UCS produce a new Court Reporter Minute Agreement Form, we still have not received one. I have attached the latest CSEA-UCS Minute Agreement Form (MAF) from 2003, which the UCS Labor Relations Department has confirmed is accurate with regard to our newly enacted rates effective 11-18-08. This is NOT a UCS-distributed document, although their office did create this document back in 2003 when we were negotiating these same issues. All of the information is accurate and up to date on this form. Our CSEA-represented reporters may want to use this form, until eventually UCS may distribute a MAF to both UCS management and reporters. Once again, reporters are to retain the form themselves. Do not turn them over to management. In an earlier notice, a two-year retention period was mentioned, based on a UCS memo from one of the Judicial Districts. Please disregard that directive. At this time, we have not determined with UCS how long the retention period will be. You will be informed once that is determined.
View CSEA Minute Agreement Form effective 11-18-08