UPAMM NEEDS YOU
The success of your union depends on the participation of its members.
Please consider volunteering for a committee
Contact: Christine Oldenburg-McGee PA-C
Focuses on the foundational elements of a strong union- engaging, educating, and organizing members. Develops strategies to effectively organize and implement events to build unity and campaigns to obtain union goals. Ideal for members interested in building relationships with the diverse group of PA's at Michigan Medicine.
Contact: Bob King
Christine Oldenburg-McGee PA-C
Alex Tiefel PA-C
Jacklyn Thibert PA-C
Focuses on researching information, creating/implementing bargaining strategy, achieving the best possible collective bargaining agreement and supporting the bargaining team. The bargaining committee team is a subset of the committee that represents membership during contract negotiations. Ideal for members interested in collaborative problem solving, negotiation strategy and impacting the future of PAs at Michigan Medicine.
Union Steward/Grievance Committee
Contact: Alex Tifel PA-C
Focuses on contract implementation and compliance with regard to workplace concerns of members. Ideal for members with interest in member representation, collaborative problem, solving and strategic thinking. Examples include PTO disputes, CME utilization and workload reviews. Volunteers will receive training
Contact: Jill Hasen PA-C
Focuses on brainstorming and planning events to build relationships and comradery between members. Planning/organizing and implementing an event for PA week each October. Ideal for members that enjoy event planning and interested in building relationships with colleagues outside of work.
Contact: Jacklyn Thibert
Focuses on creating and authorizing the annual operating budget. Ideal for members with a an interest Accounting and fiscal responsibility. ideal for members who would like to volunteer 6-8 hours /year.
Contact: Lisa Spratke PA-C
Focuses on keeping members up to date on union business and events via email. Responsible for the creation of quarterly newsletters. . Maintains Facebook and Instagram pages. Updates website as needed. Attends planning meetings as needed,typically
1-2 hours per quarter. Ideal for members able to volunteer 3-4 hours per quarter.
Contact: Bob King
Oversees and conducts UPAMM officer elections every 2 years as outlined in the UPAMM constitution. Focuses on organization ND transparency in the democratic election process. Ideal for members able to volunteer 4-6 hours per election cycle. Members seeking an elected position are not eligible for this committee.