The Hillsborough Employees Federation (HSEF) is YOU and your co-workers coming together as a team to make improvements at your workplace within the Hillsborough County School District.
Union members work together to negotiate and enforce a contract with managment that guarantees the things you care about like decent raises, affordable healthcare, safer workplaces, job security & a stable schedule.
HSEF is the union representing Hillsborough County Public School Employees including security officers, bus drivers, custodians, maintenence workers, student nutrition workers and more! No matter your role in the district you are welcome, you deserve to make ends meet, have a good life and a plan for the future!
To make a big difference we must work together!
Here are some things that you benefit from being part of our union:
Better Wages and Benefits Through Collective Bargaining
Decent raises, predictable schedules and employee centered policies don't just happen without hard working HCPS employees coming together and advocating for better workplaces.
When people negotiate together, they gain better wages and benefits.
Working employees in our union make improvements at the workplace, and they fight to improve the rights of all people. Union members helped create workplace health and safety standards, increased wages, sick time & paid leaves, health insurance provisions and lots of other contracutal mandates that you rely on like duty-free lunch and guaranteed hours.
Protection & Representation
HSEF representatives at your site & out of our central office are highly trained in providing proper advice and representation to members with all work related questions, concerns and problems. When you face a workplace issue, concern or disciplinary action with site based managment, district level administration or beyond, HSEF will be there to protect your rights!
If a situation arises that requires legal representation, your membership includes access to an attorney. The cost of an attorney can easily cost thousands of dollars! Far more than the total cost of dues over several years. HSEF membership provides you the benefit of valuable representation for all these issues and more:
Dismissals/legal representation at hearings and appeals
Any issue related to performance of duties or responsibilities as an HCPS employee
Health and safety issues
Injury on the job
Illness in the line of duty
Constitutional and statutory rights
Drug testing issues
$1,000,000 Liability insurance covering civil claims arising out of work related activities
When working people come together, they make things better for everyone. Joining HSEF enables us all to negotiate for higher wages and benefits ad improve conditions in the workplace here in the Hillsborough County School District, however there are MILLIONS of union members in America from all walks of life. These individuals know that by speaking up together, you can accomplish more than you could on your own.
A new reportfrom the Economic Policy Institute takes a deep look at the role and importance of unions as the key avenue for working people to come together and negotiate for an expansion of their rights and freedoms. To learn more about the things you need to know about the state of the labor movement vist the national AFL-CIO blog.