Get Your CEU Certificates

Brothers and sisters,

CEU certificates are currently being delivered to MSC-1, MSC-2, MSC-3 and MSC-4
please check with your yard Representatives to receive your certificate.

Zone Mechanics can pick up the certificate on Monday June 26, 2017 from your yard Director personal assistant, please call and verify they have your name before going to the yard.

If you work for Director Jeff Ware pick up your certificate from Howard Horne MSC-1.

If for some reason you can’t locate your certificate please notify DCSMEC at (305) 477-6002 or email us at dcsmecba@gmail.com.

 

Yard Representatives:

Howard Horne (MSC-1) Toy’s

Hercules Allen (MSC-2) 41 street

Santiago Gomez (MSC-3) Coral Reef

Richard Crafton (MSC-4) Redlands 

 

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2017 CEU TRAINING

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Thank You for Attending the DCSMEC CEU training!

Words cannot express how delighted I am that you were able to make it to the 2017 CEU training. You really helped to make this a special time for everyone who attended, and I hope you had a great time as well!

My heart is so full from getting to see everyone this year and how much our DCSMEC family has grown. So many changes in a year! Yet, we still remain the crazy, loving, Union family we have always been.

It was great to have John Mills back as our instructor. John will always be an honorary DCSMEC member. He has never forgotten where he came from, a very rare attribute these days. I personally want to thank John for his friendship and great personality. He is the greatest instructor ever, if you don’t believe me, just ask him.

CEU certificate’s will be ready for pick up on Monday, June 26, 2017 from your DCSMEC yard Representative and/or your Director’s personal assistant at your MSC.

If after you acquire your certificate you have any concerns, please email dcsmecba@gmail.com or contact our office at (305) 477-6002 fax (305) 477-0806.

Until then, in solidarity,

Rolando Sardiñas

DCSMEC
Business Representative/
Chief negotiator

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Stewards meeting

Brothers and sisters I hope everyone has a Happy Father’s Day weekend, we have a Stewards/ Yard representative meeting Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

The meeting will be at: The Miami Free Zone Bldg. 2315 NW 107 Ave. Doral, Fl 33172 in the main conference room, time 4:30 – 7:30 pm.

Meeting Itinerary:

Healthcare presentation with special guest Rosa Novo. (From 4:45-6:15 pm)
You will have an opportunity to ask health related questions and get the latest information on new programs, you can request a free biometric screening (optional) and receive a free gift for all participants.

Regular stewards meeting from (6:30-730pm)
1. Hiring
2. CFR
3. Conflict resolution
4. Bullying in the workplace
5. Working conditions

 
This is a mandatory stewards and officers meeting, please contact the Union if for any reason you are unable to attend by calling (305) 477-6002 or fax (305) 477-0806.

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CEU TRAINING UPDATE (E) Last Opportunity

DCSMEC CEU training makeup session will be on Saturday June 17, 2017 at the Toy’s training room located 12525 NW 28 Ave. Miami, Fl 33167 (8:00 am to Noon) make sure to register this is your last opportunity.

 
The Honorable John Mills, will be assisting with training, if you already registered for the second class you’re good for the makeup class, all other members must register to attend. RSVP via email to dcsmecba@gmail.com or fax to 305 477-0806 and state your intent to registering for CEU training or you can register in person on Saturday. Make sure to provide your name, employee number, email and phone number. CEU training are for members only!

 
Membership has it’s privileges, if you are having a problem logging in to dcsmecba@gmail.com please get assistance from one of our Yard Representative’s or Stewards, for more information call DCSMEC at 305-477-6002.

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Prevent Heat-Related Illness

DCSMEC WANTS YOU TO BE AWARE & BE SAFE!

Brothers & Sisters,

Let’s be prepared to deal with another South Florida sizzling summer.

Things You Can Do to Prevent Heat-Related Illness.

Working in hot environments and/or prolonged exertion can raise the body’s temperature resulting in heat stress that may lead to heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat rashes, and even heat stroke. According to OSHA, heat stroke is the most severe form of heat-related illness and can be fatal if not quickly treated. The symptoms of heat stroke can include a change in mental status that can range from confusion to bizarre behavior to seizures, collapsing or even passing out.

Although avoiding exposure to extreme heat, sun exposure, and high humidity altogether is preferable, when this is not possible, workers should take the following steps to prevent heat-related illness and fatalities:

1. Wear loose-fitting, breathable clothing, such as cotton. Avoid non-breathing synthetic clothing, and always wear a hat.

2. Schedule heavy work during the coolest parts of the work day. If these tasks must take place during the hottest parts of the day, gradually build up to that work.

3. No matter how tempted you are to skip them, take scheduled breaks at a minimum, more if needed due the hot conditions. Cool down, find shade or an air-conditioned space.

4. Always wear your PPE when required, take into consideration PPE can increase ambient temperatures by as much as 10°.

5. You should acclimate yourself by being exposed for progressively longer periods to hot working environments gradually. If necessary, utilize relief workers for physically demanding jobs, don’t hesitate to ask for help.

6. In addition to monitoring your own physical condition, keep an eye on your fellow workers and call for help immediately if they become confused or act strangely during work in a hot environment. Move them to a cool area immediately.

7. Drink water frequently, even if you are not thirsty. Consume approximately 1 cup every 15 to 20 minutes. By the time you become thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Water and low-sugar beverages are best to rehydrate your body. Also avoid drinks with large amounts of caffeine or sugar when working in hot environments, as these will cause you to become dehydrated more quickly.

NOTE:
A tried & true method for greatly decreasing the possibility of any heat related illness is to well hydrate yourself the day before. Drink a large amount of water the afternoon & evening before a sweltering day of work, you will notice the difference! Also, minimize alcohol consumption the day/evening before, you’ll be glad you did.

Let’s have a great summer, these times are always exciting in South Florida, to keep it that way let’s just be aware of the hazards that can occur when we are exposed to the summer heat for prolonged amounts of time.

Be Aware! Be Safe!

From all the officers of DCSMEC, have a safe, productive & enjoyable summer.


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Highlights of DCSMEC/ITS Collaborative Meeting”

May 18, 2017 ITS Meeting

On May 18, 2017, there was a collaborative meeting with ITS management, DCSMEC leadership and DCSMEC regional ITS Stewards at the ITS district warehouse building located in the city of Doral.

The following topics were discussed;

A. Differentiate job tasks between NDCS Tech and NIST.

B. Define policies pertaining to servicing personal devices as part of the BYOD program.

C. Define and/or determine a solution for UDT service requests of laptops and tablets. UDT device management review.

As a result of the discussions there were suggestions and potential resolutions discussed about the issues. However, some issues that were discussed could not be remedied due to the magnitude of repercussions that could result in excessive and/or unnecessary responsibilities.

D. Differentiate job tasks between NDCS Tech and NIST.

1. As stated by ITS administration, NDCS Techs and NIST’s differ in network infrastructure access. NDCS Techs will not have access to certain network applications. All NDCS Techs are authorized for basic network and server troubleshooting. NIST’s will have access to advance troubleshooting of networking equipment as well as infrastructure software.

2. NDCS Techs will be hired from an external pool of candidates.

3. NIST’s will be hired/promoted from the internal pool of qualified NDCS Techs.

E. Define policies for the servicing of personal devices as part of the BYOD program.

4. ITS administration acknowledges and confirms that there will be limited/no support for personal devices.

5. ITS administration stated that there will be creation and distribution of a policy memo pertaining to BYOD support by NDCS Techs and NIST’s to all applicable personel.

6. ITS administration affirms that any issue with BYOD support that is not in compliance with policy can be escalated to upper management if the issue is not resolved by an immediate supervisor.

F. Define and/or determine a solution to a UDT service request; as well as a UDT device management review.

7. There is an agreement that there will be continued communication between ITS and UDT to resolve the issue of service request creation and resolution for district devices in the 1-on-1 initiative.

8. It is acknowledged that all school sites are to have a DSP (Designated Site Person) that will manage and submit trouble tickets on the local school site level. This position has been mandated by the school district and cannot be filled by a member of the ITS department, i.e., NDCS Techs nor NIST’s.

​The meeting concluded with the above recommendations and approval of ITS management, DSCMEC, and representatives.
It has also come to agreeance that quarterly meetings for the purpose of collaboration should become a regular occurrence.

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DCSMEC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING (MAY)

DCSMEC is having a General Membership Meeting on Tuesday May 23, 2017. General membership meetings are held at the Miami Free Zone 2315 NW 107th Ave., Doral, FL 33172. The meeting are from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

If you attended both CEU classes you can pick up your certificate at the meeting, if you only attended one class you have to wait until you attend the makeup class in June to receive your certificate. Please mark your calendar’s, we hope to see you there.

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CEU TRAINING UPDATE (D)

DCSMEC CEU training makeup session will be on Saturday June 17, 2017 at the Toy’s training room located 12525 NW 28 Ave. Miami, Fl 33167 (8:00 am to 12:00 am) make sure to register this is your last opportunity.

The Honorable John Mills, will be assisting with training, if you already registered for the second class you’re good for the makeup class, all other members must register to attend. RSVP via email to dcsmecba@gmail.com or fax to 305 477-0806 and state your intent to registering for CEU training. Make sure to provide your name, employee number, email and phone number. The CEU training are for members only!

Membership has it’s privileges, if you are having a problem logging in to dcsmecba@gmail.com please get assistance from one of our Yard Representative’s or Stewards, for more information call DCSMEC at 305-477-6002.

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CEU TRAINING UPDATE (C)

DCSMEC CEU training makeup session is being scheduled at the Toy’s training room located 12525 NW 28 Ave. Miami, Fl 33167 (8:00 am to 12:00 am) we will announce shortly the exact date.

The Honorable John Mills, will be assisting with training, if you already registered for the second class you’re good for the makeup class, all other members must register to attend. RSVP via email to dcsmecba@gmail.com or fax to 305 477-0806 and state your intent to registering for CEU training. Make sure to provide your name, employee number, email and phone number. The CEU training are for members only!

Membership has it’s privileges, if you are having a problem logging in to dcsmecba@gmail.com please get assistance from one of our Yard Representative’s or Stewards, for more information call DCSMEC at 305-477-6002.

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HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

Happy Mothers Day

To ALL the MOTHERS out there weather you are a Past,
Present or Soon To be Moms. May your day be filled with
love, joy and laughter.

From the DCSMEC Union,

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