Union members may request leave donations for use as sick leave. The recipient may only use donated leave after his/her accrued sick, annual or personal leave has been exhausted. Unused donated leave cannot be returned to donors. As with all leave, approval and use of donated leave is at the Employer's discretion.
The Union maintains a Business Leave Bank for purposes of compensating bargaining unit members for work absences due to contract negotiations and formulation, meetings, conventions, training sponsored by the union, attendance at arbitration or other hearings as witness for the union, and other like purposes.
Emergency Leave is a voluntary program to help members who need leave for major medical reasons or whose leave balance is not adequate for that purpose. Participants donate a day of leave annually to the Emergency Leave Bank. Upon donation of the day of leave, the member will have access to the bank. This is an excellent way to help your fellow union members as well as to provide an element of security for yourself.
The Emergency Leave Bank guidelines and the form for enrolling in the Bank are available in the Union offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau, or you can click on the following links.
The purpose of the Catastrophic Leave Bank is to sustain health coverage for GGU members who have exhausted all annual and sick, personal leave, individual medical bank leave and all donated leave.
The ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 Injury Leave Bank was established in the 2004-2007 GGU Collective Bargaining Agreement as an aid to workers who have been assaulted while performing their job duties.