8/14 Bargaining Update

By President / On / In Local 88

Last Wednesday (August 9th) our bargaining team met with management for our fifth bargaining session. While no tentative agreements were reached on any subject our bargaining team raised important arguments regarding our current proposals and concerns about management’s proposed changes to our health insurance benefits.

From the start of our preparations for bargaining we’ve attempted to be inclusive of the needs of all our members, considering different needs while focusing on our shared interests. We have attempted to craft our proposals with a concerted effort towards improving equity, specifically broadening the definition of family when it comes to sick and bereavement leave, leave to deal with immigration matters, improving transparency in the hiring and promotion process, supporting workers in their initial trial service period, and a process for dealing with discrimination and microaggressions in the work place. While management has made some movement on the definition of family for use of leave as well as immigration leave, their substantive response on the other issues is that they want to retain their management rights but have presented no alternative solutions. When we asked management if they utilized the County’s equity lens to review their proposal on health insurance benefits that includes reductions in benefits and increases in our out-of-pocket costs, we were told that they did not.

Finally, they responded to our proposal on improving contract language covering alternative work schedules and telework arrangements, we were told by management that they believe the current process is working fine.

Help us tell the management bargaining team why there needs to be more transparency in the hiring and promotion process by filling out this short questionnaire: https://goo.gl/forms/VGZFrDKlRyNTj9vb2

Provide your story to the bargaining team regarding your experience with alternative schedules and telework agreements by filling out the short form: https://goo.gl/forms/Rwlg422DAwnZk6oK2

For a complete break-down of all of our proposals as well as management’s proposals, click on this link: http://www.afscmelocal88.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Local-88-Multco-Side-by-Side.pdf

Draft Materials for 8/16 General Membership Meeting

By President / On / In Local 88

Final versions will be distributed at the meeting.

Draft Agenda: GM 2017.08.16 A

June GM minutes: GM 2017.06.21 M (1)

July EB minutes: EB 2017.07.05 M (1)

July GM minutes: GM 2017.07.19 M

August EB minutes: EB 2017.08.02 M

AFL-CIO Resolution: Equity in Bargaining Resolution – OR AFL-CIO 2017

AFL-CIO Resolution: National Popular Vote Resolution OR AFL-CIO 2017

AFL-CIO Resolution: Remove Undemocratic Preemption Laws Resolution OR AFL-CIO 2017

AFL-CIO Resolution: Humane Solutions for the Unhoused Resolution OR AFL-CIO 2017


Market Adjustment Ratification Voting Location Information and Implementation Examples

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Implementation Examples

Location Room Time
Courthouse (downtown) Library Conference Room, 6th Floor 8:00AM to 10:00AM
Lincoln Building McKenzie Room 11:00AM to 2:00PM
Central Library Room 2B, Second floor 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Juvenile Justice Center Large Conference Room 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Multnomah Building Hallway off the main Lobby, 1st Floor 7:30AM to 9:00AM & Noon to 1:00PM
East County Courthouse Small Conf. Room by SED, 3rd Floor 8:00AM to 10:00AM
Midland Library Small Conference Room 2:30PM to 5:30PM
AFSCME Office Main Conference Room 3:30PM to 7:30PM



Draft Agenda for 7/19 GM and 7pm Start Time Reminder

By President / On / In Local 88

A brief reminder that our General Membership meeting has been moved to 7:00 to allow members to participate in the Rally at Chapman Square  (starting at 4:30).

Here is the draft agenda: GM 2017.07.19 A

Final materials will be distributed at the meeting.


Update (additional meeting materials):

May General Membership minutes: GM 2017.05.17 M

June Executive Board minutes: EB 2017.06.07 M

June General Membership minutes: GM 2017.06.21 M

July Executive Board minutes: EB 2017.07.05 M