L88 Seniority List Updated

The annual Local 88 seniority list has been updated for 2015.

Local 88 employees have 30 days, until April 2, 2015, to review the list and contact Human Resources with errors.  After the review period, the list will be republished reflecting any changes.  If employees believe there is an error in their seniority dates, they should contact (1) their department HR unit or (2) Steve Herron in Labor Relations  using the process outlined in the cover letter on Multco Commons.

Employees can access the seniority list and related information at the Multco Commons.

Employees should take note of the following seniority appeal provisions:

  • If no grievance is filed within 30 days of an employee contacting Central Human Resources about a seniority issue, the seniority calculation is deemed correct and no grievances may be filed on that issue at a later date.
  • Employees may only file grievances over seniority calculations since the effective date of the previous contract - July 1, 2011.
  • Seniority date appeals are frozen during the bumping/layoff process. This year, the freeze date begins May 1, 2015.

The following types of employees are not reflected on the seniority list because they do not accrue seniority:

  • Temporary
  • On-call
  • Limited duration employees (note: regular employees with a limited duration assignment will be listed in their base classification).

Push Back the Fast Track: Join the Rally!

TPP Protest Graphic

Click graphic for the event flyer.

Oregon can’t afford another free trade deal like NAFTA, and we have a chance to put pressure on Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer to stand with Oregon’s workers and say NO to Fast Track and NO to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Join us on March 9th and rally to end fast track, stand against the TPP, take actions to help Oregon workers and more.

Watch Your Pay Stub for Adjustment

FYI, We have received the following information from Payroll:

Payroll has updated the tax tables in the system which required them to run the payroll retro to 12/16/14 to recalculate the taxes for payments made in 2015.

Most employees will see a refund of taxes previously withheld on the upcoming 2/27/15 paycheck

The refund will display on the check stub as “/552 Difference Prev.Per” and will be anywhere from a few cents to $100 depending on income and filing status.

If you wish to review your tax withholding’s, please go to the employee self serve site on Commons. You can review what you are currently claiming and make changes at this site. Thank you.

AFSCME Green Volunteer Event on March 7

AFSCME-Green-Logo-Color-NoBoxJohnson Creek Watershed Council 10 locations need help! Clearing, planting, and mulching for a healthier watershed.  Family-friendly event! Gloves and equipment provided. Wear your UNION colors. UNION PROUD… UNION STRONG!

AFSCME environmental caucus is encouraging local union members to participate ​in the Clatsop Butte Park planting​, near SE 156th and Evergreen Drive.​  Look for Friends of Trees signage and AFSCME green banners.

  • Saturday, March 7
  • 9am-12pm

Friends of Trees will be supplying 1,000 native plants and trees for the event. Complimentary thank you lunch Join JCWC at Wall Street Pizza, 201 N. Main St., Gresham or JCWC Headquarters, 1900 SE Milport Rd., Milwaukie.

For questions or to register for this event, either as a group or individually, ​call Amy at 503-652-7477​ or email info@jcwc.org.

When you call tell them you are a union member and would like to be part of the Clatsop Butte planting. Visit JCWC’s website: ​www.jcwc.org​ to see other locations.

To download the flier, click [ HERE ] (contains driving directions).


Oregon State Treasurer, Ted Wheeler, Hosts Retirement Saving for All Oregonians Forum.  All members are invited to this meeting with State of Oregon Treasurer Wheeler to discuss plans ensuring retirement security for all Oregonians.

  • When: ​Thursday February 12, 2015 Time: ​5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Location: ​Milwaukie Community Center 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr, Milwaukie


  • State Treasurer – Ted Wheeler
  • Oregon AARP – Joyce DeMonnin
  • Oregon AFSCME – Joe Baessler
  • The Main Street Alliance of Oregon – Stephen Michael

For more information: Evan Wickersham

Download Press Release [ HERE ].
Download Announcement Flyer [ HERE ].

L88 Members Needed at City Minimum Wage Hearing

$15MINWAGEThe Portland city council hearing on a proposed change to the city’s Fair Wage Policy (up to $15/hr in wages + $2.20/hr in benefits) is coming up at 2pm on Wednesday February 18.

15 Now PDX is seeking Local 88 members to join them at the hearing to lend support for this initiative.

  • What: Portland City Council Hearing on $15 Fair Wage Policy
  • When: Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 2pm
  • Where: Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave. Portland, OR

Social media event page link: https://www.facebook.com/events/755621621182803/

Center for Women’s Leadership Taking Applications Now

NLO 2015 ScreenshotNEW Leadership Oregon is the award-winning women’s leadership development program housed at the Center for Women’s Leadership at Portland State University. Open to college women enrolled at any college in the state of Oregon, NEW Leadership Oregon runs an inclusive women-centered leadership program that educates and encourages outstanding college women to develop paths towards leadership.

NEW Leadership Oregon teaches leadership through action. Participants:

  • Practice public speaking, planning, organizing, and networking to address real social problems.
  • Draw on the expertise of seasoned coaches and the experiences of women leaders in government, business, science, and the community.
  • Learn a set of skills designed specifically to prepare college women for public leadership.

NEW Leadership Oregon’s ongoing program starts with an intensive, six-day, residential leadership training, specifically designed to introduce Oregon’s college women to opportunities for leadership. In addition, we have Bridge Sessions to address issues such as wage negotiation, board service, and career enhancement, as well as ongoing networking, mentoring and educational opportunities. By participating in the NEW Leadership Oregon program, college women find out why and how to develop their own leadership skills through interaction with Oregon’s past and present women officeholders, business leaders, policy specialists, and activists. Hands-on skills-building workshops teach women to lead by taking action.

Women’s involvement in elective office, business, media, law, public policy making, and all aspects of leadership is a matter of justice and equity and is imperative for a vital democracy. In order to solve the world’s most critical problems it is imperative that we have everybody at the table.

Download the flyer [ HERE ].

COLA Is Here

Per the L88 contract ratified on 12/4/14, Regular Status and LDA Local 88 members employed at Multco on 12/4/14 will receive a 2.7% COLA on the 1/30/2015 paycheck, retroactive to hours worked beginning on 7/1/2014 . Employees who left the county before 12/4/14 will not receive the retro pay as they were out of pay status before the contract was ratified.

The retroactive amount is shown as “Differences per prev” with a dollar amount. Please check your pay stub or deposit notice carefully if you are eligible for retro pay.

If you have questions or are not sure where to locate the information on your deposit notice, please contact your Department Human Resources Analyst.