Phone bank and updated GM start time

By President / On / In Local 88

On Wednesday, September 21st,  before the General Membership meeting, Local 88 will be hosting a phone bank from 4:30-6:30 at AFSCME Council 75.  There will be snacks and games, as well as a training on how to phone bank for anyone who is new to phone banking or might need a refresher.   After the Phone Bank, we will be holding a normal Local 88 General Membership Meeting at 6:30.

CCC Contract Ratified!

By admin / On / In Contracts, Members

On 8/3 the union membership ratified the contract by a 103 to 5 margin.  Last week the CCC board of directors also ratified on their end.  

The across the board pay increases and new step increases are retroactive to the beginning of the pay period just before July 1.  You should see the retro payment and wage increase in your September 2nd pay check.  All other terms of the contract including changes to the holiday pay, shift differentials, etc. are effective on 8/17.  

In a previous update on 7/22 it was stated under Article 12, Health and Welfare that  “Employer picks up the full cost of health insurance costs for the 2015-16 plan year.”  Understandably this led some folks to believe that the employer would pick up the full premium for insurance for the 2015-16 plan year and that members would no longer have to pay a portion of the premium.  The statement should have read: “the Employer picks up the full increase in the cost of health insurance for the 2015-16 plan year.”   

The terms of the contract just ratified call for the employer to pick up the increase in the insurance renewal (around 9-10%) and employees will not experience an increase to their portion of the premium for the 2015-16 plan year.

Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement

By admin / On / In Contracts, Local 88, Members

Dear Local 88-1 Members,

This afternoon we reached a Tentative Agreement on a new union contract.  We made strong headway in number of areas.  Below is a brief summary:

Wages Increases:

  • Retro to 7/1/2016: $0.65/hour or 3% increase to your hourly rate, whichever is greater.
  • 7/1/2017: $0.55/hour or 1.5%, whichever is greater
  • 7/1/2018: 0.55 or 1.5%, whichever is greater
  • Step increase schedule is accelerated to provide advancement up the wage scale more rapidly at years 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14.  Employees currently past year 14 will advance under the old schedule of 15, 20, and 25.
  • Clarified language around out of class pay and wage rates changes after a promotion or transfer.
  • Market based selective salary increases of $0.65/hour for Medical Records/Hooper Admit Clerks & OTC Front Desk Receptionists.

Holidays and Paid Leave:

  • Corrected contract language so that less than 1.0 FTE members receive holiday pay for all worked during their scheduled shift on a holiday.
  • Seniority preference for PTO and Vacation leave scheduling.
    Updated contract language with Oregon Sick Leave Law providing more protection for an employee using PTO for a sick leave purpose.

Other Conditions:

Seniority bidding rights for vacancies expanded: J2’s and Lead CBA’s are in the same class; Crew 1 and Crew 2 are in the same class; Sobering Techs 1, 2 and IER will remain in the same class.

  • Clarified the process for shift replacement.
  • Final Warnings are reduced to written warnings after 12 months if there is no disciplinary action during that time period.
  • Additional information will be coming out shortly concerning the full detail of the settlement and the ratification date, times and locations.

In Unity,

The Local 88-1 Bargaining Team