May Day Activities Update

By President / On / In Local 88

Monday, May 1st is International Workers’ Day. In order to celebrate and honor the sacrifices and contributions of workers and labor activists around the world, and to show the pride and strength of our own union, Local 88 is asking members to join in various May Day activities.

For folks who are working on Monday, May 1st:

Wear your AFSCME shirt or other green clothing to show solidarity with other workers. Also, gather with other Local 88 members on your lunch break to eat good food and build community within your work site.  See your steward or check your union board for specific details on gatherings at your building.  If there is nothing currently planned at your site, talk to your fellow union members and organize your own event.

For folks who are NOT working on Monday, May 1st:

AFSCME Local 88 will be marching in solidarity with other unions and community organizations in the Portland May Day march.  Rally begins at 2pm at Shemanski Park. Look for the Local 88 banner and march with your fellow union members.  Remember to wear green. ☺

In addition to the rally, we are also collecting signatures for a letter we will be submitting to the Board of Commissioners: CountyCommissionersLetter.docx

Facebook Event for Portland May Day March:

For more information about International Workers’ Day, check out this history of May Day from Local 3800:

Update: HCAO Blues Festival Tickets for Local 88 members – 4/22

By President / On / In Local 88


Update: We now have 5 members who have contacted us regarding the tickets for the Blues Fest… Thank you so much for all the strong interest!

Local 88 has purchased 5 tickets for the 6th Annual HCAO Blues Festival fundraiser.  Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Please fill out the application here, and we’ll be in touch!

This year the Blues Festival will take place on Saturday, April 22, at the Eagles Lodge, 7611 N. Exeter Ave (at Lombard) in Portland. It is a benefit for Health Care for All-Oregon (HCAO), again featuring the Norman Sylvester Band with Shoehorn and many special guests, including LaRhonda Steele. Other star performers include:
*Obo Addy Legacy Project “Okropong”
*Mary Flower *Tevis Hodge Jr. *Mic Crenshaw *Shoehorn
*Stangetones and Volcano Vixens *Bloco Alegria *Steve Cheseborough
*Lloyd “Have Mercy” Jones *Tony Ozier “Doo Doo Funk”
*Mad as Hell Doctors, Nurses and Interns!
With celebrity MCs Paul Knauls, Renee Mitchell and Ken Boddie ; there will be a Silent Auction, Dinners for purchase, two bars, and a Community Village of Information tables.

Portland Troublemakers School, Saturday April 8

By President / On / In Local 88

Local 88 has budgeted for 10 members to attend this year’s Portland Troublemakers School.  Attendees will be reimbursed on a first come, first served basis. Portland Troublemakers School, Saturday April 8, UA 290 Training Center 20210 SW Teton Ave.  Tualatin, OR 9am-4pm. 

Click here to apply for Local 88 reimbursement: Local 88 Portland Troublemakers School Application

Sign up directly with Labor Notes for the Troublemakers School, or for questions, contact Johanna (email, phone 971-998-7340).


Bargaining Survey

By admin / On / In Bargain, Local 88

As we prepare to bargain a new contract,  your input is very important to our union and to this process. This is the first  survey you will be asked to complete but as bargaining progresses we may have more specific questions.  Please watch for additional surveys and continue your valued participation.

Please note that you must be a member to participate in this survey.

If you want to become a member, please complete the membership card.

Survey link: