After a 6-month campaign, we finally have a tentative agreement on a new Contract. This will be a 3 year contract, starting when the contract is ratified (expected October 2011), and ending on June 30, 2014. A big “thank you” to each of you who volunteered your time to keep your co-workers informed, come to rallies, sign petitions, take surveys and give the bargaining team feedback. We believe this is the best contract possible in this economic climate, and we could not have done it without you.
We have scheduled a ratification vote, with the following 8 timeslots (choose the one most convenient for you). You must be a yellow card signed member to vote, but you can sign a yellow member card at the day of voting at the voting place. Voting dates and times:
September 28, 2011
7am-2pm @ Lincoln Building (1st Floor Willamette Room), 421 SW Oak St, Portland
10am-2pm @ Midland Library (Public Conference Room), 805 Southeast 122nd Avenue, Portland
3pm-7pm @ Multnomah Building (Oak Room), 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
3pm-7pm @ Multnomah East Gresham Health Center (Blue Lake Room), 600 NE 8th St, Gresham
September 29, 2011
7am-1pm @ Multnomah Building (Oak Room), 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
10am-2pm @ North Portland Library (2nd Floor), 512 N Killingsworth St, Portland
2pm-5:45pm @ Central Library (US Bank Room), 801 SW 10th Ave, Portland
3pm-7pm @ AFSCME Office (Library), 6025 E Burnside St, Portland
Click [ HERE ] to read a copy of the Contract. In MS Word Format.
Brown Bags: An email will come out soon for members with times and locations where we will be holding Q&A Brown Bag meetings. These will be scheduled at the Lincoln Building, Central Library, Multnomah Building, and Multnomah East Gresham Building.