8/29 Bargaining Update

By President / On / In Local 88

Dear Local 88 Members,

Last Wednesday we met again with the management bargaining team in an effort to reach a contract settlement. We primarily discussed issues related to equity, and fair working conditions including the length of the probationary period, a fair and transparent hiring process, and addressing microaggressions and discrimination in the workplace. We hope that discussion will help cause a change in management’s position on these important issues but we need your help: Please see the actions listed below.

We will meet again with the management team on September 13 and we anticipate receiving a response on our wage and other major economic proposals at that meeting. We will also be spending a fair amount of time discussing our concerns and objections to the County’s health insurance proposal that includes increases in deductibles, co-pays, and employee premium share contributions. Additionally and we will be discussing what the County can do to encourage wellness and remove barriers that our members face related to wellness.

WHAT ACTIONS YOU CAN DO TO HELP:

  • Support our workforce equity resolution by attending the Board of Commissioners hearing on September 14 @ 10:45AMMultnomah Building Commissioners Room. (Attendance should be on your own time)
  • Attend the Local 88 & Multco bargaining session on September 13, from 10:00AM to Noon, Multnomah Building Room 380 – please RSVP by clicking on the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/7GBhSoRiGgQsvPLD2(Attendance should be on your own time)
  • Wear green to work and union stickers and put up placards at your desk or cubicle on September 13 and 27.
  • Fill out a brief questionnaire about wellness https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L5WR62N

In Unity,

The Local 88 Bargaining Team