Local 88 Oregon AFSCME Women’s Committee Conference Application – Feb 24 deadline

By President / On / In Local 88

The 2nd Annual Oregon AFSCME Women’s Committee Conference will be held March 3-4 at the Oregon AFSCME Salem Office, 1400 Tandem Avenue NE Salem,Or. 97301 starting at 6:30pm on March 3 and running through 4:30pm on March 4.

Local 88 will pay the $25 registration fee, travel expenses, and lost time for up to 10 members on a first come-first served basis.

Local 88 application here: Local 88 Oregon AFSCME Women’s Committee Conference Application

Register for the conference at the oregonafscme.org or navigate directly to the registration here:  Oregon AFSCME 2nd Annual Women’s Committee Conference Registration

Application deadline for Local 88 paid expenses is February 24

2017 LERC Portland Metro Leadership School – Feb 13 deadline

By President / On / In Local 88

The LERC Portland Metro Leadership School is Saturday February 25th from 9am  – 4pm at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall at 2379 NE 179th. Local 88 will pay for the tuition for up to 10 members to attend, on a first come-first served basis. Additionally, if you are scheduled to work on that day, Local 88 will pay lost time.  Registration deadline is February 13th,

Sign up here: Local 88 2017 LERC Application Form

Register with LERC directly at: http://lerc.uoregon.edu/events/2017-pdx-metro/

Draft Agenda and Materials for 1/18 General Membership Meeting

By President / On / In Local 88

Final versions will be distributed at the meeting. Please also note that Nominations for Oregon AFSCME Convention Delegates will be accepted in January and voted on in February.  Nominations and Elections for Trustee #1 will also be held.

Draft Agenda: GM2017.01.18A

Draft Minutes from November GM: GM2016.11.16M

Draft Minutes from December Executive Board:  EB2016.12.07M

December President’s Report: EB2016.12.07PresidentsReport

Draft Minutes from January Executive Board: EB2017.01.04M

Resolution regarding Trump Inauguration Weekend Actions and the Trump Agenda

By President / On / In Local 88

At the December Local 88 Executive Board Meeting, the Board passed the following resolution regarding the Inauguration Weekend Actions:

Resolution:    United Front Against Trump Agenda

Whereas: The election of Donald Trump is dangerous for all working people, especially immigrants, people of color, women, and LGBTQ people, and

Whereas: A president Donald Trump, coupled with Republican control of the House and Senate, raises the very real possibility of

  1.         national anti-worker legislation, which would decimate labor unions,
  2.        a  Supreme Court friendly to another “Friedrich” type attack on public and private sector unions,
  3.         an employer-friendly National Labor Relations Board which could reverse the gains of the last several decades,
  4.        an anti-union, anti-worker Department of Labor,
  5.         the deportation of millions of undocumented workers,
  6.          the exclusion, surveillance, profiling and incarceration of our Muslim brothers and sisters,
  7.         major restrictions on women’s reproductive rights,
  8.        the return of anti-LGBTQ laws,
  9.     the increased intimidation and assaults on our most vulnerable members by racist, sexist, homophobic and xenophobic predators, and

Whereas: Spontaneous protests have erupted across the country immediately following the Trump election, and

Whereas: Many national and local student, labor and community groups are planning for massive protests on the weekend of Trump’s Inauguration, January 20-22, and

Whereas: A united front of all those threatened by the Trump presidency will be needed to defend each, therefore be it

Resolved: that  AFSCME Local 88 pledges to encourage its members in concert with other labor unions for local protest actions on Inauguration weekend, and be it finally

Resolved: that AFSCME Local 88 will forward this resolution to its members, recommending they join the Inauguration weekend actions as well.

Click here for a downloadable pdf version: ResolutionUnitedFrontAgainsttheTrumpAgenda