Interested in serving on an Oregon AFSCME committee or caucus with members from around the state? The application form is here. Council 75 President Jeff Klatke reviews the applications and makes committee appointments. Those appointments will then be ratified by a vote of the Executive Board at the July meeting.
While Local 88’s spots for the LERC Summer School are full up, the Council 75 Women’s Committee has extended their application deadline to June 30. To apply click here. Applicants will be notified by July 8. Please contact the Women’s Committee directly if you have any questions on their process. Kate at email@example.com or Theresia at firstname.lastname@example.org are good contacts.
In this month’s Northwest Labor Press, we discuss the topic of whether or not we should consider selling the 6% PERS IAP pick up for additional compensation on your paycheck. We will have to make a decision to put it on the bargaining table (or not) by late July. NWLP hits your mail boxes this week. Here’s an electronic version.
6/5/2017 Update: 4 members have expressed interest, and the application is now closed, however, if you would like to be added to the stand by, in case anyone drops out, please follow the same process.
Local 88 is paying the tuition and mileage for up to 4 members to attend the 2017 LERC Summer School on August 4-6 in Eugene on a first come, first served basis. Fill out the Local 88 application here and we’ll let you know if you are selected… then go to the LERC website for registration and additional information. We’ll work with LERC on the tuition, so just check “send invoice”. LERC’s registration deadline is July 7.
Additionally, the Oregon AFSCME Women’s Committee is also offering scholarships, their application can be found here. Please contact the Women’s Committee directly if you have any questions about their process (a good contact is Kate at email@example.com)
Here’s a slide deck of our Bargaining Team’s goals as we prepare to start negotiations with the County. Our first face to face meeting with management will be on Friday May 26th. It would be our expectation that the first meeting will focus primarily on establishing ground rules. Please keep in mind that these are goals that as a team we are dedicated to discussing and working on, and that actual contract language proposals may look very different and that this is just the start of the negotiation process.
The bargaining team started this process by reviewing the survey results, for which over a thousand members participated (thank you!!!). The team then had several working sessions to come up with these goals, that we in turn presented to the larger Bargaining Delegation on Saturday May 13th and the General Membership on Wednesday May 17th.