Questions received…..

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We’ve received a few questions from folks who can’t attend the conference this weekend about whether they can still run for the bargaining team. If you are unable to attend on Saturday but wish to run for the bargaining team then we request that you follow the process below:

– Reach out to another bargaining delegate and ask them to nominate you.
– Write a brief statement about why you’d like to be on the bargaining team that can be read out loud to the delegation before the election. The statement should be submitted to the delegate making the nomination.


Reminder! Delegate Conference This Saturday!

By admin / On / In Local 88

Please register by noon today (1/26/2017) if you plan to attend the Bargaining Delegate Conference this Saturday January 28th, 2017. The conference will start at 9:00AM and finish at 1:00PM. The Oregon AFL-CIO at 3645 SE 32nd Ave, Portland, OR 97202 will be the location of the conference. Lunch and light breakfast will be provided. Unfortunately we will not have child care available at this conference but hope to at the next conference.

If you are scheduled to work and need to use union leave (lost time), please fill out the lost time form  and return it to Deirdre Mahoney-Clark at

See you there!

Movie Night!

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Join us for movie night at the Union Hall (6025 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR) on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 starting at 6:30pm.

Council 75 will be hosting and showing the movie 13th. 13th is a documentary by director Ava DuVernay centered on race in the US criminal justice system. The film is titled after the 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery (unless as punishment for a crime). DuVernay documentary argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated through mass incarceration.

There will be refreshments and popcorn. See you there!

Draft Agenda and Materials for 1/18 General Membership Meeting

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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

Bargaining Delegate Meeting Postponed

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Dear Bargaining Delegates,

Due to the high possibility of inclement weather during the bargaining conference tomorrow, we’ve decided that it would be prudent to postpone the meeting scheduled for tomorrow, January 7th.  While we really don’t like postponing such an important meeting, our concern is for your safety and to hold this event on a date that encourages the maximum number of people to attend.  We apologize for any inconvenience this postponement may cause you.
We have tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, 1/28 from 9AM to 1PM.
Thanks and stay safe and warm this weekend.