Market Adjustment Ratification Voting Location Information and Implementation Examples

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Implementation Examples

Location Room Time
Courthouse (downtown) Library Conference Room, 6th Floor 8:00AM to 10:00AM
Lincoln Building McKenzie Room 11:00AM to 2:00PM
Central Library Room 2B, Second floor 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Juvenile Justice Center Large Conference Room 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Multnomah Building Hallway off the main Lobby, 1st Floor 7:30AM to 9:00AM & Noon to 1:00PM
East County Courthouse Small Conf. Room by SED, 3rd Floor 8:00AM to 10:00AM
Midland Library Small Conference Room 2:30PM to 5:30PM
AFSCME Office Main Conference Room 3:30PM to 7:30PM



Draft Agenda for 7/19 GM and 7pm Start Time Reminder

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A brief reminder that our General Membership meeting has been moved to 7:00 to allow members to participate in the Rally at Chapman Square  (starting at 4:30).

Here is the draft agenda: GM 2017.07.19 A

Final materials will be distributed at the meeting.


Update (additional meeting materials):

May General Membership minutes: GM 2017.05.17 M

June Executive Board minutes: EB 2017.06.07 M

June General Membership minutes: GM 2017.06.21 M

July Executive Board minutes: EB 2017.07.05 M

So What About that COLA?

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So how much is the COLA going to be and when do I get it? The Cost of Living Adjustment is determined by the Consumer Price Index for Portland Area Urban Wage Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (also known as Portland-Salem CPI-W) by comparing the second half of the most recent year to the second half of the previous year.  That number is 2.2%. It is effective (normally) on July 1 of each year.  However, because our contract expires on June 30, 2017, and we are in bargaining with the County, the COLA will be applied retroactively to July 1, 2017 whenever the contract is formally ratified by the membership and the County Board of Commissioners.  Three years ago, the final ratification did not occur until December 4, with the retroactive COLA being applied in the February paycheck.  The COLA amount is technically subject to bargaining.  

Council 75 Committee Volunteer Application

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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.

The committees are:

  • Building Committee
  • Diversity Committee
  • Good and Welfare
  • Policy Committee
  • Political Action (PAC)
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Training Committee
  • Women’s Committee


The caucuses are:

  • Conservative Caucus
  • Environmental Caucus
  • Next Wave