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Need Assistance? Contact a Steward

Stewards are available to help with workplace issues, contract violations, or assist if you're facing discipline. Contact a steward in your department for help.

UPDATE: Nominations and Election

Nominations were accepted at the February 21, 2024, General Membership meeting. There were no contested positions. That means that the election process will not be activated. All nominees who were present and accepted their nominations won by acclamation. They were sworn in during the meeting.  Thank you to our Elections Committee and to those who

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Complaints Investigation Unit Evaluation

The Evaluation and Research Unit (ERU) in the Department of County Management are doing an evaluation to assess the Complaints Investigation Unit (CIU) process, including whether the CIU is meeting implementation goals and to provide recommendations around improving the CIU process.  If you have experiences or feedback to share about the Complaints Investigation Unit (CIU)

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Upcoming Events

  1. Local 88 Executive Board Meeting

    March 6 @ 6:00 PM
  2. Local 88 General Membership Meeting

    March 20 @ 6:15 PM
  3. Local 88 Executive Board Meeting

    April 3 @ 6:00 PM
  4. Local 88 General Membership Meeting

    April 17 @ 6:15 PM
  5. Local 88 Executive Board Meeting

    May 1 @ 6:00 PM

Member Benefits and Resources

Member Services Center

Member Resource

Get help, learn about training opportunities and benefits. Contact the Member Services Center.
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The AFSCME Advantage

Discounts and benefits for Union members!

Auto & home insurance, car loans, credit cards, lawyer assistance, and much more!
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What We've Been Up To

Market Adjustment Bargaining Training – Sign Up Now

Last week we reached an agreement with the County on the list of job classifications that our Union and management will be studying this spring for potential salary range adjustments. The purpose of these negotiations are to determine if the salary ranges for the studied job classifications are below the market rate. This is determined

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UPDATE: Telework Inclement Weather Update

Last week we filed our County-wide grievance covering hybrid and routine teleworkers that were required to take their own leave accrual when they were unable to work during the County closure between January 14th and 20th. Today, February 7, we had a Step 3 grievance meeting with County Labor Relations and based off the discussion

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Notice of Nomination and Election

**UPDATE February 10, 2024: Find more information, including FAQs on the Nominations & Elections 2024 page Dear AFSCME Local 88 Members,  This is to inform you that the AFSCME International Judicial Panel (IJP) has directed the Local 88 Election Committee to rerun our recent nominations and elections for the newly appointed E-board members and the

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Multco Local 88 Members make your voice heard: Take the Trauma in the Workplace Survey

The purpose of the Trauma in the Workplace Survey is to document the increasing reports of workplace violence and the trauma reactions many of our Local 88 Multnomah County members are experiencing. Survey data illustrating the frequency of workplace violence and the frequency of trauma reactions will further raise awareness regarding the need for comprehensive safety measures and

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AFSCME Local 88 Market Adjustment TA Ratified!

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2023 Market Adjustment Bargaining. The tireless efforts of our bargaining team have culminated in the finalization of a Tentative Agreement on Monday, December 11, 2023, which was then ratified on January 24, 2024. We are also excited to inform you that the County is set to

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Meet Shawn Masten, Your New Communications Specialist for Local 88

Shawn Masten was sworn in as the new Communications Specialist for AFSCME Local 88 at the January General Membership meeting. Shawn has worked at Multnomah County for nearly 5 years and is currently the Health Literacy Communications Specialist for the County Health Department’s Community Health and Student Health centers. She is mixed race (Black and

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JWJ Faith Labor Breakfast – February 20th

At the January General Membership meeting, members voted unanimously for Local 88 to sponsor The Jobs With Justice (JWJ) Faith Labor Breakfast. As a Moral Voice Sponsor we have five tickets to the breakfast available.  Interested in attending? Email 88cabinet@afscmelocal88.org. February 20, 2024 – Tuesday 7:00 am – 9:30 am St Andrews Catholic Church 806

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Labor Notes Conference: April 19-21, 2024

Join thousands of union members, officers, and labor activists who are on the front lines in our workplaces and our communities, organizing new workers and agitating together. Meet troublemakers from across the country and around the world. There will be more than 200 meetings and workshops to choose from including creative organizing tactics, beating apathy,

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