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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.

Local 88 Election Committee Kudos

We want to extend a huge Thank You! to the Local 88 Election Committee for all of their hard work during the last election. Committee members spent countless hours preparing and running the election as well as going through a protest process during our most recent election. These volunteers worked to understand the complexity of

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Local 88 Steward Training April 26th & 27th

Whether you have been a steward for many years, or new to the position, this 2-day training is for you! This training will walk new stewards (and those that need a refresher) through their critical skills, concepts and scenarios to become an effective steward. As new union activists, you will become familiar with your contract,

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Upcoming Events

  1. Local 88 General Membership Meeting

    April 17 @ 6:15 PM
  2. Local 88 Steward Training

    April 26 @ 8:00 AM - April 27 @ 4:00 PM
  3. Local 88 Executive Board Meeting

    May 1 @ 6:00 PM
  4. Local 88 General Membership Meeting

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

    June 5 @ 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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AT&T Savings

Get 15% Off Your Bill

Members are eligible
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What We've Been Up To

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ADA Pilot Training for Stewards: April 16th, 2 pm – 4 pm

We’re looking to expand our engagement and support for members with disabilities. Many members with disabilities request reasonable accommodations through their employer, which is a multi-stepped process that can be frustrating, confusing, and uncertain. Requests for accommodation can take months and often union members ask for support from stewards. We are working to increase steward

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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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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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