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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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Local 88 Executive Board Meeting

    February 1 @ 6:00 PM
  2. Local 88 General Membership Meeting

    February 15 @ 6:00 PM
  3. Local 88 Executive Board Meeting

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

    March 15 @ 6:00 PM
  5. Local 88 Executive Board Meeting

    April 5 @ 6:00 PM

Member Benefits and Resources


Member Resource

Get help, learn about training opportunities and benefits. Contact the AFSCME SMART 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


Meeting FAQ: How do I…?

Request to add an agenda item for a meeting There are three ways to add an agenda item or motion during Eboard and General Membership Meetings. The cabinet officers do their best to plan these monthly meetings, but please know there is not a guarantee your item will be added to the agenda.  Before the

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Contract Updates

Our union is implementing the changes to our Local 88 contract. By now you should have received the retention/incentive bonus of $2500. This amount may have been prorated based on your work schedules. Here are responses to the two most frequently asked questions. Q: When will our new contract be available online and in print?

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Local 88 Leader attending Harvard Law School

Percy Winters, Jr. As a single father, one of the things I push my kids to thrive at is their education. It is very important for me to instill in them what an education means, where an education can take you, but most of all, no one will be able to take an education from

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2022 Year End Report

2022 was a very eventful year for everyone associated with AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) Local 88. There are approximately 30 union members in formal leadership roles and together with the hundreds of other members we are a strong and powerful union. Local 88 is a force to be reckoned with. 

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Through 12/16: Support LCSA through Multnomah County Employee Giving Campaign

Did you know that your donations through the employee giving campaign can support union members in need? United Way facilitates donation pledges for Multnomah County Employees in the annual giving campaign. United Way of the Columbia-Willamette (UWCW) is endorsed by AFSCME Local 88, and has also partnered with Labor’s Community Service Agency (LCSA) to serve thousands of working families

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Contract Ratification Celebration–details coming soon!

Stayed tuned for details about our contract ratification celebration. This celebration will be a family friendly event with food, activities and of course lots of union solidarity. The contract ratification celebration will take place in early 2023 and takes the place of our December holiday party. Registration will be required and details will be posted here soon. 

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Local 88 at the 2022 Pride at Work Convention

Shelley Ashford and Matt Davis Shelley Ashford In August 2022 AFSCME Local 88 selected 2 individuals to attend the Pride at Work 2022 Quadrennial Convention in Minneapolis Minnesota. Shelley Ashford and I were fortunate to attend this event. Having family, friends, members and co-workers who identify as LGBTQIA+ I took this opportunity to further educate

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Virtual Bargaining Summit: December 10, 9 am – 1 pm

Although we just completed bargaining our contract, and our next contract expiration date is in 2025, we are beginning to prepare for the next round of bargaining.  Council 75 is hosting a Virtual Bargaining Summit on December 10, from 9AM – 1PM. This event is open to all of our locals across the State of Oregon and will be packed

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