8/29 Bargaining Update

Dear Local 88 Members,

Last Wednesday we met again with the management bargaining team in an effort to reach a contract settlement. We primarily discussed issues related to equity, and fair working conditions including the length of the probationary period, a fair and transparent hiring process, and addressing microaggressions and discrimination in the workplace. We hope that discussion will help cause a change in management’s position on these important issues but we need your help: Please see the actions listed below.

We will meet again with the management team on September 13 and we anticipate receiving a response on our wage and other major economic proposals at that meeting. We will also be spending a fair amount of time discussing our concerns and objections to the County’s health insurance proposal that includes increases in deductibles, co-pays, and employee premium share contributions. Additionally and we will be discussing what the County can do to encourage wellness and remove barriers that our members face related to wellness.


  • Support our workforce equity resolution by attending the Board of Commissioners hearing on September 14 @ 10:45AMMultnomah Building Commissioners Room. (Attendance should be on your own time)
  • Attend the Local 88 & Multco bargaining session on September 13, from 10:00AM to Noon, Multnomah Building Room 380 – please RSVP by clicking on the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/7GBhSoRiGgQsvPLD2(Attendance should be on your own time)
  • Wear green to work and union stickers and put up placards at your desk or cubicle on September 13 and 27.
  • Fill out a brief questionnaire about wellness https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L5WR62N

In Unity,

The Local 88 Bargaining Team

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