Join on-call and temp workers in demanding union recognition

Join on-call and temp workers in demanding union recognition

Next week, on Thursday, November 8th, a group of our fellow county workers will testify before the Multnomah County Commission.

Come show your support!

The workers will testify to inequities and unfairness they face every day on the job as on-call and temporary employees.  They will explain how this affects their pay, benefits, scheduling, seniority rights, and more. Former temp and on-call workers will outline the tangible changes in their lives when they moved to permanent full- or part-time status.  


Kristian Williams testifying about on-call
and temporary workers’ union rights in July 2017.

All of the workers testifying will urge the commissioners to recognize on-call and temporary workers’ decision to join AFSCME Local 88.

Workers will point out the hypocrisy of the county’s position: Commissioners regularly state that they value fairness, justice, and respect.  They craft policies designed to reduce poverty, help working people, support families, and reduce structural inequity. But their own house is not in order.  The county's refusal to recognize on-call and temp workers as part of Local 88 allows management to exploit us, devalue our contributions, and ignore our concerns.

You can help reverse these injustices!  Put on your AFSCME t-shirt, your green Halloween wig, or anything bright green, and come to the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners meeting, in the board room at 501 SE Hawthorne, Thursday November 8th at 9:30 a.m. sharp.  The workers testifying will be invigorated by your presence.  And when the commissioners look out at the room, we want them to see dozens and dozens of people wearing AFSCME green.  Our power is in our numbers.

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