COLA and More…
Our Union has been advocating and fighting for us on several fronts recently. Our statewide union – AFSCME Council 75 along with other public service workers unions are busy advocating for a fair and just retirement system. Defending the PERS benefits of our current retirees and future retirees is vital to our economic security, as well as pushing back against the tide fueled by large corporations like Comcast and the super rich like the Koch Brothers that are interested in rigging the economy and redistributing wealth away from working families to the One Percenters.
In Multnomah County, we are busy bargaining for a first contract for our Dentists and to negotiate a new contract for Juvenile Custody Support Specialists. Finally we are continuing press the County to do the right thing and to accept the wishes of Multco temporary and on-call employees to voluntarily recognize Local 88 as their union as part of the general bargaining unit. One good piece of news is that our cost of living adjustment wage increase due on July 1, 2019 will be 3.9% (JCSS & Dentists are still in bargaining).
Next week we will be holding meetings and events in a number of work sites/buildings around the County to provide more information about these campaigns and to hear from you all about your thoughts and concerns as we begin planning for contract negotiations for the general unit in 2020. Please stop by and grab some information, a snack, a button, and to learn how you can help us succeed on these vital efforts. Please plan to attend during your break or meal period.
|East County||Monday, January 28, 2019||Noon to 2:00PM||Sharon Kelly Room – 2nd Floor|
|Rockwood||Monday, January 28, 2019||Noon to 2:00PM||Rockwood Basement Conference Room|
|Five Oak (Lincoln)||Tuesday, January 29, 2019||11:30AM to 1:30PM||Pine Room|
|SE ADVS/Tabor Square||Tuesday, January 29, 2019||10:00AM (15 minute huddle)||2nd Floor Kitchen|
|Walnut Park/NEHC||Tuesday, January 29, 2019||Noon to 2:00PM||Big Conference Room (downstairs on the Health Clinic side)|
|Multnomah Building||Wednesday, January 30, 2019||11:30AM to 1:30PM||Room 126|
|Juvenile/DEL||Wednesday, January 30, 2019||Noon to 2:15PM||Large Conference Room|
|Library Workers Happy Hour||Wednesday, January 30||6:30PM to 9:00PM||Lucky Lab On Hawthorne|
|Cherry Blossom||Thursday, January 31, 2019||Noon to 1:00PM||Large Conference Room|
|Mid County||Thursday, January 31, 2019||Noon to 2:00PM||Main Conference Room|
|OTRC (for staff at Billy Odegaard Dental Clinic)||Thursday, January 31, 2019||11:00AM to 1:00PM||1st Floor Conference Room|
|Library Workers Happy Hour||Thursday, Januar 31||6:30PM to 9:00PM||Spud Monkeys – 9712 Fairview Dr.|
|Courthouse||Friday, February 01, 2019||Noon to 1:30PM||KGB Room|
|South East Health Clinic||Friday, February 01, 2019||Noon to 2:00PM||Main Conference Room (downstairs)|