COLA and More…

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.

Building Date Time Room
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)

 

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