Learn More and Get Involved!

Stay Informed

Read the updates in your email. Need to update your info? Visit the SMART Center or call (503) 756-6466

Catch up on Past President’s Messages

Find Local 88 updates in Northwest Labor Press

Read about Local 88 in the news

Learn More About Your Union and the Union Movement Books, articles, podcasts, videos and more

Attend a Meeting

Attend eBoard and General Membership meetings. Discuss and vote on Union business. Find dates and RSVP online.  

Submit a motion or meeting agenda item

Check out DEI Office Hours. **DEI Office Hours have paused for now. Check out our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion page to learn about our current DEI work and to view past DEI Office Hours.

Support Union Members

Group holding I Am AFSCME placards

Become a Steward This is an ongoing opportunity. Follow the link to learn more. Contact: 88cabinet@afscmelocal88.org

Join the Member Action Team (MAT) Communicate with members and mobilize members around issues they care about. Questions? Contact: mat.coordinator@afscmelocal88.org

Join the Microaggressions Response Team (MRT) Our aim is to improve the response time, data collection, resource development, and enforcement of Article 24 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Contact 88cabinet@afscmelocal88.org

Join a Committee

Communication Committee

Help to guide all communication for our local, this includes emails, social media, NW Labor Press, and all other ways our union communicates with it’s members.
Contact: 88cabinet@afscmelocal88.org

Convention Committee

Help ensure we are prepared and making the most of conventions that we take part in. Considering going to a convention someday? Learn what happens and how you can participate.
Contact: 88cabinet@afscmelocal88.org

New Employee Orientation

Sometimes called the “welcome wagon” this group helps make sure we reach out and welcome new employees and engage them in our union and make sure they are members.
Contact: mscott@oregonafscme.org

Policy and Constitution Committee

Review the language of our internal guiding documents and put forth recommendations on ways to change, grow, and adapt.
Contact: treasurer@afscmelocal88.org

Political Action Committee (PAC)

Our local endorses candidates and measures relevant to Multnomah County, and our PAC interviews candidates and makes recommendations about those endorsements.
Contact: vicepresident@afscmelocal88.org

Steward Committee

This new committee seeks to be a resource for stewards. Our stewards support workers, but stewards need support, ongoing skill building, and resources.
Contact: 88cabinet@afscmelocal88.org

Download a Virtual Background for Meetings

Download a virtual background to use during meetings!

Detailed instructions for setting a virtual background in Zoom and Google Meet