AFSCME Local 328 - OHSU Employees
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      Brothers & Sisters of AFSCME Local 328,

      I have been a steward for AFSCME Local 328 for about eight years and am now your chief steward. I have served in all levels of the steward program — investigatory, grievance, lead and chief steward. I find the work interesting, rewarding and challenging, which is why I’ve been a steward for so long and why I ran for the office of chief steward.

      Getting involved in the steward program appealed to me as a way to help our members even the playing field when dealing with OHSU management — representing someone who was unjustly disciplined, fighting for someone to get to use the vacation days they have earned and everything in between. Advocating for my fellow workers has been very rewarding.

      What I hadn’t counted on was how it would help me personally. Being a steward has increased my self-confidence, thus improving my ability to advocate for positive change both in and outside the workplace. My coworkers often come to me for help and advice about work issues; even my manager and supervisor approach me with policy and contract questions. This contributes to a sense of accomplishment that I would not have had without the training, camaraderie and advocacy that comes with being involved in our union’s steward program.

      If this sounds good to you, please contact me at chief-steward@local328.org or (971) 404-9699 with further questions or to sign up to become a steward. Our union needs you!

      In solidarity,

      Michael Stewart, Chief Steward

      AFSCME Local 328

      If you are an OHSU employee living in Washington and want to particpate in the democratic caucuses, the attaacment below has all the information you need.
      Download: washington caucus.xps

      Download: basics_flyer_final.pdf

      In short, though, it means that the "Friedrichs" case will now result in a 4-4 vote, leaving Abood in place. It means that, for the time being, public employee unions will not lose their ability to collect fair share fees. 

      It means a temprorary reprieve. The well-funded organizations who are attacking labor are going to view the probable loss of Friedrichs as a setback, not a defeat. 

      Labor will be challenged in the courts again, with ballot measures and in the legislature. We need to continue the changes we have begun to make in response to Friedrichs and continue to become a more member focused, activist union. The fight is just beginning.

      Read our blog article for some initial thoughts and links to some well thought out articles in the national media. 

      OHSU makes a construtive response to Union concerns - read and comment on our blog.
      OHSU has moved the EVS huddles behind closed dooors and excluded union oobservers. Also read about two new Union initiatives to help end worker abuse and bullying. Read More...
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