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Member-Mobilization Training

Updated On: Aug 29, 2014 (14:34:00)
Want to build power at work? Take part in Oregon AFSCME's Volunteer Member Organizer Training! et ideas about how to increase membership in your local and visit your fair-share brothers and sisters to sign them up as union members. Public employees are facing greater and more frequent threats on their rights at work than ever before Read More...

Download: VMO training flyer 9-20-14 (2).pdf
2014 Labor Day Picnic

Updated On: Aug 29, 2014 (13:37:00)

Labor Day 2014 falls as early as possible on the calendar this year — Monday, Sept. 1. Traditionally, Labor Day has been marked by union picnics to remind and reinforce the idea that this is "our day" to celebrate the struggles, victories and overall importance of organized labor. As always, there are several Labor Day picnics planned geographically around the state. Oregon AFSCME encourages all members to participate if there's a picnic in your area! Please see the flyer below for details about the Portland picnic at Oaks Park. As always, Local 328 will be providing ride bracelets and food/drink coupons -- a member needs to be present to receive these.


Courtesy of the Northwest Labor Press, which acts as the unofficial clearinghouse for Labor Day picnic information, here are the most up-to-date details for other picnics throughout the state:

  • ASTORIA — At Cullaby Lake, in the North Shelter off U.S. Highway 101 between Astoria and Seaside. Noon to 5 p.m. Parking is $3 per vehicle. Sponsored by the Clatsop-Tillamook Central Labor Council.
  • BEND — At Pioneer Park, NW?Wall Street. Picnic hours are noon to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Central Oregon Central Labor Council, there will be music, games and fun for the whole family. 
  • COOS BAY/NORTH BEND — At Ferry Road Park in North Bend. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Music, games and fun for the whole family. Sponsored by the Southwestern Oregon Central Labor Council. The council is asking for a donation of non-perishable food items.
  • EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD — At the John Lively Picnic Shelters, behind SPLASH at 6100 Thurston Road in Springfield. Noon to 4 p.m. Please bring a side dish. Sponsored by the Lane County Central Labor Council.
  • MEDFORD — At TouVelle State Park, 8425 Table Rock Road, Central Point. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; lunch served from noon to 1 p.m. Labor music, games and fun for the whole family. There is a $5 charge for parking. Sponsored by the Southern Oregon Central Labor Council. For more information, call Kathy McUne at (541) 664-0804.
  • SALEM — At Waterfront Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food, music and guest speakers. This year there will be a bounce house for the kids! Sponsored by the Marion-Polk-Yamhill Central Labor Council. Cost is two non-perishable food items per person. Contact Richard Swyers of AFSCME Local 2067 (City of Salem) for more information at (503) 932-7059.

Download: Labor Day Picnic Flyer--2014.pdf
Workplace Violence Survey for Health-Care Employees

Updated On: Aug 29, 2014 (13:31:00)

AFSCME International's Department of Research and Collective Bargaining Services is working with the Government Accountability Office to gather information about workplace violence in nursing and health care. In order to provide the GAO with the most complete information as possible, the union is conducting an online survey of our health-care members concerning workplace violence.

If you work in the health-care mission at OHSU, please complete this short questionnaire (it should only take five to ten minutes). The GAO report on this important issue could lead to more protections for our members. Thank you in advance for assisting AFSCME with this exciting project!

Bargaining-Team Elections Open Now

Updated On: Aug 27, 2014 (13:10:00)

Vote here!

The election is open until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5. You need to be a member to vote.

Follow the link above and log into the eZone -- you will see a message announcing the election and giving you a link (in green) directly to the election. There is also an email link you can contact in the event you need help voting.

If you are not a dues-paying member and you want to join the union, you can download a membership card by clicking on the green "Become a Voting Member of Local 328" link on the top menu bar of this page. Print it and fill it out, then scan it and email to fvehafric@oregonafscme.com or copy it fax to (503) 239-9441, attn: Frank. We will contact you when your membership has been activated.


Bargaining Team Candidate Statements

Updated On: Aug 29, 2014 (13:38:00)

The following bargaining-team candidates opted to submit a candidate statement for your consideration for the upcoming election, held online from 8:00 a.m. Monday, August 25 through 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 29. Please note that Michael Stewart's name doesn't appear on the ballot since he ran unopposed for the seat for his sector.

Chinetta Montgomery:

Hello, my name is Chinetta and I’m running for the bargaining team. Many things may come to mind when you think about the bargaining process including how actual agreements are reached. AFSCME and OHSU are distinctive in that they use an interested based process instead of the tradition proposal trading bargaining you may think. This uncommon bargaining style requires each member of the union team to problem solve or propose solutions working directly with OHSU leadership while maintaining focus on our member’s needs.

If elected I believe I will be able to work successfully within the bargaining structure while representing the priorities of our members. Currently I sit on the Employee Benefits Council that oversees university-wide benefit design. Monthly I work collaboratively with members from ONA, Faculty, HR, and classified staff on benefit issues. I’m also currently the elected Vice President for our bargaining unit and I have worked on various campaigns, initiatives and task forces for our members both inside and outside of OHSU. If selected I will continue to focus on representing our member’s concerns at the bargaining table.

Lastly I will note that our contract is one of the most mature and comprehensive in the state. Besides health insurance, COLA and our pay structure our contact also covers a large portion of our daily work life covering everything from your guaranteed training hours to disciple. If selected I will also be committed to preserve and enhancing those non-monetary contact articles. Thank you for your consideration.

Jennifer Barker:

I've worked at OHSU for about 17 years. I've held a variety of positions in the healthcare and academic missions and currently work in research, so I believe I can represent the wishes of a large portion of our bargaining unit. I've been active in the union for almost 10 years -- I currently serve on the Local 328 executive board as the chair of the union's internal-communications committee. I also served on the 2012 bargaining team.

I'd love the opportunity to again serve on the bargaining team and advocate for my coworkers. I remember what it used to be like at OHSU and am disappointed by the way OHSU has nickel-and-dimed us more and more, especially when it's not necessary from a financial standpoint. I hope to help negotiate a decent contract for us and improve morale. I believe that my familiarity with OHSU's tactics will help me bargain more successfully. At the same time, I have a realistic view of bargaining and know it won't be easy.

At the very least, I want us to get a contract that maintains what we have, but I believe the 2015 bargaining team can negotiate a contract where gains made in one area aren't diluted by losses in another. I hope we can maintain the PERS differential and maybe even reverse some take-backs that have happened in recent years. I hope you vote for me -- please email me at barkerje@ohsu.edu if you have any questions. Thank you for your consideration!

Johanna Colgrove:

I’m honored and excited to be nominated for the bargaining team. A little about me: I’ve been at OHSU for almost four years, I work with the MD/PhD program in the School of Medicine and worked with a clinical department on research grants, HR and other matters. Beyond that I have been a union steward for 3 years, a lead steward for the past 8 months, and a CWE Conflict coach for two years. Through all these experiences I’ve gotten to see many sides of OHSU in a relatively short period of time.

Strengths I bring:

·         a strong eye for details
·         a broad understanding of many aspects of OHSU (not sure anyone knows all aspects)
·         an ability and experience to understand the potential problems with unclear language so we can avoid it in our next contract
·         coaching background to make sure that all voices are heard and considered to make a contract that supports and protects our membership
·         creative thinking to find the best solutions
·         and a willingness to say no when things are wrong.

Thank you for your vote and trust in me.

Michael Stewart:

          I am honored to have been nominated to once again be a member of our bargaining team. Bargaining is the most important job of a local as it most directly affects the daily lives of our members. That is why I take this role very seriously. I have worked at OHSU for ten years and have been very active in our union during that time. I feel I am one of the most qualified candidates in this election. My qualifications are listed below. Thank you for your consideration and I ask for your vote.

In Solidarity Michael Stewart.

·         Member of the 2005 and 2012 bargaining team
·         2013 Graduate of Oregon University Labor Education Resource Center Collective Bargaining Institute
·         2013 Graduate of Oregon University Labor Education Resource Center ULead labor education program.
·         Three term Local 328 Executive Board member.
·         Three term Local 328 Political Action Chair
·         Two term Oregon Council 75 Executive Board member
·         Two term Oregon Council 75 Political Action Committee member
·         Three time Local 328 Delegate to AFSCME International Convention 2010,2012,2014
·         Two time Local 328 Delegate to Oregon Council 75 Convention 2011,2013
·         One time Local 328 Delegate to Oregon AFL/CIO Convention 2011
Oregon AFSCME Leadership Conference Application for Next Wave

Posted On: Aug 19, 2014 (08:47:13)
PSU Strike Vote - Lessons For Bargaining

Posted On: Aug 13, 2014 (16:07:32)
“Bargaining Q&A – Insight, Afterthoughts, Considerations and Musings from PSU Professor and Union Leader, Dr. Mary C. King” by Nana Nash   At PSU recently, students and teachers came together and threatened to strike. This was a powerful but necessary bargaining tool. Past President, PSU AAUP | American Associationof University Professors, Dr. Mary C Read More...
Over 50 New members Join AFSCME

Updated On: Aug 08, 2014 (10:04:00)

The organizing staff at Oregon AFSCME has scored a pair wins recently, and as a result, Council 75 is welcoming about 50 new members to the union.

AFSCME received voluntary recognition through a card check campaign on July 14 for 15 workers at Basic Rights Oregon (BRO). BRO is a private sector LGBTQ and racial justice advocacy organization headquartered in Portland. The new members from BRO will be a sub-local of Local 88 (Multnomah County).

Council 75 won an election for 37 attorneys at the State of Oregon's Office of Public Defense Services on July 23. OPDS attorneys provide legal representation to financially eligible persons in matters that reach state court levels. OPDS employees will be chartered as their own local union and should be granted a local number by AFSCME International soon.

"We are pleased to welcome both the BRO and the OPDS workers into our Oregon AFSCME family," said Council 75 Organizing Director Sue Lee-Allen.

*Official joint press release announcing BRO members’ joining AFSCME. 


Download: Union Release D3 072314.pdf
Jobs With Justice Solidarity Calendar - August 2014

Posted On: Aug 06, 2014 (05:50:53)
Steward Story: Mike Bandy

Updated On: Jul 31, 2014 (12:06:00)

Chief Steward, Mike Bandy reported that he “…went from high school to the U.S. Navy, and then to a place with no union. You could come to work one day and the employer could say, 'you are no longer needed' and that would be it for you. No more job. There was no job protection and it was scary. I retired from the Navy after 20 years. When I came to OHSU I showed up at a Local 328 Executive Board meeting and wanted to find out more about what was going on. At that time, I got more involved with the Executive Board of the Union. Local leaders asked me if I would become a steward. I’ve had support from the managers in the department as a union leader. Everyone depends on me.”

Mike takes that responsibility seriously but still knows how to try and 'keep it light' so everyone can always get up to speed, and be on the same page on his team.  He searches for everyone to find a good solution all around.


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