AFSCME Local 328 - OHSU Employees
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    Internal Communications Committee (ICC) Mtg.
    Apr 08, 2015
    DCH 9301
    Steward Meeting
    Apr 08, 2015
    Marquam Room, 1st floor Mackenzie Hall.
    Local 328 Investigative Steward Training
    Apr 14, 2015
    AFSCME Local 328 office -- 4006 SW Barbur Blvd.
    Executive Board meeting
    Apr 15, 2015
    CDRC 3200
    General Membership Meeting
    Apr 15, 2015
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      Statewide-Convention Delegates Chosen

      We are pleased to announce the winners of the election for delegates to the Oregon AFSCME Council 75 convention being held in Salem, Oregon, from April 24 - 26.
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      Veteran's Employee Resource Group

      An Employee Resource Group (ERG) is being created for military veterans who work at OHSU.  The next meeting is Wednesday, March 18 at 12:00 noon in Mackenzie Hall, room 1116.  For more information, please contact Ian Jaquiss at jaquiss@ohsu.
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      What to Expect in Bargaining

      Now that contract bargaining has officially begun, the members of AFSCME Local 328 need to get active and support the bargaining team so we can get a good deal.  Though we are still early in the negotiating process, the management team has already indicated that they would like to bargain over some issues that are very important to employees.
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      Lobby Days Bring OHSU Union Members To Capitol

      Several Oregon AFSCME members converged in Salem on Feb. 26 and March 3 for union-sponsored lobby days at the state capitol. The first event was targeted for local government employees, while the second lobby day was aimed at state workers, although there was some crossover on both days.
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      Vote for Delegates to Statewide AFSCME Convention

      Voting for the Local 328 delegation to the Oregon AFSCME Council 75 convention (held April 24-26) opens March 4 at 8:00 a.m. and runs through 5:00 p.m. on March 11. To vote, click on the "eZone, Steward, Bridgebuilders" tab above, log in, select Member Menu and click Vote. The following candidates are running as delegates. Upon their nomination, candidates were invited to submit a brief statement about themselves -- those statements, unedited, are included here:
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      Get to Know Your Bargaining Team -- Sturgill & Colgrove

      Bargaining for our new contract begins March 5. Over the next few weeks, we will introduce you to the hard-working, dedicated members of Local 328 who will serve as our voice at the bargaining table.
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      Who's Bargaining on Management's Side?

      Curious about who's on the bargaining team for management? OHSU's team is led by Central Service HR Director Joni Elsenpeter and outside attorney Brian Morrison. Other members of the management team are:
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      Bargaining Organization

      As the AFSCME Local 328 bargaining team goes through the process of preparing for contract bargaining, a wide variety of issues are identified as needing to be addressed through negotiation. In order to help work through these diverse issues, they have been organized into four groupings or “buckets."

      360-Degree Performance Evaluations

      Some departments at OHSU have instituted “360-degree” reviews. This a process in which an employee’s performance evaluation is based, at least in part, on feedback gathered not only from his/her supervisor, but also from peers. Employees tend to like using the 360 process when their supervisor is the one being reviewed because it gives staff an opportunity to anonymously state their honest opinions on their boss’s performance. But when employees are grading each other, it hits closer to home and there is often less support for the idea.
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      Bargaining Update 2/27

      The AFSCME Local 328 bargaining team is preparing to begin negotiations on Thursday, March 5. In order to streamline the process, management and the union have already met several times to negotiate changes that both sides consider "housekeeping." Some of the changes do not have a substantive impact on the contract, such as updates to reflect changes in state or Federal law, removal of redundant language, clarification of unclear language or removal of outdated references.
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      What's New at AFSCME 328
      We are pleased to announce the winners of the election for delegates to the Oregon AFSCME Council 75 convention being held in Salem, Oregon, from April 24 - 26. Read More...
      An Employee Resource Group (ERG) is being created for military veterans who work at OHSU.  The next meeting is Wednesday, March 18 at 12:00 noon in Mackenzie Hall, room 1116.  For more information, please contact Ian Jaquiss at jaquiss@ohsu. Read More...
      Now that contract bargaining has officially begun, the members of AFSCME Local 328 need to get active and support the bargaining team so we can get a good deal.  Though we are still early in the negotiating process, the management team has already indicated that they would like to bargain over some issues that are very important to employees. Read More...
      Several Oregon AFSCME members converged in Salem on Feb. 26 and March 3 for union-sponsored lobby days at the state capitol. The first event was targeted for local government employees, while the second lobby day was aimed at state workers, although there was some crossover on both days. Read More...
      Voting for the Local 328 delegation to the Oregon AFSCME Council 75 convention (held April 24-26) opens March 4 at 8:00 a.m. and runs through 5:00 p.m. on March 11. To vote, click on the "eZone, Steward, Bridgebuilders" tab above, log in, select Member Menu and click Vote. The following candidates are running as delegates. Upon their nomination, candidates were invited to submit a brief statement about themselves -- those statements, unedited, are included here: Read More...
      Bargaining for our new contract begins March 5. Over the next few weeks, we will introduce you to the hard-working, dedicated members of Local 328 who will serve as our voice at the bargaining table. Read More...
      Curious about who's on the bargaining team for management? OHSU's team is led by Central Service HR Director Joni Elsenpeter and outside attorney Brian Morrison. Other members of the management team are: Read More...

      As the AFSCME Local 328 bargaining team goes through the process of preparing for contract bargaining, a wide variety of issues are identified as needing to be addressed through negotiation. In order to help work through these diverse issues, they have been organized into four groupings or "buckets."

      The buckets are:

      • Work-life balance
      • Community/inclusion
      • Protection of labor standards
      • Economics

      Keep in mind that this is your contract and the bargaining team's success in getting good contract language in these four areas depends on your involvement. Keep informed of the support actions that will be happening, and become a bargaining contact who helps get the word out in your work area -- contact Local 328 President Matt Hilton at hiltonm@ohsu.edu for details.

      Work-life balance -- This bucket addresses on-the-job conditions that impact an employee's life outside of work. Effective addressing of things like time off and workload can reduce employees' stress and improve general physical health.

      Community/inclusion -- This area includes the things that give employees the sense that they have a fair opportunity to achieve success in their career at OHSU. These issues can be addressed with language around hiring, training, diversity and career assistance.

      Protection of labor standards -- This bucket has to do with ensuring that OHSU complies with existing labor and employment laws. Current laws prohibit working "off the clock" and also cover break time, meal periods, safety and the rights of union stewards.

      Economics -- This is the area that is of the broadest concern in that it impacts everyone.  This bucket includes cost-of-living increases, health insurance, retirement pensions, vacation accrual, holidays and overtime.

      The first three buckets lend themselves to interest-based bargaining -- a process that enables traditional negotiators to become joint problem-solvers. IBB assumes that mutual gain is possible and starts with gaining a clear understanding of the problem and identifying the interests that underlie each side’s issues and positions. For example, if the problem is workload, the union's interest might be that there be reasonable limits on job expectations, while management's interest might be to maximize the productivity of its workforce. 

      IBB requires the parties to walk a fine line of collaborating without conceding. In recent surveys of Local 328 members, the union learned that our members overwhelmingly want the union to work with management but still protect employees' rights. This approach is difficult, especially once the parties reach the economic issues. For those topics we use traditional bargaining, which is more formal and comes down to a test of strength between the parties. Management will often play hardball and demand take-aways, challenging a union to show its strength. The union demonstrates that strength through the action of its members, the employees of OHSU.

      Remember, if you want to help Local 328 keep you and your coworkers informed about negotiations, contact Matt Hilton at hiltonm@ohsu.edu.

      Some departments at OHSU have instituted “360-degree” reviews. This a process in which an employee’s performance evaluation is based, at least in part, on feedback gathered not only from his/her supervisor, but also from peers. Employees tend to like using the 360 process when their supervisor is the one being reviewed because it gives staff an opportunity to anonymously state their honest opinions on their boss’s performance. But when employees are grading each other, it hits closer to home and there is often less support for the idea. Read More...
      The AFSCME Local 328 bargaining team is preparing to begin negotiations on Thursday, March 5. In order to streamline the process, management and the union have already met several times to negotiate changes that both sides consider "housekeeping." Some of the changes do not have a substantive impact on the contract, such as updates to reflect changes in state or Federal law, removal of redundant language, clarification of unclear language or removal of outdated references. Read More...
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