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Help Out at the Food Bank in October

Updated On: Sep 16, 2014 (07:14:00)
AFSCME Local 328 is sponsoring another volunteer night at the Oregon Food Bank, where volunteers will repackage bulk food donations into family-sized portions for people in need throughout Oregon. Join us at OFB's Portland Volunteer Action Center at 7900 NE 33rd Dr. on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Anyone interested in volunteering should email Theresia Lloyd-Siemer at lloydsie@ohsu Read More...

Download: Food Bank Info.docx
What I Learned As A Shop Steward - Michael Stewart

Updated On: Sep 15, 2014 (21:13:00)

by Nana Nash

Michael Stewart, a longtime Steward has some practical things to remember: The Union is not this outside entity, the Union is you. It’s you and YOU ARE it – it’s not like an insurance policy. I like members to think of us like a gym: You get as much out of it as you put into it.

The union depends on its Stewards and its members. We need a strong, united front to present to an employer, such as OHSU, and our strength only comes from our members, all within this union. We need activism. We need more members to be more active. I say, talk to your coworkers about your situation. Co-workers can actually handle a conflict in the workplace before it becomes a Union grievance - if coworkers know how the process goes.

Another thing is that the Union contract is a more powerful tool than you know. Being a Steward meaningful to me personally because it gives me an opportunity to help people who are facing difficulties in their work. Sometimes this involves finding out the root cause of the problems that have resulted in their being on a disciplinary track. Stewards can at times assist them in finding resources that can help address these problems. I also enjoy helping members find their voice in the work place when they see a problem that needs to be addressed to improve working conditions.  

Enhance Your Skills: October CWE Course Offerings

Updated On: Sep 12, 2014 (08:34:00)

The OHSU/AFSCME Career and Workplace Enhancement Center has released its October class schedule, offering a variety of professional development courses to help you enhance your skills or develop new ones. Click the titles below to learn more and register. Be sure to get your supervisor’s approval to attend class if it occurs during your scheduled shift.

Transforming Conflict
Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Building 28 (BTE), rm. 257

Communication Styles
Thursday, Oct. 9 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Building 28 (BTE), rm. 257

Introduction to Lean
Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.; Building 28 (BTE), rm. 257

Communication in the Workplace
Thursday, Oct. 16 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Building 28 (BTE), rm. 257

Project Management Basics
Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Building 28 (BTE), rm. 257

Change Acceleration Process (CAP) Workshop
Monday, Oct. 27 and Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon; Center for Health & Healing, rm. 3070

Handling High Conflict Behavior
Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Mackenzie Hall rm. 2201

Manage Your Email
Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m.; Building 28 (BTE), rm. 257

Climate-Policy Seminar for Unions

Updated On: Sep 09, 2014 (07:53:00)
The University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center is hosting a climate-change seminar at the UO Portland location on Sept. 19 and 20. Its purpose is to bring together labor, environmental and low-income advocacy groups to talk about the upcoming legislative session -- particularly the proposed carbon tax (and perhaps other environmental issues) Read More...

Download: Searching-for-Consensus-The-Climate-Policy-Debate-in-Oregon.pdf
Your 2015 Bargaining Team!

Updated On: Sep 09, 2014 (07:40:00)

AFSCME Local 328 is pleased to announce the results of the recent election and present your 2015 bargaining team:

  • Chair: Matt Hilton
  • Sector 1: Vacant*
  • Sector 2: Mike Bandy
  • Sector 3: Michael Stewart
  • Sector 4: Avery Smith
  • Sector 5: Randy Schmedemann
  • Sector 6: Chris Fosnight
  • At Large: Jennifer Barker
  • At Large: Kelli Byrd
  • At Large: Johanna Colgrove
  • At Large: Chinetta Montgomery
  • At Large: Eric Muehter
  • At Large: Eric Vecchi

*This position may potentially be filled by appointment by the Local 328 executive board.

Why I Became A Shop Steward - Korina Walters

Updated On: Sep 15, 2014 (21:14:00)

by Nana Nash

How Korina Walters first got involved was quick and painless.

After she discovered there were Steward positions available through the Union, she thought they should be publicized more. She said, “We need more Stewards, to have people like me who want to be a resource at OHSU for Union information. We can be conflict resolvers on the job.”

She said she very much enjoyed the opportunity to get information directly from the Union in a personal setting. These positions “are not broadcasted,” and since she knew Matt Hilton, he told her since she was full of great questions, “Hey! You can do this yourself,” and Korina said, “Hmm, yes! That sounds like a brilliant idea!” and she did it. Korina completed the training 1 month ago.

Korina Walters’ personal experience is that: “Union Stewardship training was so helpful.

It was just me, by myself. Frank was my trainer and he was amazing. Really, I did not feel like I was stupid. There were no stupid questions. It should be broadcasted more that these slots are available. I broadcast now that I am a Union Steward. I haven’t gotten the chance to help anyone yet. I see the potential of it though. I was provided with a copy of a Union contract - the most recent one. I have taken it home to really read it. If you don’t read it, you don’t know. With a grievance, you have the right to representation – the help that the union actually provides. This is really good for everyone to know. I see how the common worker’ - is represented through the union, and how the union is trying to build a bridge between OHSU management and its employees.

I expected a lot of ‘villainizing’ but I did not see that. I saw more about how the Union is there more like mediators, rather than to be finger pointers. I am glad I did it. I can’t wait to start working on the actually work after this training. I am an Investigative Steward. More specifically, I get to sit in on the preliminary meetings between a worker and management and make sure that things go smoothly, that there is no pointing-fingers. I write down the findings in the case. We try and work it all out in advance, civilly.

I feel all the extra work for the grievance process instead of having it all worked out is a pain. Otherwise, people get taken away from their job. Getting it settled prior to a grievance, that is our goal. It was a really good experience for me. I plan on becoming a Grievance Steward now and doing more training. It’s fun.”

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: Sep 04, 2014 (07:25:00)
Labor Day 2014 falls as early as possible on the calendar this year — Monday, Sept. 1 Read More...

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.


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