What's New at AFSCME 328
Download: OHSU-AFSCME Contract 2015-2019 (clean) (SIGNED).pdf
AFSCME council 75 is pleased to announce the first annual women’s conference will be held September 18th-19th at the Oregon AFSCME Salem office. (1400 Tandem Ave NE Salem, OR 97301) There is a registration fee of $20, Hotel accommodations are available at Doubletree Hotel in Salem at your own expense. Use code AFS for discount up until August 25, 2015 for $94 per night rate. The Union hall will also be available for sleeping if you bring your own bedding. There is one shower and multiple bathrooms available.Please contact Theresia Lloyd-Siemer if you have any questions. (firstname.lastname@example.org) The registration form is below.
Download: 2015 registration women's conference.docx
Do you want to network with AFSCME sisters from all over the country, learn new skills and discuss our challenges and opportunities for the fights ahead? Then we look forward to seeing you at the AFSCME Women’s Conference October 9-11, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Conference will take place at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. It will begin on Friday morning, October 9th at 9:00 AM.
The major focus is AFSCME Strong, this year’s conference includes speakers, plenary sessions, workshops and actions geared towards educating and engaging union members on building our union. The conference concludes on Sunday, October 11 at 12 noon.
If you are interested in attending, please complete the application below by 08/20/2015. Each member will need to use their own vacation time to attend. The Women's Committee will provide Hotel (double occupancy) and airfare. Members who are selected will need to work at the Women's Committee booth and sign a contract stating that they will fully participate at the convention.
To complete the application, please click the link and fill it out in Google Forms
Nominations for seats on the Local 328 executive board (for the 2015-2017 term) and for delegates to the 2015 AFL-CIO Convention (October 22-25 in Seaside) are currently open. Nominations will close at 5:00 p.m. on August 19.
The election will be held from 8:00 a.m. on September 3 through 5:00 p.m. on September 10.
To nominate yourself or someone else, click on the “NOMINATIONS, AFL-CIO CONVENTION” or "NOMINATIONS, EXECUTIVE BOARD" tab above, or leave a voicemail at (971) 271-7859, during the nomination period.
Both you and the person you are nominating must be members. Fair-share payers are not eligible to make a nomination or hold office for Local 328. Only members are eligible to vote in the election. If you are a fair-share payer and wish to change your membership status, instructions and a downloadable membership care can be found at this link.
After clarification with OHSU Human Resources, Local 328 regrettably needs to offer a correction to the July 13 President’s Message ratification email.
HR had requested express notification on Monday, July 13, of the contract-ratification vote results; we incorrectly assumed this to mean that HR would work with Payroll to process this year’s 3% across-the-board raise for payment on the July 17 paycheck. That is not the case.
The new 2015-2019 contract states that the first across-the-board raise of 3% goes into effect on the first full pay period after ratification. You will begin earning the higher rate starting July 13 and the raise will start appearing in your paycheck on July 31.
We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.
The ratification vote for the AFSCME/OHSU 2015-2019 contract closed July 13 at 8:00 a.m. The membership has voted to approve the contract, with 86.46% of votes cast in favor of ratification.
While the contract still needs to be signed, all of the language is now in effect. Our represented employees will see the 2015 across-the-board wage increase
on their July 17 check. (The raise will appear on the July 31 check--see above correction/clarification.)
The local leadership would like to give a hearty thanks to our bargaining team, whose members undertook a mammoth two-day stretch of mediation that totaled more than 28 hours, to say nothing of the training sessions and weekly negotiation sessions that began in March.
We would also like to thank our lost-time bargaining coordinators Bernie Delaney and Jadranka Odobasic.
Finally, we would like recognize our membership. Thank you to everyone who wore green on Thursdays, took to the blog and expressed how they felt about proposals, used personal time to observe a bargaining session, signed a petition, volunteered to be a bargaining contact, wore stickers and much more.
While our bargaining team was made up of 13 member leaders and three staff representatives, we were able to get a sound deal because we had almost 6,000 employees behind us. We are stronger together, and we can’t think of a better demonstration of that solidarity than getting a good contract.