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Does Merit- or Performance-Based Pay Work at OHSU?
Does Merit- or Performance-Based Pay Work at OHSU? Many comments in our recent bargaining-priorities survey suggested that we should negotiate contract language permitting managers to give merit bonuses/increases to employees for exemplary work. The following language has been in our contract since 1998. Unfortunately, it is rarely used.  8. Read More...
Download: Current Guidelines Provided to Managers by OHSU Human Resources for Merit Based Pay.docx , Merit Based Pay Guidlines 2010.docx
What Is Reclassification?


Recently you may have seen a survey that the local put out for AFSCME members to participate in. 

One of the themes we saw is that employees think that a reclassification process would be a good thing.  As it happens so did the 2012 bargaining team and a streamlined reclassification process was negotiated. The union negotiated for strict timelines, no more managers ignoring the employees’ requests. 

The union staff with the help of some member leaders created a step by step process for employees to follow.  It is employee driven and you will find links to all of the supporting documents you may need.  Also if you get stuck along the way we are always here to help you out!

You can download the process here or find the link at the download documents tab on the “Member” menu on the Local 328 EZone.

Download: reclassification process.docx
Why 2,600 Kaiser Mental Health Workers Are On Strike

Why 2,600 Kaiser Mental Health Workers Are On Strike

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What Do Members Think About Contract Bargaining
What Do Members Think About Contract Bargaining The fourth in a series of five articles Earlier in this series we’ve looked at our survey results and explored what members think about OHSU and what members think about the Union.  In this article we will look at our members’ perceptions of contract bargaining. Read More...
Employee Tuition Benefit (ETB) program
Did You Know? All AFSCME-represented employees working 18.5 or more hours per 80-hour pay period are eligible for reimbursement of up to $300 per quarter for qualified professional-development expenses. Funds are distributed on a quarterly basis, subject to approval, based upon the number of applicants and funds available. Read More...
Paycheck Delay? Problem Solved
Paycheck Delay?  Problem Solved Before she even got to work on the morning of Friday, December 5, AFSCME Staff Representative Diane Lovell had been contacted by a Local 328 member, who informed her that direct deposit paychecks had not posted, meaning employees did not get paid on time. Read More...
Attention Swing and Graveyard Workers!
This message is intended for members of our bargaining unit working evening, night and weekend shifts on a regular basis.  Payroll was only able to provide names of individuals who receive shift differential, so we apologize if this message doesn’t apply to you.  The following message has been widely distributed in various  ways to all of our members. Read More...
Rally for $15.00 Minimum Wage
AFSCME Local 328 has endorsed a $15.00 minimum wage, which has now been endorsed by an ever-growing number of Oregon labor groups. Several Oregon unions gained the $15.00 minimum demand in their latest contract negotiations. Oregon State Senator Chip Shields will be introducing legislation for a $15.00 minimum wage during the 2015 legislative session. There is expected to be a robust discussion at the state legislature about the minimum wage -- labor and community groups have an important role in this conversation. To help ensure that we steer the conversation in favor of workers, 15 Now PDX is organizing a rally on the Capitol steps in Salem on Saturday, January 24, 2015, just before the start of the legislative session. Read More...
Chief Steward's Activity Report
We’ve had a great response to our steward recruitment; we will be training nine new stewards on Dec. 9. We hold steward training every month, so if you are interested, please contact Chief Steward Mike Bandy at Below is a count of recent steward activity. Read More...
Plugging into Bargaining

NAVIGATOR: The Navigator’s role is year-around, but pretty low key -- distributing and posting union information within your work unit and distributing stickers and other materials to your immediate co-workers during bargaining

BARGAINING CONTACT: The bargaining contact’s role is time-limited -- we only need you to be active during preparations for bargaining and during bargaining itself. That entails working with the other bargaining contacts in your department/sector, AFSCME staff and the Local 328 bargaining team to identify bargaining issues, survey questions specific to your group and make sure that there are frequent and clear communications both within your work unit and between your work unit and the bargaining team. The bargaining contacts will be a point of contact during bargaining -- expected to discuss bargaining proposals and strategy with coworkers and the other bargaining contacts and provide feedback to the Local 328 bargaining committee. The bargaining contact will be encouraged to engage their coworkers in fun, bargaining-supportive activities that fit with the culture of their team.

VOLUNTEER: Contact Local 328 staff representative Kate Baker at if you want to volunteer for either of these roles.

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