What's New at AFSCME 328
We have been having good discussions on the blog about a PTO system which OHSU would like to switch to. Our contract provides for a task force to "explore" a PTO proposal. While we are calling this a proposal by way of reference, it's not a "proposal" in the collective bargaining sense - meaning we are not in bargaining and we are not required to make an agreement one way or another. However, nothing prevents OHSU from putting this on the table in the form of an official proposal when we do bargaining again in 2019.
We think that discussions about PTO should be based on facts and so we have attached the PTO proposal that OHSU presented to our union on May 1st. We have not had a meeting since then and no task force has yet been formed. Please go to our blog to comment on PTO.
Download: PTO May 1 2017.pdf
The last few months have seen some changes in the partnership between Tuality and OHSU. Earlier this year OHSU acquired the Orenco clinic and their employees, and, effective June 3rd, OHSU will acquire Tuality IT employees.
As well as becoming OHSU employees the transferring Tuality employees also become employees represented by AFSCME Local 328. Orenco employees received a brief orientation to our union at one of their morning huddles and members there signed membership cards within a couple of weeks. They now have a trained shop steward on site and all the protections of a comprehensive collective bargaining agreement, otherwise known as a union contract.
In both cases “accretion agreements” were approved and signed off on by both OHSU and the Local 328 Executive Board. These agreements guarantee immediate representation by our union and the maintenance of Tuality earned seniority for purposes of vacation accrual and layoff protection.
Tuality IT employees will be given a full orientation to our union sometime after June 3rd – the exact date and time has not been determined – and we will have ample time to introduce ourselves and give you a chance to sign a membership card.
In the meantime we are happy to answer any questions either Orenco or Tuality IT employees might have. Go to our website: www.local328.org and click on the “contact us” button on the top menu bar.
We, at Local 328, extend a sincere welcome to our union and we want you to know we will be there for you when you need us.
The CWE Center has released its June class schedule, offering a variety of professional development courses to help you enhance your skills or develop new ones. See 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.
Interviewing with Confidence
Thursday, June 1 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.; Building Twenty Eight, Room 257
Explore Career Options Using the Strong Interest Inventory
Wednesday, June 7 from 9:00 a.m. to noon; Building Twenty Eight, Room 257
Creating an Effective Linkedin Profile
Tuesday, June 13 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.; BICC/Library Building, Room 122
Tuesday, June 13 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.; BICC/Library Building, Room 122
5 Strategies for Tough Situations
Tuesday, June 6 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.; Building Twenty Eight, Room 257
Thursday, June 8 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Building Twenty Eight, Room 257
Essential Presentation Skills (A Two-Part Class)
Part 1: Tuesday, June 13 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Building Twenty Eight, Room 257
Part 2: Tuesday, June 20 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Building Twenty Eight, Room 257
Wednesday, June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to noon; Building Twenty Eight, Room 257
Manage Your Email
Wednesday, June 21 from 10:00 a.m. to noon; BICC/Library Building, Room 121
Project Management Basics
Thursday, June 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Building Twenty Eight, Room 257
Download: 2017.6 Classes Print.pdf
Download: 2017.5 Classes Print.pdf