AFSCME Council 75's political department has decided to offer a second day of lobby training. If you had to miss the training earlier this year, here's a second chance to participate. As I've mentioned before, Local 328 desperately needs a larger group of lobbying volunteers to draw from. Our contract allows two paid days per member per year for lobbying (see contract language below).
AFSCME Lobbying Training
Sunday, Feb. 24
Portland AFSCME office (6025 E. Burnside St.)
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Please reply to Local 328 Staff Representative Kate Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you wish to attend. Please also feel free to share the attached flyer.
2.12 Release for Legislative Activities. Employees selected by the Union to assist in interacting with members of the Oregon State Legislature or their staff will be released to provide such assistance if they give at least forty-eight (48) hours’ advance notice to their immediate supervisor. An employee will be entitled to release time under this provision for no more than two (2) shifts per calendar year. The Union will cooperate with the Employer by limiting such requests so that a maximum of five (5) employees will be released at any given time. Such release time may be denied to an employee if granting it would impose an extreme hardship on the department or compromise patient safety. The Union will reimburse the Employer for paid time spent in legislative activities. The Union will also reimburse the Employer for any premium pay, overtime or penalty pay paid by the Employer for coverage issues resulting from a release from work under this paragraph.