BridgeBuilders is a conflict-resolution program offered by Local 328. The program is designed to help workers who are in conflict with a coworker get assistance from a member trained in conflict resolution. The program is confidential and designed to help create an improved workplace by reducing workplace hostility.
Local 328 works in cooperation with OHSU to make the program available to our members, but results of interventions remain within the BridgeBuilders program and are not shared with OHSU.
To contact BridgeBuilders, contact staff representative Frank Vehafric at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 503-239-9858 ext. 112.
Local 328 has been a regular contributor to the Oregon Food Bank through donations and volunteering our time. Many members come out to both donate food to the food bank and help with the packaging of food. For more information, contact Theresia Lloyd-Siemer: email@example.com
Portland Jobs with Justice engages workers and allies in campaigns to win justice in workplaces and in the communities where working families live. JWJ reaches working people through the organizations that represent them — unions, congregations, community organizations — and directly as JWJ activists. Visit https://jwjpdx.org/ for more information.
The environmental caucus was formed by a group of like-minded activists who felt that AFSCME could be doing a better job in addressing environmental issues. The caucus is open to any Oregon AFSCME members who are interested, so, in addition to members from Local 328, it’s likely that you’ll interact with professionals from DEQ or Metro who are incredibly passionate about making the world a better place. Visit Council 75's AFSCME Green page for more information.
Next Wave is a program designed around engaging younger union members and encouraging them to take a more active role in our union. In addition to having traditional committee meetings and trainings, there is also a standing monthly event where Next Wavers meet up for drinks, socialize with other young union members, and just have a good time. Next Wave is a council-wide committee, so individuals who participate are able to interact with brothers and sisters from all over the state. For more information, contact Next Wave Advisory Committee member Korie Erickson (Local 88) at firstname.lastname@example.org.